13836 NE Sandy Blvd., 503-432-8937, ascenddispensary.com. 10 am-8 pm daily.
Ascend is hidden in the corner of a nondescript strip mall along Portland's Green Mile, and thus easy to miss. It's not a spot for tourists and looky-loos—it's popular with neighbors and the blue-collar workers in the nearby industrial zone. Ascend's longtime partner Toke Joints teams with it to sponsor locally run cannabis-industry events and, naturally, provides the shop with among the best joint selections in town. High-CBD strains and clones are available, but the latter tend to disappear quickly. Credit cards are accepted without transaction fees.