3 Local Bottle Companies Beg You to Ditch the Plastic

A new generation of locally made, reusable water bottles, growlers, and green-juice carriers adds bonus points to your daily H2O.

By Allison Jones May 26, 2015 Published in the June 2015 issue of Portland Monthly

1) Fifty/Fifty

Wilsonville-based Fifty/Fifty charms Portlanders with custom-crafted vacuum-walled steel bottles for local businesses from the Barre3 fitness empire to Townshend’s Tea. Starting at $19.99

Bonus: This spring the company unveiled a 64 oz growler, complete with an easy-to-carry handle on the lid, that keeps beer carbonated for days. Also, check out the Seven/Fifty line of 750 mL bottles that can hold an entire bottle of wine. (Beer and wine count toward your daily water intake, right?)

2) Hydroflask

The Bend-based pioneers of vacuum-walled bottles expand their line of temperature-regulating containers—that really do keep liquids hot, cold, or carbonated for up to 24 hours—to include a beer-festival-worthy pint glass and sports-ready narrow-mouth bottles. Starting at $21.99

Bonus: Hydroflask donated more than $100,000 to local nonprofits in 2014, including Oregon Adaptive Sports, providing affordable recreation to people with disabilities throughout the state.

3) Love Bottle

Minna Yoo, the founder of this Portland-designed-glass-bottle company, built her enterprise around sustainability. Her next move is to keep it all in-country. This year, Love Bottle teamed up with Owens-Illinois Glass, the world’s largest glass manufacturer, to produce an entirely US-made personal glass water bottle. Starting at $16

Bonus: This summer, Love Bottle debuts a new line of Northwest-pride designs from local artist Dan Stiles, celebrating the Portland skyline and Oregon’s rivers, mountains, and forests. 

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