Hats, meat sticks and expensive axes…. Enjoy my first gift guide featuring all locally made products.
Happy Holidays! I am not fanatical about buying locally made products, but it’s always a nice bonus. So I did a little research and found this nice selection of gifts not just made in Oregon, but made in Portland! There are many more products to chose from, but I think this is a nice selection. And just to be clear, I am not getting any payment or compensation from any of these companies. This is all just stuff I think is cool.
- Peyton Hat by Bonnet. $56 Bonnet has a lot of styles that I like, including many vintage designs, but I think this is a classic hat that is in fashion right now. Plus the price isn’t bad.
- Olympic Provisions Italian Sampler. $50 Not only is Olympic Provisions one of my favorite Portland products, it’s loved by OPRAH too! She put OP on her 2014 Favorite Things List. I hope they can keep in stock! OP also has a Salami of the Month Club that would be great for any meat-lovers on your list.
- Ristretto Roasters Cowboy Blend. $14 All of Ristretto’s coffees are great, but I like this blend a lot. Fancy coffee is an easy and inexpensive gift, that would be great to receive during the holidays.
- Pacific Wonderland T-Shirt from Bridge and Burn. $36 Bridge and Burn sells a big selection of local themed t-shirts out of their shop in downtown. I have one that says “Rose Quarter Till I Die” but I also love this Portland shirt.
- Dahlia Dress Pattern by Colette Patterns. $18 A great gift for the crafter on your list. I love this locally made line of sewing patterns with classic designs for men and women. They are all rated with a sewing level and even the beginner level look fantastic.
- Sprocket Growler from Portland Growler Company. $55-65 This is pretty self explanatory. Which beer drinker wouldn’t love this cool growler?
- Aromatic Bitters from The Bitter Housewife. $14-25 Why buy any old bitter when you could buy local? They have lots of flavors and I’m giving them extra points for a funny name.
- Heritage Axe from Trust Co. $275 An expensive but impressive gift. No one thinks “I need a new axe” but even I would be pretty delighted to open one of these. Trust Co. restores old axes into brand new condition.
- Walnut iPhone Case from Grovemade. $99 Everyone needs a cellphone case, these are just really cool.
- Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. $16 at Powell’s. A classic from of the most famous Portland authors. I like this book because it reflects the Keep Portland Weird motto with it’s story of circus freaks and strange cults.
- Custom Plywerk Print. From $19. Have your photos printed on wood. Fun idea for family members, parents and grand parents.
- Portland Flag from Elmer’s Flag & Banner. $40 Local pride. Fly the city of Portland’s colors in your yard. Comes in a variety of sizes.
- Together Farm Blocks. $65 For the aspiring gardener or new homeowner on your list. Want to start a garden, but don’t have the skills or tools to build your own raised bed? Try these! Blocks snap together into a raised bed just like LEGOS!