- Website: thekingsofcanna.com
- Address: 1465 NE Prescott St C Portland, OR 97211
The Kings of Canna – Portland, OR
The Kings of Canna owner Darren Quardt is not only an accomplished grower of cannabis, but he’s also an award-winning orchid grower, recognized by the American Orchid Society. Anyone with a green thumb who has killed their share of orchids has got to respect the man! Budtender Jeremy also impressed — I went in as an “undercover customer,” attempting to make my life seem much more exciting than it really is. Each time he approached he was smiling, asking if I needed help. I finally told him I was writing an article and he breathed a big sigh of relief — he thought I was on the Leafly app on my phone, and his knowledge base is far more extensive. And he’s right, he knows everything! Go in, ask him anything!
Vices are well covered at this location. A wine bar, bake shop and brewpub are all within eyesight of the dispensary. If there is a Goddess-like presence in this world, she will place a coffee shop close someday soon. Quardt displays one of his prized orchids in the center of the waiting room; the magenta flowers match the hue of the dispensary draperies. Huge golden mirrors hang on the walls, while built-ins showcase changing products. Vintage curio cabinets exhibit glasswork from local artists like Sam The Glass Man and Sub G, and hip shelving lines the walls, holding all kinds of treasures from cannabis leaf earrings to tank tops, iron-on patches to slouchy beanies.
If you’ve ever sat around with friends and dreamed of incorporating cannabis into something yummy — imagine your best stereotypical stoner voice — “What if, instead of regular s’mores … we, like, had weed s’mores?” Well, The Kings of Canna sells JUNK by Leif Goods’ Marshmallow Bon Bons! They’ve got Grön chocolates of every flavor, Mr. Moxey’s Mints and cannabis-infused beverages in lots of fruity flavors from Legal! They also have more beautifully displayed flower than I recall seeing at one time, in any dispensary … ever. If you’ve heard of it, The Kings of Canna has it!