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Little Green Pickle Foodie Gift Picks!
To help with your gift giving this year we’ve included a roundup of some of our favorite treats this holiday season. Whether you are looking for a salami sampler for the hostess, a stylish apron for the grill master, or a gourmet candy box for the family sweet tooth, it all can be found here. We’ve also included our favorite stocking stuffers under $20. You can feel good about your holiday purchases this year as you will be supporting local entrepreneurs in Portland. All products can be purchased directly from the artisan websites. Happy holidays from Little Green Pickle!
Broken Cleaver Apron
For the chic cook in the family the Broken Cleaver apron from Adam and Jackie Sappington behind Portland, Oregon's premier restaurant The Country Cat, is designed to be a fashionable yet functional one-shoulder apron at $67. It is light enough for a woman yet sturdy enough for a man. Hand sewn by the Portland Garment Factory, the Broken Cleaver is one-size-fits-all yet they are equipped with an adjustable leather shoulder strap allowing it to fit any baker or cook.
Jacobsen Salt Co. Sea Salt
Ben Jacobsen hand harvests his sea salt directly from Oregon’s waters of Netarts Bay—an area already world-famous for oysters. A true pioneer, he is one of only a few artisan salt producers in the United States and perfectly exemplifies the spirit of the local Portland food scene. His salt, an instant success in Oregon, is the preferred salt of not only many of Oregon’s best chefs and restaurants, but is also featured by notable chefs around the country including Thomas Keller, Chris Cosentino and April Bloomfield. The Jacobsen Salt Co. Chef Jar ($45.95) contains 17.6 oz of hand harvested artisan sea salt and the beautiful white ceramic salt cellar ($24.95) designed and hand-made by Vitrified Studio are both classic additions to any stylish kitchen.
Olympic Provisions Salami and Paté
For something that’s more of a set, Olympic Provisions has cigar boxes like the Royale Sampler ($125), which includes a selection of French, Italian, Spanish and Greek style salumi all made with American ingredients and a paté sampler ($60) for party hosts who don’t want the fuss of prepping all day in the kitchen.
CruMarket Artisan Food Gift Basket
CruMarket’s Artisan Food Gift Baskets highlight some of the many products produced in Downtown Portland’s KitchenCru facility, like NW Elixirs hot sauces, Bee Local honey, Fat Dog Mustard, Pinkleton’s Caramel, Jacobsen Salt Co. hand harvested sea salt and more. Add premium Oregon wine from the adjacent CorksCru bottle shop for an extra special gift to brighten the season. Crumarket’s Artisan Food Gift Baskets are valued at $50-$155 each depending on the contents. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Coming soon at www.crumarket.com.
Stocking Stuffers Under $20
QUIN Best o’ QUIN 20 piece tube
From handmade gumdrops and caramels, to lollipops and marshmallows by the foot, fruit chews to sour hard candies, QUIN's mission is to make the best candy they possibly can with the best ingredients they can get their hands on from the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Our favorite stocking-stuffer item this season is the "Best o' QUIN" pack which includes a variety of QUIN specialties, like caramels, Dreams Come Chews and lollipops, all in one 20-piece tube for $16. QUIN's kitchen is busy churning out owner and chief candy maker Jami Curl’s handcrafted sweet creations for their modern candy shop in Downtown Portland, Oregon's Union Way retail project, and for nationwide delivery: http://quincandy.com/sweetstuff/.
Restaurant T's and more...
Give the gift of swag this year with branded t-shirts, coffee mugs and other trendy paraphernalia from your favorite Portland restaurant. Complete any Portland foodie’s closet by stuffing their stocking with a t-shirt from The Country Cat’s Broken Cleaver clothing line, or one of Olympic Provisions shirts with tongue and cheek catch phrases like, “It’s Not You, It’s Meat” and “Fight For Your Right to Pâté”. Restaurant swag is also perfect for White Elephant parties!