In 2015, Shea and Jaime Conley opened MindRite on the corner of 18th and Marshall in the NW Portland neighborhood they love and live in, bringing with them a desire to educate consumers and showcase cannabis in a positive light. As longtime cannabis advocates, they wanted to bring their passion to the marketplace by catering to individual needs and providing a budtender staff rich with knowledge. As a community-minded couple, they have established multiple ways of giving back; their budtenders combine tips, which the company then matches and donates to a different charity every two months.
MindRite is within walking distance of everything Northwest Portland, located just a short walk to the plethora of industrial-chic shops and restaurants in the Pearl District. Entering the shop, one becomes immersed in the comfy boutique aesthetic; rock music plays and monthly-rotating artwork hangs on the walls, coinciding with Portland’s First Thursday Art Openings. High ceilings provide a backdrop for the pipe and wood shelving, showcasing a multitude of flower on the back wall of the dispensary. The free parking around the building is a nice perk, leaving more moolah to spend inside!
Product quality is MindRite’s top priority. The Conleys provide a diverse assortment of flower from all over Oregon, wanting to exhibit small-scale organic, live-soil grows, where the focus is on individual attention to plants. Displaying the differences between flowers grown in the microclimates of Oregon is also important, from the coastal Tillamook region to the deserts of Bend and Eastern Oregon. Exciting new products such as Select’s THC-A Crystalline powder—which is the raw, uncarboxylated version of THC—would appeal to seasoned consumers, while tourists and first-timers might enjoy trying an economical, easy-to-use Social Vape Pen.
Location: 1780 NW Marshall St., Portland, OR 97209 | Phone: (503) 477-4430 | Store Hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-10pm | mindritepdx.com | Instagram: @mindritepdx_ | Twitter: @Mindritepdx