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Help support local businesses!

It’s important to support local businesses now more than ever and at the forefront of our mind is our local wedding vendors! We have compiled a list of our talented friends that are offering special services for our community right now. Check it out and show them some love!

The Side Yard Farm

Stacy at The Side Yard Farm is doing an online farm market! Since all of her restaurant accounts are closed, she is now selling to the public. She is also making value added products like lovage pesto, pickles, farm butters, salts and more. There are starts and seeds on there too. Her maker friends also are selling wine, coffee, honey, hot sauce, etc. Check out the link to start shopping! Featured image by Shawn Linehan Photography.

Landmass Wines

Melaney and Malia of Public Provisions also own a wine label called Landmass Wines. They temporarily cannot fulfill orders through their website, but you can find some of their wines at your favorite local shops and restaurants like Mom and Pop Wine Shop, Real Good Food, SugarPine Market, World Foods-Everett, Malka, The Side Yard Farm, P’s and Q’s Market, and Coquine. Many of which are open for online orders and pick ups! If you’d like to reserve wine for a future order please email them at [email protected]

Pips Original Doughnuts & Chai

Pips Original Doughhnuts & Chai isn’t making doughnuts at the moment but they have created Community Chai and are taking pre-orders on Tuesday and Friday mornings starting at 8am. Pick-ups are on Wednesday and Saturday between 10am-1pm. They are selling out pretty fast on those days, so it’s best to order as close to 8am as possible.  

The same five long-loved flavors they had in their shop are available: Toasted Coconut-turmeric Heart Of Gold. Chile-spiced Ginger Rogers, Cocoa-campfire Smokey Robinson, Woodsy vanilla The King And I, and Herbal-floral Emmylou. Priced at $19, each 16-ounce bottle of concentrate yields 32-ounces or more of chai (dependent on personal taste). Customers can blend the concentrate with their favorite milk, juice, or milk-alternative—or even use it to craft their own unique cocktails.  Place your order via the link above!

Songbird Floristry

Robyn just launched Songbird Weekly, her bouquet CSA, a weekly bouquet subscription service. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. By ordering a weekly bouquet, you help our farm sustain operations throughout the year. She offers bouquets in three different sizes made blooms and foliage grown on our farm, with options for pick up or delivery. We’re offering subscriptions for as short as one month, or as long as six, (May – October).

LAUNCH PROMOTION: Purchase your subscription by April 24 and receive one free week. Individuals purchasing multiple subscriptions will receive one bonus bouquet.

A subscription is a great way to keep something beautiful in your home or office. It also makes a great gift. Whether you want to provide something special for a loved one who’s stuck inside, tell your Mother she’s wonderful for Mother’s Day May 10, or send your bestie a Happy Birthday that lasts the whole month, Robyn has you covered.

Photo by Tara Thackeray

Field Day Catering

Jeremy at Field Day is offering weekly menu offerings available for pick up and delivery. Follow them on Instagram at @fielddaypdx for updates and details. Direct message them via Instagram with your email address if you want to be added their weekly menu offering updates!

Katy Weaver Photography

Katy Weaver Photography is offering free mini sessions to first responders! Anyone in health care, grocery store workers, delivery workers, etc – anyone who is front line at helping during this time of crisis. It will be a free 20 minute mini session with 5 digitals included. She will release specific dates and slots once the Stay at Home order has an end-time, but people can email me her to sign up now at [email protected] Update: Katy has capped the free minis at 40 sessions (and they are full) but first responders can still email her to get on the waitlist, and get a 50% discount on regular portrait sessions!

Katy is also selling original watercolor bird paintings to bring cheer to people’s homes! Paintings are priced on a sliding scale from $20-$65 and it’s a pay-what-you-can model. The paintings are small, roughly a 5×5 size. People can request a specific bird, or ask her and she can choose one! Email her or direct message her on Instagram to order one at @katyweaverphotography and she’ll mail it when it’s done!

Devil’s Food Catering

Devil’s Food Catering has created Handbasket. James is partnering with Kachka, Daily Cafe, Freeland Spirits, Ironlight, Dream Cakes, Blum Floral Design, CorksCru, Cow Bell Cheesemongers, Spella Caffè, and other top producers, purveyors, and farms to bring you handmade menus for high quality in-home dining experiences during this time of social-distancing.  All food is prepared in their sanitary commercial kitchen, which is closed to the general public. Add wine, beer, and toilet paper to your order. Curbside pick-up available at locations in Northwest Portland, North Portland, and Lake Oswego.

PDX Flash Mob

Nikki at PDX Flash Mob is doing virtual dance lessons! A lot of couples feel “stalled” with wedding planning because they’re nervous about locking down a date and choosing vendors with the unknown timeline of COVID-19…but a wedding dance you can learn ANYTIME and then it can be ready to go WHENEVER you reschedule your wedding! Dancing is also great exercise, good for the soul and a healthy way to lighten your mood with your partner and do something positive and FUN with all this new downtime everyone has.

Coopers Hall

Coopers Hall is offering curbside pick up on a specially priced to-go menu list. They are also offering insane deals on wine to-go on both Coopers Hall and guest tap lists. These are also available for curbside pick up.

Photo courtesy of Coopers Hall

The Allison Inn & Spa

The Allison Inn & Spa is doing some really delicious affordable to go dinner options. The menus, photos and details are listed on their Facebook and Instagram page @allisoninnspa.

Opal 28

Opal 28 has launched a Grab n’ Go store project! They have bulk items for sale from their wholesalers (toilet paper, yeast, flour wine, face masks, gloves, bleach, etc). Offering PDX delivery for $15 or Curbside Pickup. Beer & Wine Options are also available for Curbside Pickup! Offerings will be updated weekly as they receive more products (eggs, sugar, etc). Additional information, products & pricing, can be found at the link above.

White Pepper Catering

White Pepper Catering has a wonderful to go menu! They also do a Burger Thursday at their awesome tasting room/event space in NE Portland. Great neighborhood spot with a bar too! Something to put on your list for when things get back to normal. In the meantime, they are offering to go family dinner orders and specific days and times for burger pick ups! Check out the link for more info and follow them on Instagram at @whitepepperpdx for updates.

Dream Cakes

Dream Cakes is offering Quarantine Cake Grams! These are small insanely delicious handmade cakes she will make and deliver to your family or friends! A few examples of flavors are Dark Chocolate Cake + Salted Caramel Buttercream and Carrot Cake + Toffee Crunch. There are some vegan choices too! You just jumped to the favorite on everyone’s list. Check out the link for more details. And cookie dough to go is coming soon!

Photo courtesy of Dream Cakes

Notes of Celebration

Linda of Notes of Celebration is creating Facebook videos, of her playing the piano, almost everyday in order to stay top of mind and offer a quiet moment in your day. The link above will take you to her Facebook page. She is encouraging folks to like, comment, share.

Artemis Foods

Artemis Foods is doing no contact dinner deliveries with Caviar (delivery service). Enjoy delicious meals such as their BBQ Plate, Bucantini Bolognese, Artemis Tacos, and Vegan Chili Plate. Sounds amazing!  In addition to delivery of their food through Caviar, orders for dinners deliveries can be placed through their website. They are also selling beer, wine and soda that can be delivered with the food!

Alston Mayger Events

Ashley of Alston Mayger Events (wedding planner) is donating 10% of any bookings made in 2020 to Meals on Wheels America (helping our seniors and most vulnerable populations.)

ChefStable Catering

ChefStable Catering is working to safely keep their team employed and they will continue to serve the community by making their fresh cuisine available for pick up and delivery. Whether it’s a meal for one, dinner for the whole family, or you’d like to off their services to hundreds of employees working remotely. They are here for you!

Charlotte’s Weddings

Charlotte’s Weddings is doing virtual appointments! Since you can’t come to them, they are bringing the appointment to you both through scheduled FaceTime calls and Zoom meetings. You can schedule a virtual styling appointment to help you find the wedding gown of your dreams! Their virtual styling appointments will be for the purpose of helping guide you through your options, showing you available inventory, and relaying a lot of helpful information like they do normally in store.

After your virtual styling appointment, you’ll be able to select dresses to try on at home.  They will not be shipping any gowns, they will be available for curbside pick-up only. They are committed to helping you create beautiful memories and prepare for important life events, even in the midst of chaos. They believe that it’s important to look forward to celebration and remember that even if things get delayed, love cannot be cancelled.

Click on the link above to schedule your bridal styling appointment & begin the at-home process!

Photo by Holland Studios

Lux Sucre Desserts

Lux Sucre Desserts (Wilsonville) will be doing weekly specials available for pick up or delivery. Brandon and Chanelle are always baking insane goodies so make sure to follow them on Instagram @luxsucredesserts to keep on top of their weekly offerings!

Lisa Boehm Beauty

Lisa Boehm Beauty launched an online, digital beauty consultation service that will be focused on skin care (but really, it’s a free-for-all opportunity to pick her brain). She is starting out with “pay what you can” but either in May or June it will be a fixed price of $75/hour. She will be donating 10% of what she earns to organizations that are working to support marginalized communities that are especially impacted by COVID-19. 

Valley Commissary

Valley Commissary is currently offering take out hours 9am -2pm Monday through Friday. Delivery is also available within McMinnville city limits! If you haven’t tried their food yet…now is the time. So good!

Silver Julep

Silver Julep has created some special craft cocktail mixes that can be delivered to your door! Cucumber Basil Moscow Mule, Honey Lavender Fizz, and Ginger Rosemary Whisky Sour to name a few. What?! Yes! All you have to do is add the booze. Up level your next virtual happy hour! Kate has your back. Check out all the details in the link above.

Photo by Kale Chesney

Black Swan Events

Gabrielle at Black Swan Events (wedding planner) is offering a “Wedding Recovery Special”.

  • Up to 3 hours consultation w/ customized  practical solutions and next steps to manage the changes created by Covid 19.            
  • Ideal for couples who are not currently working with a planner.  
  • Cost $175.00 

She is also offering ” Wedding Confidential ” – 3 Keys to the Wedding of a Lifetime , without incurring crazy debt.

  •  3 hour planning intensive empowers couples with the tools and strategies to plan the wedding of a life time without incurring prohibitive debt. 
  • Includes 6 month timeline, Day of Timeline, vendor recommendation, budget and cost savings strategies. 
  • Ideal for couples just beginning their planning or those overwhelmed and need help getting back on track.
  • Special Price $175.00 

Vibrant Table

Vibrant Table is offering weekly Heat & Serve meal plans for you and your family that can be delivered to your front door. No grocery store, no crowds, no delivery fee. Great for freezing and reheating too! In addition to the Heat & Serve meals, they are also offering essential items and provisions: flour, eggs, sugar, coffee, rice, produce and fruit boxes, and beer & wine. And, their connections with medical agencies around town are keeping them updated as to who they can feed on the frontlines (what departments are needing meals), so they’re also accepting donations so that they can deliver nutritious meals to front line workers (Legacy, Kaiser, OHSU, Providence, etc). Check out link to get more information!

Elephants Delicatessen and Catering

Elephants Delicatessen and Catering has so many options. Their catering delivery menu includes everything from breakfast, to lunch, to hors d’oeuvres and casseroles (plus wine + beer!). They can deliver lunches to all your employees working from home remotely. Free delivery on any orders over $50. Need to stock your freezer (or a loved one’s freezer) with mac-n-cheese, lasagna, enchiladas, or other comforting casseroles? They have 15 to choose from! Check out all the details with the link above.

Photo courtesy of Elephant’s Catering

The White Dress

The White Dress is now offering Virtual Styling + In-home try on services. Follow the link in their Instagram bio to schedule @thewhitedresspdx. Every Virtual Appointment will get a 30-45 min video consultation with a Senior Bridal Stylist. You will then get 5 hand selected dresses delivered to your door with a bottle of champagne. You will have 48 hrs to try in the dresses before we pick them up from your door step. Check out their website for more details! They look forward to styling you for your big day! 

Urban Restaurant Group

Pearl Catering is a part of the Urban Restaurant Group and they have several restaurants in town that you can support during this time: Brix Tavern, Swank & Swine, Urban Fondue, Bartini, Carlita’s, Fuller’s Coffee Shop, and Fuller’s Burger Shack. Check them out for pick up and delivery options. And consider getting gift certificates for yourself to go out to dinner after this is all over. Great gift for friends too.

Delicious cooked meals will soon be making their way to people in need, in the Portland metro area by our Urban Restaurant Group team. Whether you want to support front line workers, or buy dinner for a family in need, or even for someone in the hospitality industry who’s life has been financially affected due to this COVID-19 shutdown. They will do all the cooking and delivery, you just pick your option from the link above and let them do the rest.

Sloshy Pops

Sloshy Pops is delivering their boozy popsicles! See, there are still so many good things going on in the world. During these tough times you need a box (or two) of boozy novelties in your freezer to lift your spirits! Contact Cheryl and send some to your friends too!

Photo courtesy of Sloshy Pops

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is a fantastic company and a great spot for those looking for some more casual catering options. Comfort food please! They have several locations that are offering pick up and delivery right now.

Saint Cupcake

Saint Cupcake is taking special orders for scheduled pick up and limited delivery.  You can still celebrate those special occasions at home!

Abbey Road Farm

Abbey Road Farm, for those of you that would like to get out and take a drive to wine country for some fresh air, is offering curbside pickups at their tasting room. You also have the opportunity to get out and stretch your legs, walk the property, and pet a goat while you are at it. They are also offering free door-to-door delivery throughout wine country and the Portland Metro area, with purchase of three or more bottles. Check out all the details and discounts in link above! Say hello to Kristen for us.

Stay safe. Stay positive. And support our local businesses!

Cheers, Kim & Beth

If you are an AOW vendor and you are offering a special service right now, email us and let us know. We’d be happy to add you to this growing list of awesomeness!

Featured image of Stacy of The Side Yard Farm by Shawn Linehan Photography