Drum roll please . . . announcing the Winners and Top 5 Favorites in Services & Shopping in our annual readers’ poll. Read on to learn who won your votes this year.

Bike Store and Repair

Image courtesy River City Bicycles

WINNER: River City Bicycles

As one of the best bike-friendly cities in the U.S., we have our fair share of bicycle shops. But when it comes to biking needs for the whole family, readers love River City Bicycles. With two eastside locations, River City has a wide selection of bikes, for the littlest beginners to pro setups. The shops also sell all the necessary accessories, and even sponsor and support weekly Saturday rides in the community.


Sellwood Cycle Repair
Bikes for Humanity
Clever Cycles
Community Cycling Center
Trek Bicycle Portland


Book Store

Image courtesy Powell’s City of Books

WINNER: Powell’s City of Books

Book lovers young and old rallied to support Powell’s, and it has more or less weathered the pandemic. A favorite of locals and tourists alike, this iconic store covers an entire city block.


Annie Bloom’s Books
A Children’s Place Bookstore
Green Bean Books
Maggie Mae’s Kids Bookshop
MudPuddles Toys and Books

Comic Book Store

Image courtesy Books with Pictures

WINNER: Books with Pictures

Books with Pictures prides itself on its diversity and inclusivity. They strive to answer, “YES!” whenever someone asks, “Do you have any stories with someone who’s like me?” Head to SE Division and check them out.


Bridge City Comics
Comic Cave
Cosmic Monkey Comics
Excalibur Books and Comics
Things from Another World

Consignment Shop/Event

WINNER:  Beanstalk Children’s Resale Clothing

Ever sworn that your kid woke up taller after a nap? Same. That’s when Beanstalk Children’s Resale comes in pretty handy. Make an appointment to take in used kids’ clothing in good condition and then buy new-to-you gear for your growing kiddo. (It’s got online shopping now, too!) Readers have voted Beanstalk to the top spot for several years now.


Hoot-N-Annie Children’s Boutique
Just 4 Kids Consignment
Piccolina Children’s Resale Boutique
Super Kids Resale
Sweetpea’s Resale

Kids’ Hair Salon

Image courtesy Sit Still Kids

WINNER: Sit Still Kids

Let the skilled stylists at Sit Still Kids work their hair magic on your kiddo. This bright studio offers traditional cuts — from baby’s first to styling for short to long locks — as well as fun extras like temporary color and feather extensions and essentials such as conditioning treatments for little swimmers. Another fun bonus of Sit Still is the braiding class, where parents can learn five types of braids.


Bishops Cuts/Color
Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids Tualatin
Kid’s Castle Cuts
Lil’ Snippers Hair Care 4 Kids
Pigtails & Crewcuts

New Kids’ Clothing

Image courtesy Hanna Andersson

WINNER: Hanna Andersson
Hanna Andersson — the kids’ clothes that last and last and last — was once again our readers’ favorite place for clothes. We love a good photo op where the whole family dons adorable, matching PJs! Look no further than Hanna Andersson’s online store for everyone’s jammies, incluuding colorful new prints from the spring line (like pink tulips and bright lemons). In addition to these sleeptime favorites, Hanna Andersson also sells comfy dresses, shirts, shorts and more, made from organic cotton and terry.


Black Wagon
The Bull and the Bee
Bridge City Kid
Posh Baby

Toy Stores

Image courtesy Thinker Toys

WINNER: Thinker Toys

Multnomah Village’s Thinker Toys is the stuff kids’ dreams are made of. You’ll find everything from LEGO to chemistry sets to sweet stuffies. And it has an excellent selection of puzzles and family games as well.


Bricks and Minifigs
Finnegan’s Toys & Gifts
Hammer and Jacks
Kids at Heart Toys
Piccolo Mondo

Tutoring & Learning Services

Image courtesy Sylvan Learning

Winner: Sylvan Learning Center

At Sylvan Learning, your child will get results and be set up for long term success. Portland parents love the qualified teachers at Sylvan, who inspire confidence, curiosity and a love for learning in students.


The Tutoring Center
Club Z

Game Stores

Image courtesy Guardian Games

Winner: Guardian Games

Guardian Games houses over 10,000 square feet of board games, miniatures, cards, dice, books, puzzles, CCGs, and community tournament space. Portland families love gathering at Guardian Games to connect over new games and old favorites.


Bricks and Minifigs
Rainy Day Games
Red Castle Games
Cloud Cap Games
Other World Games & Comics

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