5 Portland Stores for Last Minute Foodie Gifts

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Did you wait ‘till the last minute to do your holiday shopping this year? Same. Procrastinators, fret not! We compiled a short list of our favorite Portland stores to find a special gift for that foodie in your life.

We’re happy to say that your procrastination is actually a good thing this time! If you waited until it’s too late to get your gifts shipped, you’re in luck. Shopping locally keeps your money in Portland’s economy, reduces emissions from deliveries, and gives you access to a wide variety of quality, handmade goods.

Here are just a few local shops that we’re especially excited about this holiday season. Take a look and then go check them out for yourself!

1. MadeHere PDX

Inside MadeHere's Store on NW 10th & Couch
Inside MadeHere's Store on NW 10th & Couch

Since MadeHere first opened its doors in 2014, it has become our go-to gift giving haven all year long. MadeHere brings together a community of over 200 makers to offer a wide array of high quality products made exclusively in the Pacific Northwest. Foodies will rejoice at the curated variety of sweet treats, savory snacks, warming teas, exciting mixers, and beyond. MadeHere also offers prestige gift wrapping, each package tied with natural twine and adorned with sprigs of eucalyptus. Step aside Lil’ Wayne, there’s a new Greatest Rapper in town.

2. Tender Loving Empire

Tender Loving Empire's SE Hawthorne Location
Tender Loving Empire's SE Hawthorne Location

In addition to supporting local musicians as an independent record label, Tender Loving Empire also partners with hundreds of local artists and makers offering a one-stop-shop for handcrafted jewelry, unique vinyl records, a high quality selection of sweet treats and drinkables, plus so much more. They even offer specialty cookie sandwiches made for food-loving pups! With such a large selection across each of their five locations scattered around the city, this is surely one of the most convenient gift stores in Portland. Strapped for time? Purchase one of their care packages, a pre-packed gift box with an assortment of thoughtfully hand selected goodies! They even have seasonal themes like Festivi-Teas and Let It Cocoa!

Let It Cocoa! Care Package by Tender Loving Empire
Let It Cocoa! Care Package by Tender Loving Empire

3. Cargo Emporium

Inside Cargo's 20,000 Square Foot Store on SE Yamhill
Inside Cargo's 20,000 Square Foot Store on SE Yamhill

Cargo Emporium is a magical wonderland, featuring the work of artisans and merchants from near and far. A feast for the eyes, it’s hard to not spend hours in the space admiring all the details in every nook and cranny. Marvel at quality works from countries abroad like Guatemala, Vietnam, Japan, India, and more. Or stay local and peruse sections devoted to your favorite PDX destinations like Altar, Appetite Shop, and Citizen Ruth. Do not miss the large display of cookbooks, featuring many Portland chefs!

4. World Foods

World Foods' NW Everett Location
World Foods' NW Everett Location

World Foods is a family-owned specialty market with so much more to offer than just groceries. A curated collection of both local and imported goods, World Foods never ceases to disappoint. They have a large selection of treats to satisfy any sweet tooth, including an entire aisle dedicated to stunning artisan chocolate bars. With an impressive selection of wine and beer and a knowledgeable staff, World Foods is our number one stop for purchases to enjoy and imbibe. The perfect place to design your own foodie gift basket!

5. Providore Fine Foods

Inside Providore Fine Foods on SE Sandy
Inside Providore Fine Foods on SE Sandy

This trendy specialty marketplace specializes in all things culinary, offering a variety of gift ideas for your favorite foodie from goodie-filled pantry totes, to cookbooks, to pre-packed gift boxes perfectly fitting for almost every craving. Providore Fine Foods features a bounty of delicacies from both near and far. The only question that remains is which section to explore first.

The Baker's Pantry Gift Box by Providore Fine Foods
The Baker's Pantry Gift Box by Providore Fine Foods

We hope this helps you find some really awesome stuff this holiday season. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions and please give us a follow on social media @sporkbytes!

Happy Hunting and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

The Spork Bytes Team

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