I'm a recent Portland transplant from CA, and I spent a good two months searching for the perfect shop. I went to the big box corporate owned chains and other smaller mom and pop shops, and Pacific Gold is one of the best.
I reviewed over 100 dispensaries in CA from 2013 to 2019 from San Diego up to Humboldt. I've dealt with best and the worst bud tenders, and seen the nicest to the most ghetto shops to ever exist.
Pacific Gold tops my list as one of the overall best I've ever been to. The shop itself is on the smaller side, but setup really well. The quality of the products are top tier. The best things about this shop though? The people and the pricing. I have grabbed Hawaiian Cookies, Imperial Eagle, Notorious 11, Elephant Ears, Robots, Animal Face, and Leftovers. Every single one of them have been very, very good for the low price of $40 an 8th. I've seen some of the brands go for up to $60 an 8th at other shops.
The bud tenders are extremely knowledgeable and give legitimate recommendations. As far as I can tell they recommend what's good instead of what needs to be sold. They also don't seem fake like other bud tenders I've dealt with. They seem to care about your questions and concerns here.
I've been twice in about a week, and will definitely be back again.