Are you dreaming of shoes? This sparse and airy shoe boutique offers two floors of shopping. Between the black and white decor and every shoe standing hip and smart on its display rack, you might start to wonder if Portland is a fashion capital after all. If you do not exude the scent of cash, the staff might not spring to your side. This place is not for the squeamish of price tag.
Southwest Park Ave & Southwest Montgomery Street Portland, OR 97201
Summer Saturdays are special in the City of Roses. Not only is the Saturday Market in season, but so is all the beautiful produce that is traded at this farmers market. Spread out in the South Park Blocks near Portland State University, the market features fresh plants, flowers, herbs, breads, cheeses and organic meats. From May through October, the country harvest is brought into the city. Visitors should check out the Oregon History Center while in the area. If you are feeling adventurous, there are many other locations- one for every day of the week.
The Morgan's Alley is located in the heart of downtown. Bellisima Fine Gifts offers handcrafted jewelry, glass and ceramics from Spain, Italy and Oregon, while Oregon Wines on Broadway has an extensive selection of local wines. Leather Plus sells briefcases, backpacks and travel bags. Many services are also offered, including a tailor, shoe repair, salon and spa. When you are finished shopping, stop in at Hunan for some delicious Chinese. Credit card acceptance varies by merchant.
This downtown Portland outdoor store's reputation is growing fast. U.S. Outdoor Store is one of the northwest's most comprehensive suppliers of all outdoor water, land and snow sports gear. Camping gear includes tents, backpacks and more. Don't forget the outdoor apparel! Parkas, snowsuits, and everything else to seize the great outdoors is featured.
Bold designs for bold personalities are a specialty of owner-designer David Margulis. Since 1932, this shop has been offering original pieces, as well as breathtaking estate jewelry from around the globe. With a convenient location this is the next logical stop after Saks to accessorise that gorgeous outfit you just had to have. Just a note: though the doors open at 9a, the jewelry is not on display until 10a and it goes back into the safe at 5p.
Few Portlanders do not appreciate the comfort of Birkenstock sandals. This earthy downtown store was the first of its kind to open in the River City, way back in '76, and has stood the test of time through the tremulous 80s, the flippant 90s, and has moved confidently into this century. Though not cheap by any means, Birkenstocks are virtually indestructible. There are endless styles for every lifestyle, from trendy to workwear. The supply of socks will ensure toasty feet during inclement weather. Repair services are available, too.
A good place to find comfortable, fashionable light clothing, Changes is popular with the older women of Portland. Hand-painted silks, dresses and ensembles come in women's sizes. There are plenty of coordinating accessories to go along, including scarves and shawls. Any sharp dresser will appreciate the artful dying techniques and patchwork. Located near downtown's Galleria and some great shoe stores, you are sure to find a fabulous outfit. It is only steps from the MAX line, too.
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.
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.
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.