For high-quality fashions with inimitable Northwest flair, look no further than downtown Portland. Follow our itinerary to find 10 terrific shops within a few walkable city blocks.
Men’s shopping in downtown Portland
Fashion meets function at these flagship shops and designer outposts.
The denim experts at Self Edge (inside Union Way) pride themselves on offering exceptionally sourced garments made with traditional manufacturing processes. The result? A thoughtful collection of top-notch jeans and jackets, with vintage sewing and darning machines available on-site for all your hemming and repair needs.
This celebrated heritage boot brand has made its home in the Pacific Northwest since 1932, with its headquarters and factory located along the Columbia River in Northeast Portland. Danner’s Union Way retail shop is the perfect place to try on durable leather work shoes and high-quality hiking boots — and ladies will love the iconic, red-laced Mountain Light Cascades worn by Cheryl Strayed in Wild.
Don’t miss your chance to visit the only Northwest outpost of this chic New York retailer, located steps away from Self Edge and Danner Boots in the Union Way shopping arcade. Stocked with modern twists on classic styles, Steven Alan is a great spot to stock up on sharp oxfords, super-soft sweaters and stylish eyewear.
Win serious style points on your next camping trip with colorful outdoor gear from Poler’s flagship store. In addition to practical rucksacks, tents and camera bags, the local brand also offers their breakout hit, the napsack — a line of wearable sleeping bags cherished by glampers everywhere.
Chrome’s waterproof messenger bags, cycling windbreakers and durable bike sneakers are perfect for Portland’s unpredictable weather and bicycle-centric culture. Visitors can even use in-store sewing stations to build one-of-a-kind bags with military-grade materials in customizable colors.
Influenced by America’s rugged past, Animal Traffic’s Old West aesthetic is evidenced everywhere from its shelves’ wares — which include Red Wing boots, vintage Pendleton flannels and artisan beard oil — to the shelves themselves, which are constructed from salvaged hay lofts and barn doors.
This downtown boutique epitomizes Portland style with a tasteful collection of androgynous fashions by an array of international designers. Reinvent your wardrobe with raw Japanese denim, trendy Golden Goose sneakers, local Olo fragrances and button-downs in bold prints.
With more than 50 brands in stock at their massive 5,000-square foot (565 sq. m) flagship store, underU4men is your one-stop shop for all things undies. Taking the title of North America’s largest underwear store, the store offers swimsuits and gym wear as well as boxers and briefs in all colors, patterns, sizes and styles.
Bridge & Burn’s distinctly Northwest style and all-weather functionality have made it one of Portland’s most beloved brands. Browse waxed canvas jackets, colorful chinos and lumberjack-chic plaid tops at the popular online shop’s one and only retail location.
Tax-free shopping in Portland