In the heart of the thriving Division neighborhood lies one of Portland’s oldest and most revered dispensaries. Rip City Remedies is located just steps away from some of the city’s best eats and libations, drawing people in with their simple but attractive natural wood exterior. Glass windows adorned with green and black vinyl ensure patient privacy.
Upon entering, a small cozy waiting room with a couple of chairs and literature to peruse awaits visitors. Once on the sales floor, welcoming smiles of their budtenders let me know I’d be well cared for. Large cases are filled with glass jars containing an assortment of Oregon’s best cannabis. Rip City’s selection of flowers ranges from staples like Cin-X, Chemdawg, and Sour Diesel, to some unique and hard-to-find offerings like Cannadential, 9LB Hammer, and Blueberry Headband.
Co-owner, patient, and activist Scott Grenfell explains, “Serving patients is the reason we are all here.” Rip City Remedies was one of Portland’s first medical dispensaries, opening in June of 2011, and the love for patients here is abundantly evident. Most visitors are greeted on a first name basis, and there is an unmistakable family vibe among the staff and regulars.
When asked if he thought their success was due to something done differently on a store level, Grenfell says, “I don’t think we do anything that differently, we just do what we do incredibly well.” Rip City Remedies embodies a patient-centered mindset and takes pride in excellent customer service, seamlessly catering to both medical and recreational customers alike. Top-shelf cannabis products, a knowledgeable staff, and a prime location make Rip City Remedies a must visit.
3325 SE Division St.
Portland, OR, 97202
Hours: Sun-Thur 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm