Local shoppers enjoy a selection of boutique and antique shops as well as hobby supply and toy stores at Multnomah's commercial center in the Village on Capitol Highway.
Visit Indigo Traders and immerse yourself in the rich colors and textures of the Middle East. This family-owned boutique stocks fine Mediterranean-sourced linens and housewares celebrating the region's culture and traditions. While you're there, check out the Turkish coffee. Prices run a little high, so stop by the sale room to find something lovely at a lower price.
Portland is famous for its independent bookstores, and the Village's Annie Bloom's Books stands out as one of the city's best. This cozy shop sells a variety of titles for every age and every interest. Pick a book from the shelf, and curl up in an old chair for a while, but don't be alarmed if Molly Bloom, the bookstore's cat,
strolls by. In fact, you might see more than one animal at this pet-friendly
For groceries, area residents have easy access to all the chains, but if you'd rather support a local business, head to Barbur World Foods at Barbur Boulevard and Capitol Highway at the very southern edge of the neighborhood. The store stocks fresh, natural meat and produce, kitchen staples and interesting Middle Eastern options.
For snacks in the Village, stop by John's Marketplace. John's stocks an immense array of local brews and breaks up packs to sell singles, so you can try a variety. Stop by the deli, where you can get an incredible sandwich served on Portland-based Dave's Killer Bread. Locals get farm-fresh produce at the Parsons Farm Stand at Multnomah and 35th.