Best Places to Shop in Portland, OR
Home to hundreds of coffee shops and more micro breweries per capita than any other U.S. city, you’d think that Portland, OR forgot about shopping. Well don’t put away your credit cards just yet. This Pacific Northwest city with a metro area of some 2.2 million residents has an abundance of shopping destinations eagerly awaiting your arrival.
Make the first stop on shopping excursion, Downtown Portland. Portland has a very pedestrian friendly downtown area with many great places to shop, including a fantastic Nordstrom and Macy’s. One of the best things about shopping at Nordstrom and Macy’s, is that you’ll also be next to Pioneer Place! This happening hub in downtown Portland covers a massive four city blocks connected over the streets below via elegant glass walkways, and offers visitors a vast selection of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. How can you miss with stores like BCBGMAXAZRIA, Bebe, Betsey Johnson, Eddie Bauer, Gap, J. Crew, Kate Spade, Juicy Couture and Louis Vuitton? Looking for more of a one of a kind boutique shopping experience? Head over to the Pearl District – a former warehouse district north of downtown Portland, or drive over to Nob Hill in the NW 23rd Ave. area. Both shopping areas offer lots of great boutiques and restaurants.
One of Portland’s most popular shopping destinations is the Lloyd Center Mall, located just northeast of Portland’s central downtown area. With three stories overflowing with 175 specialty stores, 28 dining establishments, a movie theater and an ice skating rink, Lloyd Center is one of Portland’s most fabulous malls. Anchored by Marshalls, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Ross and Sears, Lloyd Center Mall has everything you need to get all your shopping done in one fell swoop. Another Portland shopping icon is the Washington Square Mall located southwest of downtown Portland. Over 170 popular retailers like Macy’s, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, Bebe, Cache, Talbots, White House Black Market, Coach, and Sephora make their home in Washington Square Mall.
If you happen to find yourself in the Portland suburbs without a thing to wear, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Bridgeport Village in Tigard, OR southwest of Portland is the area’s swankiest outdoor lifestyle shopping center. Award winning Italianate themed architecture, endless amenities, fantastic restaurants, and stores like Coach, Cole Haan, Crate & Barrel and Sur La Table make Bridgeport Village a must-stop for any true shopping enthusiast. Located southeast of Portland in the idyllically named haven of Happy Valley, is the Clackamas Town Center Mall. This popular mall offers 1.2 million square feet of shopping pleasure at stores like Macy’s, Macy’s Home Store, Nordstrom, Sephora, Coach, and Forever 21. If you happen to be in the Hillsboro, OR area visiting friends and family, have them take you to The Streets of Tanasbourne, an open-air mall with around 50 stores including Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, Express, Banana Republic, Coldwater Creek, Ann Taylor Loft and Chico’s. We’re not done yet! South of Portland in the city of Salem, OR is the popular Salem Center Mall. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or the entire family, you’ll find what you’re looking for at stores like Aeropostale, Buckle, Claire’s Boutique, Lane Bryant, Victoria’s Secret, Gymboree, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bath & Body Works, and The Body Shop. And if happen to cross the border to the Portland suburb of Vancouver, WA, be sure to check out the Westfield Vancouver Mall, home to over 120 stores including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Forever 21, Hollister, and Wet Seal.
And if you happen to be searching for delicious shopping deals, head over to Columbia Gorge Premium Outlets in Troutdale, OR east of Portland or the Woodburn Company Stores in Woodburn, OR south of Portland.