Portland is a legendary weed town, it’s undeniably in the fabric of this city. Oregon was the first state to decriminalize marijuana, and that legacy has prevailed through the years. Through Portland’s many incarnations, it’s unabashed love of weed has remained, and nowhere is that more evident than in the handful of classic headshops that still dot Portland proper.
Nomad Crossing on SE Hawthorne and 39th is a classic head shop, replete with tie-died shirts hanging from the rafters, a rich haze of incense that has been burning for decades and all the bohemian knickknacks one could ever need—not to mention the glorious display of hand blown, locally made glassware.
Pypes Palace has been holding down North Portland over three decades, and their inventory of all things stoner related is impressive, to say the least. Their North Lombard store is a classic headshop with all the modern necessities and a well-developed atmosphere of old Portland hippie.
The Silver Spoon is likely best known for its super-retro “Gifts For Adults” street sign that welcomes you to SW Portland as you cruise Barbur Blvd. The Silver Spoon’s exterior betrays it’s neat, meticulous interior, which has a more restrained, west-side hippie vibe.
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