Natural Wonders – Portland, OR
Jackson McCormack, owner of Natural Wonders in SE Portland, is a craft cannabis connoisseur. His shop highlights the farms he cultivates relationships with and showcases new and exotic cannabis products. He stresses that he’s invested in preserving relationships with his growers, as well as his customers, rather than entering into the race of “buying and selling cheap weed.” McCormack strives to educate his customers on different strains and options for using cannabis medicinally, as well as providing them with their desired recreational experience.
Entering the Natural Wonders shop was such an unexpected geek-out moment for me. Put me in a place with cool plants and chill music and I’m good for the afternoon! Sprawling spider plants cascade over gigantic crystal boulders, while tropical trees reach for the ceiling; more than a dozen close-ups of different cannabis flowers on canvas are hung throughout the open, airy shop. Instrumental Drake songs featuring Quavo and Travis Scott completed the vibe. McCormack even has an entire shelf of carnivorous plants for sale! We’ve all heard of Venus Flytraps, but he also has sticky-leaved Tropical Butterworts and gorgeous Pitcher plants. If only a carnivorous cannabis plant existed!
Want cool, quirky cannabis products? How about JUNK Dynamites! by Leif Goods, “exploding candy that sizzles in your mouth” in fun flavors like sour orange and juicy watermelon—think Pop Rocks taken to a whole new level. If you’re more into savory flavors, Natural Wonders sells elbe’s edibles THC Snack Mix, which puts other snack mixes to shame. Dirty Arm Farm and Echo Electuary are featured prominently in the shop, and coordinate new product releases exclusively with Natural Wonders.