Sure, there are many stores that offer one-stop shopping, but where can you find fresh and dried flowers, produce, seafood, dairy items and packaged goods all in one charming, gourmet market reminiscent of yesteryear? Take your time selecting garden fresh produce from Kruger's, unique seafood delights from Newman's Fish and that perfect bottle of wine from an expansive selection of gourmet wines and ports. Other specialty areas, including the Cheshire Cat deli, will keep you hopping.
Packed to the rafters with antiques and salvaged garden ornaments, this antique emporium is a must-visit for home decorators, collectors and enthusiasts. Add a touch of romance and old-world charm to your home by introducing ornate vintage furniture and accents, and turn your backyard into a charming garden with classic patio furniture. The market is divided into organized booths with a collection from over 100 dealers, each showcasing antique buffets, rugs, wrought iron chairs, oak cabinets, chests and various other items. Occasional exhibitions are also held where dealers showcase the rarest of rare pieces. And since all the browsing and treasure hunting is sure to leave you famished, don't forget to stop by Monti's Cafe in the back for a bite.
Owner Stephanie Sheldon has transformed this part of an old post-office building into a treasure island that overflows with charming antiques and trinklets. Located in the quaint Sunnyside, this one-of-a-kind retail store attracts customers from all over, but mostly those who understand art and have a flair for collecting precious pieces - whether small or big. The collection here spans from handmade items and cards by local artists, cursive typewriters, vintage furniture to accessories; and almost everything has a story that inspires nostalgia. With Saint Cupcake tucked in the quiet back of the store, it is not uncommon to get lost for hours browsing through the treasure. Those visiting for first time be warned, this store induces impulsive purchases and multiple visits!
Blackwater Records is one the best places in Portland to find affordable tapes and records. Genres from their unrivaled collection include punk, metal, psychedelic and alternative rock. This music store also plays host to concerts and special events with an impressive lineup of local bands and left-of-center artists.
This record shop comes as a refreshing change from the host of other music stores selling all and sundry stuff. Music Millennium's collection of music is class apart and a treasure trove for true blue music lovers. And, if you are looking for a particular label, then the friendly staff will gladly assist you with your shopping spree. Apart from that, Music Millennium attracts huge crowds during its music events like concerts and autograph signing sessions. For more details and gig guide, call ahead.
A Nob Hill fashion favorite, this store, CP Shades peddles au naturale clothing, the kind you long for on a hot day. Linen, rayon, cotton and silk are dyed in a rainbow of colors suited for the season. The clothes are cut to fit loosely, allowing your body to breathe in comfort and style. Basic shapes make the designs pleasing to a broad range of tastes. The majority of the stock is for women, but some matching styles for little girls are available, as well.
This shopping mall is the kind that is divided by rows of cars. The parking is in the middle of the "outdoor" mall. Shops include some of the usual mall players, framing and other home decor shops, in addition to clothing and food shops. Among the bigger draws is Nordstrom Rack. There are actually two malls: north and south. If you are out this way, come in for a convenient lunch or to find a gift. Credit card acceptance varies by merchant.
While you're browsing the shops of the Nob Hill/Northwest 23rd Avenue District, take a moment to slip into this friendly little bookstore. The organized shelves and mellow, no-hassle ambience are inviting. The store is devoted mostly to contemporary fiction and the well-read staff can help you find an author that suits your mood. Step into the adjoining room and peruse the small but notable collection of design and gardening books.
This historic building has been aNorthwest 23rd Avenue fixture for nearly a century. Location may be the reason for its longevity since any shop on this trendy street is bound to be successful. The friendly store, now run by the Benistons, is welcoming with its green and white awnings and leather scent. As well as offering repair services, the store carries a line of high quality, comfortable shoes, clogs and sandals. Browse the selection of wool slippers and leather bags.
Monica Mayer, owner of this Northwest bridal shop Divine Designs, has a reputation for excellent customer service and a stylish sense of fashion. Brides and bridesmaids are seen by appointment only in order to receive superb one-on-one service. The comprehensive shop carries elegant evening and wedding gowns from top New York designers. The capable staff will help you select your bridesmaids' attire and a wealth of accessories including garters, candles and more.