2637 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 444-7538, bloomportland.com.
Bloom streamlines the buying process by offering prepackaged and weighed canisters of leaf. Roving budtenders walk patients through selections in a half-unfinished, half-bourgie space that looks like somebody placed a dentist's waiting room inside an Urban Outfitters. Receptionists pull double duty as stock retrievers and cashiers behind a glass window sturdier than you'd find in many Portland banks. The measures might seem draconian until you consider that security is a very real problem for an industry still an arm's length from legality in the rest of the country. There are a number of visionary shops out there to get excited about, but it's the practicalities of how this industry is run that will ultimately decide who thrives and who goes under.