“Farma has to be my favorite dispensary in Portland.
The primary thing I have been looking for in a dispensary is where the staff is willing and able to tell me as much as possible about the products and flower, specifically the differences between strains and medical possibilities.
They do this heavily at Farma. The last visit, where I bought three eighths, the bud tender spent a long time explaining Terpenes to me and then going deep on different strains that could match what I wanted.
The flower at Farma tends to be Clean Green Certified or some other type of organic-like certification, and for the few strains that aren't they still come from a farm that is as close to organic as they can come. They also have a huge selection of flower with a lot more printed information about each bud type, including details about how it will make you feel and its Terpene percentage.
The building itself has been called "Nordic Chic," which is true, it has a Scandinavian minimalist feel. I personally like this, even though it is a bit upscale feeling.
All of these factors would lead you to expect that their products are priced up, but actually they are right down the middle on price (maybe even a bit on the cheaper side) for flower that is not from a pre-package company. I got a "pre-packaged" quarter from them, but it was just from their bud that they were almost out of so they just put it in some of their bottles and lowered the price. This meant that I ended up with a quarter of organic Oregon Huckleberry for $45. That's a great deal no matter where you get it from, but it is especially impressive here. You should not expect to get an ounce of their premium bud for basement prices, but instead to have a fair price for really good flower.
All of this said, they do not have a ton of other products. They only have a few edibles, topical, and otherwise, and there are very little concentrates. The products they do have, though, are top notch and they can really stand by. They have different candles, storage containers, and vaporizers, which are all on the higher end, but, again, on point with quality. It is those other products where you will likely see a difference in the price, their paraphernalia is a little bit costly.
Over all, it is hard to go to another shop for flower after you go to Farma. This is especially true if you are sensitive to farming methods or having difficulty finding what is right for you.”