Portland is home to many places where you can legally buy weed, but not all of them are created equal. The Green Mile—a 100-block-plus stretch of Sandy Boulevard with a concentration of dispensaries higher than a college kid after his first dab—begins in Kerns. In honor of Sandy's place as the epicenter of Portland pot, we'll let you in on a few of our favorite dispensaries across town. Want to know more? Pick up a copy of the Potlander, Willamette Week's guide to the 75 best Portland dispensaries, or visit wweek.com/potlander for our full guide to Portland's 75 best dispensaries and more.
2036 SE Belmont St.
With a focus on farm-to-bowl premium micro-crops and lo-fi aesthetics, Belmont Collective is for those who want to know exactly where their dope comes from.
7501 SW Capitol Highway, Suite A
The country's first 100 percent Clean Green Certified dispensary happens to be a haven of high-end weed nestled in the cozy enclave just beyond the Southwest Hills.
2823 NE Sandy Blvd., 503-206-7090, collectiveawakenings.com.
The lobby of this Green Mile gem is the first clue that you're not at your average dispensary. It's all reclaimed wood panels, and there's a resident Australian bearded dragon named Gary. You'll feel like you've wandered into a magical forest—this place is enchanted.
916 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
The dispensary's answer to the fine-dining restaurant, Farma's scientific, meticulous approach treats cannabis like René Redzepi treats whale blubber.
2145 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
From topiaries to patterned wallpaper to joints in a vintage picture frame, this well-coiffed store is probably the most Pinterest-worthy pot shop in Portland.
1780 NW Marshall St.
MindRite focuses on procuring the best flower money can buy, working with craft growers to bring the yopros of Slabtown and Nob Hill strains they can't find anywhere else.
Multiple locations across Portland.
The Fred Meyer of Portland cannabis shops' greatest strength is its menu: This is the place to go when you're not sure what your out-of-town friend really wants.
220 SW 1st Ave., 2519 SE Belmont St.
One of the newest kids on the block is also one of the fanciest, offering "fine drugs" in a space built like an Anthropologie for weed.