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Where to buy products made in Portland for the holidays

Steelport Knife Company will play host to a variety of artisans at their Holiday Market on Nov. 7.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — People looking to support Portland businesses during the holidays have the option of shopping from a variety of vendors all in one place.

Steelport Knife Company will play host to a slew of Portland artisans with their upcoming Holiday Market on Nov. 7.

The newest addition to this year's market is Portland-based shoe company Mise. The company was originally supposed to roll out its products a year ago, but was delayed. That makes the 2022 Steelport Holiday Market their debut. Mise develops specialized shoes for chefs that are slip resistant and designed for food service. They have removable and washable inserts that are waterproof. What makes these shoes different from similar kicks on the market are their sleek look and high-end design. Think Air Jordan's, but for food service.

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Ken's Artisan Bakery will also be on display. Opening its original Northwest 21st Avenue location in 2001, it's hard to find a better croissant in the city. With a variety of different breads available in grocery stores, it's an easy and delicious treat to bring to any gathering. From their country blonde and brown, to a savory walnut baguette, Ken's has a wide range of breads all baked in a traditional style.

From one culinary staple to another, people will also be able to shop from Jacobsen Salt Company. Specializing in salts and spices, but going as far as honeys and candies, Jacobsen Salt Co. curates high-end yet affordable products. One of their best sellers is a variety pack of pure infused sea salts, which retails for $22 on their website. They also have a special caramel sauce that's perfect for dipping apples or making holiday treats.

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What better gift to give for the holidays than delicious Oregon seafood? Tiny Fish Company specializes in tinned seafood meals. The tins are like the gourmet version of canned tuna. Instead of the smelly water, cans come chock-full of Pacific octopus prepared in sunflower oil with dill and lemon zest. Also available are smoked clams in a brown sugar and paprika slurry, and rockfish in a sweet soy sauce. The $15 tin meals are not cheap, but they're a fun way to share Pacific seafood with people near and far.

The host of the market, Steelport Knife Company, will also have blades on display for sale. Celebrating their third year in their factory space, Steelport creates high-quality kitchen knives for chefs and home cooks alike.

Aside from the Holiday Market, Steelport is also hosting a pre-Thanksgiving Holiday market at their factory on the corner of Northeast 36th and Sandy Boulevard on Nov. 19. In addition to shopping, the free event will also have food and drink samples. The public can also get a behind-the-scenes look at Steelport's factory and forging process.

Making its debut at the Nov. 19 market is highly-anticipated Grand Fir Brewing. The creation of Oregon brewing legend Whitney Burnside and 'Top Chef' finalist Doug Adams, the brewery and supper club is expected to open its doors soon on Portland's southeast side. The duo, who are now married, will serve food and craft beer, marking the public's first opportunity to experience Grand Fir Brewing.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that Grand Fir Brewing would be at the Nov. 7 market. Grand Fir Brewing will be at the Nov. 19 market.

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