If Wildfang is the home for badass babes, then Portland is our motherland. With a nod to our roots, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite gifts that were created, designed, and inspired by the place we call home. Whether you’re a fellow local spreading that Rip City pride to loved ones far away or just looking for a unique gift with a rad Portland vibe, you can’t go wrong with our favorite PDX picks.
1. The NW. Mug by Wildfang
The birthplace of Wildfang and the official stomping grounds of the badass, we are proud to call the Pacific Northwest our home. The only way to make this mug more Portland? Grind up some Stumptown Coffee beans and make the best damn cup of coffee of your life. (Pro tip: a shot of whiskey really brings out the subtle notes of the beans.) Sip now, thank us later.
2. The Couch Street Notebook by Wildfang
Forget everything you think you know about how to pronounce “couch”, because you are totally and completely wrong. If you tell your friend to come meet you at the “Couch Street entrance to Powell’s Books” and you pronounce it “kow-tch”, as in sofa, then you are immediately outing yourself as an imposter. Prove your bona fide local status by letting the world know that you know it’s “Cooch” Street, dammit!
3. Canal Run Jacket by Bridge & Burn
They say a true Portlander never carries an umbrella. But how is that possible with all that rain, you ask? Because here in the Rose City, we’re all about the coat. However, if you’re imagining that bright yellow rain slicker your grandma pulls out every time there is a light drizzle, think again! Thanks to the badass local designers over at Bridge & Burn, all our jacket needs are met with classic, understated silhouettes inspired by the natural beauty of the PNW. Our favorite? The Canal Run Jacket is super flattering and made from waxed canvas to keep you warm and dry all
winter year long.
4. Dartmoor Tote by Chester Wallace
Speaking of rain, we can’t tell you how many times these Chester Wallace bags have completely saved our asses in a sudden downpour. Handmade just around the corner from Wildfang HQ, these workwear inspired designs are made from water resistant canvas and have a seemingly unending supply of pockets to keep all your gear safe and dry. This is local craftsmanship at its finest.
5. The Pacific Neverland Tee by Wildfang
Grow up? No, thank you. We’re quite happy here in this Pacific Neverland of ours filled with people who believe it’s never too late to start chasing your dreams. This tee is our salute to all the entrepreneurs, artists, dreamers, and risk takers that make Portland one of the all time raddest cities.
6. The O.G. North West Crew by Wildfang
Before it was the world’s most talked about baby name, the Northwest was more commonly understood to be the part of North America occupying the space between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains, known for it’s incredible natural beauty and outdoors-loving lifestyle. This cozy, lightweight crew has a laidback vibe inspired by our favorite Portland street style and is the perfect piece for all your hiking, biking, skiing, and camping adventures. Sorry, Kimye, but we were here first.
7. Terrene Necklace by AK Vintage
With designs created exclusively for Wildfang, AK Vintage creates minimalist, handmade jewelry from recycled materials—what’s more Portland than that? Try the Terrene Necklace for a simple design with a bit of rocker edge, just like our hometown.
8. The PDX Snapback by Publish
What happens when your favorite streetwear brand emblazons a snapback with the name of your hometown? You wear it all the time, that’s what! This snapback has become a fan-favorite among locals and anyone looking to take a little piece of Wildfang home with them. Rep it with pride, people!