Portland and the entire state of Oregon is tax-free, there is no sales tax, which makes Portland a great shopping destination.
For even bigger savings, check out the two major (tax-free!) outlet malls within a half-hour drive of Portland. At Woodburn Premium Outlets, you can score finds from the likes of Nike, J.Crew, Banana Republic and more than 100 other big-name brands. East of the city, near the entrance to the stunning Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the Columbia Gorge Premium Outlets offer big savings at 45 retailers.
Portland’s compact, walkable downtown offers a unique mix of locally owned and national retailers, including Coach, Louis Vuitton, H&M, Kitson, Tory Burch, Macy’s, Nordstrom nd more, with many conveniently located in the central, four-city-block Pioneer Place shopping center. The adjacent Pearl District is bursting with high-end, modern shops offering hand-picked collections. Minutes away, the Northwest/Nob Hill neighborhood has quaint boutiques nestled amid Victorian houses and delicious eateries on the pedestrian-friendly Northwest 21st and 23rd avenues.
Complementing Portlanders’ love for outdoor recreation and proximity to wonderful natural beauty, the city is full of outdoor outfitters, including national and international brands like Nike, adidas, R.E.I., Icebreaker and Montbell, as well as local experts like U.S. Outdoor Store and Next Adventure.
Portland, Oregon, is known for its do-it-yourself and hand-crafted ethos and for producing more Project Runway fashion reality show winners than anywhere else. But the “City of Roses” and the entire state of Oregon offer an abundance of options for any type of shopper — all 100% tax-free.
On Portland’s east side (across the Willamette River), you’ll find Oregon’s largest mall, Lloyd Center, full of major retailers and even an indoor ice-skating rink. The up-and-coming Central Eastside and close-in neighborhoods feature edgy, modern stores and made-in-Portland goods, like handmade leather products and bike gear, locally designed clothing produced in-store, one-of-a-kind decorations and home goods, and more. Portland’s close-in suburbs also house the notable Washington Square mall, Clackamas Town Center, Streets of Tanasbourne shopping center and upscale Bridgeport Village outdoor mall.