Imelda’s Shoes and Louie’s Shoes for Men on Hawthorne

Way back in 1994, Imelda’s arrived in Portland with a fresh style of shoe shopping. No precious showrooms and ornate display racks. No mysterious inner-sanctum stockrooms. Imelda’s is a more fun, full-disclosure place. With boxes on the floor alongside a deeply knowledgeable, non-commissioned, sales staff, Imelda’s is less school, more recess. It’s also apparent: this is a place for shoe lovers, by shoe lovers.