Media & Accolades
We are honored to have been featured in and interviewed by a multitude of magazines and organizations.
We will always be a dispensary for the people, but you don’t have to just take it from us:
Take a moment to peruse our reviews, podcasts, media and accolades!
Best of Portland 2022
We are happy to announce that we won in Best of Portland, 2022:
- 1st Best Organic Selection
- 2nd Best Dispensary
- 2nd Best CBD-store
- and 3rd Best Budtender (two budtenders in the Top 5!)
Check out the full list of winners here to see the best of what Portland has to offer!
"Is HGA the Best Small Dispensary Experience in America?"
“I could ramble about this shop for a while, but hopefully you get the picture. If you’re in Portland and looking for the purest, healthiest, most ethically grown cannabis, served up by the most caring and knowledgable staff, my full recommendation goes to Home Grown Apothecary.”
-Christopher Smith, Editor-In-Chief, American Cannabis Report
Podcast: "Sustainability in the Cannabis Industry"
In this episode of The American Cannabis Report, publisher Christopher Smith speaks with Andi Keller, Media Director and Budtender at Home Grown Apothecary in Portland, OR. Unlike most budtenders, Andi has been at HGA for 5 years.
“Home grown apothecary is a soothing, intelligent, helpful, and all around great hit. The staff are welcoming and well informed. I was assisted by Andi and she was incredibly knowledgeable, kind, fun and helpful. I had a wonderful experience at this apothecary and the people there are seriously excellent humans.
“I’ve been smoking for 4 years and have been to many dispensaries in multiple states, and this is without the doubt THE BEST one I’ve been to. I live near 3 dispensaries in walking distance, yet I’d much rather take the extra time to go farther out to Homegrown Apothecary for their top service and product quality.”
A truly exemplary, boutique dispensary. Featuring a genuine Apothecary selection and an herbalist on staff, I wish there was a version of this shop in every city. A small, passionate staff paired with a well curated selection of ecologically conscious Cannabis. Love them, hope you’ll check them out!
-Jesse Long, Google
Podcast: "How can a dispensary stand out in such a crowded market?
Our guest is Randa Shahin Larkin, Co-Founder of Home Grown Apothecary. We discuss strategies for differentiating dispensaries and brands.”
-Periodic Effects, 2019
"Cozy Girl Fall,
“The ladies chat winter travel, booking the perfect snowy vacation, how to get into competitive winter sports as a woman of color & herbs, tinctures & cannabis to beat the winter blues!”
-On She Goes, 2019
"Authenticity oozes from the welcoming environment Shahin has worked hard to provide to the public."
“Our plan for growth is to remain authentic and stay true to what we believe in. We’ve maintained a philosophy that cares about the environment and sustainability, as well as providing an honest attempt to help people with alternative wellness through plants.”
-Oregon Leaf Women’s Issue, 2019
Portland's Top Dispensaries for Customer Care
Given Home Grown’s idiosyncratic apothecary component and their careful attention to stocking natural, organic, and Clean Green Certified cannabis products, the shop is uniquely tooled to help consumers find safe and holistic herbal combinations tailored to their wellness goals and desired moods.
"Top 25 Budtenders in North America of 2019
They’re the influencers, the gatekeepers, the curators, and the tastemakers. They’re budtenders — and these are the best in the biz.
-Green Entrepreneur, 2019
"Portland Is Making An Effort to Diversify the Cannabis Industry,
The future of weed is bright—and it’s no longer exclusively white and male.”
-Willamette Week, 2019
“The crew at Homegrown Apothecary are the very best. I’m a veteran with liver disease, PTSD and multiple chronic pain issues. I have learned so much from both the staff and other customers at HGA.“
– DoomPDX, Allbud
“Super friendly staff with impressive knowledge on even the littlest things. This was a great place to take my mother and get all her curiosity answered. 🙂“
“This is my favorite dispensary in the PDX area for medical patients. As far as an actual medical relationship with their patients (NOT customers, patients), no other dispensary cares about its patients as much.”
-Patrick Barron, Google
“Home Grown Apothecary isn’t just a cannabis dispensary —
it’s a place that educates people, helping them avoid the use of pharmaceuticals by dispensing advice.”
-Dope Magazine, 2018
“If People’s Food Co-op had a corner of its store devoted to cannabis, it would look a lot like Home Grown Apothecary.
A health-and-wellness shop first and foremost, this iconic, flowery bungalow is fully stocked with herbal remedies and apothecary of all stripes.”
-Willamette Week, 2018
“I was so happy to find Home Grown and meet their knowledgeable staff- it felt like I’d come home! The flower was the best I’ve had in my three and a half years in Portland.”
-Tia Daniels, Google
“Very welcoming. Wonderful variety gorgeous buds. I keep coming back, the budtenders are really attentive and are super patient. The experience is worth the trip. I really like that sometimes i can request a strain and they offer to hold on to some for me – so kind!! Highly recommend.”
-Sarah Mottershead, Google
“Adorable and cozy interior, friendly and incredibly passionate and knowledgeable staff. Both employees we talked to spent so much time making sure we got what we wanted and sharing all of their amazing products. BEAUTIFUL buds and a great pre-rolls list and prices! New favorite dispensary spot in Portland!”
"Women On Top: Women Of Color Reveal All About Working In The Cannabis Industry,
Randa Shahin of Home Grown Apothecary wants to show the world that cannabis consumers are contributing members of society.”
-Big Buds Mag, 2018
“Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract.
With talks from Home Grown Apothecary”
“Growing Outdoor Weed This Summer?
Best Places in Portland to buy Clones. The time to get planting is here.”
“For those using cannabis,
in a more holistic health-and-wellness plan, there’s Home Grown Apothecary.”
-Willamette Week, 2017
“The staff will happily guide you on the journey to a better quality of life.
Relax and let the budtenders pick your brain—they will make the flower choice a smooth operation.”
– Willamette Week, 2016
“This co-op style dispensary prides itself on its gluten-free, vegan and sugar-free options on edibles,
and wealth of alternative health options including its wild-crafted noncannabis herbs and natural remedies.”
-Willamette Week 2015