Portland Like a Local: Shopping Edition

When it comes to shopping in Portland, there’s never a shortage of unique boutiques, funky flea markets, and eclectic shops to be found. Whether you’re hoping to get the local look at nearby clothing and vintage stores or bring home a one-of-a-kind Portland keepsake, explore some of the best shopping in Portland during your visit.

Clothing Stores

From casual to vintage chic, style your stay in Portland with the fashions found at its diverse array of local shops. Portland-bred outfitters Animal Traffic specialize in high-quality pieces for men and women, ranging from small handcrafted accessories to staple brands such as Pendleton and Thorogood. They also offer a curated selection of women’s secondhand and vintage clothing.

Another must-stop shop is Bridge & Burn. The Portland-founded business features distinct Northwest styles for both men and women. Here you’ll find muted tones and functional styles inspired by the natural beauty of the area. 

Markets & Fleas

Make a day of your shopping trip in Portland when you stop by one of the local flea markets and shopping streets. Held on the last Sunday of each month, Portland Flea + Food is your one stop shop for the best shopping in Portland. The market features a variety of local artists, vintage curators, and locally made goods. Find everything from home goods and clothing to small accessories and delicious eats.

Other well-known markets include the Portland Flea-for-All — the top destination for eclectic vintage furniture and clothing — as well as the popular shopping street Union Way, where you’ll find leather goods, designer duds, and more.

Home & Decor

Known for minimal, nature-inspired aesthetics, Portland home and decor retailers are Pinterest boards come to life. For simple yet elegant pieces, Canoe is your new go-to. Indulge your inner plant mom at Appetite Shop & Studio. For funky yet modern designs, don’t skip over the Portland-grown Woonwinkel. Whether you’re new in town and looking to decorate a new space or just want something to bring home from your visit, don’t miss out on these home decor stores.

Trinkets, Books, & More

From unique keepsakes to gifts and goodies, get a taste of authentic Portland culture at beloved shops found throughout the city. A truly one-of-a-kind Portland business, Tender Loving Empire partners with local artists to curate a unique selection of items ranging from jewelry and apparel to housewares and beauty products. Each store also features a record selection stocked with music from their own locally run record label.

Treat your inner bookworm to something special at Powell’s City of Books, a true Portland institution. This independent bookseller has been in Portland since 1971 and features an incredible collection of books, both new and used. 

Visit all these shops and more on your trip to the City of Roses. Plan your stay in the heart of downtown Portland directly on our website, and enjoy our best available rates, unbeatable savings, and local discounts.