10 Portland Gift Ideas for the Ultimate Foodie

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Need a gift for the foodie in your life? You’re in luck. Portland is one of the best places in the country for finding food and beverage related gifts and we compiled a list of our favorites just in time for the holidays.
Mini Smooth Tom Bumble Bars by Oregon Bark
Mini Smooth Tom Bumble Bars by Oregon Bark

1. Tom Bumble Bars by Oregon Bark

What better way to begin than with the ultimate holiday food gift - sweets! Feast your eyes on Oregon Bark’s gourmet version of the Butterfinger bar! These bite-sized gems come in nutty or smooth varieties and are the perfect stocking stuffer or added treat to finish off your foodie gift. Ingredients include organic peanuts, organic cane sugar, hand-harvested Oregon sea salt, double field Madagascar vanilla, and organic fair-trade chocolate. The foodie on your list is bound to go nuts over these!

2. Oregon Hazelnut Toffee by Holm Made Toffee Co.

Your loved one will feel right at Holm with this handcrafted artisan toffee. Randi & Donna of Holm Made Toffee Co. have been crafting artisan toffee for over 30 years. They come in mouth-watering flavors like cardamom & vanilla, gingerbread, and marionberry. This deliciousness is also gluten-free, soy-free, and made without corn syrup, so your recipient can enjoy it guilt-free. Kinda.

Oregon Hazelnut Toffee Original Flavor by Holm Made Toffee Co.
Oregon Hazelnut Toffee Original Flavor by Holm Made Toffee Co.
Assorted Salt Vials by Jacobsen Salt Co.
Assorted Salt Vials by Jacobsen Salt Co.

3. Assorted Salts by Jacobsen Salt Co.

Everyone in Oregon knows and loves Jacobsen sea salt. But few realize that Jacobsen Salt Co. holds the historical title of being the first company to harvest salt in the Pacific Northwest since the 1800s. Featuring a versatile product line with flavors that enhance and harmonize with the sea salt harvested locally in Netards Bay, these salt blends are a pantry essential for every home chef and grill master. Stand-by favorites include truffle and rosemary, but there is also a limited edition holiday blend that features Kosher sea salt and colorful green & pink peppercorns, which will surely bring some cheer to the season. Can’t decide? Jacobsen Salt Co. also has a variety set of six vials of different flavors (pictured here), which come neatly displayed in a wooden stand. Now, that’s what I call some stylish kitchen decor!

4. Popcorn Mix by Miss Hannah’s Gourmet Popcorn

The gift of popcorn has been a longstanding holiday tradition. However, this popcorn isn’t like the overly processed one you received in a metal tin as a kid from your nana. Miss Hannah’s Gourmet Popcorn focuses on using natural and whole ingredients to create their delicious popcorn mixes. Each bag is filled with non-GMO popcorn and comes in all the classic flavors like Cheesy Cheddar and Caramel Corn. For the more adventurous palette, opt for daring flavors like Pickles & Popcorn or Peppermint. Can’t decide? Try the Bridge City Mix which features an enticing medley of kettle, caramel, and cheddar cheese.

Kettle Corn and Caramel Corn Popcorn by Miss Hannah’s Gourmet Popcorn
Kettle Corn and Caramel Corn Popcorn by Miss Hannah’s Gourmet Popcorn
Variety Pack of Charcuterie by Olympia Provisions
Variety Pack of Charcuterie by Olympia Provisions

5. Quality Charcuterie by Olympia Provisions

We all have that one talented friend who loves creating intricate cheese and charcuterie boards, so picturesque they are worthy of a photo shoot. This year, help them elevate their board with superior cured meats by Olympia Provisions. Since it’s first establishment in 2009, Olympia Provisions has been using old-world techniques to produce high-quality salamis in outstanding flavors and regional styles like Greek, Spanish, Italian, and more! You can purchase each salami individually or elect for a variety pack nestled in a charming holiday box, as pictured above.

6. Nut Butters by Ground Up

Things are about to get even nuttier around here. Help your favorite foodie spice up the pantry with nut butters from Portland-based Ground Up. With flavors like Coconut Cardamom w/ Chia Seed and Cinnamon Snickerdoodle these spreads are perfect for toast on Christmas Day! Maybe your foodie will get really nutty and smear it on cinnamon rolls! 🤪

Gingersnap and Salted Eggnog Nut Butters by Ground Up
Gingersnap and Salted Eggnog Nut Butters by Ground Up
Hot Sauce Sampler Pack by Marshall’s Haute Sauce
Hot Sauce Sampler Pack by Marshall’s Haute Sauce

7. Speciality Hot Sauce by Marshall’s Haute Sauce

Forget gifting those scarves! Warm up your foodie friend from the inside with Marshall’s Haute Sauce Sampler Pack. This woman-owned brand uses locally sourced ingredients to create these small-batch hot sauce products. The Sample Pack includes four tantalizing flavors; Habañero Carrot Curry, Serrano Ginger Lemongrass, Red Chili Lime, and Smoked Habañero Barbeque. Each label is hand stamped with a unique batch number and best buy date. Featured in Wall Street Journal and Oprah Magazine, these hot sauces are sure to surprise and delight.

8. Tea Blends by Aesthete Tea

Give the gift of zen this holiday season! Aesthete Tea is a QBIPOC, woman owned brand that is focused on mindful cultivation and creation of healing herb blends and tea leaves. The brand’s mission goes far beyond making tea, as they create opportunities to connect communities with workshops, classes and events that “promote a more conscious and less impactful way of living.” Praised by notable publications including Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Condé Nast, these wholesome tea blends are sure to bring warmth and relaxation on even the coldest of nights. Yeah, we’re gonna need some of that in our lives. And we think your foodie will appreciate it too. 🧘

Golden Milk Tea Blend by Aesthete Tea
Golden Milk Tea Blend by Aesthete Tea
Immune Citrus Fire Brew by Fire Brew Health Cider
Immune Citrus Fire Brew by Fire Brew Health Cider

9. Health Elixirs by Fire Brew Health Cider

Immunity is more important than ever. Fire Brew makes a variety of locally made apple cider vinegar-based tonics that are packed with nutrient-rich ingredients, which support an array of health benefits including boosting immunity, aiding digestion, combating inflammation, and supporting mental wellbeing. Fire Brew is proudly a women-owned and operated company! And as long as your loved one can handle the potent taste, the gift of Fire Brew will show you care about their health and longevity.

10. Everyone’s Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health by Gregory Gourdet

We saved the best for last. Portland chef and Top Chef contestant Gregory Gourdet’s new cookbook Everyone’s Table revolutionizes healthy eating in an inclusive fashion. Published in 2021 and already a bestseller, Everyone’s Table includes recipes that are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy and legume-free, for paleo, vegans, and meat-eaters alike. Former Executive Chef of Departure (one of PDX’s most notable restaurants) and James Beard Award nominee, Gregory Gourdet has a team of 90% BIPOC womxn who are focused on equitable restaurant culture and sustainability. Grab this book for your foodie before Gregory opens the highly anticipated Kann Kitchen in 2022!

Everyone’s Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health by Gregory Gourdet
Everyone’s Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health by Gregory Gourdet

We hope this list at least gave you some inspiration for what to buy the foodie in your life. If you ever have any questions or want to talk to someone on the Spork Bytes team, don’t hesitate to reach out! And please give us a follow on social media @sporkbytes!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

The Spork Bytes Team 🎄

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