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Grab an organic latte, hop a streetcar and shop this famously alternative—and beautiful—city's surprisingly worldly boutique scene. (Bonus: There's absolutely zero sales tax.)
When Blake Nieman-Davis moved his denim shop to a former Smith & Hawken, he kept the greenhouse and doubled his stock of Joe’s, RRL and Mother jeans. The shop is an enduring favorite, as is its owner, who’s now running for mayor. 26 NW 23rd Pl., 503-222-4848, loveblake.com
At her sunny new Pearl District shop, ex–finance exec Laurie Moulton gives working girls what they want: polished, feminine Greylin beaded blazers and BB Dakota tweed skirts that transition from the office to happy hour at local breweries. 1037 NW Couch St., 503-224-5240, houseoflolo.com
Named for the owners’ family matriarch, a former schoolteacher, this downtown indie-designer boutique offers uniform-hip wearables (Wood Wood smock dresses, A.P.C. slickers, Dieppa Restrepo oxfords) dangling price tags that look like grade-school flash cards. 1013 SW Washington St., 503-227-3402, francesmay.com
Imagine the MoMA design store, only more meticulous. Innovative globally sourced home goods, like Swedish spice grinders and Danish carafes, are displayed gallery-style, complete with wonky exhibit labels. 1136 SW Alder St., 503-889-8545, canoeonline.net
This 4,100-square- foot factory turned jeans-and-tee retailer stocks Horny Toad flannels, Levi’s Vintage Clothing denim and Costalots sunglasses—basically your perfect weekend wardrobe. 1323 NW Irving St., 503-416-7476, lizardloungepdx.com
Petticoats and top hats from the ’30s abound at this packed vintage destination. But amongst the costumey bits, we found well-priced treasures, like a ’70s buffalo plaid jacket ($36) and a ’50s tamale red slipdress ($26). 520 SW Ninth Ave., 503-220-0920
Some thought Justin Machus was crazy to close his popular men’s shop Local35, but his edgy, coed follow-up—with its androgynous-cool assortment of Black Crane tees and Nudie skinny jeans—is fast becoming an east side hot spot. 542 E. Burnside St., 503-206-8626, machusonline.com