Shop with our select Local Businesses for Gift Ideas 

Stitch 'n' Embroidery

Founded in 1994, Stich 'n' Embroidery has been known for their high quality and thoughtful customer service. This Oregon City based business has invested in the latest technology so you can expect exceptional work from a capable team for all your embroidery and screen printing needs!

503-557-9090 | Website | Google Maps

Evasion Brewing

Their family has had a long line of machinists for 5 generations now, since before the Lapp family emigrated from Germany to start a new life in The US.

With this heritage, Evasion Brewing was born with an understanding of precision and a desire for quality. Flavor is always their number one goal when crafting beers, and the fact they are all completely gluten free, brewed in a dedicated GF facility, is the arm-behind-the-back challenge they are proud to embrace and excited to explore.

Find our beer | Instagram | Facebook

Outrageous Audio

What started as a passion for music and electronics became one of the most renown car electronic stores in the northwest. 

Their honesty, integrity, as well as professionalism for nearly 30+ years has earned them international recognition.

503-667-2865 | Website | Directions

Standard TV & Appliance

Standard TV & Appliance was founded by Clement and Hazel Gander in 1947 as Standard Refrigeration, with the SE Woodstock storefront opening five years later. Since then, the company has grown to over 275 employees with 4 locations: two in Portland, and one each in Beaverton & Bend. 

In contrast to their large size, Standard provides a superior & more personal shopping experience over the big box stores.

Website | Locations | Current Ads

Double "H"

This family owned and operated business has been in the northwest for over 45 years. Regarded as one of the most complete western outfitters in the area, they have a huge selection of clothes, saddles, trailers, and boots!

Website | Store Specials | Google Maps

Fifty Fifty Bottles

Their bottles keep liquids hot or cold all day, utilizing double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel technology! Whether you're looking for the right bottle for your coffee, beer, or even something the kids, Fifty Fifty has customizable options made right for you.

Catalog | FAQ | Customization

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6 Reasons to Buy Local

Reason #1

Almost half of every dollar spent stays in the local economy, over $45 of every $100 spent locally is often re-spent locally which raises our level of economic activity and expands the local tax base.

Reason #2

Create jobs.  Local small businesses create two out of every three new jobs nationwide.  Buying locally keeps employment levels stable and develops opportunities for additional local employment which leads to the next reason.

Reason #3

Create new businesses.  Hiring leads to economic growth and attracts professional talent which fosters entrepreneuership.  These professionals who start new businesses enhance the local economy and are invested in the community's future. 

Reason #4

Choices.  In an increasingly homogenized marketplace of chain stores, shopping locally ensures innovation and lower prices over the long term.  Local businesses with distinctive character and choices are what sets Portland apart.

Reason #5

Help the environment.  Shopping locally reduces the environmental impact associated with buying from national chains which depend on additional transportation and delivery (contributing to congestion and pollution from emissions, additional packaging, and waste)

Reason #6

Better customer service and expertise.  Because local business owners have a smaller customer base who are often their neighbors, relationships are built with the community that is unmatched by chain retailers.