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Designer Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Part One


Tomorrow we flip our calendars from November to December! If you haven’t already started, it’s time to make or buy holiday gifts for those special people in your life. The Arciform Design Team has some ideas to share with you!

For Part One of our guide, Principal Designer Anne De Wolf and Senior Designer Chelly Wentworth have picked some of their favorite shops and goodies for those on their lists:

Anne: On a neighborhood run, I found some cool places to investigate near our office.

Lark Press is a small letterpress studio with lovely cards made right in the building, books, art prints and other gifts. 3901 N Williams Avenue.

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Tree House Children’s Boutique carries new and resale items for little ones, and is owned by a mom who knows her stuff.  3954 N Williams Avenue.

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Flutter is a feast for the eyes and a fantastic place to find unique gifts for that someone who has everything. 3948 N Mississippi Avenue.


Just off of busy Interstate Avenue is a small gem called Lowell, where you can find anything from a beautiful vase to Southwestern antiques to clothing: 819 N Russell Street.


Find beautiful guitar straps here in a wide variety of styles and colors. I want one to replace a broken strap on my large leather bag. Feedback Straps

Vintage Folk Flowers Guitar Strap

Who could resist a cooking class from a local chef in a beautiful setting like Middleground Farms in Wilsonville?

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A wearable gift with a conscience: a gift certificate to a store with ‘Radical Transparency’, like Everlane:

A useful gift: a high tech design studio, like this Surface from Microsoft:Surface Studio

A philanthropic gift: for every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from our world’s oceans and waterways

Winter is Coming Gift Pack | United By Blue

An experience gift: set up a private session or join a drop-in event to paint while drinking wine at centrally-located shop Bottle & Bottega

Private Painting And Wine Parties Portland

-edited by Marty Hegg