405 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR, US, 97211-1421
- Phone: (503) 285-7777
- Fax: (503) 286-8834
Gear up for your next outdoor adventure at Oregon Mountain Community. This outdoor shop carries exceptional quality outdoor clothing brands like The North Face, Royal Robbins, Gramicci and Patagonia. The focus at this outdoor retailer is mountaineering, rock climbing, hiking, backpacking and cross-country skiing gear. You will also find a large inventory of topographic maps and guidebooks. Catering to our canine pals, the store stocks dog packs and other dog gear made by Ruff Wear.
Once you visit this Old Town shop your trip will be rewarded. The eclectic collection of curios, textiles, teak carvings, cushions, vases, candles, furniture, idols, etc. are imported from around the world. The prices are flattering considering how unique the items are. Moreover, the goods are shipped all over the U.S; Portland residents get free delivery. Events, such as children's concerts, make The Monkey and the Rat all the more interesting.
Bebe has carved a niche for itself in the world of women's apparels. With its pioneer designs that are comfortable yet trendy, the brand offers clothes that can be worn as everyday casuals as well as on special occasions. Each garment is specifically designed to flatter the female form and bring out the best in a woman. The shoes are also worth killing for its sensual frames that make a bold statement. Ask the agreeable staff to help you out while shopping here.
Venture down Stark street to 2nd Avenue and find 2nd Avenue Records. Portland is a city full of record stores, but this one is unique. Upon entry, customers don't know if they're in a record store or a DJ's basement. Furthermore, one glance at the music on display shows people know they've come to the right place. There's an international pop music section, a full Hawaiian section, and enough reggae music to have to distinguish between reggae, rock steady, and ska. T-shirts and strange art hangs from the ceilings. Much of it is for purchase. To top it all off, the owner is completely analog. All records and sales are kept on pieces of paper and in actual flippable books. Products are new and used and the staff is open to carrying independent artists' work. -Cathryn D. Blue
Portland is a city known for its book stores. For those who are serious book shoppers, Cameron's Books is a must visit. Most of the books are used and some are priced as low as 35 cents. From the outside, Cameron's looks pretty bleak, with a large sign that looks like its been there for a long time. The setup inside is not fancy or chic. There's no coffee shop and it's a bit dusty. If customers are willing to dig, they can spend hours searching for all kinds of wonderfully odd books that may have been forgotten about. The graphic novel section is quite impressive and elements of history can undoubtedly be found among the periodicals and journals. The helpful staff enjoys sharing their knowledge of Portland and reading. -Cathryn D. Blue
The heartbeat of the greater Portland area is heard loud and strong on these city streets. The ghosts of Portland's past in Old Town and Chinatown, colored canvases of the Pearl District, and the whisper of the Willamette River all sing Portland's multi-cultural anthem. MAX and TriMet public transportation offer a fareless square to maneuver about the city center. If you want to find the nearest downtown city park, look for the street-side, green jacketed Portland Guides who hand out information.
Be the bride no one will forget, by dressing up in the most lovely gown from AniA Collection. Located in downtown Portland, this bridal boutique is one of the best in Northwest and designs exclusive high quality gowns and dresses. You will have to seek an appointment first for a sitting with the consultants who will help you select your dream wedding gown. The gowns and bridesmaid dresses can be coordinated according to the theme of the wedding; and the boutique will also help you choose the right accessories and jewelery.
This Downtown Portland/City Center jewelry and precious metals store is the place to go for rock bottom prices. You will find a wealth of exquisite jewelry—from gold lockets to Italian mesh jewelry. Jewelry is only the beginning. This establishment also buys and sells gold, platinum, and silver bars and coins. Ask about custom minting for keepsake medallions. If you love precious metals and fine jewelry, they may now be within your reach.
This downtown Portland outdoor store's reputation is growing fast. U.S. Outdoor Store is one of the northwest's most comprehensive suppliers of all outdoor water, land and snow sports gear. Camping gear includes tents, backpacks and more. Don't forget the outdoor apparel! Parkas, snowsuits, and everything else to seize the great outdoors is featured.
For those who want to explore Portland's music scene, come down to 360 Vinyl - home to a vast collection of underground Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, Electronic and Dance Music. This place is mostly for audiophiles who prefer old-school vinyls over digital music. The collection spans not only classics and retro hits but even the latest releases which can be pre-ordered. Their website has the list of all records so go ahead and check it out.
Whether you need to purchase a new diamond at a dirt-cheap price or want to sell your silver coin or gold collection, this is the first place you should turn. The honest dealers buy and sell silver and gold bullion as well. You will receive a fair appraisal onsite or in your home. This reputable dealer has been serving the downtown area since 1980 and has another store in Tigard. Be sure to order your gold and silver online.
One of Smart Park's street level storefronts, this swim shop actually has four locations around town. The store is filled with swimsuits for men, women and children. To help keep toddlers heads above water, there are even suits with foam waistbands. Other needed items like goggles, fins, sandals, sun hats and beach bags can also be found here. Stop in and get outfitted, then swing by one of Portland's many public parks for a soothing splash.