Econo Lodge Expo Center
405 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97211-1421
Phone: (503) 285-7777
Fax: (503) 286-8834
Find scores of women-related books and paraphernalia in this one-of-a-kind feminist bookstore. The non-profit store features women authors and conducts fund-raisers, festivals and programs to encourage and promote art, music, cuisine, and literary works among women. Meetings and discussions by various groups are held from time to time. Classes, such as childbirth education are also conducted.
Meskel Market is a simple convenience store. It carries candy, chips and basic needs items just as many convenience stores do. However, with a little navigation, customers can find a lot of good information about Ethiopian food, how to prepare it, and where to find seasonings. The staff is certainly eager to share information on how to prepare authentic African cuisine and local Ethiopian restaurants go here for unique items. Meskel Market is definitely an interactive place. -Cathryn D. Blue
Alberta Street is an epicenter of diversity, art and culture. Trendy little art galleries, novelty stores and unique restaurants line the street. Portlanders of all kinds come to Alberta Street for their annual fair: a lively celebration complete with live music and dancing, food, kids' stuff and a free trolley that rolls right through the middle of everything. Come and see why Northeast Portland is quickly becoming the capital for culture in this town.
Tumbleweed stacks snazzy cuts and lines for women. Kara Larson's creations are simple yet trendy and flatter the body. The well-trained staff are eager to aid with their expertise, without making you buy out of obligation. Frocks, summer dresses, skirts, lingerie and an impressive range of jeans make shopping at this store fun and worth-the-effort. Don't forget to check out their amazing jewelry selection.
This shop is a storehouse of surprises for children and adults. It offers a range of toys, games and merchandise alongwith clothes, books and children's accessories. The non-poisonous toys ensure a good time for children while making sure that they stay safe. The children's tunics and blouses sport youthful designs. With a staff that goes out of their way to help out their customers in choosing gifts, Grasshopper is worth a dekko if one is on the look-out for children's gift items.
Tucked in the heart of Portland's Alberta Arts District, Bolt is an exclusive fabric boutique that specializes in a variety of fabrics for sewing, quilting and craft projects as well as home decoration. Apart from fabric, which is sold by yard, they also sell notions, ribbons, laces, trims, ric-racs, embroidery items and books. Choice is unlimited when it comes to the kind of material, design, patterns and prints; prices are decent and staff is super-friendly. Check out their website for more information.
Your quest for a complete family shop with lead you to Milagros Boutique: That one-stop shop where you'll find everything a young family with little children needs - diapers, toys, books, breastfeeding supplies, clothing and kiddo-accessories. Weekly events such as music shows and hobby classes are a regular feature at this boutique. You can also purchase gift cards for your loved-ones.
A gem in the neighborhood, Red Fox Vintage is the place to go to in order to locate some well loved antique or vintage pieces of trinkets, lamps, clothes, shoes, furniture, artwork cookware and other queer items. The shop stocks old and secondhand wares and has a steady list of vendors who supply it with the quirky products. Look around for some interesting items to deck up the home, gift some one to add to one's personal collection.
The Little Axe Records at Northeast 28th Avenue puts the axe down on conventional music and opens the world of vintage and rare music to the refined taste of ardent music lovers. This independent shop is a sheer delight for avid music collectors as it possesses records and cassettes of ethnographic, post punk, music from the 60s, industrial, gospel, blues and any experimental and quirky sounds in music you can bring to your mind. Housed inside the foyer of house, the record store also doubles up as a performing space, offering a stage for upcoming local and touring bands.
One of the best places in town to buy vintage clothing is Animal Traffic located in the northern part of Portland. In neatly organized and labelled sections you will find boots, vintage packs, pendletons, pens, accessories and of course, salvaged clothing for both men and women. And if for the next party you are going for a retro look then you don't need to shop anywhere else. The prices will not burn a hole in your pocket and a few hours of browsing through the collection will certainly pay off.
This lively place is bound to be your kid's favorite shopping venue! And why wouldn't it be, if it is equipped with everything that a child's mind desires. Black Wagon seems to have read the ultimate wish-list of a bright child as it houses everything from boy & girl apparels, funky footwear, cute decor items, fascinating books, cool gift items and innovative furniture. What more is that all of these items are environment-friendly which sends a positive message about caring for planet earth to your impressionable kid.
Spielwerk Toys has an excellent staff that provides a lot of help in browsing through the range of toys and games on offer. The prompt service is another reason that scores over its competitors, though the major cause of the popularity of this store is the huge range of products and the in-depth research that is conducted by them while selecting the various products for their collection. The end result is a carefully chosen, state-of-the-art array of toys to choose from. The store may be a bit pricey, but the pleasure that the gifts provide are certainly worth a lot more!