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Childhood Mall

I've lived in Portland my entire life, and seeing the decline of one of my childhood malls is... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2021
kingfish1997
have visited before was looking forward to seeing again

It was ok but had a lot of closed stores & no restaurant anymore. The ice skating rink was very... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2020
peterrF756OH
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

Construction has been going on for the past 1-2 years and some progress is obvious, but there is still a long way to go. The new tiling makes the center seem brighter and cleaner with more open areas in the area of the ice skating rink. The reduced size of the rink is disappointing, the food court has been reduced to about 12 different selections, the third level is still darker and depressing. It is still an "inside mall" with no specific entrances and is surrounded by parking lots that make it seem more closed-in than ever. Many empty store fronts, however there are some newer retailers that are light and bright and add to visual appeal. The west end of the center, close to the now-closed Nordstroms, no longer has an outside entrance and access to the sky bridge connecting to the business offices has closed We were there close to noon on a Saturday and the mall was barely busy other than some children's celebration close to the rink. The mall seems to still suffer from the repeated violence and shootings of recent years in and around the center. I understand that the construction is still in process, however, there is a long way to go until it will again be an east side shopping attraction.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank William F
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

beautiful mall, lots of great shops! loved to watch the ice skaters, also great for a hot day because of the chill from the ice rink.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Amy H
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

I work near Lloyd Center and use it for cheap basic clothing at Macy's and the shoe repair shop on the second floor. Otherwise, I've come less frequently over the last few years and even with the nearly completed renovations am not likely to come any more often.

It has a great location in a rapidly redeveloping business and residential area with good access to public transit. The problem is that it remains an enclosed mall with no special connection to Portland. Stepping inside here is like visiting any other shopping center anywhere else in the country. If you're visiting Portland, coming here will be like going to the aging mall in the suburbs of your city. The one reasonably unique attraction was an ice rink and in these last renovations, they shrunk it to the size of a hotel lobby.

The mall concourses are narrow and uninviting. Each shop here is one more outpost of brands owned by distant venture capital firms. Consequently it attracts very few Portlanders who have many more interesting shops, food and drink elsewhere in the city.

So my advice to visitors on business or vacation in Portland is to go downtown for shopping and any of our lively neighborhoods for local atmosphere.

Date of experience: July 2017
11  Thank umbrellaman
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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

I love shopping at this location. There are over 25 stores to shop in, their food court is to die for and reasonably priced, and they have children's activities throughout the week, along with an ice skating rink. The Cafe in the food court serves really good sandwiches, and the Italian food is bomb. I highly suggest shopping in this three story mall.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Kmc1796
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Our grandkids enjoyed the skating rink , even though it has been reduced in size to meet the current decor.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank LanceO73
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