Bike Store and Repair
WINNER: Sellwood Cycle Repair
Sellwood Cycle Repair is a popular, full-service bike shop specializing in bicycle repair, as well as both new and consignment bike sales.
WINNER: Powell’s City of Books
Next time you’re in Portland’s landmark bookstore, slow down and look for the handwritten staff recommendations that are sprinkled around the shelves. You just might find your kiddo’s new favorite – these people really know their stuff.
Comic Book Store
WINNER: Bridge City Comics
With a motto like “Comics for the People,” how can they go wrong? Bridge City Comics has something for everyone, from a robust section featuring Portland makers to the new Dog Boy installment that your 6-year-old has been impatiently waiting for to more esoteric graphic novellas for grown-ups.
WINNER: Beanstalk Children’s Resale Clothing
Portland’s consignment store game is strong, but our winner, Beanstalk, takes the crown for their meticulously curated and easy-to-navigate selection.
WINNER: New Seasons Market
The local, organic produce, the fresh and tasty deli offerings, the helpful butchers … just a few of the reasons you love New Seasons Market and named it our winner for best grocery store.
Kids’ Hair Salon
WINNER: Sit Still Kids
Sit Still earns high marks for the kid-friendly environment with toys, videos, cool chairs and patient and friendly stylists serving up cool hairstyles. For the parents, there’s cold brew (or wine), good music and free wi-fi.
Local New Kids’ Clothing
WINNER: Hanna Andersson
The great thing about those Hanna jammies (or leggings, or shorts) is how long they last. The clothes are so sturdy and roomy that they can be handed down without holes, and yesterday’s dress is today’s tunic. Worth every penny, our readers say.
WINNER: Thinker Toys
Our readers love Thinker Toys for its vast selection of great gifts for babies through tweens. And the friendly staff get high marks too — they’ve got near-encyclopedic knowledge about great new games and the newest, hottest trends in stuffies.