Holiday Gift guide

Enjoy the 2013 Southeast Examiner Gift Guide 


In this Gift Guide we are promoting conscious consumerism for this holiday and everyday. By shopping at local venues you can be assured that 64% of every dollar spent stays in your community. Local shop owners find eclectic sources for their customers so their merchandise is unique, authentic and       one-of-a-kind.


Shop local and shop often.

Good tidings to you.

The Southeast Examiner staff




amiradorAnyone spending time in the kitchen will appreciate a gift of Ohio Stoneware. Quality US-made, lead-free bakeware pieces and fermenting crocks help one prepare food like a pro.

Mirador is stocked for the holidays with many more great gift items for the kitchen and home that will fit any budget and shopping list.


Mirador Community Store

2106 SE Division St.



akuhnSalt Lamps are the PERFECT gift! Discover this soothing, decorative way to help reduce indoor air pollutants, allergens and electro smog in areas of your home. Prices from $20-$110.


Visit Kuhnhausen’s and explore beautiful furniture, lamps and accessories. Family-owned and operated for 94 years!


Kuhnhausen’s Furniture

2640 E. Burnside St.



afyberLeaders in Leather handbags are the perfect gift for the holidays. Made in Argentina, they blend function with original designs inspired by traditional tooling methods. From purses to wallets to small bags there’s a style for everyone.

Fyberworks is known for its love of color and texture and resides in the Hawthorne district at the corner of 43rd and Hawthorne. We ‘re having drawings every week until Christmas, so check out our blog to see what we’re giving away.

Holiday hours: Tuesday – Saturday  11 am – 6 pm, Sunday  Noon-5, Monday Jan. 2, 9, 16 and 23, Noon-5.



4300 SE Hawthorne Blvd.



aport-nurseryOur staff has a lot of fun making these planters, and they make the perfect, easy-care plant gift. If you’d rather make your own, we have everything you need to get started. You will find plenty of other gift ideas too, along with a full selection of greens and wreaths and other festive holiday decorations.


Portland Nursery

5050 SE Stark St.



9000 SE Division St.



aasylumTalk Dock is a retro-looking charging station for your iPhone or Android phone. Perfect angle for Skyping. The handset can detach and plug directly into your phone’s headphone jack! Comes in green, black, orange, and pink.



3713 SE Hawthorne Blvd.



aaasidestreet-finalSidestreet Gallery is your destination for classic and crazy Christmas decorations, ornaments, light-up plastic Santas, snowmen, elves, reindeer, and a whole lot more. Whether it’s a special gift of art, jewelry, handmade cards or timeless decoration, we have all the hard-to-find and unique items that make your holiday special. Open seven days a week till Christmas: 12 to 5 pm and until 6 pm on Friday.

Sidestreet Gallery

140 SE 28th Ave.







The Sennelier Urban Sketch Book makes it easy to create art on the go. The double-sided accordion design provides a surface for panoramic scenes or multiple small sketches. The hard-covered 4”x 6” book has heavyweight paper that’s ideal for pencil, pen, markers, inks or watercolors. Perfect for creating an illustrated journal or one-of-a-kind art book.


amuseMuse Art and Design provides Portland artists with the materials and information they need to take their creative ideas and techniques to the highest level. Open seven days 11 am – 6 pm.


Muse Art and Design

4220 SE Hawthorne Blvd.





atwillLittle Boot Peeps are as cute as their name. Slip them on and let them peek over your favorite boots. The Little Boot Peep is a thin sleeve that peeps up out of your boot adding layering and style without bulk and looks terrific with leggings, skinny jeans or bare skin.



3352 SE Belmont St.



acleverThe Electric Houndstooth Cleverhood raincape has a grid of blazing reflectivity hidden in the plaid until illumined directly. This timelessly fashionable and lightweight design was made in Providence, Rhode Island from imported synthetic (PVC-free, very nice) fabrics.


Clever Cycles

900 Hawthorne Blvd.









afor-pawsBucky is wearing a Chilly Dog hand-knit sweater, made in South America with 100% wool and natural dyes under Fair Trade guidelines. Just one of the many unique gift ideas for the pets and pet lovers in your life. Find them at For Paws, your friendly neighborhood dog and cat supply shop specializing in healthy, natural food and treats.

For Paws

3029 SE Division St.



apic-2Let us be your little helpers this holiday season. Whether it’s fine custom framing of a treasured item for a special loved one or a unique art gift, we’ve got you covered with hundreds of pieces in our showroom ready to gift (special pricing throughout.). Lots of selection in our do-it-yourself corner and the expert advice you’ve come to trust from Art Heads.


Art Heads

1506 SE 50th Ave.





aeastbankThis Viking Pro Range for home use resides in a window display on the corner of 8th & Hawthorne at Eastbank Appliances. The color is “Wasabi” and it has created a sharp increase in door traffic over the last several months. Everyone wants a closer look. Did you know that Viking ranges are available, not only in Stainless Steel, but many exciting colors? Right now you can get a FREE dishwasher with the purchase of any Viking Pro Series Range, including Wasabi!


Eastbank Contractor Appliances

800 SE Hawthorne Blvd.



aport-picHave a Flamingo Holiday!  Who doesn’t want a little whimsy in their life? Portland Picture Frame is offering a very special print by local photographer and favored PPF designer Stephanie Wade.  Lovely for any place where you want a smile in any season. Matted to 16×16 and ready to frame, it’s a perfect for that fun someone in your life.


Portland Picture Frame

2801 SE Holgate Blvd.




afloraeChoose a ready-made gift basket, or build one with us at Floare!  Mix-and-match flowers, succulents, airplants, candles, soaps, jewelry and more to make the perfect, thoughtful, local gift. Prices vary depending on what’s selected, and there are many affordable options for you and yours.


Floare offers flowers, arrangements, tasteful gifts, fun workshops, and general holiday cheer.



3070 SE Division St.



aper-beast-dec-13-ggThis holiday, treat your favorite pet to a cozy new woven fleece-lined bed from Carrie Belle – perfect for your cat or small dog. Maybe kitty has a Funhouse Mouse on her list! Add a Sprong squeaker bone for the pup and you’re done! Let us help find the perfect gift for your Personal Beast!


Personal Beast

8119 SE Stark St.





aport-wineWith personally selected wines, beers and spirits at down-to-earth pricing, in-depth, knowledgeable service and a fun, friendly shopping atmosphere,

Portland Wine Merchants brings you the best-sourced wines from here and abroad. We’re aware of the Global Marketplace and famous for turning it upside down and squeezing it twice to find you the best deals. We offer the region’s most diverse selections of wines of Vini Europa (plus outstanding finds from South Africa, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Virginia, New York state and sometimes even the Northwest).


Portland Wine Merchants

1430 SE 35th Ave.



ars-futonThis beautiful wide chair is also a twin-size bed!  They come in many styles and finishes and are 39” wide between the arms.  Perfect for the living room, den or family room. You’ll always have an extra bed in the house!  Washable covers come in dozens of colors and textures. Futons handmade in Portland!  Pillows, futon covers and hippie tapestries all in stock for the holidays!


Rock Soft Futon

3200 SE Hawthorne Blvd.



adiv-hard-clearNeed a gift for someone who loves to shop at the hardware store? Buy a Do It Best gift card for any amount, that the recipient can redeem at Division Hardware and Paint. THE place to go to find toys for grown-ups.


Division Hardware and Paint

3734 SE Division St.





atibetagiftggpicLargest Selection of Indo -Tibetan Arts and Crafts in the Pacific NW (maybe largest in the Americas), great prices too on Tibetan prayer flags, Tibetan incenses and traditional scarves (Khatas). Special holiday savings with inventory clearance. Free sampler TPF incense while supplies last for purchases over $25. Come join in the celebration. Sale ends Dec 24.


Tibet A Gift

3848 SE Division St.





acattystackCatty Stacks cat climbers offer environmentally friendly furniture that your cat will love. Made from incredibly strong corrugated ultraboard, which is recycled, recyclable and uses vegetable-based ink. Planet Dog toys will amuse, support, innovate, educate, celebrate and philanthropate your dog. Made from socially responsible materials.


Portland Pet supply has everything you will need for your dogs and cats plus food for other critters too.


 Portland Pet Supply

4242 SE Hawthorne Blvd.



apolluywog-ggpicHere to rescue you are Bruder trucks and construction vehicles, finely-detailed and made in Germany. Polliwog offers stylish clothing and toys for babies and children, plenty of them natural, organic and local.



234 NE 28th Ave.






ablue-2013Beautiful Batik Shawls (or, “Selendangs”,) hand-drawn and hand-dyed from the north coast of Java. An amazing and ancient method of color dyeing, the essence of batiking is to paint with melted wax, creating a pattern in the negative and producing a design through dye-resist. Though done in many countries, the batik of Indonesia is unique and unequalled.


Batiks, Ikat Weavings, Shipibo Tapestries and more handmade fabrics available at the Blue Butterfly.


Blue Butterfly

4035 SE Hawthorne Blvd.




This Is Between Us, by Kevin Sampsell (Fiction Novel)  and Torment Saint: The Life of Elliot Smith, by William Todd Schultz (Biography)


ap;owellsWriter Kevin Sampsell and musician Elliot Smith are contemporary cultural institutions in Portland, near and dear to many people’s hearts. In different ways they have helped us love and showed that a beautiful range of art can be made in the face of loss and hardship. Both of these books will make you proud to be a Portlander.


Powell’s Books on Hawthorne

3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.



aclogggpicNot sure what to get Aunt Matilda or Uncle Maxwell, whose names you drew from the family gift exchange? We know! Haflinger slippers! Pair them with some Smartwool socks and everyone will wish you’d pulled their name! Warm feet, warm heart.

Happiest Holidays!


Clogs N More

3439 SE Hawthorne Blvd.



ababyThis season at Mamababy, find beautiful Asian – inspired styles from Tea Collection, like this Deco Lantern Sparkle Dress for $36. Perfect for any holiday occasion or photo! We have an array of toys to fill those stockings, and the perfect rattle or snuggly for the tiniest wee ones, like this Brown Owl Lovey Blanket for $15, from Angel Dear.


Mamababy Boutique

4029 SE Hawthorne Blvd.





amusic-millThe Beatles “On Air-Live at the BBC Volume 2”

37 previously unreleased performances

23 newly-available speech tracks

Available as a 2 CD set and 3 disc Vinyl set

48 page booklet with broadcast dates and information on each track

A must have for any Beatle fan!

$19.99 CD  $55.99 Vinyl

Music Millennium

3158 E. Burnside



ala-calcaNeed a gift for someone that likes spicy salsas, or even for you? We have a wonderful box with four different flavors. Come and get it at your local restaurant La Calaca Comelona.


La Calaca Comelona

2304 SE Belmont St.




akids-clearHappy Holidays and warmest wishes to you and yours this season! Discover your world with this beautifully-designed magnetic wooden puzzle. Learn hands on about the continents, countries, people, nature and landmarks that make up the planet.


Kids at Heart Toys

3445 SE Hawthorne Blvd.





amemntoMake it a Portland Holiday gift-giving season with these handcrafted stone coasters and 15 oz. coffee mugs available in Portland images. Add this fun Oregon shotglass to your barware collection; also available in pint glasses and mugs.


Memento pdx has everything for your holiday needs, from cards and candles to jewelry and locally-made art, with lots in-between.


Memento pdx

3707 SE Hawthorne Blvd.



apresentsWe are in love with this collection of taxidermy magnets handmade by Portland designers 20 Leagues! Each one comes in it’s own “room” complete with bear skin rug. Taxidermy magnets are $8.


Presents of Mind is your Holiday one-stop shopping treasure trove with wonderful giftwrap, cards, boxed cards, ornaments, menorahs and gifts. Holiday hours through December 23: Mon-Sat 10 am – 9 pm, Sun 10 am – 7 pm. December 24: 10 am – 6 pm.


Presents of Mind

3633 SE Hawthorne Blvd.






asloanOur best selling layering sweater!  An easy gift pleaser from Sweet Rain, this side-zip, heathered, cozy cardigan comes in SIX beautiful colors and is only $59! It looks great left open or zipped up and is so flattering! This style is versatile enough to fit most any age or wardrobe!


Sloan Boutique

3526 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

503.232 0002





aport-musicUkuleles always make a great affordable musical gift for anyone and they’re easy to play! Starting at only $39.95. We’re on MLK and Stark St., open 7 days a week, and there’s FREE parking.


Portland Music Company

531 SE Martin Luther King Blvd.






ataylor-ct-13Santa makes an early stop in Norway in his round-the-world tour on Christmas Eve. This picture on a trivet from Norway shows Santa sharing a fireside meal with his friend the moose. This and a variety of other unusual gift ideas celebrate the season.


Taylor Court Grocery

1135 SE 80th Ave.




aclogs-1All your favorite kid’s brands under one roof! Keen, Merrell, Livie and Luca, Bogs and Acorn slippers for Christmas! Chooze Local!


Clogs-n-More Kids

3435 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

6809 SE Milwaukie Ave.



aamadisons-clearGive the gift of a delicious meal or catered event from locally-owned Madison’s Grill. Custom-made gift certificates with your company or family name are available. They can be redeemed for dining in the restaurant or for a catered event in our upstairs, in our banquet room or at your location. Cheers!


Madison’s Grill & Catering

1109 SE Madison



azimOregon home t-shirts because there’s no place like it. The perfect gift for friends and family who can’t imagine living anywhere else!  Check out the rest of our Oregon-centric merchandise, from Oregon-shaped cutting boards and bottle openers made from locally-grown Myrtlewood, Portland socks and Sasquatch tee shirts!



2805 SE Ankeny St.




amonshadowExplore the past, present and future at Moonshadow on Belmont St. Green Sleeves! Green Fairies! Green Men! Visit the mysteries of the King of the Forest.

Hobbits, wizards and witches are always here, 7 days a week, to help you find the perfect gift for that magickal person, especially the ‘hard to shop for’ ones, and to socialize. Enjoy the wonder of the Yule festival! Magickal supplies, tools and treasures! There’s always something wonderfully new and different!



3819 SE Belmont St.



apastaPastaworks’ Pantry Boxes are perfect for holiday gifts! We fill our custom-made blue pine boxes with either Mediterranean or Local goods — in both large and small sizes — or create your own. Give us a ring or stop by to order.



3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd.






apottery5 easy steps for handmade holiday gifts. Choose from over 500 pieces of pottery at Pottery Fun. Pick out your colors. Paint. We offer fused glass projects and have lots of ideas to use and a friendly staff to help you. Pick your painted piece up a few days later. Open 7 days a week.


Pottery Fun 

7821 SE Stark St.



afoundartionShown is our lovely purple satin over-bust with black ribbon lacing made with real flat steel boning and cotton on the inside. It is a waist training garment and very comfortable to wear. With our corset we have our black lace petti-pants and to complete the ensemble we have included our black lace shrug.


The Foundation is a locally-owned, old school lingerie and ladies foundation establishment. If there is someone on your list that would enjoy a little sexy glamour and sophistication in their life (or yours), come see Tami. For all those gentlemen who are old fashioned, we have gift certificates you may purchase “ because every woman deserves a little glamour in her life!”


The Foundation

4831 SE Division St.



aislabikesThe ‘Cnoc 16’ is an ideal starter bicycle for children aged 4+. Designed in the UK, it’s exceptionally light and easy for children to ride. Unique features include a small-scale brake lever so tiny hands can brake confidently and there’s a buy-back program too. Islabikes are the children’s bicycle specialists and offer a comprehensive range of models from 2-14 years.



2113 SE 7th Ave.



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