The Vital Ways Herbal Apothecary

is an herbal medicine and holistic health store in Portland, Oregon that features high quality organic medicinal dried herbs, expertly prepared herbal extracts, trustworthy holistic health consultations, as well as classes and workshops taught by our very experienced holistic health staff.

Whether you want to get organic herbs, supplements and information to address a condition, or to optimize your health, we have a knowledgeable highly trained passionate staff member who can assist you in accomplishing your health goals.

All of our apothecary staff are practicing herbalists or clinical herb students and are supervised by the owner/director, Clinical Herbalist, and 3-Year Herbal Medicine School director Christopher Smaka.

At Vital Ways, we believe that Health is not the absence of symptoms but the presence of vitality. We are passionate about sharing the tools, herbs, knowledge and techniques to help you transform your life.

At the Vital Ways Herbal Apothecary,, we don’t just specialize in the sale of herbs, we specialize in providing you, the consumer, with trustworthy, reliable and evidence based herbal medicine and holistic health information to help you transform your life.

At the Vital Ways Herbal Apothecary,, we don’t just specialize in the sale of herbs, we specialize in providing you, the consumer, with trustworthy, reliable and evidence based herbal medicine and holistic health information to help you transform your life.

The Famous 5 Minute Holistic Health Consult

At the Vital Ways Apothecary, we are excited and honored to share with you the tools required to reclaim your health. Our famous free 5-minute consult, where a clinical staff will ask you a few questions, look at your tongue, and feel you pulse, to gather information about your health, is a great way for you to get an introduction and learn useful first steps to empower you on your path to health. No appointment is necessary.

The Vital Ways Education Center in the Vital Ways Herbal Apothecary offers classes for people of all levels of interest and experience. See our classes here, and sign up for our mailing list here

The Vital Ways Clinic has free consultations with our highly qualified Clinic Practicum students for those struggling with a chronic condition, and affordable consultations for those seeking more, with our clinic faculty.

To find out about our clinics, click here.