Wait... what are you still doing here? Are you kidding me? You’ve got SO much shopping to do, my friend! And yet, here you are! READING A NEWSPAPER?? Don’t just sit there! Get thee to any of the following Portland shopping districts to get all your holiday shopping done—tout de suite! Then you can go back to reading newspapers. Sheesh. You really need to start prioritizing.
Get Fancy on Northwest 23rd
While you may think the well-heeled shops of Northwest 23rd might be too far out of your budget, think again! There are lots of fun, creative, and reasonably priced stores on this bustling thoroughfare. Such as....
Tender Loving Empire (525 NW 23rd) Lots of awesome local knickknacks, records, jewelry, and housewares.
Startorial (724 NW 23rd) Home to gently-used designer retail fashion, bags, shoes, and more.
Oh Baby Lingerie (722 NW 23rd) Gorgeous, classy, and quality lingerie along with a discreet, knowledgable staff.
Paper Source (638 NW 23rd) Stationery, crafting supplies, and lots of funny gifts.
Gem Set Love (720 NW 23rd) Vintage jewelry. See story on this page for more.
Rich’s Cigar Store (922 NW Flanders) Cigars, tobacco accessories, and poop-tons of magazines.
Budd + Finn (517 NW 23rd) Coffee cups, homewares, bed and bath, and lots of funny/weird Oregon stuff.
Get Smart on Northeast Alberta
Shopping’s a breeze on Alberta—especially if you have smart, hard-to-please people on your list.
Red Sail (1723 NE Alberta) Funky home décor, gifts, lighting, jewelry, bags, and more.
The Pencil Test (2407 NE Alberta) Bras and undergarments. See story on this page for more.
Local Discoveries (1627 NE Alberta) Locally made soaps, art, pottery, candles, and other stuff people like.
Darling Distraction (1524 NE Alberta) Offbeat, adorable jewelry and fashion.
Zig Zag Wanderer (1458 NE Alberta) Vintage clothing, used books, and jewelry.
Imelda’s & Louie’s (1416 NE Alberta) Awesome shoes.
Green Bean Books (1600 NE Alberta) Books that will make your kids smart.
PDX Gold Dust (1476 NE Alberta) Vintage décor and more.
Trade Up Music (1834 NE Alberta) A treasure trove of every musical instrument imaginable.
Musique Plastique (1627 NE Alberta) An expertly curated record shop for the picky crate digger.
Collage (1639 NE Alberta) Craft supplies! So many craft supplies!
Cord (2916 NE Alberta) Excellent, reasonably priced outdoor gear.
Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books (2916 NE Alberta) Art, books, and some of the most beautiful photography books in town.
greenHAUS (376 NE Sumner) Vintage goods, crafts, and gifts.
Spit! (1627 NE Alberta) Used and vintage clothing, plus consignment.
Get Unusual on North Mississippi
Lots of fun, unusual gifts on this street, and a lovely place to hang out.
Black Wagon (3964 N Mississippi) Hip kids’ clothes so your child doesn’t look like a dummy.
She Bop (909 N Beech) The flagship store for Portland’s best sex toy shop. See pg. 13 for more.
Flutter (3948 N Mississippi) Offbeat vintage, jewelry, cosmetics, and more.
Control Voltage (3742 N Mississippi) New and vintage synth gear for the electronic music lover.
Ink & Peat (3808 N Williams) Modern, classy home goods, plants, clothes, etc.
The Meadow (3731 N Mississippi) Artisan chocolates, salts, bitters, wine, and other stuff you need in your mouth.
Land Gallery (3925 N Mississippi) Eclectic gifts downstairs, original art upstairs.
Worn Path (4007 N Mississippi) Part skate shop, part camping/outdoor store, all cool.
Babylon Vintage (3636 N Mississippi) A small shop with great vintage and designer clothes.
Bridge City Comics (3725 N Mississippi) A top-notch comics store with an impressive kids section.
Gumbo Gifts & Gallery (3900 N Mississippi) Local art, Portland keepsakes, music, and more.
MadeHere PDX (4018 N Mississippi) Apothecary, bags, home goods, jewelry—all made in Portland.
Get Just About Everything on Southeast Hawthorne
A tourist destination as much as a shopping district, Hawthorne has what you need and then some.
Red Light Clothing Exchange (3590 SE Hawthorne) A mecca of vintage, cool-ass clothing.
Presents of Mind (3633 SE Hawthorne) Cards, toys, weirdo gifts—if you can’t find something here, it cannot be found.
Imelda’s & Louie’s (3426 SE Hawthorne) Shoes!
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne (3723 SE Hawthorne) The satellite location of the greatest bookstore on the planet.
Lounge Lizard (1310 SE Hawthorne) One of the best (and most reasonably priced) vintage furniture places in town.
Really Good Stuff (1322 SE Hawthorne) A vintage junk store carrying stuff you’ve never seen before and never will again.
Altar (3279 SE Hawthorne) One of Portland’s finest and long-running boutiques featuring a beautiful in-house line. See story on this page for more.
House of Vintage (3315 SE Hawthorne) A gigantic collection of vendors selling tons of awesome vintage clothes and oddball stuff.
Tender Loving Empire (3541 SE Hawthorne) Records, cards, and other Portland-made doo-dads.
Vintage Pink (2500 SE Hawthorne) Another excellently curated and priced vintage furniture shop.
Excalibur Comics (2444 SE Hawthorne) Long-running, independently owned shop featuring tons of vintage and new comics.
Get Surprises on Division/Clinton
If you’re looking for the unexpected gift, Division and Clinton have more of the unexpected than you expected.
Artifact (3630 SE Division) One of the best vintage stores in town, featuring clothes, furniture, art, and more.
Adorn (3366 SE Division) Women’s wear, accessories, and gifts.
Nationale (15 SE 22nd) Featuring the work of emerging artists and other nice stuff.
Little Otsu (3225 SE Division) Cool illustrated books, cards, planners, and so forth.
Clinton Street Record & Stereo (2510 SE Clinton) New and used records, plus lots of vintage stereo equipment.
Cloud 9 Comics (2621 SE Clinton) Vintage comics, collections, and original artwork.
She Bop (3213 SE Division) The second location of Portland’s fave sex toy shop.
Village Merchants (4035 SE Division) Lots of vintage housewares, collectibles, antiques, and more.
ReBelle’s (3557 SE Division) Perfumes, oils, and onsite scent creation.
Get Off-Beat in North Portland
The finest things are worth the trek, and in North Portland you’ll locate stuff you won’t find anywhere else.
Final Form (7315 N Alta) Vinyl records and cool vintage video games.
The Man’s Shop (8511 N Lombard) This men’s clothing store has been around since your grandfather’s day and is just as classy.
Hound & Hare Vintage (7322 N Leavitt) A well-curated and cute collection of vintage clothes.
Metamorphic (8401 N Ivanhoe) Good prices on pretty women’s wear and knickknacks.
The Olive & Vine (8711 N Lombard) Olive oils, vinegar, salts, herbs, and more.
Etcetera Gifts & Goods (8621 N Lombard) Jewelry, home décor, kitchen stuff, gifts, and other things those on your list desperately need.