Over the river and through the woods, a handful of miles south on I-5 we go to Oregon! From Portland, to Eugene, to Grant’s Pass there are countless businesses creating products that have earned a special place on this Oregon gift guide.
Rest assured, our neighbor state is home to innovation, imagination, and some delicious creations. I’m both coveting and drooling as I type! The makers behind these products will surely deliver a smile if their wares are wrapped under the tree this year. So, go ahead, browse your heart out, and shop small from some Oregonians who are working to make magic happen.
Pistil Designs Hats ($20-58) - I tried so hard to choose just one hat to feature from Pistil Designs of Hood River, but too many caught my eye! I’m sure the same will happen to you! Start with the Elson, consider the Drew, and isn’t unlikely you’ll survive winter without the Piper Slouchy.
Rooibos Masala Chai ($8.50) - Rumor is, Blue Lotus Chai Co out of Eugene is THE brand for chai lovers. Find it at local shops by searching here.
“Soon To Be Famous” Spicy Peanut Sauce ($7.95) - Fire On the Mountain out of Portland says, “This sauce is so good it is stupid.” Sounds like a must buy to me!
Pendleton Wool Throw ($129) - Perhaps Oregon’s most renowned company, Pendleton blankets and throws are a classic, heirloom gift.
Portland Bee Balm ($3-4) - Stocking stuffer alert! Grab two or ten! The whole family is going to be addicted to this smooth, natural lip balm.
Salt & Straw Pints Pack ($65) - Unique ice cream flavors that will absolutely wow your tastebuds! There is a shop in Ballard and on Pike Street now, but the ice cream mastermind’s of Salt & Straw originated in Oregon. Choose from the classic pack which includes the scrumptious Coava Coffee and Cloudforest Craque, the seasonal pack which has the perfect Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans, or a mix and match pack which lets you choose my all time favorite Arbequina Olive Oil. Seriously, get that one for sure!
Food Pun Wooden Magnets ($14) - “Lettuce Romaine Calm” and other funnies will make every trip to the fridge a laugh thanks to Bloom and Grow Designs’ creativity.
St. Helens Day Pack ($299) - Thimble & Axe offers quite the assortment of leather goods for packing and storage as well as full packs for commuting, travel, and Northwest exploring.
Alex Apland Pottery ($25-32) - Handcrafted in quaint Grant’s Pass, Alex Apland Pottery is earthy, bold, and the perfect mug for what’s next
Stumptown Coffee ($15-38) - If you want Oregon coffee, look no further than Stumptown!
Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($22) - Ready for a fun gift idea? Pair Red Ridge Farm’s olive oil with a loaf of homemade bread! Use a recipe by Ken Forkish, Portland baker, from his cookbook Flour Water Salt Yeast. A loaf of love with Oregon’s finest dip - who wouldn’t love that?
Book Scarf ($48) - Storiarts brings beloved novels to life. Every reader will fall in love with the warmth of these words.
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