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Celebrate dads with these fun Oregon products and experiences – Here’s Oregon

It’s no secret that it’s harder to shop for dads than moms. And if you ask dads if there’s anything they want or need, chances are they won’t come up with anything. We’ve rounded up some of the best things to present to dads this year. Whether you gift him a product or an experience, remember that it’s all about the time you spend together.

Shwood Eyewear Sunglasses

Give Dad the coolest shades of Shwood glasses, a Portland-based company that launched in 2009 by making wooden frames inspired by nature, namely the madrone tree. Today, the brand offers a range of unisex sunglasses in a variety of frame materials, including stone, oxidized copper and glass. The wood collection is the company’s best-selling original. I’m a big fan of the CAMP group, which presents plant-based bioplastics and offers durability and comfort for active dads. Prices start at $50.

Details: shwoodshop.com/

CJ McCollum poses, sitting among wine barrels, holding a bottle of wine and a glass

McCollum Heritage 91

If he is a fan of sports and wine, give him a bottle as a gift to dad McCollum Heritage 91created by CJ McCollum, former Portland Trail Blazer and current shooting guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, in collaboration with Adelsheim Vineyard. McCollum Heritage 91 is driven by a passion for wine and the athlete’s inspiration to leave a legacy for his two children. Choose from rosé, chardonnay, sparkling blancs de blancs and two pinot noirs. Bottles start at $33. Details: mccollumheritage91.com

Danner

Danner’s Bull Run Moc Toe ($250) is not only a reliable work boot, it’s also a casual shoe that’s great for everyday use. Built for comfort and durability, the unlined leather molds to your feet. The full-grain, oiled leather upper can withstand tough conditions, so they can stand the test of time. The oil and slip resistant outsole provides sufficient support. The company, which has been around since 1932, also offers a 365-day warranty against defects.

Details: 1022 W Burnside St, Portland with locations across the state and danner.com/

A person wearing Danner Boots stands on tiptoe
An array of chocolate treats, photographed from above

Euphoria Chocolate Company

If you’ve ever had one Euphoria truffles, you understand why they are the perfect gift. The Eugene-based company has three retail locations and supplies supermarkets and specialty stores. Gift dad with their Truffle Assortment Dark Collection Gift Box (prices start at $20), which features an assortment of flavors inspired by the wineries of the Pacific Northwest. If you’re looking for a little variety, the Assorted Classic Truffle Box (prices start at $17.35) is a good option. The box comes in 4,8 and 12 pieces and contains a mix of milk, dark and white chocolate. Shipping possible via the website.

Details: 590 Pearl Street, Suite 108, Eugene, various locations and euphoriachocolate.com/

Salishan Coastal Lodge

Perhaps a memorable experience will surpass a physical gift for you and your father. If he likes golf, book a stay with the Salishan Coastal Lodge in Gleneden Beach. The luxury hotel from SCP Hotels has a unlimited golf package on the resort’s 18-hole golf course, which was restored in 2004 under the direction of PGA Tour Pro Peter Jacobsen together with his design firm Jacobsen-Hardy Golf Design.

In addition to tee time, the resort has an award-winning spa that offers massages, body treatments and facials. Spa facilities include hot tubs, saunas and a relaxation room. Resort guests can enjoy daily yoga sessions to stretch and relieve stress and tension, led by Arielle Beauduy, who owns nearby Luminous soul centera haven for health and healing.

Make a reservation at The Attic, which serves Oregon coastal cuisine with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and sustainability. While all of the plates are super well put together, you can’t go wrong with their specialty house-made sourdough crust pizzas, their burgers, and the Carlton Farms Grass Fed Beef Ribeye.

Details: 7760 N. Highway 101 Gleneden Beach and salishan.com/

An aerial view of the Salishan Coastal Lodge golf course
Choco cream cornet (middle): chocolate custard cream in a sweet bun.

Oyatsupan

Everything of Oyatsupan is delicious. Owner and executive baker Hiro Horie is from Japan and shares his 25 years of baking experience at the Beaverton store. Menu items include classic Japanese sandwiches, pastries and cakes. Special orders and catering requests can be made in advance. The online ordering system allows customers to order up to 24 hours in advance. Create a gift box for fathers with a selection of tempting sweets, the classic Kaku (a white sandwich bread), a French baguette or a selection of jellies and condiments.

Details: 16025 SW Regatta Lane, Beaverton and oyatsupan.com/

Air blaster

The Beast 2L Jacket ($173) from Airblaster is perfect for those rainy days in the Pacific Northwest. The 22-year-old company started in a Portland basement when three founders Jesse Grandkoski, Paul Miller and pro snowboarder Travis Parker came up with durable gear that could withstand the elements while enjoying winter activities like snowboarding and skiing. Today, the company offers a full line of clothing for men, women and children.

Details: myairblaster.com/

Field and vine

Book a special culinary experience from farm to table Field and vine, a series of outdoor dining events in the rural countryside. Founded by French-born, Oregonian chef and entrepreneur Pascal Chureau, the events take place across the state at farms and wineries as guests participate in a multi-course culinary journey and tastings. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Details: fieldandvineevents.com/farm-dinner-series/

Durant at Red Ridge Farms

Do you have an adventurous father? Spend the day on an ATV Vineyard Tour & Tasting Durant at Red Ridge Farms, a family farm that celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. Durant is best known for its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris fruit. He also started planting olives in the early 2000s and offers artisan olive oil that reflects the unique terroir of Dundee Hills.

The ATV experience included a tour of the vineyard in an all-terrain vehicle, making stops along the way to experience the property’s unique estate wines. The tasting ends at the winery and barrel room for a tour and additional tasting. Reservations required.

Details: 5510 NE Breyman Orchards Road, Dayton and durantoregon.com/

—Jean Chen Smith, for The Oregonian/OregonLive

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