Cinchel and I will be in Portland this year for record store day (We're flying out after work today) but this is my favorite record store in Chicago-Permanent Records on Chicago Avenue just a little bit East of where it intersects Damen.
Lance and Liz are great and of course there is Zaireeka, the cat who lives there. I am really sad that the three are moving to Los Angeles but the Chicago store will remain open atleast.
Really specializes in garage and psychedelic rock and puts out indie releases as well!
I thought this might be a cool post for people to refer to when traveling to a new city, anyhow. And if anyone has any recommendations on record stores I must check out while I'm in Portland, I'm all ears (eyes!)
Also, don't wait to buy all your records until record store day every year. Your bag would be way too heavy! ;)