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Mother's Day is nigh. And though shopping is a different experience than it once was, fear not. Here are eight local gift ideas from Black-owned businesses to show your mom you care. And for even more sweet gift ideas—along with ways to support Portland's Black-owned businesses—see our Black-owned brand guide and our cannabis product guide.
Tunics or textiles from Parker + Simonne
Located inside Cargo and online, designer Tiffany Kirkpatrick creates easy to wear tunics and tops out of beautiful textiles. The small batch line made with beautiful African Indigos and Malian mudcloths are here and gone, so grab your favorite when you see it. Do they already look familiar to you? You might’ve seen her designs on Lily Tomlin’s character on Grace & Frankie. —Eden Dawn
Coffee from Deadstock
Likely the coolest coffee shop in the city, and undoubtedly the one with the most stylish clientele, owner Ian Williams also sells in-house beans that are roasted each Tuesday and shipped fresh each Thursday. —ED
Plants from Ecovibe Home/Style
From wily Pilea in shiny pots to a Pinterest-perfect living wall of ferns and tiny watermelon peperomias, EcoVibe Home is a plant-lovers oasis. “The timing was just perfect for the community to come around. This type of thing had been missed from here for a long time,” says Len Allen, as he motions to the street he happily inhabits every day. “I’ve lived in Northeast Portland all my life. My relatives go back three generations here. This was coming home.” He and his wife Dre also run EcoVibe Style for apparel needs. —ED
A curated gift basket from With Love From PDX
Inger McDowell’s gift baskets feature themed products from nearly 100 local vendors. Shop and ship gifts to friends with themes like “Culinary Delight” and “Self Care” stuffed into adorable boxes. You can also build your own from her product list. —ED
Gardening beds from J&K Partners
Gardening season is in high gear and teenage brother-sister duo Jaylen and Kyla Palmer are making raised cedar gardening beds for sale. If you want to eliminate the back-breaking work of gardening, but still yield the bounty of herbs and flowers, order one of their stylish raised gardening beds by messaging them on their Facebook page, J&K Partners. —ED
CBD-infused cocktail mixers from Royalty Spirits
Like so many of us, Chaunci King was drawn to CBD for its anti-anxiety properties. So at the start of 2020, she added a line of CBD-infused mixers to the Royalty Spirits Roster (which formerly comprised only Miru Vodka and Rex Whiskey). She couldn’t have picked a better year to make cannabis cocktails a reality for all us home bartenders! $15 —SP
A sweet T-shirt from Mimi’s Fresh Tees
Kamelah (Mimi) Adams, a born and raised Portlander, kick-starts social justice conversations with her shirts and hats that say, “Make Racism Wrong Again” and “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History.” —ED