The name says it all, but that is only the beginning. Fresh flowers, particularly exotics, are this cheery shop's theme. Hop on Interstate 5 and travel the short distance to Lake Oswego. Radko handcrafted ornaments will set your holiday decor apart. R Bloom's even carries lovingly detailed Habersham Plantation furniture, which is anything but mass-produced. Check out the enormous selection of collectibles, antiques and artwork.
Outdoor people know this store well. For starters, it boasts of an enormous array of fly-fishing gear, including waders, reels and rods. Check out the outdoor apparel including hats, clothing, fly vests and shoes. You will find unique gifts and luggage, and a fine selection of Orvis products. The expert staff offers fly-tying classes and guided trips to nearby lakes and rivers such as the Deschutes River. Order from the Orvis catalog or online. Better yet, get the full flavor of the store by stopping in today.
3328 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 97214
This little Hawthorne district perfume shop has been compared to the great 19th-century French perfume houses and the ambiance is part of the reason. More importantly, since 1987 the esteemed owner has delivered rarer potions than anyone in Portland has. You will find upscale, refined concoctions befitting royalty. In fact, one of their most recent acquisitions is 'Princess Grace'. Discover outstanding fragrances by Cartier, Lalique for Women, Kenzo, Evening in Paris by Bourjois and dozens more.
Since 1905, this historic Downtown Portland sporting store has carried apparel and sporting equipment for every sport imaginable. The experienced staff (some with more than three decades of service experience) is happy to assist you in finding swimming, golf, basketball, team apparel and name brand sport shoes from Puma, Adidas and Fila. Find everything from baseball bats to tennis rackets, golf clubs to hockey skates. If purchases total at a certain amount stated by the store, they will be happy to validate parking.
A local company with a reputation for excellence is what you will find here. While you can find Columbia Sportswear at more than 10,000 different retailers, this downtown Portland flagship store has the widest selection. Stepping into the inviting store with wood floors and several levels will make even the most anti-outdoor person reconsider. From parkas to sweaters, pants to footwear, the quality is indisputable. Owning one of these products will ensure you years of durability and stylish fashion.
Mario's is an upscale specialty store that is bright and cheerful. Men with plenty of cash and great taste are known to shop here. The expert staff hand selects the premier clothing line, and it shows in the reputable selection of designer clothes, including apparel by Robert Comstock, Calvin Klein, Armani and Alberta Ferritti. Zegna Sport provides great casual attire.
Take MAX light rail downtown and shop till you drop. This upscale Pioneer Place shopping center sparkles with glass and brass. Many large windows make the interior bright and welcoming. A wealth of specialty stores includes Coach and H&M. If you get hungry after all that shopping, visit one of the many restaurants or the food court. For entertainment, you can visit the Regal Cinemas and watch Hollywood blockbusters on one of its screens.
A variety of women's styles, from sandal to shoe clogs in every color, crowd the walls of this little shop Clogs-N-More. Any clog you could imagine, including Swedish, German, Danish and others with lots of suede, leather and weaves, can be found here in styles and sizes for men and children. The shopkeepers are so friendly and helpful that you will want to spend your afternoon with them. If you forgot to pack your slippers, stop in and get some cozy feet-warmers.
446 North East Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97211
When you have had it with big coffee chains, then 'Reflections' will be a welcome respite for you. The coffee, pastries and culture are all alive and well. A part of the Northeast Portland cultural scene, particularly for the African American community, this cafe provides both good books and coffee. In addition to the java, you will find stacks of books, clothes, jewelry, dolls and other African crafts. You will find nice people here, as well as book signings, talks, poetry and more.
Shan Maloy has been running his shop for more than 30 years. Working with vintage watches and jewelry, he repairs, sells and trades. Choose from original pieces or new jewelry with a vintage look. Everything at Maloy's Jewelry Workshop is one of a kind. You will see lots of art deco, but there is a lot of variety crammed into this small downtown shop. There are other jewelry stores located nearby, so if you are pricing something, it could be worth your time to stop here.