Dads might be classically challenging to shop for, but in our experience, the father figures in our life always enjoy good food and drink, creating special memories with loved ones, and knowing the products they use reflect their own values.
We’ve handpicked several high-quality Father’s Day gift ideas from a few of our favorite makers from Portland and all over Oregon–Hood River to Willamette Valley. We’ve selected these products because the people who make them care just as much as we do about tradition, thoughtful craftsmanship, and details that make the difference. These gifts are for the dad who puts passion into his cooking and shows care with every step of the process.
If you’re the type who likes to shop in person and meet the makers behind the brands you support, be sure to come to our Pre-Father’s Day Artisan Market event on Sunday, June 12 from 1-4pm at our Portland factory store. We’ll have more than a dozen brands and chefs here, so you can sample and shop for the perfect gift.
If you can’t make it to our June 12th event in Portland but still want to connect with many of these brands, enter our Oregon Makers Father’s Day Sweepstakes, June 1-13 for your chance to win an incredible grand prize gift of products from STEELPORT, Jacobsen Salt Co., FINEX Cookware, Olympia Provisions, Coava Coffee, and Planet Oregon Wines!
The following products and experiences from our partners, friends, and fellow Oregonians are sure to stand out and make this year’s gift one he’ll remember not just for one day, but for years to come:
- Top-shelf Salt
Choose from Jacobsen Salt Co.’s Pure Flake Finishing Salt hand-harvested from Netarts Bay, the clean, briny taste of Kosher Sea Salt, or Pure Italian Fine Sea Salt with bright salinity. We recommend these sets as an all-in-one gift he’s sure to love.Pro tip: Salt infused with different flavors will instantly elevate even simple dishes.
The Starter Kit: Choose from a curated collection of salts, plus a guide and conversion chart.
Grilling Trio: Get him everything he needs to season, marinate, and finish his next BBQ.
Flaky Salt & Cellar: This set features their signature product and a hand-thrown salt cellar from Vitrified Studio.
- Wine Membership or Tasting
Planet Oregon Wine by the biodynamic winegrowers at Soter Vineyards is responsibly delicious. Give dad a good feeling inside and out because Planet Oregon takes care to protect streams and rivers, monitor carbon emissions, energy use, and waste production. Plus, a portion of profits from sales are donated to the Oregon Environmental Council.
- Craft Brew Bundles, Tasting, or Membership
Give him the gift of barrel-aged goodness from a local Oregon brewer, pFriem.Turn it into a day trip to Hood River, sign him up for a seasonal membership, or curate your own case. No matter what, you can’t go wrong with this one.
Tasting Room: Take a trip to the brewery for food and beer onsite or to-go.
Join the Union: Give him a full 12 bottle mixed case of six premium barrel aged pFriem beers each season.
Gift Bundles: Build your own case of cans or bottles, grab the brewmaster’s selections, or get a tasting room gift card (beer ships locally within Oregon).
- Specialty Coffee
Coava translates to unroasted or “green” coffee as well as Northwest coffee roaster fueled by good folks and Led Zeppelin. Grab your bag(s) of coffee in bulk or regular, pick up some coffee-brewing equipment, or go the easy route and get your pops a pre-paid subscription.
Coffee: With flavors like brandy, dark caramel, and red currant, you’re sure to find his new favorite here
Pre-paid subscription: Meticulously roasted specialty coffee delivered to his doorstep monthly or bi-weekly.
- Elevated, Award-winning Whiskey
Described as a “whiskey of the elements forged from the richness of the Northwest,” the reimagined, elevated taste of single malt, barrel-aged Westward Whiskey is definitely one to savor. Sign your dad up for a membership to get limited-edition releases, give him a gift collection, or let Westward Whiskey help you pick the perfect bottle.
Curated Gifts: Can’t decide? Tasting sets to cocktail mixes, these gifts are ready to be wrapped.
Gifting Concierge: Answer seven questions to help you pick the perfect gift for your dad’s discerning taste.
- Handcrafted Meats & Charcuterie
Oregon’s first USDA-approved salumeria, Olympia Provisions was established in 2009, but is deeply rooted in the past. Visit one of their purveyors of cured meats, give dad a ready-to-go gift or kit, or sign him up with a club subscription to have European-style charcuterie delivered right to his door.
Charcuterie Gifts & Kits: Salami, sausage, cheese and more! Pick from samplers to award-winning selections to the Grand Charcuterie Experience.
Gift a Club Subscription: Dad doesn’t even have to leave home for deliciousness.
Visit a Restaurant: Dine in or dine out with meals prepared by artisan chefs.
Pro tip: They cater!
- Award-winning Baked Goods
Ken’s Artisan Bakery has been creating cookies, breads, and croissants since 2001. Loyal fans from around Portland have lined up to taste these expertly crafted foods long enough that Ken’s Bakery has seen kids grow up into adults. Take a special trip with your dad, give him a gift certificate, or just pick up a baked treat for him to savor.
Buy Baked Goods: Words don’t do this menu justice.Pro tip: The croissants are legendary
- Italian-inspired Meat Locally Sourced
Piccone’s Corner and Wallow & Root Pasture Farm were born out of a desire to bring the Portland community in closer contact with the food they eat and the farmers that produce it. The goal is simple: They seek to bring you delicious food grown and prepared with love that nourishes the land and our community. Pick up something from the full butcher counter and goods market, or take dad out for dinner and a drink in their inviting, modern, and sophisticated cafe.
Butchery & Bar: Enjoy house butchered meats, produce driven salads, signature pastas and flame cooked meat in an ever-rotating menu. Or order online for delivery or pickup or dine-in.
Butcher Shop: In addition to fresh cuts, they produce house-made fresh sausage. They’ll soon offer smoked and cured foods, and house-crafted salumi.
Premium American Cast Iron Cookware
Whether you pick a FINEX skillet (with or without a lid), a beautiful and durable dutch oven, or a double burner griddle, the practical, innovative, and modern design of these products will help him create a lifetime of memorable meals.
Pro tip: Pick your personal favorite because someday it may be handed down to you.
Cast Iron Skillets: Searing, baking, or frying, these trusted essentials will be passed down for generations.
Cast Iron Grill Pan: He can grill on any heat source indoors or out with these cast iron grill pans
Cast Iron Sets: Upgrade the whole kitchen (or gift some and keep some!) with a premium set of FINEX cast iron cookware.
Pro tip: go with the Grill & Sear Set for the dad with a smaller grill or kitchen.
- Delicious Chile Condiments
Chef Althea Grey Potter has always loved food full of spice and flavor and her whimsical interpretations of bold global flavors have earned her many national accolades over the years. When the restaurant where she was the chef shuttered during the pandemic, she drew upon her lifelong love of crunchy, garlicky spicy things to develop her own interpretation of chile crisp in unique and creative flavors. She launched her brand The Flavor Society with two chile crunch sauces – Everything Bagel and Pizza flavored – and they are delicious on… pretty much everything.
Shop The Flavor Society Sauces: Crunchy, toasty, spicy, garlicky, flavor-packed chile oils will make every meal your dad cooks or enjoys more delicious.
- Fermented & Cultured Food & Drinks
Your dad doesn’t have to be vegan to love the food from Fermenter. Or maybe he wants to try to ferment some things on his own. Either way works. Give him the gift of food, drink (kombucha!) and provisions made with time honored techniques and a love for local, or surprise him with an unexpected gift of a class or catered meal.
Gift Cards: Not sure what he’ll like? Take the guesswork out of it.
Order a Meal: Pickup or delivery.
- Heirloom Quality, American Kitchen Knives
Every great meal starts with an excellent set of knives. Show your respect and admiration for their culinary skills with STEELPORT, the gift of premium American-forged carbon steel knives manufactured, sharpened, and polished by hand in Portland, Oregon.Pro tip: Don’t forget to add a custom sheath for each knife to keep it safe (and because the sheath is a unique design with a magnetic back especially designed for these knives).
Chef Knives: Can’t go wrong with the STEELPORT flagship 8” Chef Knife or agile 6” Chef Knife.
Other Essential Cutlery: Complete a set with a compact 4” Paring Knife, 10” Slicing Knife and a unique wavy serrated 10” Bread Knife.
Carbon Steel Knife Care Kit: Add this key accessory to the package, so dad can care for his new gift(s).