Shop PDX 2016: A Guide to Local Holiday Gifts and Giveaways

Portland Moms Blog thanks the hand-picked sponsors below who partnered with us for this year's shopPDX guide. It is our hope that these fun ideas will encourage you to shop small, shop local, and shopPDX this holiday season!

With Christmas just weeks away, we’ve made our gift list, checked it twice, and are thrilled to share it with you!

Portland Moms Blog is teaming up with a few of our favorite local shops and services to help make your gift list making a bit easier AND reward your hard, holiday prep work with our Shop PDX Giveaways! Be sure to keep your eyes on our Facebook page and Instagram (@pdxmomsblog) for more details – starting this Sunday, the 27th.

Until then, we want to introduce you to some of our friends, and their great products, made right here in Portland. We know you’ll love them as much as we do!

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The Bitter Housewife + RAFT Syrup

The Bitter Housewife cocktail bitters and RAFT syrups are made by Portland’s own wife-and-husband team, Genevieve and Dan Brazelton. Every flavor is made with the highest quality, all natural ingredients they can find, so that your drinks taste even better. The Bitter Housewife team believes cocktails should be fun and easy to make so they’ve done the hard work by creating the basic elements to make great tasting, craft cocktails at home with ease.  Visit their website to check out their many flavors and then follow them on Facebook and Instagram (@thebitterhousewife) for flavor pairings and recipes.

Win a set of Cardamom Bitters and Citrus Rosemary Syrup

facebook-02Pick Your Dish

Pick Your Dish is a “home”made dinner delivery service. They do the shopping, cooking, and cleaning so that you can enjoy a relaxing evening at home with a freshly-prepared meal and the people who mean the most to you.

The rotating menu features seasonal items – think crisp entree salads in the summer – as well as customer favorites like enchiladas and spaghetti pie. Simply order by midnight on Thursdays for delivery to set pick-up points in Beaverton and SW Portland during the following week. A Pick Your Dish gift certificate is a fabulous way to treat friends, family, and even yourself! Visit their website for menu information and follow them on Facebook and Instagram (@PickYourDishPDX).

Win a $100 Gift Card

 logo-yayHammer and Jacks

Hammer and Jacks is a locally owned toy store in the heart of the Foster-Powell neighborhood. The store is filled with toys that encourage creativity and foster open-ended exploration. The Hammer and Jacks team has created an inventory of not only beautifully crafted toys, but toys that are accessible to all families. There is something for everyone! Valuing the parent and child connections that happen while playing, and believing that learning begins with play, Hammer and Jacks created the “Community Space” at the store. Here families can come together and play in a safe, indoor facility geared towards young children and how they play and learn. Learn more about this amazing toy store by visiting their Facebook page and Instagram (@hammerandjacks).

Win a 48 piece set of Magna-Tiles

 fullsizerender-9Wine N Whiskey

As a creator of many things in many mediums, Wine N Whiskey started with an artist’s passion for drawing, painting, and animals. Knowing the special place furry friends have in our hearts, Megan starts with a customer’s photograph and hand illustrates the image to canvas with pen, watercolor, and/or acrylic paints.  Fur or feather, scale or skin, Megan is happy to create for any in the animal kingdom. All items are made with the love and attention to the details that make each pet unique. To see some examples of Megan’s beautiful work, check out her Etsy shop and visit her on Instagram (@winenwhiskeyart_apparel).

        Win a 5 x 7 Custom Pet Portrait

wlfpdx-logoWith Love, From PDX

With Love, From PDX is a gifting service established in 2013 by owner Inger McDowell-Hartye. A customized gifting services for anyone seeking to send a special gift for any occasion, the company leverages locally-made products and goods sourced in small batches. All gifts are curated in their lovely NE Cully studio. Working with over 50 local businesses to source products, Inger values her company’s focus on supporting local businesses. Follow the shop on Facebook and Instagram (@withlovefromPDX) and visit their website to curate your own customized gift. 

Win a gift box featuring: Plumtree Jam, Albina City Nuts, Molly Muriel Soap, and Missionary Chocolate

cellar503_primary_3_rgbCellar 503 

 Cellar 503 shares its unique, high-quality, affordable Oregon wines in a monthly or quarterly wine club as well as one-time and short-term holiday gift memberships. Cellar 503 is for anyone who loves Oregon wine and wants to explore a wide range of varietals and regions. Each shipment is themed around a region, a season, comparing styles of wine or wines to pair with holiday meals. Club installments include detailed tasting notes, winemaker stories, and notes on that month’s theme. Prices range from $45-$110 per month plus shipping depending on the number of bottles and choice of red, white or a mixed selection. Members in the Portland area can pick up their wines at, complimentary-for-members, monthly “Sip 503” events. For more information visit the Cellar 503 website, Facebook, and Instagram (@cellar503)

Win a one-month, two bottle membership to Cellar 503 

Be sure to check out these amazing shops as you begin writing your gift lists and remember to shop locally when you can!

Our Shop PDX Giveaways begin Sunday night, Nov. 27, so stay tuned for details on how to win one of these amazing prizes!