The holidays are just around the corner! We know that you love to give presents, but you want to make sure you’re sending out gifts that people actually want! To help you out with your holiday shopping, we’ve created a list of proudly Portland-made products that you can send to the people you love. Yes, it’s the thought that counts, but why not elevate your Secret Santa game with well thought out presents this year, right? These awesome gift ideas are all functional and locally sourced! Are you excited to know what’s on our list? Let’s hop right in!
If you’re looking for a practical gift that can be used to prepare holiday meals, check out the selection of cast iron pans from Finex. Finex is a small team of Portland-based craftspeople, cooks, and designers who believe cooking is an experience that must be shared with others. What better way to share that experience with durable and functional cooking tools!
They claim to have created the best pan possible that exceeds the quality of ones currently in the market. They say their pans are different due to their intentional design. The unique shape helps pour liquid content such as soup and sauces easier. It would be a handy gift for anyone hosting holiday dinners. Order your Finex pans via their website.
Our Top Pick(s): 12” Skillet with Lid
If you want to send out sustainable gifts, check out Ecovibe’s products! EcoVibe carries ethical clothing and home decor products sourced from local designers, women, minorities, family-owned businesses, and small makers. They give prime focus to how their products are made, who makes them, and the materials used. All their products are affordable and proudly Portland made!
EcoVibe also aims to make sustainability accessible to all. They are a proud member of For The Planet where they donate 1% of all their online sales to local non-profit organizations in support of environmental causes. You are assured that every single purchase from EcoVibe is a conscious, ethical choice.
COVID-19 Guidelines: The store is open 10 AM-7 PM daily. Masks are required when shopping and only five people are allowed inside the store at a time. Private shopping sessions may be booked via this link. Orders may be claimed via curbside pickup. Shipping is available to all 50 states. Visit their website.
Our Top Pick(s): Oblong Plaid Fringe Scarf in White and Black | Hand Woven Adelaide Rug
One proud Oregonian brand you can give out is Pendleton! They specialize in pure virgin wool blankets and throws that are widely recognized in the country. Yes, their products are a bit on the luxurious side, but you’re assured that you are paying for high-quality goods that have stood the test of time!
If you’re looking for Pendleton products that won’t break the bank, they carry socks, hats, and gloves. These items are great gifts for the colder days! These products also come with their signature Native American inspired designs. Visit their website to find out more!
Our Top Pick(s): Jacquard Scarf | Chief Joseph Blanket
Jacobsen Salt Co.
Another source of Portland pride is Jacobsen Salt Co.! They are one of America’s leading salt makers, praised for their top-shelf cooking ingredients that redefine every day culinary experiences.
They’re all about salt and more, carrying products such as a wide variety of pure and infused sea salts, salted caramels, cocktail salts, seasonings, spice blends, and other pantry staples.
COVID-19 Guidelines: The deadline for same week pickups are every Tuesday, 11:59 PM. Pickups are every Friday. 1-6 PM. Contact their customer service staff at h[email protected] or 503-719-4973 to know more. Visit their website to see the full range of their products.
Our Top Pick(s): Infused Lemon Zest Salt | Holiday Sea Salt and Pepper Grinder
If you want to see a wide array of locally made products, visit MadeHere. They showcase goods from over 250 Portland makers, craftspeople, and artisans in a unique gallery-style environment. They carry over 8,500 products and there’s definitely something for everyone!
MadeHere prides itself on representing only the best and most unique products, with many of the selection handcrafted in Portland. They have just about every gift idea you can think of, from chocolate bars, candles, loose leaf tea, and even dog treats! Most brands that were previously mentioned in this blog can also be purchased from MadeHere.
COVID-19 Guidelines: The store is open 12-5 PM from Friday to Sunday. Face masks and no-touch temperature checks are required for all employees and customers. Store capacity is limited and 6 ft. distancing is required. No-touch payment is also in place. Visit their website.
Our Top Pick(s): Ranger Chocolate | Mountain Tumbler Glass
With Love, From PDX
Overwhelmed with the options? Leave your gifting woes to With Love, From PDX! They offer custom gift baskets for any occasion, and they have everything for everyone. Just tell them who you’re sending the basket to and they do the rest. And like their name says, every product is proudly sourced from Portland artisans.
With Love, From PDX supports 75 local small businesses. They have snacks, wines, and even bagel chips! Their gift baskets truly give you a taste of the best things Portland has to offer.
COVID-19 Guidelines: Shipping is done every Friday. Shipping is done 5-7 days after an order is placed. Visit their website to view gift box options.
Our Top Pick(s): Get Snackin’! Gift Box
There you have it, our list of the best Portland-based products and suppliers! With everything that’s happened this year so far, it would be nice to make others feel good with these simple gift ideas. Don’t worry, we’re not going to judge you if you purchase these items for yourself. We hope you have fun shopping for gifts! Happy holidays!
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