Dress your baby in clothes made out of soft and harmless materials and change cloth diapers to avoid itchy rashes that the other eclectic diaper brands end up giving. At EcoBaby Gear, what you buy is not only organic and earth-friendly but is also the safest piece of material that you may let your child dress in or even play with. From strollers and car-seats to home safety & baby-proofing equipment, EcoBaby Gear undertakes tremendous effort to give your growing child the perfect atmosphere to live in. So give your baby only the best, especially when EcoBaby Gear is right in your reach.
Fill up your wardrobe with socks and accessories that you'd want to flaunt while also keeping your feet toasty warm in Portland's weather by shopping at Sock dreams. Located in the South side of Portland in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood, this sock boutique is a one-of-a-kind store where you will everything from the sock universe. Whether lace is your thing or woolens, or fancy stockings, they have more than a dozen varieties in each collection to choose from. Besides socks and stockings, they also specialize in accessories like garter belts, tees, washing supplies, designer gloves and arm warmers. You will never say again that socks are merely part of your wardrobe!
Renaissance Premier Wines and Cigars, located in Hillsboro, Oregon, just outside of the city of Portland, is a one stop shop for the highest in quality wines, cigars, and accessories. The staff prides themselves on their connoisseur status, catering to those who know the difference between a good bottle of wine and a great one. Even their wines under USD12 are better than what can be found at the grocery store. Other specialty food items include balsamic vinegars and various olive oils. Get bulk discounts or create a gift basket right on site. -Cathryn D. Blue
One of the freshest full supermarkets in the Portland area, New Seasons Market carries a plethora of organic, freshly prepared local meats and produce. Also, find a great selection of wines and items for personal needs. The Orenco Station location is one of a few in the city, but all these markets are designed to be accessible to folks in and around the neighborhood. The market looks small from the outside, but upon entry, this gorgeous, well-designed supermarket expands into a huge shopping experience with tasty prepared vitals around every corner. Stop in for basic everyday needs, or to explore new culinary options. - Cathryn D. Blue
1500 Southeast East Devils Lake Road Lincoln City, OR 97367
Located less than 100 miles southwest of Portland and less than 50 miles from Salem, the Lincoln City Tanger Outlet Center offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 60 designer and name brand outlet stores. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day. Stores include Aeropostale, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Hollister, Gap, Old Navy, Nautica, Reebok, Quiksilver and many more. Visit their website for coupons and the complete list of stores, sales & events, hours and more. Shop 'til you drop!
336 East Historic Columbia River Highway Troutdale, OR 97060
Rafters who prefer to go it alone, without a guide, will want to make River Trails Canoe & Raft Rentals their first stop. The helpful proprietors rent and sell canoes and rafts. The rental rates include transportation to your destination as well as a shuttle ride back to your car when you complete your journey. Rafters should ask about rafting the Sandy River, and there are runs for experienced as well as novice rafters.
Pacific Brass and Copper Works, located at Oregon's Depoe Bay, is full of metal. The sign is metal, the walkway is metal, and the building is clad in metal. A powerful magnet would pull the store from its foundation. Besides its clear dedication to its purpose, Brass And Copper is a great place to find missing pieces of hardware for your home and specialty items. The staff is great. -Cathryn D. Blue
Pirate's Cove Gift Shop, located on Depoe Bay at Oregon's beautiful shorefront, is a knickknack seller that caters to the pirate at heart. The inventory can seem a bit overwhelming and the displays a bit cluttered, but if visitors are passionate about their piratehood, the treasure hunt will certainly not disappoint. Visit the shore for clarity and visit Pirates Cove for inspiration! -Cathryn D. Blue
On the beautiful Oregon Coast are a plethora of small businesses that the leisure traveler will find stimulating. One of these is AZ Ray's Photo Art Gallery. AZ Ray's adds a twist to the modern art gallery by making it personal and local. These photos are taken through the eye of the storytelling photographer. Stop by for a trip down photography lane and ask about becoming a project! -Cathryn D. Blue
This town, located minutes from the Pacific shore, is a little slice of Wisconsin right here in Oregon. Made famous by its cheese and ice cream, the town is a dairy delight. Tour the cheese factory or visit the Tillamook Dairy Farm. The town offers quaint accommodations and other things to see besides cows and cheese, including a naval and pioneer museum as well as the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center. The town also has a number of dining opportunities from fast food to fine cuisine.