Top 22 Best Shopping Destinations in Portland

I love shopping and honestly think there’s nothing quite like a bit of retail therapy and whether you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe or want to browse shelves of unique handicrafts, Portland really has it all. From the mainstream to the off-beat, here are my personal best and most awesome places to shop in Portland, Oregon…

Our Top 3 Best Shopping Destinations in Portland
Pearl District Northwest l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Funky Boutiques
Pearl District Northwest
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  • Portland, OR 97209
Pioneer Place l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Luxury Outlets
Pioneer Place
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  • 700 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Northeast Alberta Street l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Artisan Goods
Northeast Alberta Street
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  • Portland 97211
Best For Funky Boutiques

Pearl District Northwest

Pearl District Neighborhood Portland

The Pearl District, located on the banks of the Willamette River, used to be an industrial warehouse destination. Like most relics of Portland’s industrial past, it has become a glamorous neighborhood of modern lofts, trendy bars, and stylish shops.

Stroll through the pedestrian-friendly Pearl District, and you’ll find warehouses converted into spacious shops. If you’re looking for popular chain retailers, you’ll find plenty of those, but while in Portland, why not check out some local boutiques? I’d suggest heading to the iconic Powell’s City of Books, Recycled Chic Boutique, and Keen Footwear which are all my personal favorites! 


A mix of hip brands and local boutiques

Art galleries for culture enthusiasts

Modern loft-style architecture

Pedestrian-friendly for leisurely walks


Limited parking options

Some boutiques may be expensive

Nearby Attractions

Willamette River

The Hoxton Hotel

Must Do Things

Explore Powell's City of Books

Visit Recycled Chic Boutique for unique fashion finds


Provides an LGBTQ+-friendly transgender safe space

A large variety of shopping centres and dine-ins

Best For Luxury Outlets

Pioneer Place

Pioneer Place Portland Oregon

Pioneer Place redefines what it means to be an urban shopping mall. It blends the convenience and excellent selection that you would expect from an upscale mall with funky design you could only find in downtown Portland’s business district.

Stretched over four buildings connected with skywalks and underground shopping sections, you can find almost anything at Pioneer Place.

Besides typical stores you would expect at any mall, you can also find upscale designers such as Tory Burch at Pioneer Place. Stop by one of the many fast-casual dining options when you’re all shopped out. There is even an in-house movie theatre.


Is home to a wide range of luxury retail outlets

Diverse shopping options

Extended weekend hours

Skywalks and Underground connections


It closes relatively early in the evening

Limited outdoor space

Nearby Attractions

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Powell's City of Books

Must Do Things

Dine at Ritzy Eateries

Explore the Skywalks


Diverse dinning options

Many nearby sightseeing opportunities

Best For Artisan Goods

Northeast Alberta Street

Funky shops in Alberta Arts District

Northeast Alberta Street is one of the best places to shop in Portland for art lovers and creatives. This street is in the Alberta Arts District, part of revitalized Northeast Portland.

Any time you come to this street, you can browse shops selling the work of local artists as well as funky objects such as tiny survival tools at Cord.

The best time to visit Alberta Street is during Last Thursday, an art walk organized once a month. That’s when you see the true weirdness that helps fuel Portland’s beating heart. Check out art shows, receptions hosted by local businesses, and live performances.


Unique Artisan Goods

Trendy Clothing Selection

Vibrant Art Walk Events

Bohemian Shopping Experience


Limited Parking Space

Crowded During Events

Nearby Attractions

Broughton Beach Park

Baba's Mediterranean Grill

Must Do Things

Visit Alberta Arts District shops showcasing work by local artists.

Visit during Last Thursday for art


and performances.


Play different sports in the Alberta Park.

Provides a variety of organic products.

Best For Upscale Shopping

Uptown Shopping Center

Zupan's Markets Portland

On the border between Portland’s city center and the affluent area of West Hills, Uptown Shopping Center is one of Oregon’s oldest and best centers for shopping until you drop.

The center’s major draw is that you can meet your daily needs by shopping at the large grocery store, one of the only ones of its size in Portland’s center, and shopping for luxury items such as clothing and home goods.

The major draw of Uptown Shopping Center is Zupan’s Market, a local Portland chain of grocery stores specializing in locally sourced foods and unique global fare. The center also has a pharmacy for healthcare needs and clothing chains such as Chico’s.


A mix of everyday and upscale shopping

Grocery and pharmacy anchors

Convenient urban location

Unique bespoke retailers


Closes early at 2 pm

Bespoke garments are pretty expensive

Parking may be limited

Nearby Attractions

Stearns Canyon Trails

Coming of the White Man Statue

Thai Bloom!

Must Do Things

Explore Zupan's Market for local and global gourmet foods.

Shop for luxury clothing and home goods in the center.

Stroll through the Uptown District for charming boutiques and cafes.


Wheelchair-accessible car park and entrance.

Stearns Canyon Trails nearby.

Best For Local Produced Goods

Portland Saturday Market

Vendors at the Portland Saturday Market

If you’re looking for a unique gift or want to browse what the artisans of Portland are up to, then there is no better place to go than the Portland Saturday Market.

The country’s largest continuously operating arts and crafts market usually has hundreds of vendors selling everything from paintings and pottery to supplies for magical rituals.

Besides unique things, the Portland Saturday Market offers a unique shopping experience. Wander around the great outdoors, looking at the different vendors and taking in the live musicians who often perform.


Is only open on Saturdays

Limited operating season

Nearby Attractions

Willamette River

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Must Do Things

Gain insights into the city's vibrant arts scene

Dwell into the historic charm of the place


Flexible arrangements for seating

Nearby food stalls

Best For Scenic Location

Jantzen Beach Center

Jantzen Beach Center Portland

Jantzen Beach Center was an amusement park now one of Portland’s top shopping destinations. Although the vintage carousel is sadly still in storage off-premises, you can get your kicks by shopping instead of riding.

The outdoor shopping center has popular stores such as TJ Maxx, Home Depot, and HomeGoods. You can get anything you need for the whole family, including your pets and home.

Jantzen Beach Center also has popular fast-casual chains such as Panera Bread and Cracker Barrel.


Scenic location by the river

Offers a high-quality brand selection

Variety of retail and services

Provides an outdoor shopping experience


The dining options are limited

Shopping is subject to the weather

Some bathrooms need renovations

Nearby Attractions

Rodeway Inn & Suites Portland

Jantzen Beach RV Park

Picasso Pizza Co

Must Do Things

Shop for family and home essentials.

Enjoy fast-casual dining at Panera Bread or Cracker Barrel.


Nestles between a variety of shopping centres.

Provides a two-sided view of The Colombia River.

Best For Hipsters

North Mississippi Avenue

North Mississippi Avenue

If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience that you can’t find at a typical mall, then check out North Mississippi Avenue, one of Portland’s premier urban shopping districts.

This stretch of street in North Portland is packed with local businesses. Besides retailers selling clothes and other goods, check out quirkier shops such as Sunlan Lighting, which specializes in lightbulbs, or Mississippi Records, the go-to shop for local music nerds.

This street is also packed with quirky food options, including Prost Marketplace, a collection of food truck vendors. Come back at night to check out the live music.


Unique boutique shopping

Hip local businesses galore

Vibrant food options

Live music at night


Crowded during peak times

Noise from live music

Nearby Attractions

Sweedeedee Restaurant

Polaris Hall music venue

Must Do Things

Explore independent boutiques

Visit quirky shops like Sunlan Lighting or Mississippi Records.

Try diverse food options at Prost Marketplace and enjoy live music


Nearby cafes and restaurants

Enjoy live music

Best For Foodies

Portland Farmers Market

Best markets in Portland, Oregon

If you want to shop for food and drinks rather than clothes, then the Portland Farmers Market is the place to go. The Farmers Market has several outposts throughout the city, but the largest one is near PSU.

Every weekend, vendors from Portland and surrounding farms shop with some of the city’s freshest, most delicious produce.

Besides produce, you can also get other products at the Portland Farmers Market, such as spices, smoked meats, baked goods, and ready-to-eat food.

Whether you plan a picnic later or want some lunch at the moment, you can’t go wrong with visiting the Portland Farmers Market. Even if you’re not planning on buying anything, it’s worth walking through and taking in the ambiance.


Fresh and local produce available

Wide variety of food products

Great for picnics and quick meals

Enjoyable ambience while shopping


Crowded on Weekends

Weather-dependent outdoor setting

Nearby Attractions

Willamette River

Spring Healing Spa

Must Do Things

Visit the Portland Farmers Market for the freshest local fruits and vegetables

Try the ready-to-eat food and baked goods from local vendors


Fresh Local Produce

Ready-to-Eat Food

Best For Sophisticated Shops

Northwest 23rd Avenue

Northwest 23rd Avenue Shopping Destination Portland

Northwest 23rd Avenue is one of Portland’s premier outdoor shopping districts like North Mississippi Avenue. The street’s southern end has many popular national chains if you want something familiar.

However, once you venture north, most of the avenue still belongs to local vendors.

You can buy everything from beauty supplies at Blush Beauty Bar to craft jewelry to pet supplies along one of Portland’s hippest streets. Make frequent stops along the way, and don’t neglect the coffee shops, teahouses, and eateries that can fuel your shopping excursion.


Diverse local vendor offerings

Variety of unique craft jewelry

Hip and trendy atmosphere

Convenient national retailers nearby


Can get crowded during peak times

Local vendors may have limited hours

Nearby Attractions

Stepping Stone Cafe

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center Emergency Room

Serratto Restaurant and Bar

Must Do Things

Explore unique local boutiques

Savor coffee and treats at cozy cafes


Boutiques with unique fashion finds

National retailers for familiar shopping

Diverse dining options

coffee shops

and teahouses

Best For Major Brands

Washington Square

Washington Square Portland

Washington Square, a shopping mall located a short drive outside central Portland, is one of the biggest shopping centers in the Pacific Northwest.

The mall has 176 stores, including chains you would expect from every mall and unique finds. You can find everything you need here, from casual clothing to formalwear to new technology.

You need proper fuel to hit all of the stores in Washington Square, which is why the mall also has plenty of dining options, from nationwide favorites such as Auntie Anne’s to smaller businesses selling baked goods, crepes, and cuisine from around the world.


A wide variety of stores

Houses major retail brands

A diverse array of dining choices

Offers a visitor’s incentive program


Closes early on Sundays

The location is a bit remote

Nearby Attractions

Din Tai Fung

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Must Do Things

Sample global flavours at diverse dining options

Explore famous department stores and speciality shops


Food choices ranging from nationwide favourites to international cuisine

A diverse selection of stores

from well-known chains to unique boutiques

Best For Eclectic Shopping

Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard

Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard

Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard is one of the best shopping streets if you are looking for the full Portland experience of quirky independent shops, cafes, and more.

This historic district of Portland has many independent stores tucked behind old-fashioned storefronts.

If you want to revamp your outfit sustainably, check out Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard’s many thrift stores, including cult favorite House of Vintage. The street also features plenty of independent bookshops, cafes, and theatres for when you need a rest theatre shopping.


Eclectic shopping options

Vintage and sustainable fashion

Independent book shops

Unique and old-fashioned storefronts


Limited parking options

Limited nightlife options

Nearby Attractions

Harlow Health food restaurant

Hawthorne Theatre

Must Do Things

Explore a variety of vintage shops offering unique clothing and collectables from bygone eras

Discover stylish and contemporary boutiques with curated fashion and accessories


Explore eclectic vintage shops

Nearby theatres

Savor coffee in hipster-friendly cafes

Best For Independent Shops

The Northeast Broadway Neighborhood

Broadway Books Portland

The Northeast Broadway neighborhood, or the Lloyd neighborhood, surrounds the Oregon Convention Center. If you’re looking for a traditional mall experience, check out Lloyd Center, the largest mall in Oregon.

If you want a more authentic Portland shopping experience, stroll down Northeast Broadway, which has independent specialty shops for all kinds of products.

Bookworms will flock to Broadway Books, while you can pick up funky gifts for friends at home at Elmer’s Flag and Banner, a quirky flag store.


Independent specialty shops

Unique and quirky gift options

Proximity to Oregon Convention Center

Authentic Portland shopping experience


Potential crowded sidewalks

Some shops may have limited hours

Nearby Attractions

Sushi Edo restaurant

The Boeing Company


Must Do Things

Explore unique boutiques on Northeast Broadway

Visit Broadway Books for book enthusiasts


Independent specialty shops on Northeast Broadway

Wilkes Community Group

Best For Lifestyle Shops

Bridgeport Village

Bridgeport Village Shopping near Portland

One of the area’s best shopping destinations is just outside of Portland. Bridgeport Village, located in the Portland suburb of Tigard, is a shopping center packed with options for shopping and entertainment.

The self-described lifestyle center has over 75 shops, including popular chains such as Crate & Barrel, Talbots, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF FIFTH.

Even if you aren’t interested in shopping, Bridgeport Village is a fun afternoon. You can walk around the pleasant pedestrian paths that lead to an Italian-inspired gazebo, catch a movie at Regal Cinemas, and enjoy little touches of luxury, such as free umbrellas (a necessity in rainy Portland).


Exclusive boutiques and stores

Largest IMAX theater in Oregon

Special concierge services for kids and pets

Diverse brand selection and great location


Limited operating hours on Sundays

Premium brands may be expensive

Nearby Attractions

Motel 6 Portland


The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport

Must Do Things

Stroll through charming pedestrian paths and visit the Italian-inspired gazebo

Shop at High-End Boutiques

Catch a Movie at Regal Cinemas


Diverse Shopping Options

Entertainment and Dining Choices

Best For Charming Vibe

Multnomah Village

John’s Marketplace Portland

When you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Portland, take a trip to Multnomah Village, a charming residential suburb Southwest of the city.

The quaint, old-world-like charm of the town features a vibrant small business scene, including restaurants, galleries, and quirky shops.

In Multnomah Village, you can support local businesses selling everything from books to toys to clothing from independent local designers.

One of the most famous local draws is John’s Marketplace, a shop dedicated to beer that is a must-visit in brew-obsessed Portland.


Charming old-world ambience

Diverse shopping options

Local craft beer selection

Escape from city hustle


Limited parking space

Limited dining options

Nearby Attractions

Multnomah Arts Center

Spring Garden Park

Otto & Anita's Schnitzelhaus

Must Do Things

Explore John's Marketplace for unique craft beers

Shop for women's fashion and rustic home decor


Enjoy great desserts at a nearby bakery

Nearby arts centre for arts enthusiasts

Best For Unique shops

Northwest 23rd District, Nob Hill

Northwest 23rd District - Nob Hill

The Nob Hill neighborhood is one of the best places to shop in Portland if you want quaint storefronts and local boutiques.

The Victorian neighborhood has become one of Portland’s most bustling spots.

Some of the best places to shop are boutiques owned by local artisans who sell their wares. Get unique jewelry at Betsy & Iya, buy art at Russo Lee Gallery, or shop for books at the old hippie stalwart New Renaissance Bookshop.

When you’re tired from shopping, grab a bite to eat in Nob Hill’s bustling restaurants.


Charming Victorian ambiance

Unique local artisan boutiques

Diverse shopping options

Historic and trendy fusion


Potentially crowded during peak times

Higher price range

Nearby Attractions

Williamete River

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Portland NW

Must Do Things

Visit Russo Lee Gallery for art enthusiasts

Enjoy a meal at one of the bustling neighborhood restaurants


Enjoy nature and hikes in The Forest Park

Quaint local restaurants for dining

Best For Great All Rounder

West End

West End Portland Oregon

West End, a downtown section bordered by Yamhill Street and Park, is one of the best places to shop in Portland if you’re looking for upscale boutiques that still have a bit of that Portland quirky vibe.

The district is like a microcosm of Portland, with everything from DIY stalwarts Tender Loving Empire to retailers selling outdoor apparel to equip hiking-obsessed hippies and the tourists who come to join them.

Locals and tourists alike are flocking to this trendy area.


Upscale boutiques with a quirky vibe

Catering to outdoor enthusiasts

Blend of local and tourist appeal

Trendy and vibrant atmosphere


Some shops may be pricey

Can be crowded

Nearby Attractions

Ugly duckling maine coffee shop

West End Inn

Morrill Mansion

Must Do Things

Discover eclectic shops in West End

such as Tender Loving Empire

Shop for outdoor gear ideal for hiking enthusiasts

Immerse yourself in the local atmosphere


Western Promenade park to enjoy nature’s beauty

Upscale boutiques and outdoor gear shops

Best For Books

Powell's City of Books

Powell's Books on Hawthorne - Portland - Oregon

Powell’s City of Books is beloved by bookworms nationwide. This independent bookstore is packed to the rafters with the latest bestsellers and an eclectic collection of used books.

Powell’s is the largest new and used bookstore on the planet.

Bookworms could spend hours browsing the many shelves, but even people who may not consider themselves book lovers will appreciate this insight into one of Portland’s quirkiest shops.

Don’t forget to check out the Rare Book Room or stop by for one of the frequent readings with local and famous authors.


Hosts vast selection of books

Unique and rare books available

The parking space is large

A wide range of genres is available


The large size can be overwhelming

The seating areas are limited

Nearby Attractions

Afuri Ramen and Dumplings

Domain Wine Lounge

Classic Control Arcade and Bar

Must Do Things

Explore the Rare Book Room

Attend author readings and events


Various eateries nearby to pick a snack while you read

Explore a curated selection of valuable and unique books in the Rare Book Room

Best For Historic Mall

Lloyd Center

Lloyd Center Portland Oregon

Lloyd Center is a shopping mall a little way out of downtown Portland. It has many beloved retailers, such as Hot Topic and Torrid, and a well-stocked food court.

However, one of the main draws of the mall does not come in the form of shopping but in the form of skating. Lloyd Center has an indoor ice skating rink where you can rent skates and take lessons or freestyle.

If you’re looking for a fun activity while you shop or even a unique date idea, the Lloyd Center Ice Rink is the place to go.


Loud noise due to ongoing development

Some shops may be closed

Nearby Attractions

Lloyd Athletic Club

Hotel Eastlund

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Must Do Things

Glide on the indoor ice rink

perfect for all skill levels

Explore 135+ shops

from Hot Topic to Torrid.


Indoor ice skating rink for rentals


and freestyle skating

Diverse shopping options

including popular retailers like Hot Topic and Torrid.

Best For Everyday Essentials

Eastport Plaza Shopping Center

Eastport Plaza Portland

Eastport Plaza Shopping Center is a smaller shopping centre serving the community around Southeast 82nd Avenue. Its primary draw is national chains such as Walmart, GameStop, and Ross Dress for Less.

The shopping centre also has other businesses that cater to people’s needs, such as accountants, dentists, and even a gym.

While this is not the place to go for luxury shopping, it is the place to go to meet your household needs.


Convenient for daily essentials

Wide range of national chains

Diverse service businesses available

Central location in Southeast Portland


Limited luxury shopping options

Less variety in local

unique stores

Nearby Attractions

Dollar Tree

Black Rock Coffee Bar

Jack in the Box

Must Do Things

Shop at Walmart for everyday essentials

Explore diverse dining options around Southeast 82nd Avenue


National chain stores

Local professional services

Best For Affordable Shopping

Gateway Shopping Center

Gateway Shopping Center

Gateway Shopping Center is a medium-sized strip mall on NE Halsey Street in Portland. It has popular chains such as Ross Dress for Less, Office Depot, and Kohl’s.

If you want a beauty treatment, the shopping center has a salon, nail salon, and tanning center. Most food offerings are from popular chains such as Starbucks and Quizno’s.

If you want to do affordable shopping, Gateway Shopping Center is your place.


Convenient location in Portland

Affordable shopping opportunities

On-site beauty and salon services

Known chain stores for reliability


Limited upscale dining choices

Mostly chain stores

limited uniqueness

Nearby Attractions

Gateway Discovery Park

WinCo Foods

Must Do Things

Shop for discounts at Ross

Enjoy a quick meal at Starbucks.


On-site salon

nail salon

and tanning center for personal care services

A variety of fashion retailers with a wide selection of clothing

Multiple dining options

including popular chain restaurants.

Best For Tax-free Shopping

Cascade Station

Cascade Station Portland Oregon

Cascade Station is an outlet center located in Northeast Portland on the way to the airport. The retailers here can sell their goods without tax, so you can find top-brand goods for a much lower price than elsewhere.

The stores at Cascade Station include Carhartt, Banana Republic, and Nordstrom Rack.

Cascade Station’s shops are arranged around a plaza for a pleasant shopping experience. There are also several dining options for when you get tired of shopping.


A wide range of major retailers

Hotel and dining options

Convenient location near the airport

Offers tax-free shopping options


Closs at 6 pm during the weekends

Potential crowds due to airport proximity

Nearby Attractions

Hyatt Place Portland

ParkStone Wood Kitchen

Fuller's Burger Shack

Must Do Things

Shop for tax-free deals at Cascade Station outlet stores

Enjoy a meal at one of the diverse dining options.


Tax-free shopping for top-brand goods

A pleasant plaza layout for shopping.

Best For DIY Shopping

Mall 205

DIY shopping destinations in Portland

Mall 205 is a small enclosed mall in Portland’s Hazelwood neighborhood. It features big chains such as the large DIY store Home Depot and Target as the anchor stores.

If you need to get some paperwork done, a branch of the Oregon DMV is also located in the mall (I would suggest rewarding yourself afterward with a treat at the food court).


Variety of stores for household and DIY

Convenient location in Hazelwood neighborhood

Major anchor stores like Home Depot and Target

Food court for post-shopping treats


Limited size compared to larger malls

Limited niche clothing stores

Nearby Attractions

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

Paramount Tattoo Studio

Elmer's Restaurant

Must Do Things

Explore Home Depot for DIY supplies

Shop for clothes at Target


Find a wide range of household and clothing items

Visit the Oregon DMV for paperwork convenience.

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