The season of holiday parties is upon us, and that means you're going to need to start thinking about host gifts — a little something to say thanks for the hospitality, and ensure you get another invite next year.
MadeHere PDX opened in the Pearl Nov. 6, and it's basically a one-stop shop for host gifts that will stand out from the wine-bottle crowd. Everything sold is made by Portland artisans. And, unlike a certain chain that also features only Oregon-made goods, it all has the added cool-factor of artful packaging. Among the comestibles are Three Little Figs jams, The Bitter Housewife bitters, Raft cocktail syrups, Pok Pok Som drinking vinegars, and Cocanu chocolates. Bonus: While you shop you can make your own Santa-baby wish list from the selection of handmade clothing, bags, and furniture.
MadeHere PDX: 40 N.W. 10th Ave., Portland, 503-224-0122
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.