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.