The Portland procrastinator’s guide to “giving good” this holiday season
Welcome to our second edition of the #GiveGood guide! Below, we’ve curated a list of awesome holiday gifts from businesses that support local organizations like ours. From stocking stuffers to staycation ideas to tech gadgets, all of the businesses are local Portland brands. Not to mention, all are available by ordering easily online. Ditch boring and get ready to feel good by giving good.
Stocking Stuffers & Staycations
Portland Gear Gift Card (20% for a limited time!): One of our fav local brands, Portland Gear, makes great gear for friends and family near and far. From beanies to bombers, everyone can find something to love.
iPhone Dock from Elevation Lab ($39.95): It’s all about minimalism and premium construction for this iPhone dock that you can pull out one-handed (we’ve all been there, trying to grab our phone with our other hand full). Works with almost all phone cases.
Fire on the Mountain Gift Card: Three words: Spicy Peanut Sauce. Fire on the Mountain is a great place to watch a game while eating wings that are super delish.
Provenance Hotel Gift Card: From Portland to Seattle, Provenance hotels are classy and unique. Snag a git card for a night stay at one of their many beautiful properties.
Andina Dinner and a Show: Snag happy hour at Pearl district classic, Andina (order the quinoa-studded prawns and a sacsayhuaman cocktail) and follow it up with a show down the street at the Portland Center Stage at the Armory.
A Stay at The Vintages Trailer Resort: Less than an hour from Portland, this charming collection of vintage trailers is perfect for any Portlander on your list. Add on a campfire kit or Polaroid rental to make their stay extra special!
We’re lucky to have wine country all around us and the most breweries per capita. Some of our favorite wineries, breweries, and distilleries with easy online ordering include:
Willamette Valley Vineyards: perfect gift sets, especially for out-of-towners who love Oregon wine (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?)
Cathedral Ridge: along with red and white gift sets, they have a fun party kit with everything you need to host a blind tasting!
Angela Estate: known for their Pinot Noir, this winery is situated in beautiful Yamhill county. The beautiful wooden boxes are a great addition to any gift.
Adelsheim: take that someone special on a wine tasting experience to this beautiful vineyard with delicious wines.
Fullerton Wines: snag a gift card online and someone can put it towards their choice of red, white, or rose wines.
Ecliptic Brewing: got a beer-lover on your list? Gift cards to Ecliptic are perfect! Our favorite is the Carina Peach Sour beer.
Experiences, Not “Stuff”
Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Looking for a unique gift for someone who doesn’t want any more “stuff”? Look no further than the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. With shows all year, your sure to find something to suit your needs.
Sail Away with Portland Spirit: From 80s dance cruises to dinner with a view, Portland Spirit has events for everyone on your list. If you’re interested in enjoying a ride during the holidays, Check out the Christmas Ships cruises!
Winterhawks Tickets: Got a sports fanatic in the house? We love that this is a way to spend time with loved ones. Not a hockey fan? Try Timbers or Thorns later on in the year.
Round of Golf @ The Reserve: A beautiful course, a Reserve gift card is perfect for the golfers in your life. Gift cards can be used for greens fees, shop gear, and the course restaurant. Plus, purchase a $100 gift card this holiday season and receive a $25 bonus card free.
Portland Culinary Workshop: From basics to butchery to baking, PCW has classes for everyone on your list. Gift Certificates are good toward any of their classes or lectures and do not expire.
Portland Walking Tours: How often do we get to be tourists in our own city? With various times and themes, these walking tours make great gifts for everyone.
DIY Bar: Great for date night, girls night, or a solo adventure to meet new people. The DIY bar makes crafting easy and fun. Plus you get to drink while we make. What’s not to love?
Roosevelt's Terrariums Class: They provide all the materials you could ever want—soils, plants and containers. You’ll take home a self-contained, closed ecosystem terrarium that will live with you for years and years to come.
Cheers to Wellness
Skin Deep & Beyond Day Spa: Give the gift of relaxation, because who couldn’t use a little bit more that during the holiday frenzy?
Elements Massage (buy one gift card, get one half off!): Whether you need relief from pain, release of tension, stress reduction or simply to relax and feel your best, Elements Massage is committed to promoting your well-being.
Bridgetown Barber Society: A little mid-day pampering never hurt anyone! Bridgetown offers classic barber services from haircuts to shaves and is in the perfect location for a lunchtime retreat for anyone who works downtown.
Miss Knockout Semi-permanent Lashes ($215 for classic set): Who doesn’t love beautiful, full lashes without the need for mascara? At Miss Knockout, they strive for excellence, work with genuine passion, and are experts in lashe and eye enhancements. A gift certificate to Miss Knockout is sure to please.
Training for Warriors: At TFW, they believe you are a warrior. We love that. Take your friend or family member to enjoy a class at this fun fitness studio.
Wildhearts Wellness: We love Wildhearts’ wellness packages–they make a great gift for anyone on your list. They include classes, acupuncture, massage, and nutritional counseling.
CryoPDX: Chances are someone on your list has been curious about trying cryotherapy. Book them a session or two at CryoPDX and see how they like it!
NW Women's Fitness Gift Card: From personal training to massage to nutrition consultations, we love this full-service fitness studio that’s all about girl power.
Shameless plug? Maybe. Awesome gift? Yes. Make a donation in someone’s name. Easiest feel-good gift ever! Or donate to past nonprofit partners...
Girls, Inc.: inspiring all girls to be strong smart and bold
Bradley Angle: help empower domestic violence survivors
New Avenues for Youth: help end youth homelessness
Incight: help unlock the potential of people with disabilities
“I Have a Dream” Oregon: help empower low-income students to succeed
Meals on Wheels: help keep homebound seniors from going hungry
Children’s Cancer Association: help prescribe joy to critically ill children
Growing Gardens: help cultivate healthy habits and equitable communities
Schoolhouse Supplies: help give students and teachers access to free school supplies
Friends of the Children: help provide vulnerable children with long-term mentors
YWCA of Greater Portland: help eliminate racism and empower women
Mercy Corps Northwest: help build more just communities in the PNW
p:ear: help mentor and transition homeless youth