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Sep 21, 2010 07:55 PM

Portland - Best and Fastest Trader Joes and Whole Foods Stop

I will be in Portland this holiday season for about three days (Boxing Day and the two following days). I would like to stop in at a Trader Joes and a Whole Foods to stock up on non-perishable items. Is there a part of town where these two stores are really close together? If not, where is the biggest/best Trader Joes? Thanks!

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  1. The best option is probably Hollywood. The 2 stores are within walking distance. Both are new and large stores as well. Whole Foods: 4301 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97213 Trader Joes: 4121 NE Halsey St Portland, OR 97232

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    1. re: funandblindness

      Yep, that's the closest grouping of those two stores in the entire PDX area...though if there was a TJ's near a New Seasons (our local natural food supermarket chain), I would be steering you there...

      1. re: JillO



        By the time the OP gets here, the Hawthorne New Seasons will be open, and from there it's only about 10 minutes or so south down SE Cesar Chavez / 39th to the TJ's below Holgate...

        1. re: JayinPortland

          It is nowhere near as close as the above combo...but I would do it as a visitor both because it would bring me to SE Hawthorne and also to shop at a local market that rocks, as opposed to Whole Foods.

          Good catch there Jay!

        2. re: JillO

          Does New Seasons have a lot of good non-perishable stuff that I wouldn't be able to find at TJs or WF? The non-perishable part is super-essential as whatever I buy will be in the car for a few days before I drive back to Victoria BC and then fly home from there a few days after that.

          1. re: Jetgirly

            Yes, you will probably find find more local produce and products at New Seasons than at Whole Foods.

            But be careful at the border, know what you can and can't bring into Canada or the Border folks will be be enjoying your perishables. ;o)