1327 NW Kearney St., 971-254-4765; 736 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 503-239-1150; ofmeds.com. 9 am-9 pm daily.
Somebody give me the name of Oregon's Finest's realtor. One shop is nestled among the bars, luxury apartments and Wieden + Kennedys of the Pearl District. The other is directly across from the Oregon Convention Center, near hotels full of Idaho looky-loos—one of whom was cheerily asking questions on our last visit. Don't come here expecting a bargain—with tax, the best of the Clean Green Certified flower can run about $20 a gram, plus a $3 debit fee if you want to use your card. But these upscale shops offer some of the best flower in town, as certified by last year's Medical Cannabis Cup, which awarded first prize in sativa to the energetic Durban Poison strain by Sofresh Farms, a partner of Oregon's Finest. Don't sleep on Sofresh's ultra-fruity Tangilope flower either—a euphoric mix of Tangie and Chocolope that might as well be a Christmas orange. Finest's eastside dispensary is located at the site of former 100-year-old Japanese grocery store Anzen Hiroshi, making a visit feel bittersweet. But the place is so transformed, it's unrecognizable—a warm-toned wealth of repurposed wood, T-shirt racks, discreet rear shelves of topicals and edibles and seeds, a lit-up clone garden selling plant tops from Ideal, and jars of flower displayed neatly on shelves below a wealth of growing-competition trophies.