5522 SE Foster Road, 503-444-7433, fosterbuds.com. 10 am-10 pm Sunday-Thursday, 10am-midnight Friday-Saturday.

By Carlos Swan

Don’t sleep on Foster Buds, a humble shop that has some of the dankest weed in Portland. It always seems to have the Dream Team of rare strains and pumped-up classics. Farmer 12 is my favorite grower in the regular starting lineup, and you should open your mouth as you inhale to appreciate the full stickiness of these nugs. The staff is very enthusiastic, and my most recent journey blessed me with a gram of the Ghost of Leeroy by another local farmer. Foster Buds carries some harder-to-find stuff, too, like CBD edibles, clones and even Thai sticks.