Poshmark City Guide: Portland, OR

We’re all about embracing your weirdness and Portland, Oregon is no different (#KeepPortlandWeird!). This guide was compiled by local Poshers, so you know it’s good. Read on for some awesome recommendations:


Word has it, NW 23rd Avenue is the spot to go but here are a few treasures that Poshers mentioned:

  • Seven Sisters (811 E Burnside St. Ste 110)
    A range of beautiful apparel and products that support women and the environment, plus they have great vintage finds.” – @jh1639
  • Powell’s City of Books (1005 W Burnside St)
    Hailed “The World’s Largest Independent Bookstore”. Grab a cup of coffee and get lost in this bibliophile’s paradise.
  • Amelia Boutique (2230 NE Alberta St)
    Amelia is a neighborhood dress boutique known for locally made dresses and jewelry! One Posher states, “Amelia personally curates every item in the shop and she has a great taste.”

Honorable mentions: Adored VintageFrances May, SaySay Boutique, and Village Merchants.



Fuel your day with a cup of joe from these local spots.

  • Coava Coffee (Multiple locations)
    Previously featured on Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with special guest, Fred Armisen. As one of Portland’s most famous roasters, “it’s a great place to go for coffee and to get a little bit of work done.”
  • Dutch Brothers (Multiple locations)
    Full of high energy and keen on spreading lots of love, Dutch Bros isa Portland staple! Did you know there’s a secret menu? You need to check out the Christmas Morning Chai aka Christmas in a cup! “Drive thru it, get pumped up by your bro-rista and go home list, list, list!” says @lillysun06.
  • Chapters Books and Coffee (701 E 1st St. Newberg, OR)
    “This place is an amazing Stumptown Cafe partnership run by an incredible family, Chapters is a great place to work, shop, and drink!” says @meganelise29. Added bonus: they’re always giving back to the community and supporting local artists. *Note: This one is a bit of a drive!
  • Rose City Coffee (Multiple locations)
    “Rose City Coffee offers more of a homey vibe and often features artwork from various local artists on their walls,” says @joelliebean. Once you’re finished with your cup, grab a blend to go.

Honorable mentions: Barista (try the Oregon Hazelnut Latte), Vivace Coffee House & Creperie, Oracle Coffee Company, Ava’s Roasteria, and Water Avenue Coffee.


Need a spot to check-in with a few of your PFFs? Check out these places.

  • Psychic Bar (3560 N Mississippi Ave)
    Step into this house-like establishment for a dark, witchy aesthetic with great cocktails and food.
  • Bible Club (6716 SE 16th Ave)
    Bible club is a prohibition bar, decorated inside to match that era. Don’t be fooled when first approaching it. The outside looks like a regular house with no actual signage. Once you’re in, you’ll feel like you’ve been taken back in time.
  • Taps Growler House (1900 NE 162nd Ave. Ste D112)
    Awesome beers, the best vibes, simple but delicious food, and the best employees.
  • The Goodfoot (2845 SE Stark St)
    If living in the moment and having a good time is the goal, go here. On nights when they have a live band in the lounge area, it’s easy to spend hours dancing with a drink in your hand,” says @curiouscourt.
  • McMenamins Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Ave)
    A few Poshers recommended this one: This is a historic landmark that has been renovated into a restaurant/bar, theater, concert venue, and hotel. It’s hard to not want to spend your whole trip there. Fun fact: During the summer of 2014, Portland Poshers hosted a Covershot workshop, featuring @fancypantsmcgee’s legendary skills.

Honorable mentions: Labrewatory, Multnomah Whiskey Library, Teardrop Cocktail Lounge, Departure, Portland City Grill, and Barista on Alberta (the location of the first ever Portland Posh N Sip).



Trust us when we say you’ll never be hungry while in Portland!

  • Lúc Lác (835 SW 2nd Ave)
    The atmosphere is very Portland; quirky and stylish, with Japanese parasols hanging from the ceiling, a black and white mural on one wall, and Victorian damask wallpaper on the other. And, their food is fantastic and inexpensive. Try the coconut curry, with cream cheese wontons and coconut prawns as appetizers.
  • Mae (2930 NE Kilingsworth Ave)
    Bite the bullet and splurge on this place. As a ticket-based service, we hear it’s worth it. “The owner of Mae uses her grandmother’s recipes, and the restaurant is definitely a top PDX restaurant for southern comfort food. The sweet tea alone will make you never want to stop indulging in their amazing creations. Everything from their cornbread, to their fried chicken, is some of the best food you can get in Portland,” says @joelliebean.
  • ¿Por Que No? Taqueria (Multiple locations)
    Tacos are a great go-to no matter where you go. Head over to ¿Por Que No? For a fun, colorful ambiance and tasty sangria. Be prepared to wait in a line, but we hear it’s well worth the wait!
  • Screen Door (2337 E Burnside St)
    “It doesn’t get any more Portland than waiting in the breakfast/brunch line outside Screen Door. Best known for their chicken and waffles… but don’t limit yourself to just that,” says @bumbolina.
  • Bamboo Sushi (Multiple locations)
    Your bill will be pricey but it’s for a good reason. Bamboo supports sustainable fishing. It was the first certified sushi restaurant. That sounds AMAZING in our book!

Honorable mentions: Saburo’s, Le Happy, 808 Grinds, Burgerville, Han Oak, Xport Bar & Lounge, Monsoon Thai, Trinket, Boke Bowl, Tin Shed, Mi Mero Mole, Cooper’s Hall,Maurice, and Ava Gene’s.


Portland is weird and that’s very much embraced (heck yes!), but we wanted to hear it straight from Portlanders.

  • “Portland is known for its youthful vibe. They call it the place where young people go to retire. Also known for its nightlife, local bands, and musical talent.” – @heathertrujillo
  • “Portland is for sure weird, but it also has a very working-class history. I adore much of the old buildings, and weird stuff you see on the streets on a daily basis. Literally, anything goes, all the time. (ex: seeing people in socks and sandals at black tie events) We have great food, mellow people, and rain. Lots of rain. I’m a native Oregonian so I don’t mind it a bit.” – @haroldnharriet
  • “Portland is best known for how original and unique people are. Come here and everyone will love you and love to show off the city they love. You’ll be able to find fashions of all kinds and be accepted no matter what. There are coffee shops on every block and views from every corner. Everyone will treat you like family!” – @candycane1515
  • “Portland is weird! We are known for our diversity and out-there personalities. Everyone has their own style and ain’t afraid to show it.” – @ellambrewster
  • “It sounds cliche’ to say Portland is ‘quirky’ but it is. It’s no big deal to see a bagpiper on a unicycle or a guy covered in blue paint walking the streets.” – @styleonrepeat
  • “Portland is called ‘bridge city’ because we have 14 bridges that make for a beautiful view across the water. Each of them has their own distinct personality! Portland is a smaller sized city packed with tons of amazing food and drink options. People here take their beer, cider, and food seriously.” – @jh1639
  • “Portland has been rapidly changing from a city that feels small and off-the-beaten-path to a popular destination. In the last decade, modern architecture, shops, and restaurants have been popping up in every quadrant of the city as density increases. You’ll often hear a lot of people talk about ‘old Portland’ (low key, a bit gritty and “weird”) and ‘new Portland’ (hipster, artisanal and mildly quirky). Overall the city embraces sustainable living, artists/makers, bicycles, brewpubs, coffee roasters, farmers markets, etc.” – @bumbolina
  • “Portland gives you a very friendly vibe that anyone can relate to. You just kind of get this feeling, like, ‘Yep, this is it.’” – @bryleavitt


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Other than packing your waterproof gear, here’s what else you’ll need:

  • Your appetite.
  • Your wallet. (“Oregon doesn’t have sales tax!”)
  • A love for beer. (“Oregon IPAs are a must!”)
  • Headphones to get a little taste of our insanely diverse music culture.
  • A reusable shopping bag to hold all of your purchases. Portland is very environmentally conscious.
  • Visting in the summer? Bring a bathing suit and hiking boots because you can’t visit Oregon in the summer without doing either of those.

Thank you to @ally2catz, @haroldnharriet, @mckensyv1, @madelinemomo, @heathertrujillo, @candycane1515, @lkdeisen, @dfizzal, @ellambrewster, @embrace_sisu, @hvincent88, @magickvintage, @styleonrepeat, @joelliebean, @dubbs7, @brittanynel10, @athenalpayne, @jh1639, @meganelise29, @iridessegray, @bumbolina, @lillysun06, @blushingbella, @fenivanova, @curiouscourt, @mcsj565, @bryleavitt, @gordomom, @stylebykristi for contributing to the Portland, OR City Guide.

Poshmark City Guide: Phoenix, AZ


Next stop for the Poshmark City Guides? Phoenix, Arizona! The state may be known for the heat but there’s so much more to it than the blazing weather. Take note for when you plan on visiting this city!

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If you plan on shopping for yourself or for your friends & family, check out these recommended spots:

Last Chance (1919 E Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ 85016)
To quote Devil Wears Prada, “gird your loins” before stepping into Last Chance. Last Chance is Nordstrom’s final-clearance store for everything returned or overstocked. Hellloooo shopping spree!
Buffalo Exchange (3450 N 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85014)
Everyone who’s made their way into a Buffalo Exchange knows how addicting it can be to walk inside and not stop at every rack. Perfect place to find some of the best and trendy clothing right away!
Phoenix Premium Outlets (4976 Premium Outlet Way , Chandler, AZ 85226-5501)
Who doesn’t love a good outlet? From Nike to Calvin Klein to Saks Fifth Avenue, there’s a store for literally everyone’s taste! We wouldn’t blame you if you spent your whole day there!

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Maybe skip the hot coffee and grab yourself a cold brew to kick start your day!

Provisions Coffee Bar (4501 N 32nd St Phoenix, AZ 85018)
Go for the aesthetics, stay for the coffee. Provisions Coffee Bar has an amazing interior setting that makes you wish your house looked like this. The open space patio makes this the perfect place to hang with an iced coffee.
Lux Central (4400 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85012)
Need a place to work? This is it. With multiple community tables and big comfy couches surrounding the area, it’s hard to spend your whole day here.
Liberty Market (230 N Gilbert Rd Gilbert, AZ 85234)
Highly recommended if you’re meeting more than a few friends for a cup of joe. Not hungry? Skip the line and go straight to the coffee bar.

Honorable mentions: The Henry, Gold Bar, Bergies Coffee Roast House

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Posh. Fizz. Clink. is the motto. Here are a few recommendations for when you’re out with a PFF!

OHSO Brewery (10810 N Tatum Blvd Ste 126 Phoenix, AZ 85028)
Grab your pup, family/friends, and make it a party underneath the hanging lanterns.
The Yard (5632 N 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85014)
According to one Posher, The Yard in Uptown Phoenix is “ALWAYS a place to go.” Bring one PFF or five and have a friendly cornhole competition!
The Vig (6015 N 16th St Phoenix, AZ 85014)
Mix things up with your PFF and enjoy some live music at The Vig while playing a game of bocce ball! Also, keep your eyes to the ceiling. You just may see some amazing chalkboard art.

Honorable mentions: Postino Highland and The Porch

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There were so many restaurant recommendations, it was hard to choose. All we know is that Phoenix does not slack on the food scene!

Snooze (2045 E Camelback Rd Ste A17 Town and Country Phoenix, AZ 85016)
Who says breakfast can’t be served all day? According to another Posher, Snooze has “the best specialty pancakes around and it doesn’t hurt that they have lots of gluten free options!”
Postino (3939 E Campbell Ave Phoenix, AZ 85018)
In 1940, Postino started its story inside a vacant, 1940’s brick post office. (As you know, we love a post office moment!) Years later, this place is thriving with $5 Happy Hour wines and an amazing array of bruschetta boards!  
SumoMaya (6560 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85253)
Somehow, someway, SumoMaya found a way to combine Mexican and Asian flavors to form delicious tapas to fulfill every taste bud.

Honorable mentions: Mora Italian, Joe’s Farm Grill, Pita Jungle, Windsor, Doughbirds, Picazzos Healthy Italian Kitchen, and Steak 44.

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Adventure is out there in Phoenix, Arizona. Just ask these locals:

“The Phoenix area is full of adventures just waiting to be had! You can go for a hike, drive into the mountains, eat prickly pear ice cream, enjoy the eclectic art scene, admire the unique desert landscaping and wildlife, and so much more!” – @DesertThrift

“It is such an outdoor city because of the great weather year round. You constantly see people out walking/running with their dogs, there is hiking everywhere, every bar/restaurant has open-air seating or an outdoor area to enjoy the weather. Plus we have some of the best festivals, like Taco Fest or Arizona Strong Beer Festival.” – @highflying_chic

“Downtown Phoenix is undergoing a major comeback. Tons of restaurants and destination for foodies. Old Town in Scottsdale has great nightlife as well!” – @Getitgirl

“We have the best weather from February to May.  We are known for baseball spring training.” – @TanyaLynett

“There is variety and lots to do! Also, the winters are amazing with temperatures in the 70’s!” – @Cegraves

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We can’t reiterate this enough: sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Here are other Phoenix-approved essentials:

1. A bathing suit
2. Good walking shoes
3. Love of adventure


Thank you to @TanyaLynett, @DesertThrift, @highflying_chic, @Getitgirl27, and @Cegraves for contributing to the Phoenix City Guide.

Poshmark City Guide: Austin, TX

PMCityGuide_BlogHeader_ATXWe’re excited to introduce Poshmark City Guides to you all! Inspired by every city we visit for Posh Party LIVE (and each and every city in-between!), we’ve asked local Poshers to dish about what their favorite places from best thrift shops to spots to hang with a PFF. We’re excited to kick things off with none other than Austin!

Weird, funky, and fun. Based off what we asked the community, those three words encompass the spirit of Austin, Texas. With so many great recommendations of where to eat, meet a PFF or source new inventory, Texans proved Austin has it all and so much more! Whether you’ve never been to Austin, been there a couple times, OR live there, be sure to check out these must-try places straight from the Poshmark community!

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Where does everyone get their sourcing on? We asked a few Texas Poshers where their go-to place is to find all the hidden gems.

Austin Pets Alive! Thrift (5801 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756 + 1409 West Oltorf Street Austin, TX 78704)
Austin Pets Alive! (APA) has selections of new and gently used clothing for low prices, what’s not to like? Even better, all proceeds from APA go to their animal shelter.
Texas Thrift (5319 I-35, Austin, TX 78723)
“A really big store but you can find some great hidden gems!”  Everything from household items to racks on racks of clothing, you’re bound to end up spending your entire day inside.

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List, share, ship, coffee, repeat!  Fuel up at these local coffee favorites that the community loves a latte below:

Summer Moon (Multiple locations)
This was recommended by more than a few Poshers so we knew it had to be good! This family-owned business has been around for 7 years and continues to custom hand-roast their coffee each and every day.
Bennu Coffee (Multiple locations)
A coffee shop that’s open 24 hours (Just like Poshmark?!), sign us up! With plenty of indoor/outdoor seating, take a break and make this place your office for a day. Bennu also serves the acclaimed cold brew coffee, Chameleon Cold Brew.
Radio Coffee & Beer (4204 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704)
Coffee or beer, pick your poison. The owner of Radio Coffee & Beer, Jack, has spent years learning about coffee and crafting beer so why not combine the best of both worlds? One Posher notes, “Plenty of space, great place to bring your dog and often has a lot of music events and markets.

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Take a new or old PFF (Posh Friend Forever) out on the town in Austin with these cool spots:

Whisler’s + Lazarus Brewing Co. (1902 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702)
This is a two-for-one combo. Head on over to the Whisler’s for some cocktails (“the best cocktails in the city”) then make your way to Lazarus Brewing Co. right across the street.
Garage (503 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701)
Keep your eyes peeled for this one. The cozy, cocktail-favorite Garage Bar is located inside an actual parking garage. You’ll know you’re there when you see a turquoise neon sign.

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But food first, always. Treat yourself by getting your grub on at one of these highly recommended restaurants.

Arlo’s (Multiple locations)
Plant-based comfort food that’ll satisfy any vegan taste buds.
The Peached Tortilla (5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756)
Once you’ve wrapped up shopping at Austin Pets Alive, head over to The Peached Tortilla for some awesome Southern-Asian fusion food.
Ramen Tatsuya (Multiple locations)
Skip BBQ for a day and get yourself a bowl of well-crafted ramen. One Posher notes, “Get the ‘Mi So Hot’ if you like spicy or ‘Me So Not’ if you don’t.”


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Every city has their somethin’ special, so we wanted to know what makes Austin stand out from all the rest:

Austin is best known for the river bats that come out come out from under Congress Avenue bridge March-October. [Its] personality is artsy, musically, & foodie wonderland!” – @jon_jon

As any Austinite would say, ‘Keep Austin Weird.'” – @abbyhamer

“Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World. We’re known for amazing tacos and being laid back. We love shopping local and pretty much everyone has a dog and tattoos.” – @everydeystyle

“Something for everyone! I love Austin because no matter your interests, it’s here in Austin.” – @littleshopofred

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Knowing what to pack ahead of time is key. Here are some Austin-approved essentials:

  1. Sunglasses + sunblock
  2. Camera (“You never know what you’re going to see in Austin”)
  3. Your funkiest piece of jewelry


Big thank you to @jon_jon, @abbyhamer, @everydeystyle, and @littleshopofred for contributing to the Austin City Guide.