If you’ve been around a while, you know we are very passionate about all things local here at the Hasson Company. Our blog’s name is The Local Arrow, after all! While we do venture across the Oregon-Washington border into Southwest Washington, the majority of our communities are in the state of Oregon.
In an effort to spread a little home state pride and help you do the same, we created this list of items perfect for an Oregon-themed care package. You’ll find a variety of items, from tasty treats to small accessories, some of which are Oregon-related and all of which are made right here in Oregon.
Whether you’re sending this to a friend or family member across the country, a college student studying out of state, or someone lucky enough to live in Oregon, this care package is packed with lots of goodness. Pick a few favorites from the list and create the perfect care package to show that you care!
From Bird Mafia
Photos Courtesy of Bird Mafia
We’re loving these simple and adorable 100 percent cotton sack towels from Bird Mafia, a Portland-based maker who creates a stunning array of artwork inspired by nature and cut from paper. These two designs are very “Oregon” — not to mention, they will travel very well in a care package.
Photos Courtesy of Sisters Fruit Company
Based in Cornelius, Sisters Fruit Company is a small family business named after two sisters, dedicated to creating a healthy fruit snack as delicious and nutritious as the fruit it comes from. Add some flavor to your care package with their pack of mixed dried fruits, including Granny Smith apples, cranberries, wild blueberries, strawberries and cherries.
From Steady Ceramics
Photo Courtesy of Steady Ceramics
Cady of Steady Ceramics creates these gorgeous one-of-a-kind mugs with a subtle tree design on the interior. We love this blue-green color and the coral mug! Cady has been working with clay since she was 15, and began creating full-time in 2017, working from her home studio in Southeast Portland, where she creates each piece by hand.
From Salty Raven
Salty Raven is a Tillamook-based company that creates a variety of Oregon-themed apparel and goods, like this simple hand screen-printed pine tee. It was based off a pine standing alone in a bed of volcanic rocks at Bend’s Lava Butte. This 100 percent cotton unisex tee would make a great addition to your care package — no matter who it is for!
Organic Nut Butters
Photo Courtesy of Jem Organic Nut Butters
Jem Organic Nut Butters offers a collection of sweet and savory nut butters made with clean and natural ingredients. This small and health-conscious company based in Bend believes in the power of food to not only sustain, but to nourish, inspire and build community. Try one of their USDA Certified Organic, vegan, gluten-free and kosher nut butters, like Cinnamon Maca, Cashew Cardamom, Superberry Almond Butter or Cashew Curry Tahini.
From Oregon Hill
Photo Courtesy of Oregon Hill
Based in the small town of St. Helens, Oregon Hill is a family-run company that has become more widely known for their delicious sauces and jams, like their popular Seedless Marionberry Jam. It is free of artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, but filled with flavor!
From Holm Made Toffee Co.
Photo Courtesy of Daylene Wilkins Photography via Holm Made Toffee Co.
If you can’t decide between sweet and salty for a treat, why not choose both? Holm Made Toffee Co. in Bend makes this delicious Hazelnut Toffee with Himalayan Pink Salt, which contains no gluten, soy, corn syrup or preservatives. This best-seller offers the best of both worlds!
It can be difficult to pick out the perfect candle scent, especially when ordering online. Bend-based Broken Top Candle Company makes the decision process easier with this assortment of Pacific Northwest-inspired scents, including Mt. Bachelor, Metolius, Multnomah Falls and Pacific Rain. Each 2-ounce candle burns up to 10 hours, which equates to 20 hours of total burn time!
Photo Courtesy of Steven Smith Teamaker
Many are familiar with Steven Smith Teamaker, one of the three companies co-founded by the late tea entrepreneur Steven Smith. Sample the best-selling flavors of this Portland-based brand, including Fez and Mao Feng Shui green teas, Lord Bergamot and Brahmin black teas, and Meadow and Peppermint Leaves herbal infusions. This assortment pack includes 12 tea bags.
From Albina City Nuts
Photo Courtesy of Albina City Nuts
Albina City Nuts creates something truly spectacular out of Willamette Valley hazelnuts. After much experimentation and perfecting their craft, they created their first product, their Sweet & Salty Hazelnuts. Throw this delicious snack in your care package — and get a bag for yourself while you’re at it!
Photo Courtesy of Pendleton
Incorporate some Pendleton® into your care package without splurging on a blanket, which would take up most of the box anyway! These National Park Stripe Crew Socks are extremely comfortable — plus, your purchase helps support the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. Select the Crater Lake option to show your state pride!
From Prink Technologies
Get something for the wine lover in your life without risking the shipment of a bottle of wine. This gorgeous wine key is crafted with commercial grade stainless steel and laser etched wood. Plus, the “Oregon” engravement is a subtle way to show state pride!
From DANI Naturals
Photo Courtesy of DANI Naturals
One of our favorite companies based in Bend, DANI Naturals makes all-natural products for bath, body & home. This travel-size, airplane-friendly kit in grapefruit ginger contains 2 ounces of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion – perfect for taking on the go! DANI’s all-natural formulas incorporate organic ingredients and are vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free.
From Bearded Oregon
Photo Courtesy of Zak Stone Photography via Bearded Oregon
Bearded Oregon creates a variety of locally infused beard and body products, like these adorable Oregon-shaped bar soaps. The best part? You can select the scent of your favorite city in Oregon, including Grants Pass, Portland, Bend or Sisters, or even a Fresh Squeezed IPA for the beer lover in your life.
Photo Courtesy of Phillips Candy Kitchen
If you’ve been to the Oregon Coast, it’s likely you’ve tried the region’s iconic salt water taffy. Phillips Candy Kitchen in Seaside has created an assortment of their delicious taffy made with an original family recipe of local fruit and candy flavors. This 8-ounce bag is packed with chewy, nostalgic flavor.
What Oregon-made products would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!