Quality Inn Downtown Convention Center
431 N.E. Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 233-7933
Fax: (360) 282-6133
Snowboarders know where to go for the latest in cool gear. Located next door to the Mountain Shop, this store caters only to this particular sport. Enthusiasts will find everything to fulfill their wildest boarding fantasies. Boarders choose from a huge collection of K2 and other excellent boards. Other necessities such as boots, bindings, backpacks and outerwear are also available. Friendly, efficient service and the youthful atmosphere are added pluses.
With beautiful Mt. Hood staring at you the entire time you are in Portland, you owe it to yourself to get up there. Here is the place to find the finest gear around. Skiers and snowboarders will appreciate top-of-the-line stuff inside this northeast Portland store. Brands like Columbia, Rossignol, Airwalk and Burton can all be found, and the store will cover you from head to toe with apparel, equipment, service and rentals. The merchandise is far from cheap, but it is shiny-new. Next door is Castle Snowboard Shop, which specializes in boards with full repair service.
Don't be behind on the season's latest fashions, shop at one of America's most loved fashion brands - H&M. Located at the Lloyd Center, this outlet enjoys a central location, easily accessible from downtown. The collection is designed keeping a casual lifestyle in mind for both men and women; and sizes for every figure - from petite to extra curvy. Baby basics and kids' casual are also available, as are accessories and cosmetics. Watch out for the new arrivals and sales.
With almost 800 locations, Macy's remains America's favorite department store and in Portland you will find it across two locations. The outlet at Lloyd Center is huge and has everything under one roof - from bed & bath, home essentials, women and men's apparels, kids clothing, accessories to jewelery. The staff is professional and will help you find the product of your description so that you don't waste hours just browsing. Clearance sales and discounts make shopping at Macy's even more attractive. Check out the website for more information.
Located in Northeast Portland, this is one of Oregon's largest malls and is just a 10-minute MAX ride from downtown. With its large skyline atrium, it is probably the most "mall-like" shopping centers in the Portland area and its size means it has all of the offerings and more. The Ice-Skating Rink provides great entertainment for adults and kids alike, and makes for a great spot for family fun. You can watch the skaters while relaxing at the food court. There are also movie theaters located inside the mall and across the street.
Sure, there are many stores that offer one-stop shopping, but where can you find fresh and dried flowers, produce, seafood, dairy items and packaged goods all in one charming, gourmet market reminiscent of yesteryear? Take your time selecting garden fresh produce from Kruger's, unique seafood delights from Newman's Fish and that perfect bottle of wine from an expansive selection of gourmet wines and ports. Other specialty areas, including the Cheshire Cat deli, will keep you hopping.
Located on the hippest strip in Northeast Portland, this cozy shoe shop specializes in fashionable comfort. Fine American and Italian kicks for men and women can be found at Halo Shoes. The list seems endless when you ask what brands the store carries—Sidewalk and Momo are just a couple. The velvet sofa you will use to try on shoes takes up almost half the store, but the selection is far larger than you would guess by the tiny space. You will not be shortchanged on quality or service.
Up the stairs of this old-fashioned Portland house on Broadway is where you will find unique designer fashions for men and women. Along with the original woodwork in Soho Boutique are bright skirts and dresses for her, slacks and shirts for him. If your type of clothing is not too conservative, but nothing too wild, you will like it here. Moreover, in an ever-changing fad industry, the good solid stuff can still be found here.
Established in 1985, Laughing Horse Books is a volunteer-run establishment that caters to those inclined towards counterculture and anarchist literature. In addition, the store strives to be a welcoming space where every member of the community can stop by, whether to read, debate or just hang out. In addition, the store organizes many film screenings, musical performances and political events.
For superior undergarments and lounge-wear, head to Lille Boutique. This charming store houses a spectacular array of lingerie of various types- lace, French, vintage and simple that provide long-term comfort. The classy look and feel of the designs make one feel pampered. Lille also offers a good variety of wedding garments to choose from, making the most special day of one's life even more so. They even offer a fitting session and make custom lingerie.
This quaint bookshop is just as good as the major chain store down the street. The small-town feel goes well with the friendly and helpful staff, and the selection is broader than you might think. If what you want is not on the shelf, the staff is eager to order it for you. A great sale section is stashed next to the children's area in the back. Broadway Books also offers wrapping paper and greeting cards to complete your gift shopping.
You will find cakes, pastries, cookies, donuts, sticky buns, muffins, bagels, breads and everything else that would help a homesick Frenchman. This traditional bakery opened in 1924 and its cakes are a Portland mainstay. Use the old-fashioned made-to-order cake service for any occasion—the staff only needs 24-hour notice. A small selection of greeting cards is also available. A local secret: many items are half-price on Sundays. A box full of all sorts of sweets can be had.