Downtown Portland, the city’s retail core, boasts a wide arrayof shopping options, from department stores such as Nordstrom, Macy’s and Mario’s and major international retailers at the Pioneer Place Mall to the West End’s boutiques and specialty shops.
The Pearl District is home the iconic Powell’s City of Books, fashion-forward boutiques, interior design shops and art galleries. Take the First Thursday Gallery Waling tour or step aboard the Portland Streetcar, which runs through the neighborhood.
Northwest / Nob Hill
Victorian lined streets and elcectic chops along Northwest 23rd and Northwest 21st street just outside the city center, is packed with withwhimsical boutiques and local restaurants with sidewalk seating idealfor people-watching.
If you’re “so over” the traditional mall format, 811 E. Burnside St. in the Central Eastside is just what the doctor ordered. This indie mall of sorts is home to several local apparel shops and accessory designers like Nationale and Haunt, plus a good selection of vintage threads.
Just 30 minutes south of Portland directly off of Interstate 5, Woodburn Premium Outlets is the largest tax-free outlet in the West. Pull in for sought-after style from more than 100 stores like Columbia Sportswear, adidas and Banana Republic, often at deep discounts.
The Columbia Gorge Premium Outlets, 25 minutes east of Portland, features Adidas, Gap, Levi’s, Coach and 40 more big brands.
In Portland, there’s a Columbia Sportswear outlet store in Sellwood, and you’ll find a full range of clothing and shoes at the Nike Factory Store.
Around the region
Southwest of Portland, Bridgeport Village features 70 upscale shops in an open-air setting, while Tigard’s Washington Square Mall is home to five department stores, as well as more than 170 specialty stores, including Sephora, Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn.