Shop Local // 7 Weeks of 7 Portland Shops

Happy November!

The holidays are approaching and so is the season of gift giving! This year I want to not only get a head start on my shopping, but I also want to change where I purchase these items. As much as I love Amazon and their ability to expedite my order, I want to show some love to local artisans and shops here in Portland, Oregon. 


So here is the challenge I present to you over the next 7 weeks... I will be researching local shops in Portland that provide great products and gifts, then I will be presenting you with the findings. After presenting you with the findings, I challenge you to change the way you shop and go see what these businesses have to offer. There are some gold mines right here in your back yard! (If you are a local) If you are not a Portland local, I challenge you to go see what your city has to offer!

WEEK 1: Woonwinkel


Blankets are a classic gift that can be very timeless and sentimental. Blankets typically last a long time, especially given their quality. They create memories through the various adventures you cozy up in. 

Speaking of another timeless gift that carries a lasting value, succulents and clay jars are a hot commodity. Make sure you grab these up soon because they're going quick! 

My favorite part about this store is the color. Each item and section is carefully curated for a rainbow of options. Also, the website features a section where you can shop according to the color of the item!