These 11 Charming General Stores In Oregon Will Make You Feel Nostalgic
Shopping just ain’t what it used to be. Nowadays, we’re more likely to shop in big box department stores, or, gulp, online than to peruse the local mom and pop shop. But there’s a certain charm that no corporate chain superstore can emulate in quite the same way as a good ol’ fashioned general store. In many of these places, the grocer/owner knows you by name. He or she makes sure to stock your favorite brands. And sometimes, if you’re lucky, they’re willing to stay open late, if you have to stop in after a long day at work. Here are some spots that at least try to hold onto that old-school charm.
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So, what do you think? Did we mention some of your favorite general stores? Let us know about some of the old-time spots you still love to visit.
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.
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