With no sales tax in sight, Portland is a shopper’s paradise. Explore the city’s vibrant maker scene and take home a made-in-Portland souvenir; go treasure hunting at one of the city’s many thrift stores or vintage clothing shops; or spruce up your style at one of the specialty stores featuring iconic brands that call the City of Roses home. Visit these neighborhoods and Portland shopping centers to find everything you need, want and more.
Questions about Shopping in Portland
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Downtown Portland, the city’s retail core, boasts a wide array of shopping options, from department stores such as Nordstrom, Mario’s and major international retailers like those at Pioneer Place (see below) to the boutiques and specialty shops of the West End.
Downtown Portland’s home for big-brand shopping, Pioneer Place, houses major brands like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Yves-Saint Laurent, Tory Burch, J. Crew, H&M, Apple and more. In addition to more than 50 stores, the multi-block Portland shopping center has a large food court and a Regal Cinemas movie theater.
The Pearl District is renowned for national and international shops (including REI) and homegrown favorites like the iconic Powell’s City of Books, fashion-forward boutiques, interior design shops and art galleries. Tired of walking? Step aboard the Portland Streetcar, which runs through the neighborhood.
Northwest / Nob Hill
The centerpieces of this Victorian-lined residential area (also known as Nob Hill) are vibrant Northwest 23rd and 21st avenues packed with whimsical boutiques, national retailers, and restaurants with sidewalk seating ideal for people-watching.
Browse costume jewelry, tailored suits and racks upon racks of dresses at Portland's nearly 50 vintage shopping destinations.
Mid-century furnishings, hardware, kitchsy collectibles and vintage lighting and furniture all await in Portland's carefully curated antiquing scene.
From vintage wax to new European imports, those rare releases you’ve been searching for are surely waiting at one of these rockin’ local vinyl stores.
Once the largest mall in the Pacific Northwest, this Northeast Portland shopping center hosts around 60 local and national shops and restaurants, a 10-screen movie theater and an indoor ice rink. Lloyd Center is located near the Oregon Convention Center and easily accessed from downtown via MAX light rail.
If you’re “so over” the traditional mall format, 811 E. Burnside St. in the Central Eastside is just what the doctor ordered. This indie mall of sorts is home to several local apparel shops and accessory designers, plus a good selection of vintage threads.
Shop these Portland jewelry designers for beautiful, wearable art that exudes personal expression with a local touch.
The body-positive movement is flourishing in Portland, making it a plus-size shopping destination, complete with designers, boutiques and fashion shows.
Ready to upgrade your wardrobe, Portland-style? Turn heads with the latest fashions from these celebrated Portland designers of color.
Just 30 minutes south of Portland, directly off Interstate 5, Woodburn Premium Outlets is the largest tax-free outlet in the West. Pull in for sought-after style from more than 100 stores like Columbia Sportswear, Adidas and Banana Republic, often at deep discounts.
The Columbia Gorge Outlets, 25 minutes east of Portland, features Adidas, Gap, Levi’s, Coach and 40 more big brands.
Jantzen Beach Center
Jantzen Beach Center, just south of Vancouver, Washington, is an expansive outdoor mall with nearly 30 stores. The big brands on offer include Lane Bryant, TJ Maxx, and Ulta Beauty.
Conveniently located along the MAX light rail Red Line, two stops away from Portland International Airport, Cascade Station is one of Portland’s top spots for big-box shopping. The Northeast Portland shopping features 46 stores, including Oregon’s only IKEA, as well as Best Buy and the Banana Republic Factory Store.
Around the Region
Southwest of Portland, Bridgeport Village features 70 upscale shops in an open-air setting. At the same time, Tigard’s Washington Square Mall is home to five department stores, as well as more than 170 specialty stores, including Sephora, Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn.
Luxe Local Leather
Portland artisans are using high-quality, beautifully tanned and sustainably dyed leather for their goods, crafting pieces that will last for decades.
Portland Streetwear Shops
Portland's laidback, chic aesthetic makes it the ideal home for streetwear. Shop ‘til you drop (tax-free, of course!) at these Portland streetwear shops.
Outdoor Clothing and Gear
The great outdoors isn't just a way of life for Portlanders, it's also big business for local outfitters whose gear will keep you dry and warm in the Northwest and beyond.
Socially Conscious Businesses in Portland
Enjoy shopping, beer and coffee in Portland while supporting B-corps and other businesses who share their profits with people in need.
The Wide, Wild World of Portland’s Tender Loving Empire
Part record label, part handmade art showcase, this hybrid creative marketplace puts Portland artists first.
Speck’s Records & Tapes
When founders Maia and Michael “Speck” Gersten opened Speck’s Records & Tapes in North Portland's Kenton neighborhood, they created a space for music-lovers to gather, connect and discuss music while browsing vinyl and tapes.
Portland Costume Shops
People in Portland like to dress up all year! Find vintage duds, professional makeup and fabulous wigs at these favorite Portland costume shops.
Portland Toy Stores
Whether you’re a parent looking for an educational game or a collector on the hunt for a vintage action figure, Portland’s toy stores deliver.
Casual collectors and seasoned sneakerheads can dive into the Portland sneakerhead scene at these Old Town Chinatown shops and businesses.
Sneaker Week offers fun events for sneaker addicts and footwear newbies alike.
Has trekking around Portland worn holes in your shoes? Head to these tax-free footwear staples and you’ll be back to exploring in no time!
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