Specialty shops and farmers markets throughout the Pacific region of the USA offer an enticing selection of locally made artisanal products.
Purchase the items to go, or look for them featured on menus in Oregon, California and Hawaii.
Start Your Day with Coffee
Start with coffee, locally roasted throughout the region. Small-batch roasters such as Stumptown in Portland, Oregon, operate coffee bars and retail boutiques where guests can purchase coffee by the cup or bag. Try Stumptown’s House Blend for Latin American and East African coffees roasted to a floral, nutty sweetness. On Hawaii’s Big Island, farmers grow Kona coffee plants in rich volcanic soil. Hand-picked Kona beans and aromatic cups of brew are available from roadside stands and in restaurants.
Bags of the freshest coffee beans in the Pacific
Don’t Forget Dessert
For a sweet ending, nibble macadamia nut shortbread in Hawaii and then buy more to take away as a vacation gift. Or, look for artisan chocolatiers throughout the region. Some of the fare will include craft truffles and other candies with unexpected add-ins, such as bacon bits and chilies.