Portland’s dispensaries are as varied as the city itself, with every budtrepreneur offering their own version of the ideal cannabis buying experience. For those new to the dispensary scene or looking to branch out, we’ve listed five Portland favorites across a variety of themes.
Home Grown Apothecary
1937 NE Pacific St.
Pesticides and chemicals need not apply. In keeping with Portland’s penchant for sustainable and responsible business practices, Home Grown Apothecary’s cannabis is grown locally and organically. They also incorporate recycling programs to limit package waste. For locavores who value a reduced footprint, this is the place to go.
916 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
For the scientifically minded consumer, Farma prides itself on analyzing the benefits of marijuana use not through anecdotes and allegories, but through medical evidence and analytics. Farma actively tests their product and works with leading plant pathologists and botanists to gain insight and provide a healthier modern high.
Bridge City Collective
4312 N Williams Ave.
215 SE Grand Ave.
With two locations, Bridge City Collective seeks to serve a larger portion of the Portland area. They host an up-to-date blog for news concerning their stores and the community, along with a healthy dose of discounts, holiday specials, and a loyalty program for the active customer.
6714 NE Sandy Blvd.
Along with their selection of herb, the crew at Panacea is dedicated to supporting social justice causes, with a particular focus on racial, economic and LGBT activism. They’re even in with the deaf community, offering an on-site staff member fluent in sign language and cannabis every Sunday and Monday.
Cannabliss & Co.
1917 SE Seventh St.
Set up in a former fire station with a lounge featuring plentiful seating and bright cityscape artwork, Cannabliss & Co. knows how to set the vibe and keep their customers happy. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, making this an ideal stop for newcomers to Portland’s vast dispensary options.
Be safe, be responsible and keep yourself informed on Portland State’s marijuana policy at pdx.edu/insidepsu/PSU-pot-prohibition
Too strict for your tastes? It’s high time you made some off-campus friends, or consider getting involved with PSU’s own Students for Sensible Drug Policy group. The more the merrier.