Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 21. Do you know what you’re doing to celebrate the special dads in your life? Now is a great time to order a gift from a local small business! Read on for some of our favorite local ways to make Dad smile this Father’s Day.
Is your guy into golf? Set him up with a sweet cover for putter, driver, or fairway, in a retro Bayside print, a Saved by the Bell-themed collection in collaboration with Bad Birdie. Seamus Golf has loads of other high-end golf tools and accessories to choose from, including golf bags, ball marks, towels, and bag tags. They’ve also been devoting labor and materials to a mask-making operation for frontline workers, having sewn and delivered over 15,000 masks to healthcare heroes. Now that’s worth supporting. Order your Father’s Day gift early to allow 7-10 business days for delivery. $85
9640 SW Sunshine Court, Suite 600
Beaverton, OR 97005
Photo via Portland Razor Co.
If the dad in your life likes a clean shave, invest in a high-quality straight razor and strop for him. Portland Razor Co. offers hand-crafted straight razors that can be sharpened on a leather strop, for the most precise shave around. Best part? These razors are handmade in Portland and built to last a lifetime. Here are some awesome reasons to consider straight shaving. If a straight blade isn’t your thing, consider the ultimate self-care upgrade, with a pre-shave conditioner and aftershave tonic. Free shipping is available for online orders over $25, while brick & mortar retail locations are closed until further notice. Made-to-order items ship in 2-4 weeks, so while you may not get your razor in time for the official day, it’ll be well worth the wait! Razors start at $249; Strops start at $100.
Portland Razor Co.
Photo via Orox Leather
Help him keep his keys, phone, and wallet in one handy location with this beautiful handmade leather accessory tray with copper rivet details. Orox Leather is a Portland gem, an artisan business that started in a garage, working the street-fair circuit, before growing into an established, respected brick-and-mortar retail business. They’ve been producing high-quality leather goods (bags, journals, briefcases, and aprons, to name just a few) in their downtown workshop since 2012, and descend from four generations of leather makers, beginning in Oaxaca, Mexico. (“Orox” is a combination Oaxaca and Oregon.) Orders can be placed online, shipping is free and complimentary monogramming is available as well. Orders must be received by June 12th for guaranteed delivery in time for Father’s Day. $70.
Photo via Stumptown
Give the gift that keeps on giving, with a subscription to a local coffee roaster. Stumptown and Heart are two of our favorites. Stumptown delivers freshly-roasted whole beans to your doorstep every two weeks. Choose your roast, quantity, and subscription duration, then sit back and wait for the beans to roll in. Easy as that. Heart Roasters allows you to choose a weekly, every two weeks, or monthly delivery, in addition to selecting blend and quantity. Subscriptions are billed automatically and can be canceled or put on hold any time. Starting at $16
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Photo via Pip’s Original
Get him a sweet shirt and support Portland’s beloved Pip’s Original Doughnuts, a local staple known for its focus on community and generosity. Hats, T-shirts, mugs, and other merchandise are available in a limited supply online. To take advantage of no-contact store pick-up, pair your purchase with a bottle of Community Chai concentrate (5 flavors to choose from!), cold brew, or a hand-packed pint of old fashioned ice cream in a variety of Pip’s signature chai and doughnut flavors. Order by Mon 8 a.m. until sold out for Weds. pick-up between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Order by Thurs. 8 a.m. until sold out for Sat. pickup between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 10% of sales go to support a local food service business! This place is amazing.
Pip’s Original Doughnuts & Chai
4759 NE Fremont (closed)
Okay, this is about as badass as it gets. For the Portland Dad set, getting together to throw axes is the new bowling. Since we can’t gather right now at any number of local breweries with axe-throwing lanes, get a refresher on the newest craze and then hook your guy up with his own throwing axe to practice (safely please!) at home. Portland Axe Throwing sells this solid hatchet from Council Tools, with a 16″ curved hickory handle. It’s the best throwing hatchet available, used in Portland Axe Throwing lanes, and made in the USA. Local delivery to Multnomah County available (select when checking out); otherwise order by June 18. $49.50
Portland Axe Throwing
Photo via the Silver Julep
This adorable mobile bar caterer, housed in a sleek Airstream trailer, is getting creative during trying times: craft cocktail mixes for delivery and pickup. Give Dad a beautiful bottle of Silver Julep mix! Just add liquor to make your own craft cocktail at home. With a menu that rotates weekly, they’ve got mouth-watering blends like Rosemary and Ginger Whiskey Sours, Strawberry Mojitos, and Grilled Grapefruit and Mint Palomas. Even better? For the month of June, a portion of sales will benefit the Equitable Giving Circle and Don’t Shoot Portland. Visit the website for a fresh menu, which changes every Sunday, then text or email your order. Local Delivery is $10 within a 5-mile radius of their Sellwood location. Or choose free curbside pickup in Sellwood: Tuesday or Friday 3-5 p.m. $15-$25.
Order this impressive fresh sausage pack and set Dad up for a day (or three) of grilling! Comes with OP branded koozies for cold refreshments while hanging out by the grill. Olympia Provisions is Oregon’s first USDA-approved salumeria and has been keeping Portlanders salivating since 2009 with their naturally-crafted cured meats and charcuterie. $80
This minimalist handmade leather wallet adheres to your man’s cellphone, so he can duck into the store with just his two most essential cards. Laser cut, hand sewn and hand finished to order in Portland, the Stick On Wallet is perfect for the dad on the go. Allow 3-7 business days to ship. $32