A proper Belmont Street shopping spree starts by fueling up at Stumptown, a corner coffee shop that’s great for a quick cup and the freshest place to pick up a bag of beans for back home. Java in hand, it’s time to head down the block to Noun which bills itself cleverly as “A Person’s Place for Things.” And that’s what you’ll find here: enviable wares including reproduction vintage refrigerators, collectible typewriters, wooden chairs and Japanese tea sets, all interspersed with local art. Sweeter still, the shop shares space with specialty baker Saint Cupcake, whose sinfully delicious confections make for great souvenirs of the experience (because you’ll be talking about them forever after).
Discover your new favorite fragrance at Olo Fragrance, the boutique perfume shop and work studio for its eponymous fragrance line. Spruce up your wardrobe at Naked City Clothing, a funky shop offering retro-inspired fashion, accessories and wacky novelties.
Pull together a made-in-Portland look that you won’t find anywhere else atFlipside Hats, where designers craft stylish headwear out of pre-consumer waste from big brands. With a range of cuts, colors, styles and fabrics, these lids are all handmade and hip.