Shopping in Portland

This is where local Airbnb hosts say to go in search of local treasures and trends.


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391 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Powell's Books is an independent bookseller serving Portland, Oregon, since 1971. We've grown to employ over 530 people across five Portland-area stores and Powells.com, and our book inventory exce... read more

Powell's bookstore is the largest used and new bookstore in the world, occupying an entire city block and housing approximately one million books. Located in downtown Portland’s Pearl District, the... read more

A book lover's paradise & the largest used and new bookstore in the world! Open 365 days a year. Occupying an entire city block, the City stocks more than a million new and used books. Be sure to ... read more

125 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Powell's on Hawthorne is a mini version of Powell's downtown. I love how the stacks are curated by the very well-read staff. Their recommendations are usually spot on. There is a great coffee shop ... read more

Powell's is a Portland staple. This is an independent bookstore that thrives in Portland. This location on Hawthorne is much smaller than the main one downtown on Burnside (this one takes up a whol... read more

Although many folks are attracted to the big Powell's on Burnside, over on Hawthorne are two book Powell's book stores of fun. One is a local and one is a home and garden store with tons of cook b... read more

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Crazily complex tea options, almost comical, very Portland-y. Our daughter loves the bubble tea. Nice atmosphere.

Amazing array of teas & tea blends from all over the world. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. If crowded on main floor, check out quiet basement, or patio/garden in nice weather. 1/2 block from Cabin

Townshend's Tea is a Portland institution. They have everything from boba/bubble teas to fine oolongs. Open til 10 at night- rare for a tea shop.

152 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Located in the heart of the Old Town district at Skidmore Fountain Plaza. A pretty decent market with loads of local arts and crafts vendors in the area closest to the waterfront (and covered). Liv... read more

One of the longest running markets of its kind, running from Spring through Christmas, Saturday Market (and Sundays too) is one of the most "Portland" things about Portland. Must be seen and experi... read more

Every Saturday and Sunday beneath the iconic Burnside Bridge and the "Portland Oregon" neon White Stag sign there's the longest-continually operated outdoor market in the United States, featuring v... read more

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

For vintage lovers, one of my favorite shops. Also there is a buffalo exchage accross the street and lots of other very cool portlandish stores to explore close by.

This is the place to score a mohair sweater to make you look like Oscar the Grouch, a plaid Pendleton shirt, a stunning pink leather skirt or a Metallica sweatshirt, etc. Decent prices for most ite... read more

Really fun second hand store to check, one could spend hours in there. Vintage gowns, your new favorite sweater, costumes and things you may have never thought of before.... out 4 blocks from us.

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Paxton Gate

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4204 N Mississippi Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You probably know this store for its supporting role in Portlandia (in which it sells artisanal knots). You can browse among the oddities, butterflies, carnivorous plants, and taxidermy.

Specializing in taxidermy, fossils, framed insects, science kits, jewelry & plants. Paxton Gate just feels like it's pulling you back into a romanticized period when people kept a study, with speci... read more

Boutique shop specializing in taxidermy, fossils, framed insects, science kits, jewelry & plants.

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Shop 'til you drop, then go see a movie. Someone's always skating at the ice rink in the middle of the mall. Join them, or just pause and watch. A 40-minute walk from our house.

A huge shopping mall with many retailers. It also has an ice rink in the middle of the mall. Right off of the Max line. 15 minutes by car, or a 15 minute train ride from the Gateway station.

Lloyd Center Mall opened its doors in 1960. It was the most celebrated and largest mall in the country. One of it's perks is that it has an ice rink in the middle of the mall! It's currently going ... read more

34 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best rotating tap lists in the city. Beer snob heaven that always maintains a unique and interesting tap selection. Big bottle shop next to the bar. Good Deli Style Food Cart housed on t... read more

Belmont Station has a tap room with one of the best beer selections in town. Cool staff and good service. Sit at the bar or a small table. Connected to the tap room is the bottle shop with around 1... read more

This sizable bottle store with more than 1,200 beers also features an on-site cafe with a food cart. Please note, it is on Stark street, even though the name suggests otherwise (it relocated from ... read more

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Washington Square

ShoppingShopping Malls
9585 SW Washington Square Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Large shopping mall with major retail and restaurants-Nordstrom, Macy's, Forever 21, Cheescake Factory, Portland Seafood Company, etc. All about one and half miles away.

Lululemon, Nordstrom, Macys, Cheesecake Factory, Michael Kors, Lush, Tesla, Apple, White house black market, Victoria's Secret, Newport Seafood Company

A great place to shop and it's all indoors! There's a few restaurants inside also. Local mall that has five name brand department stores, food court, and several clothing and other apparel stores.

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Rerun

ShoppingClothing Stores
707 NE Fremont St·Map·Hours·Website·

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hip resale store a stone's throw from Plum Blossom Cottage. Clothes, shoes, furniture, housewares and collectibles.

Fantastic thrift store - often have things outside so you can check it all. Don't forget some of the good stuff inside too!

Great second hand store. Clothing, furniture, household, etc. I love to just pop in to this place even when I'm not looking for anything. I always find something unique!

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of a handful of independent booksellers left in Portland, this sweet little store packs in a lot! Very friendly and helpful staff, relaxed atmosphere.

Our local, independent bookstore. You’ll appreciate the markers along the shelves explaining staff favorite picks.

Independent Book Store, cozy and friendly staff. Next door is O'Connors Restaurant with a deck outside and sometimes live music, check the posters on the door.

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Presents of Mind

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3633 SE Hawthorne Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fun locally owned gift store. Wonderful treasures, toys, jewelry, t shirts, cards - classy silly and cool stuff - most all of it made by artisans.

A fun gift shop with the best offering of cards for any occasion. You'll find cards with photos and screenprints and art of Portland - good souvenirs.

Lovely store you can literally spend hours in... it's a one stop gift store for people who want something beyond the big box generic and the teddy bear cutesy stuff. Owners have a great sense of h... read more

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PALACE

ShoppingClothing Stores
2205 E Burnside St·Map·Hours·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Girl wonderland paradise. Mix of vintage/new clothing and great selection of pottery, home goods, and personal care products

Brooke's favorite place! Kitschy, cool, PDX. Great for clothing and housewares, look here if you're looking to take home some of the Northwest!

One of my favorite places to shop in Portland. Charlotte does such a beautiful job curating everything. She carries anything and everything lovely, local, vintage, new --- from clothing and jewelry... read more

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The ReBuilding Center

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3625 N Mississippi Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A vast warehouse of recycled building materials and spot I frequently visit. Check out the cob front entrance for an exhibition of natural building techniques.

Not really much of a tourist destination, but a very interesting place. Reclaimed materials for building and other projects. Nearly half our house is built from materials from this place.

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent record store and epic record label within walking distance. You can't beat it for amazing vinyl reissues and new discoveries.

Fantastic record shop with incredibly curated selection and a nod to the local scene. One of Portland’s many small museums, the Portland Museum of Modern Art resides in its basement and is worth a ... read more

Best record store in the city. Really. The owner buys and sells gigantic collections of used records. I bumped into Thurston Moore one day; Peter Buck sticks his head in from time to time to see... read more

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I challenge you to find a better children's bookstore anywhere. This place is a magical labor of love. Classes and story time as well.

Whimsical children's book store with a beautiful flower garden and comfortable seats for browsing your favorites, or join them for story time!

Green Bean Books is a wild and whimsical community-based, independent children's bookstore in the Alberta Arts District. The little red house is home to new books, used books, red books, blue book... read more

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Many of the high end stores & boutiques are located here, including the Apple Store, the Microsoft store, coach, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & co. Movie theaters, game Arcade, cafes & food are all here.

You'll find a mix of chain stores in this downtown mini mall. Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, J-Crew, Gap, Victoria's Secret, H&M and others! Grab a hot chocolate to go from Moonstruck on the ground floor!

A slightly more upscale shopping mall, mostly underground, in downtown Portland. JCrew, Louis Vitton, Nordstrom's, H&M, Forever21, etc.

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ink & peat

ShoppingStores
3808 N Williams Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A cute little store to get home decorations, soaps and other things of the sort. I really like this place a lot.

Wonderfully curated home decor/lifestyle boutique, we are continually impressed by the treasures we find here. Go!

Great for little gifts. They have a great florist tucked in the back and have a good selection of fine soaps, linens, books, etc.

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Massive vintage store with clothes and other items. Guaranteed to leave you feeling hipper. Many other bars, restaurants, shops nearby.

Indoor vintage store supplied by over 20 different vendors. It's HUGE inside! Clothes, furniture, collectables, all kinds of "stuff".

The best vintage shop in the world. It is like a magical maze of mystery and joy! Agree on a meeting spot before you enter because you will lose each other in the many rooms of vintage finds.

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great shopping and no turns between here and there! Take Boones Ferry the whole way. There's a theater, Native Foods (great vegetarian food), REI and lots of shopping. Outdoor mall, so take an umbr... read more

Great family friendly outdoor shopping mall with shops, restaurants and an IMAX movie theater!

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Unique hand-made hand bags and accessories made from waterproof faux-leather with graphic applique stitched details. Put a bird on it!

Unique, long lasting handmade vegan bags and fashion you won't find anywhere else.

Locally made, beautiful stuff, sewn right there (you can see it being made). This is the place that inspired the portlandia "put a bird on it' skit.

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Some people call it the world's best bookstore, others call it the biggest...we love it because it is so Portland, so friendly and has pretty much everything we would ever want to find. It is easy... read more

Best bookstore in the world. Occupies an entire city block. Enough said.

You can't visit Portland without buying a book from Historic Powell's Books

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cute little locally owned women's boutique. I do most of my shopping here, when possible. Great gifts. Lots of local designers can be found here.

They have very unique clothes at affordable prices and even carry sizes that normal woman wear !!! Frock in in a fun area on Alberta where there are other shops and restaurants.

A must!! Honestly, this little gem of a store has outfitted me for some years. This shop is owned by some creative, great shopping-savvy ladies who know what's up! Great fitting, unique clothes for... read more

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An amazing movie rental store. Very worthwhile "free museum" tour. If you are a film buff don't miss it!

Movie fan? Definitely wander through this expansive video shop which is filled with film memorabilia!

Video store! Also, impressive movie memorabilia collection that includes iconic pieces from Blue Velvet, Pulp Fiction, Psycho...the list goes on.

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Village Merchants

ShoppingStores
4035 SE Division St·Map·Hours·Website·

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I love this place. It's our local community thrift store where people go to sell things they no longer need, and buy clothes, and all fun types of things cheaply! You will be hooked!

Consignment shop with an astonishing array of household goods and clothing! If you like bargain hunting and have been looking for something specific you will likely find it here!

Village Merchants is the Powell's Books of thrift stores. You can spend an entire afternoon wandering from room to room, uncovering marvel after marvel, and squealing with glee when you check the p... read more

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Stars Antiques Mall

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7030 SE Milwaukie Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Vintage heaven. Large double store each side of the street. Furniture, collectibles, clothes etc. Fun perusing.

Stars Antique Mall is in the Sellwood neighborhood. Lots to do there and my favorite tea place is there as well... Teai Chai Te.

If you are into antiques - this is a MUST DO. Browse for hours and then walk a couple blocks to Rose City Coffee for a break.

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Toy store, children's books and clothing. Lovely selection of higher end things.

Carries toys, books, clothes for kids. American made products super cute place.

Children's clothing, toys, etc. Local designer Kara Larson of Kara-Line designs wonderful children's clothing! Great store for unique children's gifts.

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Well curated selection of art books run by two of Portland's most established artists.

Oh so wonderful collection of art books and other small things, perfectly selected and placed.

My favorite tiny bookstore for new and used books on contemporary art, architecture and design, plus ephemera, unique objects and artworks. Allow some time to browse. They even have a chair if you ... read more

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Division Wines

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3564 SE Division St·Map·Hours·Website·

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local shop focusing on small-production wines, sakes, sherries & ciders, with biweekly tastings.

Amazing local wine shop that also has a wine bar. They specialize in unique and smaller producers. A great place to have a glass of wine while you wait for your table to ready at Pok Pok or Ava Genes.

Excellent wine shop plus a wine bar. The super knowledgeable owners live in the neighborhood. Great place to find some unique Oregon and Washington made wines.

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Music Millennium

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$$· 3158 E Burnside St·Map·Hours·Website·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cause there's tons of music and other cool stuff. New and used cds

This is about 2 miles from our house, but is an easy walk on a nice day, and comparable to Powell's Books but for music lovers. You'll find many CDs you'll have to take home.

Music Millennium is one of the coolest record stores in Portland and a local institution since the 80's. It's up at 32nd & Burnside. Local lore has it that owner Terry Currier is the one who coined... read more