So, I've only recently moved here and the novelty of exploring has not yet worn off. I've been enjoying myself wandering around and getting hopelessly lost on trimet (yes, I know it's not that difficult, but I still found myself way the hell up in NoPo somehow). I didn't exactly live far away previously (Eugene ftw), and I've visited up here numerous times, but living is a different experience. I've done all the obvious things before: OMSI, zoo, loitering around VooDoo Donuts, Pioneer Square, entire days lost in Powell's, Hawthorne and Alberta districts, etc. But before I venture out again, what are some other must-check-out places? Ridiculously cool cafes, cute funky gift shops (I need postcards and prizes), thriftier-than-average thrift and consignment stores (I really need more scarves and mittens, brr!), awesome hair salon that isn't all stuck-up and hipstery, restaurant/bistro/diner that makes delicious hot sammiches, anything else you can think of. I want to explore lots of new places, but I also want to find my new "favorite spots".
I need to get settled with a piercing and tattoo place as well, but I already got some recommendations on that (I think Robot Piercing, Straight to the Point, and Atlas were the most popular choices?), thanks for that guys.
Edit: Portland-related just for diffuse