Tetra Cannabis – Portland, OR
Tetra Cannabis is an 18-month-old dispensary located on 40th and Belmont in SE Portland, a mere block from Peacock Lane, the official “Christmas Street” of Portland. Hopefully, some of you found your way to Tetra last month before you walked the blocks of lights for a little boost of the season’s electrifying effects! Both the owner and the company hired to create the store’s interior design wanted to elevate the cannabis experience; the result is a colorful, crisp, modern atmosphere that doesn’t feel cold or elitist. It’s an environment where you instantly feel comfortable while you peruse, learn and purchase.
Brought to life by an entrepreneur with multiple Portland-based businesses, Tetra was conceived from a professional point of view. The owner hired on Kyler, now the general manager, as a cannabis consultant, who helped in the final layout and design of the store. Kyler says he and the budtenders love Tetra’s close-knit neighborhood feel and the connections they’ve made with their regular customers. Half the staff hails from prohibitionist Idaho, yet could answer any cannabis trivia question tossed their way, which gave me some sort of perverse satisfaction…
A recommendation from the budtenders at Tetra include Journeyman’s Couch Potatoes, chocolate-covered, cannabis-infused potato chips. Kyler also likes Happy Cabbage, a solventless extract, and was sure to mention that Tetra sells an in-house, terpene-rich oil for $12 and only $9 on Saturdays. Flower is proudly exhibited under sparkling glass counters, echoing an entomological display. Way cool! And if you’re from out of town with no gear in sight, no worries — a wooden box of $3 pipes is at the register for your convenience!