The Vancouver Williams Corridor is quickly joining the ranks of top destination strips in Portland. Like NW 23rd and the Alberta Arts District that came before it, the Vancouver Williams Corridor is home to the neighborhood's best restaurants, cafes and shops. The following spots are not to be missed when spending the day on North Vancouver and Williams.
Lark Press is something of a well-manicured mullet, with business in the front AND business in the back. Up front browse and buy popular handcrafted greeting cards knowing that most were created in the rear, on the hundred year old letterpresses. Custom printing is also available.
Queen Bee is behind Portland's most popular handbag, and with good reason. They're hand-crafted in-house to the highest quality. Makes a clever Portland souvenir for out-of-towners.
More than just a place to pick up chicks, Livingscape offers classes on pickling, canning, and beekeeping. A lot of these classes are free!
The award-winning Lincoln is great for special occasions: for birthdays, for anniversaries, or when you just want to reward your taste buds. Ask for bread and butter, also there's a $20 corkage fee.
Ink & Peat defines organically-inspired, housing numerous cards, candles, books, pillows, and prints that exude a nature-inspired charm.
Ever expanding from their original Beaumont location, Ristretto Roasters' open and airy location begs for an afternoon spent sipping espresso and people watching.
Tasty n Sons, with its high ceilings and open atmosphere, seasonally-inspired menu and dedication to quality, has become a real force on the Portland epicurean scene. Eat there often, as the menu is always changing.
What's the Scoop makes waves with its liquid nitrogen freezing system, resulting in a creamery ice cream. Unique indeed, as is the ever-changing selection, with flavors including Basil Blueberry, Spiced Chocolate Tequila, and Burnt Sugar.