I'm a big fan of Limbo in SE Portland. First off, it's next door to a Trader Joe's, so I don't even have to contemplate buying plastic-wrapped and frozen vegetables. Secondly, they have a large selection of local and organic produce, just plain cheap produce (*aka why I bought red bell peppers in January) , $1 going-bad bags, and an ENORMOUS Wall of Bulk Herbs, Spices and Tea.
I spent about $11 on this trip, and fortunately Thomas was with me so I didn't have to lug it on the bus by myself. If I had biked with this, I probably would have fallen over.
Limbo also has a juice and coffee bar and soaps by the pound, but I have not partaken. I'm too busy sorting out a grocery trip in my head and wallet between Limbo and TJ's.
Here's the breakdown:
Red Bell Peppers*: 60 cents each
2 lb bags of carrots: 50 cents each
Crenshaw Melon: $1
Mango: 75 cents
Shallots: $4 or so/lb
Cucumbers: $1 each
Grapefruit: 50 cents
Apple Black Tea
500 Mile Chai
Hot Chili Powder
Ancho Chili Powder