The Vital Compass Herbal Cooperative

The Vital Compass Cooperative herbal medicinary is a local solidarity cooperative founded to meet the needs of the natural medicine community. Our compounding medicinary fills herbal prescriptions for all practitioners of natural medicine and their clients. We carry an extensive inventory of bulk dried herbs, granulated powdered herbs, tinctures, prepared medicines & topicals in an effort to meet the varied needs of many practitioners. We are also happy to take special orders & suggestions for furthering our selection. Anyone is welcome to fill their prescription at our shop, and any licensed practitioner is welcome to use us as the compounding pharmacy for their practice.

To further meet the needs of our community, our shared services cooperative welcomes all professionally practicing herbalists (L.Ac, N.D., M.D., R.H., A.H.G.,etc) as member-owners. Members receive a 15% register discount, as well as yearly dividends on medicinary profits, free classes, opportunities to vote on important cooperative decisions, and the potential to be elected to the board of directors. The member-owner buy in is $100, and never needs to be renewed. This member-ownership makes it possible for a practitioner to jointly own and profit from the pharmacy without the cost of running it in house.

By creating affordable, reliable and professional access to herbal medicine it is our mission to grow the effective use of herbs in clinical practice.

For more information about The Vital Compass, including our member application and current inventory price lists, please visit our website at

We welcome you to visit our retail shop 7 days a week in North Portland, on the corner of Killingsworth & Williams (5412 N Williams ave), or give us a call at 971-373-8378.