On your way in or out of town, this could be a necessary stop. Located near three of Portland's main roadways (Interstate 5, State Highway 26 and State Highway 217), Washington Square is a convenient place to shop. Saturdays get fairly crowded, but the five major department stores, 100-plus specialty shops and well-kept landscape make it worthy of a visit if you like the mall thing. Be sure to grab a bite in one of the many restaurants.
Lose yourself in the world of books as you visit Annie Bloom's, one of the city's beloved independent book stores. Be it romance, fiction, classics, self help or other genres that you are looking for, the store has something for every taste. Besides the international best sellers, the bookstore prioritizes local authors. In addition to books, the store features a variety of greeting cards, CDs and other artifacts that make for great gifting ideas. The bookstore is host to several book reading and review sessions for all age groups and is truly a book lovers' paradise.
Living up to the city's moniker of 'Beervana', John's Marketplace in Multnomah Village boasts of a staggering collection of beers. The collection of beers is ever-growing and constantly evolving to fit newer additions and even rarer selections of beer such as the Bridgeport Ebenezer and EKU 28. John's Marketplace houses 800 varieties of bottled beers as well as 400 different wines. The next time you're thirsty, head over to John's and let your mind be blown by the pleasantly startling array of several lagers, stouts and ales on display. The store also arranges tasting and pouring events, much to the delight of beer lovers.
A huge store full of toys in every corner, Thinker Toys contains in itself a world of fun for children. With a plethora of toys to keep the children busy, this is one place where you will definitely want to splurge. Browse through shelves stocked with brightly colored and interesting new games, and reminisce your childhood. You can also pick out a few gifts while you're at it and have them wrapped for free. The toys are moderately priced to suit most budgets.
Tucked into the historic town of Multnomah, this shopping destination resonates with the pulse of Portland. Only 10 minutes away from downtown, these old streets fill with shoppers and course with activity. Antique shops intermixed with trendy restaurants and Victorian homes crowd the hilly neighborhood. Popular items around here include coffee at Village Coffee and, of course, antiques. Credit card acceptance varies by establishment in Multnomah Village.
Shop for high-quality shoes, apparel and trendy accessories at affordable prices at Vans Store Woodburn Outlet. Nestled inside Woodburn Premium Outlets mall, this store sells some chic sunglasses, dapper shirts and stylish footwear for men, women and kids. Surf and skate equipment is also available.
Cole Haan Footwear and Accessories has been a tradition since the year 1928. Located on North Arney Road, the brand symbolizes creativity and perfection. Hosiery items, sunglasses, handbags and stylish footwear are a part of its exhaustive collection. It also sells kids' shoes and apparel.
Woodburn Premium Outlets was established in the year 1999. Situated on North Arney Road, this bustling shopping center is anchored by upscale stores like Nike, Ann Taylor and Guess. Several factory stores occupy the retail space.
Coach retails in an exclusive collection of high-end leather products for men and women. Shop for fashion-forward wallets, handbags and wristlets stylishly designed to cater to contemporary tastes. Coach also offers some amazing jewelry items.
This fun farm is only 25 minutes out of town and covers 75 acres. Kids of all ages can get a close view of chickens, rabbits, turkeys and goats. You can also pick flowers and vegetables when they are in season. An added bonus: Tillamook Ice Cream serves up frozen scoops. The Halloween Pumpkin Fest happens every weekend in October. Bring your flashlight for the nighttime hay and corn mazes or the haunted trail.