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Shop Review: Rosebud Growers

“Rosebud Growers will happily satisfy anyone looking for a fun yet easy-going dispensary trip!”

Rosebud Growers is conveniently located on MLK, but you probably knew that since it’s impossible to drive by and not notice the iconic, massive pink mural signage. The storefront has an authentic Portland vibe and that feeling definitely carries while walking through the store. 

Fresh weed is probably what most folks come for (and definitely what you get) – but you will likely also be walking out the door with some fresh “Rosebud” merch as well! The shop is well curated with a selection of products that will make any stoner smile, but also appeals to the casual consumer. Overall, Rosebud Growers will happily satisfy anyone looking for a fun yet easy-going dispensary trip!

Shop owner Dave has a tangible passion for providing high quality products for the Portland Cannabis community and puts an emphasis on his customer’s experience while they shop around. “This dispensary was never about me … It is always gonna be about the people who come through,” he shared while we were touring. We wanted to learn more about this farm-to-shop brand, so we dove in with Dave for a quick chat.

What is the Rosebud Growers’ origin story?
Before Rosebud, I was working for my buddy’s grow and medical shop in Seattle and had a little medical grow myself. The Cannabis industry was becoming recreational, so I was trying to figure out how I could do it myself. My wife and I started visiting Portland to check out stores, grows, and talk to lawyers to see if it was possible for us. At the time, Oregon filed a state of emergency for having too much boof. I knew people would be going out of business and this could provide us an opportunity to buy someone out and start turning dreams into reality. I started looking on Craigslist daily and found Rosebud for $60k. I ended up driving down in a blizzard and checked out the grow. A week later, I gave the seller a deposit and took over April 2019!

If you had to describe your dispensary in three words, what would they be?
Dank ass weed.

What kind of products can consumers expect when walking through your doors?
We have everything you want and need. The thing that sets us apart from other dispensaries is that we have fresh Rosebud flower harvests on our shelves every three weeks. All of our flower is fresh from top to bottom and priced for any budget! We all smoke weed and care about the flower we sell, so each tier checks every stoner’s box. 

Photos by @dude.diana

This article was originally published in the February 2024 issue of Oregon Leaf.

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