The Vinyl Resting Place, Portland Oregon
Open – 8332 N. Lombard Street Portland Oregon 97203

The Vinyl Resting Place is another one of the stores I visited on my trip to Oregon in the summer of 2014.  Founded in 1997, it’s a smaller store in Portland’s St. John’s district, with a good selection of rock, jazz and blues (especially jazz), as well as some old ‘collectors’ items from the 60s and late 50s.  Definitely worth a visit.  It too was featured in the handy guide to Portland’s record stores.  Love the name.

Wanna go?  You can find the Vinyl Resting Place on our Record Stores Map

Vinyl Resting Place Record Store Portland Oregon Outdoor Sign

Vinyl Resting Place Record Store Portland Oregon Store Front

Vinyl Resting Place Portland Oregon - Toby Tobiason
One of the store’s owners, Toby Tobiason, at rest (couldn’t resist)

Vinyl Resting Place Portland Oregon collectors items

Vinyl Resting Place Portland Oregon - posters
Some cool 60’s concert posters line the wall

Vinyl Resting Place Portland Oregon store interior

Vinyl Resting Place Portland Oregon
Muddy Waters

Vinyl Resting Place Portland Oregon store interior

Vinyl Resting Place Portland Oregon concert posters

The store made the Oregonian’s 2016 list of the 10 Best Record Stores in Portland published on Oregonlive.com

While you’re there, you may want to check out the nearby St. John’s Bridge – a suspension bridge that spans the Willamette river.  Don’t forget to go to Cathedral Park to see the gothic arches that support the bridge.

Cathedral Park Bridge Arches - Portland Oregon

Photo by OpenStreetMap contributors

If that wetted (is that a word) you appetite (that is a word), here’s a video from Man on the Street’s Devon Shirley of things to do in St. John’s with a tour of the Vinyl Resting Place that starts at 1:21 (if you can’t wait that long).

By the way, I’m not fond of Rush either.

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