August 2020 Update!
COVID-19 restrictions in effect at most PDX and beyond record shops. Each store is doing limited in store shopping, but call or check websites first.
This is a work in progress. Adding more details as we dig deep. As we go along we’ll get you pricing details, some shops can be very high. But if you want quality you have to pay.
List of the local PDX shops
2nd Avenue Records 400 SW 2nd Avenue Portland, OR 97204 USA 503-222-3783 Rock, Hip Hop, International, Country. Heavy on new vinyl, back stock.
Beacon Sound Boutique style, art and shared space. 3636 N MISSISSIPPI AVE RECORD LABEL + SHOP PORTLAND 97227 USA electronic, indie rock, and modern composition/experimental music.
Blythe & Bennett Records 3334 SE Belmont St., 234-6996, blytheandbennett.com. Noon-8 pm daily. Rock, Heavy on the 90s
Small, sandwiched place with $2.00 record bins and has a record booth using and old phone booth to check out your possible purchase.
Clinton Street Records 2510 SE Clinton St Portland, OR 97202 (503) 235-5323 Small, eclectic, you will have to dig and shove boxes around to find things. Heavy on 70s. Used systems.
Crossroads Records 8112 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206 (503) 232-1767 All Genres, Jazz, Alternative, Folk, heavy on Rock.
Everyday Music 1313 W. Burnside, Portland OR. Listen before you buy. Used all
Exiled Records– Very tiny gem in the Hawthorne area, one you should visit with a days worth of boutique shops in mind. You definitely have to keep checking on this one. Tiny.
Future Shock 1914 E Burnside St., 327-8473, futureshockpdx.com. 11 am-9 pm daily.
Toys and records. Hip Hop, house, techno electro
New and Used, punk, metal, garage, hip-hop, soul, ever expanding. Local labels. Punk Zines.
Jackpot Records 3574 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR, 97214 (503) 239-7561 10-7pm Rock, basic assortment of music, Rock and new releases
Landfill Rescue Unit 400 NW Couch Street, Portland OR. 97209 503-679-8579 11-7pm PreDumpster Dive and more. Have patience, you may find a gem or two. All genres.
Missisippi Records5202 N Albina Ave., 282-2990. Noon-7 pm daily.
Very specific and special record shop. Walk into the way back machine. Specializing in rare finds : Rare blues, gospel, punk, garage bands. CASH or local CHECK ONLY. They do not do credit or debit.
Musique Plastique 1627 NE Alberta St. Suite 5 Portland, OR 97211 11-6 pm Boutique in Alberta Arts district. Post Punk to rock.
Nigh Owl Record Show 2nd Saturday in April and October. Get on their email list. Massive. Plan to bring a blankie.
Speck’s Records and Tapes 6624, 8216 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR 97217 (971) 544-7158 12-7pm mostly used vinyl and cassettes. Classics to rare, stereo equipment.
Platinum Records DJ centric store, equipment. 100 SW 2nd Ave, Portland OR 1-877-335-6255
The PNW and Beyond
Ziongate Records on Discogs and at 1100 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 568-5446
San Francisco Bay Area
Amoeba Records Berkely, San Francisco, Hollywood
Rasputin Records Mega warehouse style shops around the Bay Area and LA
The UK and Ireland
Asai Records 33 Union Street, Dundee. DD1 4BS Scotland, UK 01382 205671 or Edinburgh 1 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh. EH3 9AT Edinburgh Store Telephone: 0131 228 3943
Avalanche Records at The Waverly Mall, Edinburg Scotland shipping during COVID. I have got some great deals from this shop. Contact on website for questions. Avalanche Records 21 St Mary’s Street EH1 1TA Edinburgh
Resident Music Brighton, U.K 27-28 kensington gardens, north laine, brighton, east sussex. bn1 4al phone number (general contact / tickets booking) : 01273 606312
Sister Ray Records, Soho London. Deliverying during COVID-19 Shop contact details: 75 Berwick St Soho, London W1F 8RP +44 (0)207 734 3297