With supply chain issues threatening holiday shopping, the call to “shop local” has never been wiser. And luckily for Lake Oswegans, local retailers are well stocked and ready to help you check everyone off your list. Here’s a roundup of some of the treasures you’ll find.
ADORN. This Portland based shop features brands like Emerson Fry, Sanctuary Clothing, Favorite Daughter and Prairie Underground. You’ll find everything from jackets to jumpsuits along with accessories like jewelry, masks and shoes. Hours: Sunday through Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 369 First Street. 503.303.5614.
DREAM CLOUD BOHEMIAN MARKET.Walking into this store feels like walking into a cloud—everything is soft and dreamy. You can also feel good about shopping here as the collections hail from independent and small-batch artisans who focus on sustainability and ethical faire trade practices. During the holidays Dream Cloud is partnering with Thinker Toys to support the Toys for Tots gift drive. Pop into Dream Cloud with an unwrapped new toy OR simply make a donation online. They will use your donation to purchase a toy from Thinker Toys (to help support other local businesses) and give you 10% off your next purchase. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 364 1st Street, 503.477.9798.
MAPEL BOUTIQUE. This locally owned boutique carries national brands like Z Supply, 7 for All Mankind and as well as local favorites like Ford & Wyatt, The Great PNW and Saressa Designs. Mixed in there are fun and festive discoveries to make your holiday shopping much merrier. You’ll find Pacific Northwest-themed puzzles, holiday graphic tees, and Puffin beverage holders that make any drink look merry. They also offer personal shopping appointments with their stylist either before the shop opens, during store hours and even virtually! Could be just the ticket for finding the perfect gift or for leaving a list for the Santa in your life. Check them out online or visit their store at 390 N. State Street, Suite 124. Hours Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 503.344.4573.
LUCKY ME. This store gets its name from the expression shoppers say when they visit. It’s filled to the brim with lots of bling and holiday décor including ornaments, pillows and stockings. Speaking of stockings, consider this stocking stuffer central with Oregon keychains, Oregon winery playing cards, finger puppets, jewelry and themed bandages to dress up anyone’s owie. Their usual PJ Salvage offerings are joined by festive holiday-themed PJ sets. Be sure to visit them the day after Thanksgiving for their Black Friday specials! Hours: Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 385 First Street, Suite 115. 503.636.9595.
RAIN SPARK GALLERY.This seasonal art gallery has returned this year after a year of going virtual and moved into the former Sur La Table space on the corner of A Avenue and State Street. Explore the varied collections of art created in ceramics, metal, fiber, glass, paper, paint, photography and more. You’ll find unique gifts for family and friends and if you’re lucky, decorative and functional works of art for yourself and your home.
In addition, Rain Spark is carrying on its tradition of hiding 45 handmade porcelain ornaments throughout Lake Oswego as part of the Lake Oswego Community Treasure Hunt. Look for clues on Rain Spark Gallery’s website starting December 1. Solve the riddle, find the laminated hummingbird card, bring it to the gallery, claim your hummingbird ornament and have your photo taken for the Finders Wall. Hours: Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving. 390 State Street, Suite 120.
HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE. Stop by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s Holiday Marketplace for a unique gift for yourself or someone on your list. Select from fine art, ceramics, jewelry, handmade one-of-a-kind items, and wonderful prints and cards, among many other fine gifts and home goods. Marketplace is open NOW through Saturday, December 24. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 380 A Avenue, Suite, A, Lake Oswego, OR. For more information, visit the website at http://www.artscouncillo.org or call 503-675-3738.
GRAPEVINE. Name dropping is encouraged here. That’s why you’ll find fashions by Splendid, 7 for all mankind, Rails, Vince, Michael Stars and Eileen Fisher just to mention a few. And don’t worry—they stock small runs so you don’t have to worry about showing up at the holiday party with the same outfit as your neighbor! Check their social media pages for new arrivals and DM them if you want them to hold something for you. Hours: Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 310 N. State Street, #112, 503.635.6009
GLASSYBABY. Glassybaby sells hand-blown votive holders that each come with a story. With names like Home, True Love and Wisdom, I imagine there is a votive that would speak to the friends and family on your list. A portion of all sales go towards the glassybaby foundation to support causes close to glassybaby’s mission: organizations that promote hope and healing. Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 390 N. State Street, 503.804.5415.
CHICO’S. Whether you’re looking for holiday red, all that shimmers or comfy and cozy, Chico’s has it. Lake Oswego managed to garner one of the 600 locations of this franchise and the location seems to be a good match—Chico’s was one of the original Lake View Village tenants. The company prides itself on personal stylists who work with you to select the right style with the right fit. Share a little with one of their stylists about your recipient—what colors does she like…are there certain styles she gravitates towards…is machine washable a requirement…and let her go to work for you, letting you look good when she opens her gift. Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 385 1st Street, #119, 503.675.6655.
WISHBONE HOME DESIGN. Be sure to stop by here on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a “Sip and Shop” experience with a little mimosa to start your day. Dress up your home for the holidays with seasonal décor that includes elegant ornaments, festive pillows, wreaths and holiday candles. Gift items include jewelry, candlesticks, frames and gift cards. Pick up a little decorating advice while you’re at it from the experts on hand. Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 385 1st Street, 503.636.1229.
CITY HOME. This is one of those places that makes shopping fun with its blend of vintage, repurposed and reclaimed furnishings and decorative home pieces. Hostess gifts include holiday soy candles in scents like gingerbread. For all those pet lovers out there, a “Reserved for the dog” or “Reserved for the cat” pillow might be the perfect gift. Other finds include a Christmas tree-shaped cheese board, boat in a bottle kit, terracotta wall planters and a host of furniture and wall art to choose from. Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 180 A Avenue, 503.519.7712.
THE GROVE. It pays to stop in regularly at this neighborhood spot as new merchandise with local makers and exclusive lines are always arriving. Mer Sea’s casual wear is a popular line and has recently been joined by Danish brands Ilse Jacobsen and Henrietta Steffensen. The Grove will be featuring their local makers throughout the holidays with Pop-ups in the store. They also offer to add a little holiday shopping to any private party you may be planning –just give them a call to schedule. Be sure to check their Facebook page for updates. Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 4473 Lakeview Boulevard, 503.697.9999.
PAPER CAPER. From stocking stuffers to hostess gifts, you can check a lot of people off your list at this store. Holiday aprons, Duck and Beaver ornaments, a book of Kid Jokes, head warmers, holiday crackers and holiday scented candles (Gingerbread and vanilla sound yummy?) are just some of the treasures you’ll find in addition to their wide selection of greeting cards and wrapping paper. Speaking of wrapping paper, they provide that service during this busy holiday season. Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 16829 65th Avenue, 503.620.9460.
If a new home is on your holiday shopping list, well, I can help with that! I’ve been a top-performing Realtor in Lake Oswego for over 30 years and would love to put some Ho Ho Ho into your home buying and/or selling experience. Give me a call at 503.939.9801, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or check out my website.