Just across the Willamette River from downtown and blocks from the Oregon Convention Center is the state’s largest shopping center. Lloyd Center houses more than 150 stores, a 10-screen movie theater and an indoor ice rink.
From Barnes & Noble to H&M (with stops at Old Navy, Vans and Ann Taylor Loft), the mall packs in favorite clothing brands for all ages and styles. But there’s much more than fashion in these aisles. Fine jewelry, electronics and local gifts — you’ll find it all here. In fact, just about the only thing you won’t see is sales tax, because Oregon doesn’t charge any.
Lloyd Farmers Market
Open every Tuesday, year-round from 10 am to 2 pm, the Lloyd Farmers Market is held under the gazebo in the Oregon Square Courtyard on Northeast Holladay Street between NE 7th and 9th avenues. The market’s website maintains an updated list of vendors each season, but shoppers can count on a wide range of local goodies from coffee and kombucha to
A few blocks from the mall, one of the city’s best independent bookstores, Broadway Books, offers plenty of tantalizing new and used titles, plus a wide selection of thought-provoking magazines and just-right greeting cards.
Home Goods & Crafts
Kitchen Kaboodle, a toy store for foodies, stocks a mouthwatering array of Fiestaware, Le Creuset cookware and food preparation gadgets — at last, you can pick up that ravioli stamp you’ve always dreamed about. But before you get cooking, be sure to stock up on staples like olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette at Benessere Oils, where you can create custom blends from a global selection of virgin, extra virgin and flavored olive oils. Elmer’s Flag and Banner, Portland’s largest flag store, offers 4,000 square feet of flags, banners, kites, weather vanes, windsocks and more — most made in the U.S. Pick up your souvenir city of Portland flag or a unique conversation-starter to proudly display at home.
Travelers can finish off their Portland look with a new pair of Birkenstocks from Footwise, an Oregon shoe store company specializing in Birks and other comfort brands like Keen, Teva and Chaco, plus socks and bags.
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