i made the long drive out to 173rd and cornell to check out the new indian grocery there, apna bazaar. there's no sign, so you have to kind of look for it. it's in a "complex" style building.
but if you need a variety of ingredients it is (for the moment)the best stocked indian grocery in portland.
fresh methi, fresh betel leaves, fresh turmeric, fresh tindora, karela, green mangoes, lauki, coconuts etc. etc. i was pleased to (finally) locate some dried kachari and also come across a packet of (recently discussed on egullet) thalippu vadagams. i really hope they can keep up the veggie sales, since it seems to often stagnate.
if nothing else, grab a bag of hot mix or a vetiver flavored popsicle.