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.
With origins that can be traced back to Oaxaca, Mexico, this family business has made a name for itself in Portland as creators of handcrafted, durable, leather goods that are stylish, minimalist and timeless in their beauty. A lifetime of experience has been distilled and combined with the fresh perspective of today's generation to create the fashionable wares sold at this Old Town boutique. Browse through a rotating selection of accessories, bags, purses, wallets and shoes crafted by hand at the store's on-site workshop. As you marvel at the fine craftsmanship and thoughtful design of the Orox Leather Co.'s fantastic pieces, take a few moments to visit the craftsmen as they work at their desks just a few feet away to truly appreciate what goes into the making of these functional works of art. Exceptional craftsmanship and the inherent richness of leather come together at the Orox Leather Co. to create everyday pieces brimming with charm.
Mario's is an upscale shopping destination for the fashion conscious since the 1960s. Their carefully curated luxury brands and designer wear feature the latest in season. Exemplary apparels, accessories and shoes will wow you, while their expert stylists will give great tips to style your personality.
No trendsetter would want to miss this downtown store. A combination of haute fashion and knowledgeable clerks will ensure your shopping pleasure is at Mercantile. Sale events make the clothing more affordable for all. Design-conscious customers will appreciate such famous labels as DKNY, Ralph Lauren and Nicole Miller. Sleek retro clothing, comfy jeans, lingerie, evening gowns and more are available too. This stylish joint also boasts a large collection of home accessories, scarves and silver.
Betsy & Iya has garnered quite a clientele owning to their exquisite jewelry pieces. Made on-site, bracelets and rings are their highest selling items, but the place is also known for their necklaces, earrings and other quirky accessories. Albeit small, the store has a charming layout where style oozes from every corner. Accessories are neatly lined throughout the space allowing you to peacefully browse through the collection. You are sure to find many pieces that will complement your style sense and personality but if you don't, then you can always get pieces customized according to your own taste. Their staff is highly knowledgeable and their suggestions can be blindly relied upon.
For those who constantly keep a watchful eye for quirky fashion, a visit to the Upper Playground is must. When you step inside this store, you are sure to be surrounded by vivacious colors, its every wall has graffiti and the selection of clothes and accessories complement the theme of the place. T-shirts are their highest selling items, these come designed with whimsical art and their quality is top notch. Upper Playground also has quite a selection of pullovers and bags, and they also sell footwear. The place boasts of a distinctive character; it's an art gallery that comes with a store or could also be described the other way round. It all depends on what you are here for!
Venture down Stark street to 2nd Avenue and find 2nd Avenue Records. Portland is a city full of record stores, but this one is unique. Upon entry, customers don't know if they're in a record store or a DJ's basement. Furthermore, one glance at the music on display, shows people they've come to the right place. There's an international pop music section, a full Hawaiian section, and enough reggae music to have to distinguish between reggae, rock steady, and ska. T-shirts and strange art hangs from the ceilings. Much of it is for purchase. All records and sales are kept on pieces of paper and in actual flippable books. Products are new and used and the staff is open to carrying independent artists' work.
Pioneer Place sparkles with glass and brass. Many large windows make the interior bright and welcoming. A wealth of specialty stores includes Coach and H&M. If you get hungry after all that shopping, visit one of the many restaurants or the food court. For entertainment, you can visit the Regal Cinemas and watch Hollywood blockbusters on one of its screens.
This longtime Portland jewelry store has been providing Oregonians with memorable service since 1975. As direct diamond brokers, you can be assured of getting the highest quality loose diamonds at a very reasonable cost. Attractive financing offers will allow you to take your purchase home immediately. Ask one of the customer service specialists about the store's trade-in policy. In addition to diamonds, you will find plenty of other fine jewelry, perfect for someone special.
For a fashionista who cannot compromise on brands and moreover, style, Aldo is the ideal shoe-haven which casually brings about people's lives at a standstill with its revolutionary designs and bold styles. A shoe is not just a shoe at Aldo's; it is a piece of art, a craft which must be worn by someone who appreciates the value of classic foot-wear. For men who take great care of their grooming, Aldo has a whole new world dedicated to men's footwear. Equipped with sophisticated sandals, leather boots, shoes and sandals, a fashion-conscious man may sleep well tonight.