This place opened on Northeast MLK in 2008 with the goal of keeping Portland barbershops old-school. "We offer sports, music, and conversation," says owner Jamaal Lane, and he throws out a key tip: when you get your haircut, if you have to question whether you're in a real barbershop, you definitely are not in a real barbershop. The place is filled with sports memorabilia, and, yes, the game will be on. Specialties include razor lines and shaves.
A graduate of Portland's famous, now-closed Moler Barber College, Jerry Ripley has been cutting hair for more than 35 years, and he's now the sole barber at this downtown shop. Located in a historical building next door to Huber's Café, the shop offers all types of cuts, and they all end with a warm towel and neck shave. Cash only, and since you’re competing with loyal customers developed over 35 years of business, you’re advised to call ahead. Don't miss the cool map covered with international memorabilia gifted by customers.