A ways back (pre-the return to the dark hair), The Boy and I explored a bohemian enclave in SE Portland. The jubilant market is housed on Hawthorne Street and is comprised of organic markets, homey bookstores, sophisticated eateries and wonderful nooks to sit and enjoy three of the things that Portland does best: Coffee, Beer and Wine.
Sporting my Michael Kors wide-leg denim jeans and a big, white sweater- I found myself lost in a sensory overload of spices, herbs, paperbound books and the palpable feeling of chilly air greeting you with each departure of a store.
The quick remedy, of course, is to scurry as quickly as you can into the adjoining location. With the variety of personalities that make-up the eclectic shops, you're bound to find something to appease you in this vibrant, unique neighborhood.
Just try to avoid the Hipsters. Or wear a Britney Spears shirt and they'll avoid you as much as possible (thank you Britney!)