10 Best Shops Found in the Hawthorne District of Portland, Oregon

No trip to Portland, Oregon can be complete until you have spent some time in the Hawthorne District. Here you will find every random stereo type you have ever heard about Portland come to life. Not only is the people watching here some of the best in the city, but it is home to excellent shopping to. Here you will find an eclectic mix of shops and boutiques. Shoppers can find almost anything their heart desires here and if you are seeking something super weird you will find that this area is a gold mine. 

If you are in need of a good book head to Powell's Books, if you need fabric hit Cool Cottons. If you need a retro 1950's lamp they've got that covered to over at the Lizard Lounge. 

Now if you want to spend more of your time doing a more traditional type of shopping, say for clothes and shoes, there is plenty of that to be had too. Sloan has super trendy items to keep you current or Naked City Clothing can help you with your throw back style with a rockabilly dress. Say you want new clothes, but you do not even want to pick them out yourself just go to Mink where they will style you head to toe. 



Cool Cottons is a locally owned and operated Portland Oregon fabric shop specializing in modern fabrics for quilting, sewing, and crafting. They carry high quality fabrics. The designers and manufacturers featured at Cool Cottons include...  Read More



The Perfume House offers visitors from around the world, the opportunity to come and experience the joy of fine fragrance. The Perfume House was founded in 1985 by Chris T. Tsefalas, a charismatic man with a passion for fragrance. The...  Read More



Kids at Heart is a stellar source for unique and inspiring toys & books in the heart of SE Portland, Oregon. They are open seven days a week at SE 35th and Hawthorne Boulevard. Each and every product they carry is carefully chosen for...  Read More



No showroom and ornate display racks. No mysterious inner-sanctum stockrooms, it's a more fun, full-disclosure place. With boxes on the floor alongside a deeply knowledgeable, non-commissioned, sales staff, Imelda's and Louie's is less school,...  Read More



Whatever your style or budget, Naked City Clothing has got just what you need to get dressed. Fashion, accessories & gifts for women and men. If you are looking for rocker, punk, pin-up, or rockabilly clothing they will have it here....  Read More



Portland's famous book store Powell's Books has a second store on Hawthorne Blvd. (It is one of 5 locations found in Portland.) This location is the second best known and everyone loves it just as much as the original downtown. Perhaps that is...  Read More



Mink is a beautiful boutique located in the heart of the Hawthorne shopping district in Portland, Oregon. At Mink, you'll have an experience like none other. They will offer you clothing and accessory suggestions and give honest opinions....  Read More



When you step inside the popular Lounge Lizard you will quickly find that the 1950's are still alive. Here you will find vintage furniture with a past waiting to spend the future with you. Whether you are after a sinfully ugly velvet painting, a...  Read More



A fun find on Hawthorne is the boutique Sloan, a locally owned and operated women's boutique carrying apparel, shoes & accessories for women of all ages and styles. Most brands available at Sloan are nationally known. For example, you will...  Read More



Presents of Mind opened on the Historic Hawthorne Blvd. in 1989 with the goal of being a one stop gift store for people who wanted something beyond the big box generic and the teddy bear cutesy. Since 1989 they have continued to pursue the...  Read More


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Meagan Wristen is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan