10 Local Father’s Day Gifts to Wow Dad

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Dad isn’t always an easy guy to shop for. Maybe he’s a grill guy like they say on television or a mechanic who spends his weekends at Home Depot or maybe he’s a writer who needs nothing more than a paper and a pencil to be satisfied. Regardless of the kind of guy your husband or father is, we’ve got some gift ideas that are sure to make him smile. Start Father’s Day off with one of these awesome present ideas!

Tanner Goods

Upgrade Dad’s style with the Tanner Goods look. Tanner Goods, a Portland-based company that strives to combine sleek, rugged style with the vibes of the Pacific Northwest, offers a range of awesome wallets, belts, bags, and other accessories! They effortlessly make everyday items a staple of an outfit. Style Dad up this Father’s Day with goods from none other than Tanner Goods!

Online at: tannergoods.com

Jacobsen Salt

If the man in your life spends his afternoons, evenings, and weekends bent over a cookbook or your kitchen’s stove, then he needs this little bit of extra zing! Jacobsen Salt is far and away the best salt in the game. Founded in 2011, Jacobsen began harvesting its salts in Netarts Bay, which is just an hour and a half drive from Portland! (Pro tip: If you want to add an adventure to the gift-giving experience, head to Netarts and visit Jacobsen’s gift shop where you can see how they make their delicious salt!). They’ve expanded their offerings from standard sea salts to infused salts, herbal and spice blends, rubs, and more! Head online now to pick out the perfect salt for your guy. 

Phone: (503) 719-4973
Email: hello@jacobsensalt.com
Online at: jacobsensalt.com

Stumptown Coffee Subscription

Get Dad the gift that keeps giving, in replenishments and in energy! What better way to keep dad fueled for life than with this local Portland roaster? Stumptown is a staple of this city’s coffee community and will satisfy any coffee lover’s palate without a doubt. Choose your roast, quantity, and subscription duration, then sit back and wait for the beans to roll in. You can choose the frequency of deliveries, depending on how much the man drinks coffee, in addition to choosing the blend and quantity. Subscriptions are billed automatically and can be canceled or placed on hold at any time!

Phone: (855) 711-3385
Online at: stumptowncoffee.com

Olympia Provisions

Set Dad up for a grill-centered weekend when you purchase Olympia Provisions’ signature Sausage Fest! They’ll set him up to feast for days, as each box includes twelve ounces of Bratwurst, Frankfurter, Smoked Kielbasa (this one is great), Italian Sausage, and Kasekrainer. Want something that’s more than just a one-hit-wonder? Sign him up for the Olympia Postal Provisions Club and receive monthly deliveries of alternating signature sausage selections! This subscription-based service makes it easier than ever to eat like a king. Whichever you pick, Dad will be incredibly satisfied by any of Olympia’s delectable offerings. 

Phone: (503) 894-8275
Email: info@olympiaprovisions.com

Olympia Provisions SE:
107 SE Washington St.,
Portland, OR
Olympia Provisions Public House:
3384 SE Division St.,
Portland, OR
Online at: olympiaprovisions.com

Portland Axe Throwing

“Be A Man!” this Father’s Day by having a beer and throwing an axe at a target. Portland’s axe-throwing pastime has swept the city in the last few years and drawn the attention of lumberjacks and non-lumberjacks alike! You can book hour, hour and a half, and two hour sessions for him and the family or friends. Portland Axe Throwing is located at Stormbreaker Brewing at St. Johns, and don’t worry! They have trained axe throwing professionals there to train and guide you through the entire awesome experience. 

StormBreaker Brewing St. Johns:
8409 N Lombard St.,
Portland, OR
Phone: (503) 212-0803
Online at: portlandaxethrowing.net

Poler 

If you don’t already know, Poler is the coolest camping gear you can find. Born and bred in Portland, Poler offers outdoor wear that seamlessly blends the Portland hipster aesthetics with the necessities of camping. Get Dad a poncho for cold nights around the campfire, or even better, a tent with awesome designs when he sleeps out in the rough. They offer awesome accessories and apparel that are sure to make Dad feel like he is twenty and cool, all over again. Visit in person or shop online now to hook Dad up this Father’s Day!

 

Poler Flagship Store:
3557 SE Hawthorne Blvd.,
Portland, OR
Phone: (503) 894-9153
Online at: poler.com

Will Leather Goods

Spice up Dad’s wallet and/or bag game with Will Leather Goods. This Eugene, Oregon based company has spread its wings worldwide, but proudly claims the Pacific Northwest as its inspiration. At Will Leather, they aim to create a globe’s-worth of travel in one single product: the aged look is their mantra and boy do they do it well! Swap Dad’s cards out of whatever bifold he has now and slip them into a beautifully, sustainably crafted leather wallet from Will’s!

Email: willservice@willleathergoods.com
Online at: willleathergoods.com/

Westward Whiskey

Let’s be honest – is it really Father’s Day without a bit of whiskey? Expand Dad’s liquor cabinet with Westward Whiskey’s range of kits. They offer a slew of options from Old Fashioned cocktail kits to Hot Toddy kits, and collection options if you want to set Dad up for a while. Visit their tasting room or head online to find something that is sure to knock his socks off!

PDX Tasting Room:
65 SE Washington St.,
Portland, OR
Phone: (503) 235-3174
Online at: westwardwhiskey.com

 

Photo via Portland Razor Co.

Straight Razor or Shaving Upgrade from Portland Razor Co.

If the dad in your life likes a clean shave, invest in a high-quality straight razor and strop for him. Portland Razor Co. offers hand-crafted straight razors that can be sharpened on a leather strop, for the most precise shave around. Best part? These razors are handmade in Portland and built to last a lifetime. Here are some awesome reasons to consider straight shaving. If a straight blade isn’t your thing, consider the ultimate self-care upgrade, with a pre-shave conditioner and aftershave tonic.  Made-to-order items ship in 2-4 weeks, so while you may not get your razor in time for the official day, it’ll be well worth the wait! .

Portland Razor Co.
971-266-8864
info@portlandrazorco.com
Online: portlandrazorco.com

 

Photo via Orox Leather

Leather Tray in Mahogany from Orox Leather

Help him keep his keys, phone, and wallet in one handy location with this beautiful handmade leather accessory tray with copper rivet details. Orox Leather is a Portland gem, an artisan business that started in a garage, working the street-fair circuit, before growing into an established, respected brick-and-mortar retail business. They’ve been producing high-quality leather goods (bags, journals, briefcases, and aprons, to name just a few) in their downtown workshop since 2012, and descend from four generations of leather makers, beginning in Oaxaca, Mexico. (“Orox” is a combination Oaxaca and Oregon.) Orders can be placed online, shipping is free and complimentary monogramming is available as well.

Orox Leather
450 NW Couch St.
503-954-2593
hello@oroxleather.com
Online: oroxleather.com

 

—Hannah Judge

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