Econo Lodge City Center
1889 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 226-7646
Fax: (503) 459-4000
Summer Saturdays are special in the City of Roses. Not only is the Saturday Market in season, but so is all the beautiful produce that is traded at this farmers market. Spread out in the South Park Blocks near Portland State University, the market features fresh plants, flowers, herbs, breads, cheeses and organic meats. From May through October, the country harvest is brought into the city. Visitors should check out the Oregon History Center while in the area. If you are feeling adventurous, there are many other locations- one for every day of the week.
This downtown jeweler has been creating custom designs for more than 25 years. If you are looking for something unique or other designers have shot down your ideas, try here. Have the experts design a handmade, one-of-a-kind wedding set for your special day. Other incredible pieces are available, as well. This establishment also deals in high-grade jewelery, and has a nice collection on display.
Looking for stylish berets, fedora caps and straw hats? John Helmer Haberdasher features a special collection of head-gear for men as well as women. Equipped with gloves, handkerchiefs, belts, leather goods, scarves, ties, and other accoutrements - a fashionable man will find all the essentials to add to his wardrobe. This men's shop prides itself in its attention to detail and quality-control which puts a smile on every man's face, who wraps himself in John Helmer Haberdasher garb.
Billabong is the ultimate shopping destination in Portland. An exceptionally talented and knowledgeable staff will guide you into choosing what suits you best. An enviable collection of casual wear for men includes tees, woven shirts, denim and jackets along with smart suits and sturdy blazers. Women will find a contemporary collection comprising casual wear along with more formal and dressy options of gowns, suits and trousers. Dress to impress, is the motto at Billabong and in this age why would anyone want to be left behind?
The brand Aerosoles was always synonymous with long-lasting and comfortable but fashionably-challenged shoes. However, Aerosoles has now revamped its entire collection, which highlights not just comfort but also loads of style and variety, that may impress even trendy 20-somethings. Cute pumps, sexy stilettos or even classy oxfords are now available at Aerosoles, Portland. Also, the staff here is super-friendly who'll let you try from their collection and choose a pair or more, which your heart desires.
A local company with a reputation for excellence is what you will find here. While you can find Columbia Sportswear at more than 10,000 different retailers, this downtown Portland flagship store has the widest selection. Stepping into the inviting store with wood floors and several levels will make even the most anti-outdoor person reconsider. From parkas to sweaters, pants to footwear, the quality is indisputable. Owning one of these products will ensure you years of durability and stylish fashion.
The perfect store for any girl, Claire is filled to the brim with accessories and jewelry. Located within Pioneer Place, this store stocks some of the trendiest sunglasses, footwear, bags, wallets, earrings, watches, hats and scarves that you will find in the city of Portland. The range of T-shirts and hair accessories is also excellent. If you're ever confused about what to gift a girl, this store holds all the answers.
One of the many stores at Pioneer Place, Coach is one you can rely on for supremely trendy leather goods. Part of a world-renowned brand that has been around since 1941, this store uses leather of the highest possible quality; nothing less than that is acceptable. The bags and wallets have a beautiful hand-finish, and the extensive collection has enough variety to satisfy even the pickiest shoppers amongst us.
Baja Grill Best-Mex, Da Napoli Pizzaria, Gandhi Indian Cafe, Tennessee Red's BBQ and Linda's Lunch Box are all together right here in the Downtown area. Eat at a street-side table or inside the cafeteria-style establishment. Whether you are in the city for shopping, business or sightseeing, you have a world of international players to choose from. Lunch at Tennessee Red's can be messy, but the half-rack of grilled ribs is a bargain. At Baja Grill, you will find fresh ingredients in the Mexican deli. The Grill is a big lunch spot for the city's worker bees.
Mario's is an upscale specialty store that is bright and cheerful. Men with plenty of cash and great taste are known to shop here. The expert staff hand selects the premier clothing line, and it shows in the reputable selection of designer clothes, including apparel by Robert Comstock, Calvin Klein, Armani and Alberta Ferritti. Zegna Sport provides great casual attire.
Banana Republic is one of those brands that inspires shopping sprees, more so if you are a self-proclaimed shopaholic or a brand fanatic. With an exclusive selection of high-end casual wear, formals, shoes and accessories, plus, an unbeatable location the store will surely become your favorite shopping destination in downtown. The apparels are designed to suit every figure, whether petite or full, keeping in touch with the season's latest trends. New arrivals and sales are to watch out for; check out the website for more information.
Bold designs for bold personalities are a specialty of owner-designer David Margulis. Since 1932, this shop has been offering original pieces, as well as breathtaking estate jewelry from around the globe. With a convenient location this is the next logical stop after Saks to accessorise that gorgeous outfit you just had to have. Just a note: though the doors open at 9a, the jewelry is not on display until 10a and it goes back into the safe at 5p.