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Portland’s reputation as an artisanal retail shopping destination holds up even in the airport. Many shops are local, and it should come as no surprise that there are also some great outdoorsy options like Columbia and Nike (which technically qualifies as local too, because it was founded by two Oregonians).
And if you find yourself admiring the turquoise printed carpet, you’re not the only one. While the original was replaced last year, the PDX carpet with a cult following has inspired many a clothing item, from flannels to bike helmets to Adidas sneakers to socks — which you can pick up in the airport, too.
Oregon’s iconic wool purveyor’s airport address is a great stop for mementos or gifts before heading home. The cozy wool blankets will last forever, and the tartan flannels embody both classic Oregon and hipster Portland style. In addition to the apparel and blankets, check out the beach towels woven in the brand’s iconic patterns. Oregon Marketplace, pre-security near Terminal A/B/C entrance
The original downtown location of this beloved bookstore is a must-visit for any Portland first-timers, but if you missed it you get a second chance in the airport. And if you already happened to finish a book during your trip, it’s good to note that you can sell your used books here, too. Oregon Marketplace, pre-security near Terminal A/B/C entrance
At nearly 1,500-sq-ft, this Nike store is pretty big for an airport shop. The outpost fills all that space with a wide range of Nike’s various categories, from fashion sneakers and running shorts to football jerseys and stylish windbreakers (which you might actually need, given that you’re in the Pacific Northwest). Oregon Marketplace, pre-security near Terminal A/B/C entrance
There’s something for just about any sport and outdoor activity here, from those thin, quick-dry layering pieces for running or cycling to a coats for the slopes. Bonus: The store is outfitted with user-friendly touchscreen kiosks that provide additional info on every product. Oregon Marketplace, pre-security near Terminal A/B/C entrance
This stylish apothecary brand’s small PDX outpost is well-stocked with the essentials: SPF lip balm, oil-free moisturizers, and super popular Creme de Corp body lotion, which can really come in handy when you’re stuck in notoriously dry airport cabins. South Lobby, post-security
Made in Oregon
Made in Oregon has three locations inside PDX (in addition to a handful of shops throughout the city), all of which carry a selection of local curiosities like soaps made from hops, antique-looking jewelry, Pendleton wools, and those socks made in homage to the airport’s carpet. Oregon Market, pre-security; Concourse C and D, post-security
If flying stresses you out, head to this spa before boarding for a quick treatment, or grab some of the locally made bath and body products — many of which feature stress-relieving natural ingredients like rosemary, lavender, and peppermint. Concourse C, post-security
Other Shops to Note
Check out House Spirits Distillery (Concourse C) for locally made spirits; the Real Mother Goose (Oregon Market) for locally made ceramics, glass art, and jewelry; Brookstone (Oregon Market, South Lobby) for last-minute travel needs like headphones and neck pillows; Metalsmiths Sterling (Concourse C) for jewelry; and cc Mckenzie (Concourse C, Oregon Market, South Lobby) for shoes including brands like Frye.