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Elephants Delicatessen

Elephants Delicatess...

Before everyone was doing gourmet food that was either imported from abroad, or imported from surrounding... 

Universal Cycles

Universal Cycles

Portlanders pride themselves on their abilities to live a life with little to no impact on the world.... 

Jimmy Mak’s

Jimmy Mak’s

Jimmy Mak’s is one of the most consistent music venues in Northwest Portland. It’s one of the few... 

Urban Fondue

Urban Fondue

America is often called the world’s greatest melting pot. What a compliment. What better way is there... 

Rip City Motorsports

Rip City Motorsports

Rip City Motorsports is a relatively new addition to the Northwest section of Portland, taking residence... 

Bubble Boutique

Bubble Boutique

It’s tough to disguise the jealousy you have when your friends get back from traveling to places like... 

Icebreaker

If there’s one problem with most workout gear, it’s the gear’s origin. Take a look at the tag on your yoga pants or your performance fleece or that hydro-removing shirt you wear when you go running. You’re likely to see something you recognize, like polyester, or something that appears to be a foreign language. The point is, unless it’s a plain cotton t-shirt, chances are your workout gear is not all-natural. The clothes at Icebreaker work to bridge that gap... 

  • Address:1109 W Burnside St.Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 241-8300
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Betsy and Iya

Betsy and Iya is a brand of locally made Portland jewelry that has expanded throughout the nation, being found in boutiques in places as different as New York City, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Denver. It also maintains a sizable presence online with its virtual storefront. However, it’s somewhat of a surprise to actually find the flagship store for this growing local jewelry outfit. It actually is tucked into a nest of other small businesses and artist... 

  • Address:1722 NW Raleigh St. #101
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 227-5482
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Oddball

Being a big guy is tough business. Already you have to deal with trying to duck though low hanging doorways and descending the stairs into the basement is a frightening journey rife with knots on the head. However, being a stylish big guy is nearly impossible. Clothing-wise for big guys, there tend to be only two options: big and tall stores, and Foot Locker. The big and tall stores usually have clothes that simply do the job, but aren’t particularly stylish, and Foot... 

  • Address:1801 NW Thurman St.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 827-7800
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Fringe Vintage

It’s difficult to find great vintage clothing in Northwest Portland. After a wave of vintage stores could be found throughout the area, they were washed away during the massive recession that hit in 2008. After that wave subsided, there was only one vintage store that stuck around: Fringe Vintage, at the corner of Northwest Seventeenth Avenue and Marshall Street. For many Portlanders, vintage shopping is the only way to go. There are so many elements that go into it... 

  • Address:1700 NW Marshall St.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 227-5630
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Divine Designs Bridal Boutique

As you look through your life, there are very few moments when what you wear absolutely makes or breaks a situation. There is, of course, the first day of school, where you spent hours and hours the previous night picking exactly the right combination of jeans and t-shirt. Then, there’s the interview for the job of your dreams, where you have to choose exactly the right clothes to make the exact impression you want. However, all of these pale in comparison to that... 

  • Address:512 NW 17th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 827-0667
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Este’s Men’s Clothing

Este’s Men’s Clothing is a Portland institution. When it comes to men’s clothing in Portland, there are three big names, three places that have stuck around the city for more than half a century. Those are Mario’s, John Helmer Haberdasher, and Este’s Men’s Clothing. Este’s is a place that has been around forever, and a place that has weathered a variety of styles while continuing to come out smelling like roses. There must be something to a store that has... 

  • Address:1633 NW Glisan St.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 227-0275
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Joy’s Uptown Style

The Pearl District has plenty of boutiques for the stylish woman on the go. One need only wander around for five minutes to find a boutique with the right clothes for a twenty or thirty year old looking to impress when going out on the town, or going in for work. However, once you get above the age of 45, the options in the Pearl District somewhat dry up, as the Pearl District isn’t quite as flush in clothing for slightly older women. That is where Joy’s Uptown Style... 

  • Address:1627 NW Glisan St.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 223-3400
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21st Avenue Bicycles

 It is generally agreed that (by a long way) the best way to navigate the streets and routes that criss cross Northwest Portland is by bicycle. Once you get above Nineteenth Avenue, the blocks elongate, and make walks across the neighborhood take that much longer. Beyond that, any driver who has gone through Northwest Portland knows the experience of finding parking in the neighborhood. It’s a series of driving in circles, false starts, and false parks, leading... 

  • Address:916 NW 21st Ave.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 222-2851
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Nob Hill Shoe Repair

Most people accept that a shoe wearing down and breaking apart is a natural part of its life cycle. After the heels have worn down to nubs, or the soles have started developing holes in them, or the upper portion of the shoe starts to come apart from the sole, you may have the reaction that many others have: throw it away. There’s no way that you can ever wear the shoe again, so you may as well get rid of it so it doesn’t clutter up your house. Your shoe falling... 

  • Address:511 NW 21st Ave.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 223-1084

Portland Modern

When you see the sign for Portland Modern on 21st Avenue in between Johnson and Irving Street, you probably will think one thing: “Oh, it’s another modern furniture store. Don’t they have like twenty of those in the Pearl District already?” Looking at the sign with its stark white coloring and stylized lettering, along with its unusual placement in the basement of the Irving Street Condominiums, your first thought feels even more confirmed. Then, you take the... 

  • Address:2109 NW Irving St.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 243-2580
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Thai Orchid

Chances are, if you’ve left Portland proper and gone out into the suburbs, you may have seen a Thai Orchid before. The chain is found all over the Portland metro area, as far to the west as Hillsboro, as far to the south as Salem, as far to the east as West Linn, and as far north as Vancouver. Yes, even though Thai Orchid now has a far regional reach, it hasn’t forgot where it came from. Indeed, it has its roots right in Northwest Portland, in a small hole in the... 

  • Address:2231 W Burnside St. Portland, OR 97210
  • Phone: (503) 226-4542
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Ken’s Artisan Bakery

Ken’s Artisan Bakery is one of the standard bearers of baked goods in Portland. In high-class restaurants across the city, you’ll often see the words “bread from Ken’s Artisan Bakery” printed proudly on menus. Sure, these restaurants could try to have their own homemade bread. They probably have cooks on staff that are talented enough to do so. Then, of course, they taste the stuff from Ken’s Artisan Bakery, and decide making their own isn’t worth it. Why... 

  • Address:338 NW 21st Ave. Portland , OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 248-2202
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