Reviewers are right, it's not for staples. You'll pay 2x-3x the regular prices if you buy staples here. I'm not really sure what the place is good for actually. I can get local organic breads at any market in portland, the same for produce, the same for cheese. I suppose if you've got a must-have palette that needs extremely specific items, maybe you'll feel satisfied here? If at all? It is a beautiful store.
We just moved to Portland, and happened on this place while driving around....It's amazing. Everything we ate for the next 3 days was from this place, tho as meat-eaters we did finally score some meat elsewhere. You'll find great produce with plenty of it at excellent prices, organic raw local cheddar for $6/lb, bulk items, pet food, great microbrews (eel river ipa organic, wow), muffins that are healthy along with other baked goods, local raw honey, other staples, and even a natural health section and a kids corner complete with plenty of kids toys. Outside is gorgeous, and there's a farmer's market here Wednesday afternoons. They also have a flyer on all the u-pick farms in/around Portland, with the safer ones in bold print. I was so impressed with this place and their sustainable construction (check their website) that I emailed friends + family on the east coast about it. After now seeing more of Portland, I still feel like this is a gem that I'll keep going to.
Found the receptionists via phone and in person to be great, as well as the first person who saw me (hygienist?), she was excellent. Then came the dentist, after 20 minutes of talking about a party, he strolled in expecting me to make plenty of small talk and to be charmed by him. I didn't, and I wasn't. I was there for my tooth. He was visibly upset by simple questions, he was offended when I didn't want Vicodin, and told me to calm down - I was calm, I told him I wasn't in pain, therefore why do I want an addictive painkiller? The guy needs to be charmed. If you're into charming your dentist, go here. If you're there for business about your teeth, look anywhere else. This was at Lloyd Center, the guy's last name was Attu (sp?).