Shopping Small

Today is Small Business Saturday and I LOVE to support small and local business in my community! Did you know that 52 cents of every dollar spent with a small business in your community STAYS in your community? Pretty amazing!! Also, as a small business owner myself I know how important it is to support the little guys because we support each other with business!

Because I love to shop local and small, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite small businesses, within my community and few in others, because, you know, you might live somewhere else than me 🙂 Just maybe….

So this Christmas season (and any other time of the year) check out these businesses. They are time tested on my list and I HIGHLY recommend them!

The Arrow Coffeehouse, Damascus, OR (Coffee and small gifts from local artisans)

Cafe Delirium, Gresham, OR (Coffee and small gifts from local artisans)

Pine State Biscuits, Portland, OR (Get the Reggie Deluxe!)

Bob’s Red Mill, Milwuakie, OR (Great breakfast, awesome baking products with gluten free too, and they do a lot for the community)

Tollgate Inn Bakery & Gift Shop, Sandy, OR (The Bakery and Gift shop are on the right hand side. Freshly baked goodies, old fashioned drinks, and lots of nostalgic gift items)

Stone Cliff Inn, Carver, OR (Their Salmon Chowder is the most amazing thing!)

Glass Butterfly, Gresham, OR (women’s clothing and accessories)

Sublime, Happy Valley, OR (women’s clothing and accessories)

Lovely Bee’s on Etsy (shop name MyLovelyBee’s) located in San Clemente, CA (honey, lip balms, lotions, made from rescued hives)

Foxtrot Vintage, Gresham, OR (Vintage and Antique wares)

Crowned Photography (Birth Photographer in Denver, CO- seriously amazing. Have your tissues ready) http://www.crownedphotography.com

Amy W. Photography in Portland, OR (Amazing family, portrait, and wedding photographer)

UglyChristmasSweatersHQ (Ugly Christmas Sweaters online or at their Portland, OR location) http://www.uglychristmassweatershq.com

OnCall Windshield Repair (Crack and Rock Chip Repair that comes to your location within the Portland-Metro area…Shameless Plug for my husband’s business) http://www.portlandwindshieldrepair.com

Lavender Lounge Tea Shop, San Clemente, CA

A to Z Signs, Boring, OR

Off-Road Components, Sandy, OR (Custom Fabrication- trick that truck out!)

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

AAAAAAANNNNNDDDDD Do you have favorite local places in your community that you want me to check out?! I would love to do that and give recommendations here on my blog! Please comment below!

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