4709 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, 503-889-0715, newvansterdam-med.com. 9 am-9 pm Monday-Thursday, 9 am-10 pm Friday-Saturday, 11 am-7 pm Sunday.
New Vansterdam's Portland location is nestled along a little-loved stretch of highway between Beaverton and Hillsdale. While the street is relatively light on foot traffic, the airy, sunlit storeroom provides a welcome reprieve for the dispensary-starved citizens of our suburban sister. The decor is tasteful, pairing the reclaimed wood of Oregon's Finest with the lush, matted wall accoutrements at Farma. The staff mentioned both stores while I was in, echoing the shop's aspirations at providing a superior bud-buying experience to Southwest Portland and Washington County. The dispensary's Oregonian foray is a success in this regard: a pretty shop with a staggering menu (58 strains are currently on hand), cheery service and ample parking. Good thing, too, because competition is fierce along this stretch of the Beav-Hill since Five Zero Trees West opened a sleek new storefront across from Albertson's.