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Gifts for Gardeners, Part II (west side)

Shop local!

By Kate Bryant December 10, 2010

A wintry selection of shapely conifers in sweet pots at Pomarius Nursery

My first post on shopping local (Part I) listed Portland’s east-side garden and plant boutiques – here are west-side garden shops brimming with gifts worthy of any plant lover.

All of these nurseries and plant shops sell gift certificates – a wonderful solution if you can’t decide what your recipient would like best. What plant-lover can turn down plants for gifts?

SW, fairly close-in:

1920 NW 18th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Tel: 503-490-6866
- gifts you can find there now: many beautiful plants with character including exquisite, hand-clipped works of topiary or mossy urns planted with unexpected plants. Sizes range from tiny, aged terra cotta pots with cute little plants in them to, of course, pots as big as a tree.

Oxalis (no website)
1824 N.W. 24th Ave., Portland OR 97210
Tel: 503-206-8568
- gifts you can find there now: Okatsune pruners

Dig Garden Shop
425 NW 11th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tel: 503-223-4443
- gifts you can find there now: stylish containers, modern outdoor furniture, local art, and some small gardening items. There are a few plants, too.

The Audubon Society Gift Shop
5151 Northwest Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97210
Tel: 503-292-9453
- gifts you can find there now: books on bird identification and supporting wildlife; excellent bird feeders and bird and bat houses; binoculars from inexpensive to extremely high-end; and quality bird feed.

Lan Su Chinese Garden Gift Shop
239 Northwest Everett Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tel: 503-228-8131
- gifts you can find there now: gardening books, gift memberships to the garden

SW, a little further out:

Cistus Design Nursery
22711 Northwest Gillihan Loop Road
Portland, OR 97231
- gifts you can find there now: rare and unusual plants, winter-flowering plants including showy hellebores, gorgeous evergreens for winter displays. And, of course, gift certificates.

Joy Creek Nursery
20300 Northwest Watson Road
Scappoose, OR 97056
- gifts you can find there now: rare and unusual plants, winter-flowering plants including winter-flowering clematis and hellebores, evergreens for winter displays… and of course, gift certificates.

What’s your favorite little plant nursery, garden boutique or nature- or garden-related non-profit gift shop on the west side? If there is a small, local shop full of interesting plant or garden-related treasures that I’ve missed, let us hear from you!

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