Sure—complain about Trader Joe's's parking lots all you want, but where else are you going to get Everything But The Bagel Seasoning Blend, peanut butter-filled pretzels, Two Buck Chuck wine (alas, these days Three Buck Chuck) frozen cauliflower gnocchi, and cookie butter all in one sitting? And sure—there are already three in Portland (and five additional stores in Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Hillsboro, and Clackamas), but we say the more the merrier. According to the Portland Business Journal, the independent chain announced plans for a new location in Portland, though it's unclear where or when it will open.
Though little is known about the proposed new location, it's got our staff here at Portland Monthly talking, joking, and sharing old Simpsons clips. Here are our predictions on where the new Trader Joe's will be.
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