City Guide Portland, OR
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.)
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.
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