14 Made-in-Portland Gift Ideas

by Olivia on November 20, 2011

by | November 20th, 2011  

If there’s one thing we hear over and over again heading into the holiday season, it’s “Shop Local!” Thankfully, there are tons of awesome things made right here in Portland, from chocolate to bike accessory. So whether you’re a Portlander or just in love with the city, here are 14 gift ideas made right here in the Rose City.

Update: Also fun? A few of these companies have offered up some giveaways and promo codes for WhyGo Portland readers. Details at the end of this post. Enjoy!

Shop local with these 14 made-in-Portland gift ideas:


6-pack holder bike frame cinch Walnut Studiolo, $22.00
Take your beers on the road, or spend $10 more on the wine rack.
Etsy shop. Also appearing at Portland Bazaar Dec 10-11, 420 NE 9th Ave.
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Long Lariat Necklace with Gold Feather and Key Freshy Fig, $24.00
Freshy Fig has hundreds of budget-friendly, but still super cute and unique necklaces.
Etsy shop. Also available at Soho Boutique 1605 NE Broadway St.
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Friends and Friends of Friends Vol 4, Tender Loving Empire, $14.99
Snag this year’s limited edition 47-track album of Portland’s best, including Typhoon and Y La Bamba.
412 SW 10th Ave. 503-243-5859
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Thai Peanut Butter cups, Alma Chocolates, $2.00
Ginger, lime, Thai chiles, red volcanic sea salt… Divine.
140 NE 28th Ave. 503-517-0262


Bamboo iPhone cover, Grove, $89.00
Lust-worthy iPhone covers.
Online


Panama Esmeralda Especial Mario San Jose Jar & Coffee, Stumptown, $100.00
In it for the jar, or you can get just the regular house blend for $15.
3356 SE Belmont St. 503-232-8889

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Macarons, Pix Patisserie, $2
Treat your giftee to Portland’s finest macarons, if you’re not in town you can buy them online too.
3402 SE Division St. 503-232-4407


Sellwood Series Joy Ride art print Dan Stiles, $20.00
Perfect for those soon-to-be parents on your list.
Etsy shop
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Portland Monthly magazine subscription, Portland Monthly, $16.95
Need a gift for a recent transplant or someone moving to Portland? This is an easy one.
Digital subscription $12


Anatomy of a Bike letterpress card, Lark Press, $4.00
For cards that they won’t want to throw away, go letterpress.
3901 North Williams Ave. 503-546-9930

Not Too Sweet Apple Butter, Oregon Growers, $5.00
Oregon Growers is actually from Hood River, but close enough to make the list and oh so tasty. This is the show-off gift to send (or bring) to family or friends who don’t live in the Northwest.
Gift packs online. Jars available at local New Seasons, Whole Foods and a few more.


Scissors tea towels, Queen Bee, $22.00
Even if you don’t have a friend with a tea towel obsession, your mom will think it’s cute too.
3961 North Williams Ave. 503-232-1755


Northwest winter ales, your local grocery store, $2+
If you’re not currently in the NW and missing all our seasonal brews, you can find most of your favorite winter ales online from BottleTrek.


Brett wool hat, Flipside Hats, $35.00
Yes, you can find cheaper hats, but for a unique and local pick Flipside is a good choice. They also have mens and childrens hats.
4432 SE Belmont St. 503-272-1359

Feel free to buy me your loved ones any of the above items for Christmas. Plus, if you’re looking to get your holiday shopping out of the way soon, make sure to check out the city-wide Black Friday shopping event called Little Boxes. There are already over 60 local Portland boutiques participating in this shopping event, and the cool thing is if you take your receipt from one shop to the next you get 10% off. Happy shopping!

Deals for WhyGo Portland readers!

  • Stumptown Coffee is giving away one of their Panama Esmeralda Especial Mario San Jose Jars & Coffee
  • Dan Stiles is giving away one of the Sellwood Joy Ride art prints to a lucky WhyGo Portland reader.
  • Tender Loving Empire is giving away one of the Friends and Friends of Friends Vol 4 Comp and a $20 gift certificate to Tender Loving Empire.
  • Freshy Fig is giving away the lariate feather necklace featured above.
  • Walnut Studiololo is giving away one frame cinch.
  • Oregon Growers has offered up a coupon code for WhyGo Portland readers for 25% off all items from their online shop. Use promo code: pdxjams in the “Discount Coupon Box” field at checkout.

‘Like’ us to enter the giveaways >>>

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Like WhyGo Portland on Facebook to enter. Winners will be selected on Friday, December 9, 2011. Enjoy!

What’s your favorite?

{ 4 comments }

sue14625 December 2, 2011 at 6:00 am
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very nice gift ideas -just love the coffee-and jar

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lovely jones December 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm
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yea good gift ideas.

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Brad Reid January 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm
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The macaron and coffee picture is nice.

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Sarah March 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm
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wow! love the beer idea! i kept trying to figure out how to transport mine without spilling it!! so much alcohol abuse! thank you so much!!!

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