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.


Bike Gallery


Bikes for Humanity

Clever Cycles

Community Cycling Center

River City Bicycles

Book Store

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.


Annie Bloom’s Books

A Children’s Place Bookstore

Green Bean Books

Maggie Mae’s Kids Bookshop

MudPuddles Toys and Books

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.


Books with Pictures

Comic Cave

Cosmic Monkey Comics

Excalibur Books and Comics

Things from Another World

Consignment Shop/Event

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.


Hoot-N-Annie Children’s Boutique

Just 4 Kids Consignment

Piccolina Children’s Resale Boutique

Super Kids Resale

Sweetpea’s Resale

Grocery Store

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.


Costco Wholesale

Fred Meyer

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market

Trader Joe’s

WinCo Foods

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.


Bishops Cuts/Color

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids Tualatin

Kid’s Castle Cuts

Lil’ Snippers Hair Care 4 Kids

Pigtails & Crewcuts

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.

Black Wagon


Black Wagon

The Bull and the Bee


Le’D Bug Boutique

Posh Baby

Toy Stores

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.


Bricks and Minifigs

Finnegan’s Toys & Gifts

Hammer and Jacks

Kids at Heart Toys

Piccolo Mondo


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