Exciting things are happening in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, specifically on Portage Avenue. New shopping options are literally popping up all over the downtown for you to explore on your next trip to the Soo. These new shops aren’t your run of the mill gift shop – they take the downtown to the next level with their creativity.

Stop into Cultured Pop for gourmet popcorn popped in coconut oil and sprinkled with sweet and savory natural flavors. Try samples of the different popcorns before you make your selection. They also sell oils and balsamic vinegar, plus lots of Michigan made products.
Cultured Pop

Yooper Trading Company is truth in advertising; all products are specific to the Upper Peninsula (UP). Don’t have time on your vacation to drive beyond Sault Ste. Marie? Yooper Trading Company has merchandise that will make friends and family think you toured the entire UP! Michigan made and UP specific products you’re bound to find the perfect souvenir.
Yooper Trading Co

Portage Avenue shops are filled with t-Shirts, hats, and other gift ideas for those who didn’t that didn’t get to come with you. What about something unique for that special woman in your life? Sault Boutique & Artisan Market is filled with stylish and affordable clothing and wellness items for the special people in your life.
Sault Boutique & Artisan Market

After all the shopping you’re sure to have worked up an appetite, but you won’t want to slow down with so many more shops to explore. Stop in Oh Crepe and get a tasty handheld crepe to go. Try the Unicorn Crepe for a sweet treat or take lunch to go with a more savory Reuben option.
Oh Crepe

You might need a break by this time and want to sit down for your meal. The Lockview Restaurant has amazing Whitefish with a fantastic view of the Soo Locks. Ask to sit upstairs for the best view of the freighters. There is also Karl’s Cuisine farm to table, which offers amazing dining. Chef Karl also brews his own craft beer and makes a wonderful wine selection. They also have an amazing view!

Karl's Cuisine

The view from Karl’s Cuisine outdoor deck

Take a stroll down Portage Avenue and experience the latest developments in shopping and dining in Sault Ste. Marie. These are perfect opportunities to catch your family and friends having fun in the shops or take a fabulous photo of a plate of food. When you do, please tag your photo #ILovetheSoo so we can see how much fun you’re having in the Soo.