Now that we’re firmly in the midst of the digital era, it seems like everyone’s a record collector. These are some of the record stores that hardcore audiophiles travel to Portland specifically to visit.
Huge selection of very reasonably priced used & new records and CDs across a wide variety of genres. Lots of inventory turnover makes each visit unique. The listening station can help you decide whether to shell out $2 for that semi-obscure 70s soul compilation you’re eyeing.
Humongous space w/a wide selection of used & new records & CDs spanning every genre. You could easily spend an entire afternoon here. Regular in-store performances & signings. Listed as one of Spin’s 15 best indie record stores in the U.S. Since 1969.
Great selection of new & used CDs and records + amazing live in-store performances. Lots to discover here.
Fantastic record store w/a heavy emphasis on punk, garage & metal music. It’s also the hq of indie record label Dirtnap Records. An integral part of the Portland music scene.
Beautifully curated selection of new and used LPs and 45s, w/particular emphasis on indie, soul, world music, roots music & reissues (plus their own amazing in-house label). Listening stations. Uber-friendly.
Fantastic hole-in-the-wall record store that also doubles as a local music label. Heavy on garage, psych-pop, shoegaze, punk, underground rarities & related. There’s a little bit of everything crammed into the tiny space, waiting to be found. Great bargain bins as well.
Fantastic record store in a fantastic location. Incredibly well-curated selection of records + 25-cent bargain hunting crates. Friendly, knowledgeable owners. Vintage turntables & stereos for sale.