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What To Buy In Portland, Oregon

Anne
Published Nov 28, 2018

Portland is the largest city in Oregon and nestles on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, hugged by Mount Hood. The city is popular for its bike paths, parks, and bridges and for the fact it is eco-friendly. Visitors enjoy the city’s famous coffee houses and microbreweries and there is a thriving theatre, and art and music scene in Portland. Enjoy visiting Washington Park that houses the Oregon Zoo with elephants and other endangered animals. Also, you must visit a formal Japanese Garden and a railway. Those interested in science should visit the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, which features a planetarium and permanent display relating to natural sciences, technology, and industry. Pittock House is a historic visit, where visitors can buy local arts and crafts and items inspired by history. There are many typically Portland craft items on sale in the city. The following lists a selection of what to buy in Portland, Oregon, USA, by visiting the handcraft, houseware and souvenir shops or markets all over the city.

1. Refurbished axes

Axe
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Trust Co. restored axes are quality items, ideal for chopping wood for a campfire and indoor fireplace. Each of their single- or double-bit axes has been restored by grinding, sharpening and polishing the blade to restore them to their original state. A high-quality, seasoned, hickory handle is added that will last for many years. Each axe comes with its own custom-fitted leather sheath for protection. Buy one to take home for your own use or for that friend who loves chopping wood.

Trust Co.

Address: 1000 SW Broadway #1100, Portland, Oregon, USA

Prices: 125 to 225 USD

Website: Trust Co.

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2. Knit Beanies

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Knit beanies are the ideal headgear in the colder weather, keeping the top of your head and your ears warm and cozy. Flipside Hats in Portland, Oregon, displays several different styles, including Pom, Watchman, Slouch and Toque, all made in the traditional style with heritage and recycled yarns, along with a full range of other hats.

Flipside Hats

Address: 4438 SE Belmont St., Portland, Oregon, USA

Price: 38.50 USD

Website: Flipside Hats

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3. Whiskey tumblers

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PDX Whisky sells Scotch malt whiskey and American whiskey for enthusiasts living in the Portland, Oregon area, along with some genuine, Glencairn whiskey glasses, perfect for enjoying your drink. Their products can be purchased at Uptown Liquor in Portland

Uptown Liquor

Address: 1 NW 23rd Pl, Portland, Oregon, USA

Price: 25 USD

Website: Uptown Liquor

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4. Recycled bottle opener


The attractive and useful bottle openers are handmade at The Mill Shop & Co-Op in Portland, Oregon and are crafted from stainless steel and reclaimed oak. Each bottle opener has a varied color or shape, making each a unique and one-of-a-kind gift to take home for loved ones. The shop also offers a variety of other homemade items.

The Mill Shop & Co-Op

Address: 2925 NE Glisan St., Portland, Oregon, USA

Price: From 20 USD

Website: The Mill Shop & Co-Op

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5. Forest-infused soap


Camamu Soap sells a range of handmade soaps, including forest-infused soap. All products are completely natural, gluten and phthalate-free and suitable for vegans. Each product is handcrafted in small batches by hand and with a lot of heart, perfect for your own bathroom or as a tasteful gift for a friend or loved one.

Camamu Soap

Address: 1229 SE Nehalem St Unit B, Portland, Oregon, USA

Price: Around 20 USD

Website: Camamu Soap

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6. Tree coasters

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Made in Oregon sells a selection of crafted items, dedicated to the state. One of the products on sale is the Red Tree Coaster which features a photo of Lake Oswego taken by photographer David Brunkow. The coaster features beautiful fall colors and is very scenic. The coasters can be bought individually or as one of a set.

Made in Oregon

Address: Pioneer Place Mall, 340 SW Morrisson St., Suite 1300, Portland, Oregon, USA

Price: 9.95 USD

Website: Made in Oregon

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7. Kinetic sailboat sculpture

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The Kinetic sailboat sculpture is crafted by Handmade by Make Waves in Portland, Oregon and brings the feeling of the old pirate ships. Measuring 2.5” x 2.5”, this attractive ornament is the perfect gift for a loved one or a souvenir to take home. Tender Loving Empire sells the crafted items made by Handmade by Make Waves in the center of Portland.

Tender Loving Empire

Address: NW 23RD, 525 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, Oregon, USA

Price: 38 USD

Website: Tender Loving Empire

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8. Portland pride hat


Portland Gear Store sells a variety of Portland Pride hats including athletic, flex fit and mesh “P” caps for men, women, and kids. There are also “P” beanies on offer. Jackets and t-shirts are also available, making the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, or to wear when you get home.

Portland Gear Store

Address: 627 SW 19th Ave, Portland, Oregon, USA

Price: From 20 USD

Website: Portland Gear Store

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9. Portland wooden spoons


Portland wooden spoons are crafted by the small woodworking house, Portland Spoon Company in South East Portland, Oregon. They create wooden utensils from wood sourced from the urban trees located in the Portland Metro area. Their products can be found at handcraft and houseware shops in the city.

Portland Spoon Company

Website: Portland Spoon Company

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10. Portland landmark coasters

Posted by PDX Coasters on Friday, 23 November 2018

Portland landmark coasters are created by PDX Coasters using signed photographs of the area on a 4x4 color tile and are hand glazed with a high-grade epoxy resin to give a glass-like finish. Each coaster has a full cork pad on the bottom to protect your furniture. The coasters can be purchased online at the company’s website or can be found in craft shops and markets in Portland, Oregon.

PDX Coasters

Price: From 10 USD

Website: PDX Coasters

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Shopping in Portland, Oregon

Have fun browsing the craft and houseware shops of Portland, Oregon, to buy the perfect gift or souvenir to take home with you.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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