Lined up in the international district of downtown Portland, these three are a good place to stop.
Upper Playground is a gallery and urban street wear shop – I think it started in San Francisco and just opened up in Seattle as well. Compound has a gallery, sells street wear, lots of imported toys, figurines, imported magazines (mostly Japanese), and artsy coffee table books – the gallery is the best part but the collectables are fun to look at too. Backspace is my favorite of the three – part cafe (vegetarian!!), part internet & gaming room, & part gallery. I think they have shows here too–I missed Crystal Castles last year, boooooo. Anyways, on to the pictures:
Those are all the pictures I took there, oops. I did get an exciting new shirt though…
That’s all for today! Have a good one.