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Electric Lettuce’s Northeast location feels like stepping into a budtender’s funky living room.

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Bridge City Collective North Center

Behind opaque North Portland windows, a clean, modern space awaits, with gnarled wooden countertops courtesy of cabinet makers Brace & Bit next door. 2 locations —FM


Cannabliss’s flagship Southeast Portland store is an 1891 firehouse—huge white doors, original brick, an old alarm bell, even a brass fire pole. 5 locations —RJ

Chalice Farms

Lined with chic live-edge wood cabinets and shelves, this outdoorsy-themed chain excels at no-pressure encounters, whether you’re searching for CBD/THC muscle rubs or trading yarns about smoking resin in the 1980s. Don’t miss: Chalice’s own house-made lines—the pumpkin spice truffles were a Dope Cup fave last fall. 6 locations —KC

Electric Lettuce

The sublimely converted two-story house off NE Weidler, splashed with purple, orange, and blue, is like your überhip friend’s living room: warm lighting, cozy chairs, funky art, and, yes, vinyl. Fun fact: Portland branding firm of the moment OMFGCo designed this vibe from head to toe. 3 locations —MP


Built on a philosophy of marijuana as medicine, the Scandinavian-chic Hawthorne spot analyzes 64 of the plant’s compounds to break down effects at a micro level. If any place can convince buttoned-down parents that weed can alleviate back pain and migraines, this is it. 916 SE Hawthorne Blvd —BT


A wood-paneled maze of product displays, art, and paraphernalia offers things sparser dispensaries don’t: leisurely browsing and a sense of discovery. Don’t miss: Jayne’s tiny, 0.25-gram pre-rolled joints are perfect for commitment-phobes. 2145 NE MLK Jr. Blvd —MP


The brightly lit, super-stocked space inside a wooden house on N Mississippi belongs to a mini-chain known for accessible price points and amenable budtenders: a great first stop for inexperienced users. Don’t miss: $15 vape pens FTW! Multiple locations —FM

Oregon's Finest

The product at Oregon’s Finest is Clean Green Certified—the industry’s proxy for FDA organic certification. 2 locations —MP


The mini-chain is like a cannabis terrarium: windows, glass, iron-framed displays, premium greenery. A classification system guides with “feeling symbols,” like energy or relaxation. 2 locations —BT

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