Street Walker in Nob Hill

Be a Street Walker in Nob Hill

We’d love you to come visit Nob Hill in Portland’s Northwest and make a Street Walker vlog about what you see. 

The neighbourhood is centred on Northwest 23rd Avenue, or the 23 as locals call it. they also call this place the Alphabet District.

We’ll throw in a mid-morning snack at world-famous Ken’s Artisan Bakery and you can finish off with lunch at At Paley’s Place, an early proponent of the Portland ethic of local, sustainable cuisine.

In between, it’s up to you. But to help you, here are some of our favorite spots.

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Lena Medoyeff is known for her modern, elegant bridal designs, but her boutique also stocks her distinctive fair-trade silk “Lena dresses” ideal for any (special) occasion.  

Nearby Sloan Boutique sports a savvy sales crew and up-to-the-minute alt-designer dresses, jackets and accessories at reasonable prices.  

And Urban Edge outfits discerning men with leather oxfords, wooden sunglasses and stylish button-down shirts.

The vintage dresses, jewelry, accessories and knick-knacks in eclectic resale shop Three Monkeys just beg to be browsed.



Best known for its lines of Portland bridge-inspired bracelets, Betsy & Iya handcrafts each sought-after piece right on-site. 

Will Leather Goods Family House transforms vintage rugs and rags into one-of-a-kind bags for its thrifty-meets-trendy Found collection. Also part of the family: Will’s signature leather backpacks, belts and leather heirlooms.

Gatsbys, derbies, ball caps and fedoras are just a few of the vintage and updated hat styles to try on inside one of only three Goorin Bros. locations in the Northwest.

The polished, casual-chic handbags at Ellington are made from fine Italian leather. Totes, cross-body bags, hobos and more come in understated neutrals or bright colors, but all are destined to last for years to come. 


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Beauty products

Sample a full range of cosmetics from local and national brands at Blush Beauty Bar, a welcoming cosmetics boutique that also offers services like eyebrow threading.

Heritage skin care brand Kiehl’s has an outpost on 23rd Avenue, as does Lush, purveyor of richly scented, handmade bath and body products.


20 NOVEMBER 2016