There are a lot of highly legitimate reasons to move. Maybe you just found out that you’re pregnant with sextuplets, but you live in the walk-in closet of a ramshackle inner Southeast foursquare with 11 other people. Maybe the very hairy man in the glass-walled condo across from yours insists on practicing nude pagan rituals every single time your pastor comes over for Sunday supper. Maybe your parents’ basement has finally come available. And maybe, worst of all, you live in a neighborhood that lacks one of these genuinely fantastic markets. Choose your favorite, and call your real estate agent at once. You’re welcome.
Worth the trip just for the out-of-Portland experience alone, this exquisite little European deli has an amazing array of sausages and specialty meats, and everything you need for a drippy, stinky, delicious raclette cheese feast. Don't leave without a marzipan pig and a bag of Pfeffernüsse, just because.
Find no-fuss weeknight home picnic necessities at this picture-perfect neighborhood market—fresh oysters, a killer cheese and charcuterie case, baguettes, olives, ripe organic fruit, imported chocolate bars, Two Tarts' cookies, and plenty of great Italian wine.
One of the things I miss most about living in the Northwest (and no, it's not the parking), is the ability to walk four blocks to this stellar little market for everything from organic greens and raw chocolate, to champagne and toilet paper. (Yup, that pretty much comprises my weekly shopping list.)
An edible oasis in the midst of Hawthorne’s funky retail chaos, this well-stocked neighborhood specialty market has a tip-top cheese counter, and you won’t want for wine and beer pairings either. If you don't feel like making your own meal, mosey into adjoining Evoe for some of the best small plates in Portland.
Barbur is the ideal shopping destination for people who think they don't like grocery shopping, because a stroll through this edible treasure-laden market is more play than work. Plus they are usually having a wine tasting when I go, which seals the deal.
Even if you don't consider yourself a farmers’ market person (weirdo!), don’t miss this array of produce and artisan goods so expansive and well-curated it’s consistently named one of the best markets in the nation. Go early if you have an aversion to getting elbowed, go later if you love limitless people watching.
Embrace your inner hippie at this exceptional co-op hidden away in the laid-back Hosford Abernethy hood. It's got an incredibly well-curated selection of natural/organic/raw foods, cool classes, a weekly Wednesday farmers market AND the Sip juice cart parked outside.
Sublime sandwiches and a beautiful cheese case make this lovely Irvington specialty shop a must-stop for everyday luxuries AND ideal for sourcing unique gifts for the (lovably) fussy foodie in your life. They often host interesting wine tastings—sign up for the newsletter to get info.
This tiny specialty shop feels like the pantry of someone you really should be best friends with--entire walls are devoted to artisan salts, wines, and chocolates. You'll always find the perfect gift for the gourmet in your life, even if that gourmet is just you.
Besides the uncharacteristically pristine surroundings (for a PDX liquor store), this swank shop boasts the unusual privilege of being able to sell you its top-shelf spirits, beer and wine, as well as cheese, charcuterie, chocolate, cigars and other assorted necessities, until the late hour of 10pm (7pm on Sunday).
Cheese whisperer Steve Jones presides over one of the finest cheese counters around, but don’t buy your Roquefort and run, stay awhile and enjoy a Stinky Board, Cubano, or the decadent mac ‘n cheese with a bottle of something merry.
Picnickers, stop at this impeccably stocked little market en route to Mt. Tabor or Laurelhurst parks, for scrumptious sandwiches (try the veggie with herbed feta & fig jam), McClure's potato chips, housemade cookies & cold bottles of Cheerwine (or, you know, real wine).
Love this fishy little hut inside the Kruger's compound. Top notch fresh & frozen fish, responsibly sourced meats & specialty grocery items. My go-to SE spot for oysters & crab!
The centerpiece of this swanky little Pearl District market is the produce section--the impressive array of fresh fruits and vegetables, with an emphasis on local and organic, is enough to make you consider dabbling in saladism. There's a great meat department, an in-store wine bar, and if you like your greens in liquid form, a juice bar.