When you are out shopping for the holidays, Shop Local and Give the Gift of Oregon
The holiday shopping season is upon us. This year, support local businesses here in Tualatin Valley (known locally as Washington County) while you are checking off items on your Christmas list and shop local. These local small businesses produce a mighty array of artisan goods, tasty foods, delicious drinks and unique items that are sure to delight well beyond the holiday season and into 2023.
Buy artisan chocolate or tea from Mamancy Tea & Chocolate (mamancy.com). With two locations in Washington County, Mamancy is a Black woman-owned business that specializes in high-quality, curated teas and chocolates made with ingredients from all over the world.
Pick up a fun new wardrobe piece from a boutique, such as like Maple Boutique (mapelboutique.com), a woman-owned shopping experience with multiple locations in the region, or Brave Boutique (shopbrave.com), a fashion-forward shop with clothing, jewelry and gift items.
Choose cute housewares from White Birch Design Co. (whitebirchdesignco.com), with two locations: downtown Hillsboro and Cedar Mill. White Birch is a lifestyle boutique with home décor, kitchenware, candles, artwork and more. Old Town Sherwood’s Cedar & Stone Home and Plant Shop (cedarandstoneshop.com) offers many fun holiday items and gifts.
Grab a board game at Rainy Day Games (rainy-day-games.com), located in Aloha, or Rune & Board (runeandboard.com), in downtown Hillsboro. For the youngest people on the list, visit one of the three Piccolo the Mondo Toys (piccolomondotoys.com) stores in Washington County. Here, the goal is to provide fun learning and cultural experiences through educational toys and more.
Shop for the book lovers on the list at the Cedar Hills Powell’s Books (powells.com). Although it’s smaller in size, it’s jam-packed with new and used hardcover and paperback books, games and gifts. Jan’s Paperbacks (janspaperbacks.com), which specializes in new and used books, puzzles, calendars and locally made artisan goods.
In addition to these local shops, Washington County has many other locally owned shops to choose from. And, of course, the area is home to several of Oregon’s premier shopping experiences, including Washington Square Mall (shopwashingtonsquare.com) and Bridgeport Village (bridgeport-village.com).
This season, and all year round, show your support and give the gift of Oregon’s Tualatin Valley. Learn more at tualatinvalley.org.