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Portland Oregon Shopping


Portland Oregon Shopping - Pearl District in Northwest Portland features trendy boutiques, art and home furnishings that are very high end. Nob Hill, in the same area, also offers very popular boutiques and major national chain stores such as Gap and Pottery Barn.

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The Hawthorne District offers an earthy feel with fashionable imported products throughout this unique shopping district.

The Sellwood neighborhood is Portland’s prime shopping area featuring 30 antiques shops and large malls offering some of the most intriguing and rare antiques in this area of the country. The neighborhood architecture itself, which is 19th-century and filled with old Victorian homes, provides an ideal atmosphere for antiques shopping. Additional antiques malls in the area (Milwaukie Boulevard) include Stars and Star & Splendid.

Art Galleries in Portland are located throughout the downtown area. There are various art shows and events throughout the year. For example, in the Alberta Street neighborhood, there are monthly shows that attract some of the most diverse crowds from throughout the city.

Pioneer Place at 700 SW Fifth Avenue, a block from the Pioneer Courthouse Square, is one of the more upscale shopping malls in the city. This mall offers Saks Fifth Avenue, Bose, Eddie Bauer, Godiva Chocolatier, and Fizziwig’s Candy Factory.

Other places to shop

Portland Saturday Market under the west end of the Burnside Bridge.

Columbia Sportswear Company at 911 SW Broadway.

Made in Oregon Souvenirs at 921 SW Morrison St.

Finnegan’s Toys and Gifts at 922 SW Yamhill St.

Hoffman Gallery at 8245 SW Barnes Rd.

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Portland Interesting Facts

  • The creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, started out in Portland.
  • Portland was founded in 1845.
  • Portland was named after founder, Pettygrove, won a coin toss to name it after his native Portland, Maine.
  • Joseph Kelly who ran a Portland hotel in the late 1800’s would sell intoxicated young men to ship captains who needed crewmates.
  • The railroad arrived in Portland, Oregon in 1883.
  • Lumber baron Simon Benson installed drinking water fountains throughout town so workers wouldn’t drink so much and get intoxicated.
  • Portland has a population of about 530,000
  • Bud Clark, the former mayor of Portland, was the flasher in the famous “Expose Yourself to Art” poster.
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