Oregon is one of my favorite states I’ve visited so far. My brother lived in Portland for a few years, and it was such fun to explore this lovely city with him. The vegetation in the Northwest looks so different from what I’m used to in North Carolina — I think that was the most surprising thing for me! As any Portlandia watcher will know, Portland is a great mecca for foodies and artists that’s nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley. I also took my first-ever Instagram picture at the incredible Multnomah Falls.
There’s a lot more to Oregon than I’ve seen. I’d love to explore more of Portland and road trip through the rest of this gorgeous state someday. I’m just dying to visit the Oregon coast! This Oregon gift guide is a collection of my favorite food and design finds from the Beaver State — it’ll have to tide me over until I can travel there again! // susannah
The Kitchen Road Trip series is a virtual ‘trip’ to a different state. Posted weekly on Mondays, each post is a gift guide to items from a different state, in alphabetical order, and features food & drinks, books, home goods and travel items.
Click below to see the Oregon gift guide!
1. Jeanette Zeis Large Batter Bowl* ($68) // 2. Little Lark 2015 Moon Phases Calendar* ($40) // 3. QUIN Best of Oregon Caramels* ($16) // 4. Bunches & Bunches Red Chilaca Mole* ($13) // 5. Nell & Mary Mountain Napkins* ($48) // 6. Bee Local Artisan Honey* ($29.95) // 7. Jacobsen Salt Co. Cocktail Salt Collection* ($40) // 8. Oh Little Rabbit Reusable Cotton Produce Bags* ($16) // 9. Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza cookbook by Ken Forkish ($35) // 10. Vitrified Studio Custom Spice Bottles* ($125)
*Made or designed in Oregon
(Photo of Portland, Ore. // Stuart Seeger)