After our last couple shopping guides focused on online shopping, we’re turning our attention to the city we love. Strolling around Portland these days is just the thing to put one in a cheery holiday mood. We’ve been delighted to see so many Needmore friends and clients dotting the city with their own brand of cheer.
Backyard Bird Shop
Backyard Bird Shop has a handful of locations dotted in and around Portland. Check out their latest newsletter for holiday gift ideas, like these locally made bird and mushroom ornaments, as well as a handy coupon.
Presents of Mind
And really, as long as you’ve gone this far, why not stroll right down the lane and grab a cupcake (or 12) from Saint Cupcake (or grab a cupcake stocking stuffer coupon).
If shopping has run late and you find yourself on the east side of the river, we highly recommend popping into Cava, a restaurant that reminds us weekly how fortunate we are to live in walking distance. While the restaurant is always warm and cozy, we’ve heard the place has just been decked with yards of cedar garland. If that doesn’t get you into the holiday spirit, what will. Happy hour from 5 to 6:30!
Finally, just in time for jolly a jolly holiday, Portland also has a cozy pasty tavern conveniently opening at 11 am, so there’s always a relaxing beer and warm pasty waiting for you in the mist of, or after, a long shopping day.
All in One
What are your favorite Portland holiday haunts?