“First time at Oregon's Finest
Since I was missing my usual haunt in the Pearl I figured I would try out Oregon's Finest.
Many haters for this dispensary. I however, am not one of them. I came in with an open mind and let them speak for themselves.
The parking was a bit on the atrocious side. Luckily, I went right before their 10pm closure time on Saturday's so I did not have to walk too far with my back and joint issues. (No not THAT kind of joint issue!)
To my surprise, the front door was actually locked! A security door! What a novel concept! I wish more dispensaries in the area did this. I was buzzed right in by a warm and welcoming blonde woman. I forgot to get her name as its something I am trying to add to my reviews so people know who to, or who not to, talk to.
The front reception check in was quick and painless. However, the one complaint I had about the front portion of the building is the reception area/waiting area. They attempted to make the area feel warm by using rough wooden fascia and cowboy-ish themes. This is not normally an issue for me, but with the lighting and general layout of the front room, it felt like it was just stretching a bit far to be over the top, even in its simplicity.
My other negative impression about the front room is the unused space. Clients have to wait to be served in a separate room. You could brighten up the front AND make your customers purchase times much quicker if you use one or two of those AWESOME computer screen menus for people to review while they wait in the front room for service. Do that, and your a 5 star on atmosphere.
When I was brought into the salesroom, I was greeted by the lovely Kristin. This girl was an absolute dream to work with. Sweet, funny, knowledgeable, far from pushy or rude as you could get. This fact pleased me since I had started off with a bit of a harder exterior expecting the bad customer service people had experienced here before.
Kristin did not bat an eye, Upbeat and fun the entire time! She was a pleasant balance between the total airheads who do too much of their own product and the elitist snobs who are worse than a group of snobby college steampunk kids. In other words, she rocked. =)
The one thing that also bothered me a bit was the donation prices. Some of them are spot on with other prices around town. But, no matter how good your Girl Scout Cookies are, its not worth 260 an ounce.(I have to say the GSC is actually pretty damn good, but more on that later.)
The menu is on the wall on amazing computer wall screens with prices and other info you may want on the items. This feature was brilliant IMO.
Sadly, they had run out of the Doc Ault's tincture I wanted to try. So, I had to improvise a bit. I got some white lavender CO2 oil for my pen from Mount Hood Extracts (THC: 61.62%, CBD: 0.17%). I have purchased their blackberry oil before and was very pleased with it. This round is just as good. I am liking their consistency,
For flowers, I threw together a multi-priced tired selection so I can experience the full quality variety a dispensary has. I went with the 260 dollar Girl Scout Cookies (From SoFresh Farms, THC 25%, CBD .1%), Blue Dream 220 dollar donation (From SoFresh Farms, THC 19.74%, CBD .08%), and the special of the day Banana OG 200 dollar donation (From Ideal Farms, THC 21.3%, CBD .4%).
So far, the GSC is out of this world. Great for vaping! It's good enough I think I am going to have to write another review for the other 2 strains as this review is getting a bit hard to write! GSC is doing a great job on my spasms and nerve damage. My joints do not seem so swollen either. So, good job SoFresh farms!
So overall, Oregon's Finest is not the evil place I had thought it was going to be. Maybe there is just one or two bad, moldy buds throwing off the vibe of the place? If so, they should sack them. Oregon's Finest has mass potential. As long as they keep up the customer service to the level I received and keep getting great product, they will be in my top 3 dispensaries, for sure.”