Thanksgiving has past and you’re stuffed with Turkey and holiday cheer. Now stuff Santa’s bag with gifts for everyone on your list! During December, we’ll share our gift guides for the outdoorsy, retro-cool, gourmand, and romantic. The shops of Oregon’s Washington County have something special for everyone on Santa’s nice list.
You know that friend or family member with the dirt under the nails, the closet jam-packed with sporting gear, and a never-ending stream of stories from past adventures? Oh yes—it is the outdoorsman. Check out our tips on how to help your favorite nature lover experience the great outdoors in new and fun ways.
Well Outfitted Outdoorsman
Even a minimalist outdoorsman has a few wish-list items, with quality trumping quantity. Get the best of the best at The Streets’ expansive REI location. With no sales tax, you’ll catch a break on some of the season’s snazziest new gear.
High in the Sky Outdoorsman
An Adventure Passport to Oregon’s Washington County gives dare-devils access to the Tree to Tree Adventure Park. The package also includes local wine and culinary adventures to match outdoor ones, as well as plush lodging after an action-packed day.
Speaking of taking flight, birders can welcome feathered friends to their front lawns with charming bird houses from the Made in Oregon store. For a truly spectacular gift, pair the bird house with a gift certificate for Portland Birdwatching Experiences whose tour follows the 40-plus types of ducks, geese, and swans that grace the tranquil waters and whispering trees of Fernhill Wetlands.
Next Generation Outdoorsman
The burgeoning cyclist will love a gift from Santiam Bicycle, which has a stellar collection of kids gear to help new riders cycle better, safely, and with style. Gifts range between frilly and affordable handlebar streamers to top-notch bike models like the 2014 Scott Spark JR 24 and Giant Bella. Even better, put the gifts to good use on kid-friendly biking trails like the Rock Creek Trail.
See you next week with our gift guide for the retro obsessed!