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I am a brand new store and the second my “Pick” ran I got 45 new Facebook likes and had a constant stream of new customers telling me that they saw me in Portland Picks. Thank you Portland Picks for finally being the ‘solution’ to my need to reach an audience that pays attention. — ~ Tamara Young, owner, Consign Couture

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Prepare for Pampering

Prepare for Pampering

Ohh, The Allison Inn & Spa. How we love your ways. In the midst of holiday madness, let’s treat ourselves & girlfriends to a pedicure in wine country—and when you mention Portland Picks at the time of booking,  you’ll receive a complimentary Paraffin and Polish service for your hands (with their all-natural “Soyaffin” and a signature beverage; a $45 value) when you book the services on the same day! Valid 12/3–1/8.

The Allison Inn & Spa
2525 Allison Lane
Newberg, OR 97132
503.554.2525
www.theallison.com

 

Full of Surprises

Full of Surprises

Flora is the go-to place for candles, tea and apothecary, but did you know they have the loveliest selection of carefully curated jewelry in town? (It’s true!) Flora features dozens of local jewelers and everything is hand-picked by the owner, so you’re sure to find something perfect for that special someone on your list. (Plus a little something for yourself, of course.) Mention Portland Picks for 10% off your purchase!

Flora
917 SW Washington St.
Portland, OR 97205
503.227.0586
www.florapdx.com

The Hunt is On!

The Hunt is On!

… to find the perfect gift at Parallel! And what could be more perfect, more stylish and more appropriate than a pair of Andora Wedge Rain boots by Hunter? It’s a brand-new style and totally streamlined, the wedge heel, metallic rivets and sassy ankle straps had us at hello. It’s an elegant take on a necessity, a go-anywhere look, and a must-have for your fashionistas. (They carry the original Hunters, too!) Thank you, Parallel!

Parallel
1022A NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR 97209
503.274.8882
www.parallelportland.com

 

Gifts for the Wee Ones

Gifts for the Wee Ones

It’s almost too easy to buy kids clothes as a gift. Everything looks so cute at ¼ adult size! And Hanna Andersson’s new Washington Square store has everything for babies, girls and boys, from sleepwear and slippers to festive outfits. Right now their “More the Merrier” Sale is going on, with up to 50% off select items through December 18, so you can be generous for the holidays and stock up for 2012!

Hanna Andersson
Washington Square Mall
Click here for more info!

 

Give Some Holiday Magic

Give Some Holiday Magic

Thoughtful gifts make such a positive statement. They say, “You are meaningful to me.” And we love to give treats like bath and beauty products, fragrant candles, delectable, locally made candy, and beautiful ornaments from near and far from Occasions Fine Gifts. They set the mood for the most magical season of the year. From clothing to cards, candles to holiday décor (the selection seems endless), you choose, and they wrap!

Occasions Fine Gifts
7515 SW Barnes Road, #103
Portland, OR 97225
503.384.0269
www.occasionsfinegifts.com

Make a Statement

Make a Statement

Sometimes you need to give a gift that makes a statement, and Judith Arnell Jewelers is the place to go for “wearable art.” Judith creates unique handmade designs and features some of the country’s finest designers. She also offers a large collection of vintage antique platinum diamond jewelry and specializes in ideal cut AGS and GIA certified diamonds. Give the gift of creative genius, and mention Portland Picks for 10% off your purchase!

Judith Arnell Jewelers
320 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
503.227.3437
www.juditharnell.com

Sweetness at Butterscotch: Holiday Open House

Sweetness at Butterscotch: Holiday Open House

Our list of “favorite places to gift-shop” has always included Butterscotch. So many gifts to choose from, and all of them are just delicious! And to make the gift-giving even sweeter, join them for their annual Holiday Open House & Sale Dec. 2 to Dec. 4. Save 20% off all purchases over $5 (excluding sale and consignment). Find fabulous scarves, adorable/cozy socks, pretty jewelry and a fantastic selection of holiday ornaments!

Butterscotch
144 NE 28th Ave.
Portland, OR 97232
503.234.6877
www.shopatbutterscotch.com

 

Necessary Objects

Necessary Objects

Let’s stop glamorizing for a moment—let’s think “basics.” (What? Seriously!) Sparkle and shine need something quietly beautiful to balance them out, and the Equipment shirts at Mercantile are just what we need. In two styles (“Signature,” an oversized fit, and “Brett,” a slim fit) these sand-washed silk shirts are classic, colorful, and perfect for everything from hosting a holiday party to wearing to work. Sometimes instead of sparkling, we just want to glow.

Mercantile
729 SW Alder
Portland, OR 97205
503.223.6649
www.mercantileportland.com

Ooh, This is All So Good!

Ooh, This is All So Good!

It’s easy to make all the gals on our list merry this year. Tumbleweed is chock full of cozy cashmere sweaters, colorful scarves and gloves, artisan-crafted jewelry, warm blankets, beeswax candles, body products, handbags, leather boots and clogs, vintage slips, and timeless kara-line dresses… everything anyone could want! And since they’re open until 8 p.m. on Fridays in December, you don’t have to rush—enjoy and relax with some late-night shopping!

Tumbleweed
1812 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211
503.335.3100
www.tumbleweedboutique.com