The first of the northwest’s upscale shopping complexes, the Arboretum lives up to its name with a leafy, park-like setting and a tongue-in-cheek sculpture of cows. Anchored by the Renaissance Hotel, this two-level collection of outdoor boutiques doesn’t include any department stores, but it does have a Barnes & Noble Superstore and a huge Pottery Barn. You’ll find your basic selection of mid-range shops—Chico’s, Gap, Lenscrafters, Z Galerie—along with local businesses. Dining options include some chains and some local tastes, among them Estancia, a Brazilian steakhouse, and an outlet for the homegrown Amy’s Ice Creams. Compared to some outdoor mega-malls, this is a fairly small and pleasant place to spend an afternoon. The nearby Arboretum Market extends the retail experience with Trader Joe’s and Williams-Sonoma, among other shops.