I have a couple favorite bike shops in Portland that isn't the one I work at and love with all my heart, 21st Ave Bicycles. The first one is Revolver Bikes in North Portland. I prefer the smaller shops and the kind of attention you get when you are in them. It's much more intimate. My new favorite shop, Crank, is in my neighborhood on my ride to work and is run by Justin Tutor and Chris Harbert. They are a couple of really nice guys and are fighting the good fight. Pete and I went in after hours the other day to hang out and have a look around.
The boys of Crank.