Quietly set aside in a cute NE neighborhood, the Grass Shack is the epitome of a neighborhood hangout for those who enjoy cannabis. A true family business, it is owned by three sisters that grew up in Hawaii, but who have lived in Oregon for decades.
Operated by two of the sisters, Adelaide Turner and Marie Nashif, Adelaide explained, “We want all of our patients and customers to have a positive experience at our shop, and strive to bring the spirit of the islands to each of them. The atmosphere in the shop is very casual, laid-back, and welcoming.” A picture of The Grass Shack Gift Store in Hawaii sits on a shelf in the Grass Shack dispensary, a tribute to its namesake.
The sisters employ a small staff who are animated, kind, funny, and know their bud. The head budtender, Tessa, enthusiastically showed me several flowers that looked, and smelled, delicious; displaying her intimacy with the effects and flavors of the Vanilla Kush, from High Wind Farms; the Mango, from Red Dog organics; Strawberry Ice, from Indoor Organics; and Fruity Pebbles, from Rip City Gardens (all were priced fairly at $9–$12 per gram, before tax).
The staff was proud to have at least three organic farms to choose from. To keep on with the family spirit, one of these organic vendors is Adelaide’s son, Happy Plant Farms. Even the Kona Coffee available for purchase is provided by Marie’s son, who farms it in Hawaii (not canna-infused).
A fun deal is the $4.20 pre-roll, plus they have brunch specials everyday, and happy hour, Mon–Fri. You even get a song on your birthday. The store has a variety of other products available as well; including topicals from Empower and Bud Rub, extracts from Proper and Lunchbox Alchemy, and edibles from Miss Mack’s and Elbe’s.