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Spend some green on indoor plants

For everything from pothos to palms — and the pots to put them in — crawl like a vine over to these Portland stores.

A plant and gift store.

Carter + Rose is all about gifts, so treat yourself to a new plant.

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Who’s got two green thumbs and wants to find the perfect plant to brighten their living space? You do, of course. Even if you’re sheepishly looking for a replacement — we’ve all been there — these stores have the inventory and the know-how to help you chloro-phyll better.

A selection of indoor plants, including a cactus, fig tree, ferns and more

Some need little water, others need mo’ H2O.

Photo by @gurtonsplantshop

🪴 Indoor plant shops

  • Pistils Nursery | Various locations | Hours vary | This business has been helping customers in the Mississippi District since 2001 and keeps its website up-to-date with top picks.
  • Gurton’s Plant Shop | 6360 SW Capitol Hwy. | Hours vary | Proprietor Julina Abbott’s roots run deep when it comes to caring for plants — her great-great-great-grandfather Henry Gurton was the royal florist at Buckingham Palace in the 19th century.
  • hammer + vine | 2190 W. Burnside St. | Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Whether you’re looking for a full-spectrum grow light or a moisture meter, you’ll find plenty of products to set yourself up for success.
  • Talise Garden | 412 NW 11th Ave. | Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Nothing brightens up a dreary day like surrounding yourself with tropical plants, cacti, and succulents, all of which you can find here.
  • Plants on Broadway | 2755 NE Broadway | Daily, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Shop for a new plant baby — the Begonia chloroneura and Norfolk Island pine are lookers — and if you need anything for your fur baby, just pop across the street to Pets on Broadway.
  • Dirt By Design | 11714 SW 72nd Ave. | 11 a.m.-7 p.m., closed Monday | Browse the diverse specimens and keep an eye on the calendar for terrarium workshops.
  • Staghorn Mercantile | 12650 SW Farmington Rd., Beaverton | Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | When it comes to pots, this store has lots. It keeps fresh-faced designs in stock, along with macrame, woven baskets, and other decor.
  • Clover + Booch | 12600 SW Crescent St., Unit 100, Beaverton | Hours vary | Let your plants grow wild with these adorable animal charms — and sip kombucha (there are 10 flavors on tap) while you explore.
  • Daphne’s Botanicals | 811 E. Burnside St., #116 | Hours vary, closed Monday and Tuesday | Love houseplants but are lost on where to start? Here, you get hands-on design advice that will help foster well-being and bring you joy.
  • The Other Side Nursery | 458 SE 185th Ave., #103 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m., closed Tuesday | Making plants accessible to all in the Rockwood Market Hall, this shop also sells crystals and minerals.
  • Larkspur Portland | 6317 SE Holgate Blvd. | Hours vary, closed Tuesday | Select beautiful art to pair with your plants, and get even more in tune with the store’s therapeutic horticulture programming.
A shelf with pots surrounded by plants

Who’s ready to spend some green?

🌳 Garden centers

  • Birds & Bees Nursery | 3327 SE 50th Ave. | Daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | You’ll find quite the selection of pottery and wall-mounted staghorn palms to zhuzh up your indoor sanctuary.
  • Pomarius Nursery | 1920 NW 18th Ave. | 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Monday | Get lost among the greenhouses and topiaries as you breathe in the fresh air; you can even rent the space for your own garden party.
  • Cornell Farm Nursery & Cafe | 8212 SW Barnes Rd. | Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | There are five acres of plants, statuary, and more to discover in the West Hills, but be sure to grab a pastry and espresso from the historic farmhouse first.
  • Garden Fever! | 3433 NE 24th Ave. | 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Monday | Turn your friends green with envy when they see the plants you added to your collection from this neighborhood nursery.

What’s your pick to peruse plants in Portland? Plant it on us.

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