Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory is home to great shopping options, from full-blown malls with all the big names to boutique shops featuring local gift items for when you want something one of a kind.
We all have that one family member who spends tons of time in their garden. For that person, go to Tollen Farm to choose from a huge array of garden art and decor, trellises and arbors and even furniture.
If you know a foodie or home chef, check out Our Table Cooperative to get them some great local, organic ingredients. It's the gift that gives back, because (hopefully!) they'll use them to make an incredible meal and invite you over to enjoy it.
For a truly fun and "retro" shopping experience, head over to Milwaukie's Main Street Collectors Mall & Soda Fountain. Located in their historic downtown district, this eclectic shop hearkens back to yesteryear with its soda shop. But the real fun comes with its many collectible gifts. From Legos and GI Joe to Star Wars and Star Trek and many others, there's a huge selection of gifts for the geek or collector in your life.
Just blocks away is another perfect option for unique gifts, Molly Muriel Apothecary. Handmade soaps, essential oils and beneficial herbs make ideal options for that person in your life who loves to live natural and organic.
For a more traditional shopping experience, head to downtown Lake Oswego. You'll find storefronts of all types, delicious eateries and public art displays that will have you wanting to make a whole day of your visit. Lake View Village offers a particularly scenic stroll, reminiscent of an old town square with a tremendous selection of stores and restaurants, all on Oswego Lake's edge.
Chances are you'll need to hit at least one mall. Fortunately, we have you covered there. Clackamas Town Center has everything a mall should: name brand stores mixed with unique local shops conveniently located right off of I-205.
If you need one more reason to be excited about shopping, remember that it's completely tax-free here. With all these savings, perhaps you can get yourself a little something special as well. Better yet, grab some friends and make a whole weekend of it.