Portland, Oregon is broken into districts and neighborhoods, each with their own flair. Places such as the Alberta district, Historic Mississippi Avenue, Multnomah Village, and Hawthorne each have their own distinct business districts and vibe. Even in Portland's central city neighborhoods such as Downtown and the Pearl District have uniquely different styles though it is an easy stroll from one to the other. As one of the most walkable cities in America, most Portland neighborhoods are extremely pedestrian friendly. Wide varieties of shopping and dining are available within a few blocks. Dedicated bike lanes make cycling though the different communities smooth and fun. A plethora of independent cafes throughout Portland's many districts make it easy to grab a bite while browsing from store to store. While all the big, national chain department stores are here, Portland shopping is best experienced by visiting its many unique, independent shops and boutiques. Whether you are browsing through vintage vinyl at Mississippi Records, stocking up on summer reading at Powell's City of Books or splurging on bath bombs at Lush on NW 23rd ave, each Portland neighborhood has a wealth of treasures to explore. For those that enjoy a more traditional shopping experience we have included the three best shopping malls in the area. Bridgeport Village an outdoor mall, Washington Square Mall and Pioneer Place.
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