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Tax-Free Shopping

Published: December 23, 2022

Event planners and attendees love coming to the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region of Oregon to shop because there is no sales tax. From unique Oregon gifts and confections to art and clothing, shopping and saving is always on the after-hours agenda.

Go Ducks!

The Duck Store is the place to stock up on University of Oregon (UO) gear. Beyond the hundreds of Duck items the store offers, it’s a great place to find that perfect Oregon gift. From coffee table books about the great state of Oregon to postcards, there’s something for everyone to take home (even if you’re not a Ducks fan).

Unique Gifts

Mosaic Fair Trade Company

Attendees will appreciate the craft goods, clothing, accessories, and unique gifts from all over the world at Mosaic Fair Trade Collection in downtown. Their store boasts an incredible amount of housewares, jewelry, books and even offers a kids’ section. Mosaic Fair Trade’s mission is to “inspire positive change by sourcing their products from producers in developing countries who receive living wages and have safe working conditions with no child labor.” 

Down to Earth, Home, Garden & Gift is a local garden shop that has an impressive selection of gardening products, yard art, kitchenware, and other garden goodies. Attendees can stop by their location just minutes from downtown Eugene and browse their selection of high-quality products. Gifts like candles, books and kitchen textiles are great options to take back home.

Mountain Rose Herbs Aroma Bar

The Mountain Rose Aroma Bar offers a unique, boutique aromatherapy experience with pure aromatherapy essential oils, hydrosols and aroma blends. They have a wide range of high-quality botanical oils, waters, DIY ingredients and diffusers that promote health and well-being.
Gone Rogue Boutique is a family-owned boutique gift shop in the Whiteaker Community in Eugene. Not only do they have an impressive selection of handmade items, they also carry US-manufactured artisan items made with care.

Gone Rogue Boutique also offers two spaces for artisans to showcase and sell their goods, representing their mission to uplift small businesses from marginalized communities. They offer their own handmade jewelry and other products with a focus on pieces utilizing laser-cut techniques. Find cards, soaps, candles and more.

Local Sweets

Main Street Sweets in Springfield is a bakery serving up delicious cakes, pies, cookies and many more delectable treats. Their desserts are made daily and made with a small, dedicated team ensuring deliciousness in each bite. They also offer gluten-free options along with tea and espresso drinks.

Euphoria Chocolate Truffles

Euphoria Chocolates is a legendary local favorite. Euphoria creates award-winning, high-quality chocolate products that have won acclaim in Chocolatier and other magazines. They have it all from chocolate-covered bananas to assorted gift baskets filled with fruit, nuts and malt balls. Their wine truffles are the perfect gift to take home for wine lovers who might want to pair their truffles with a bottle of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir or Pinot Gris.

Art

The Emerald Art Center located in Springfield is a non-profit center for visual arts that has monthly exhibits featuring regional artists and groups. Prints, ceramics, tote bags and many other one-of-a-kind art pieces can be purchased in their gift shop. All products are handcrafted, original and limited edition pieces by Emerald Art Center’s artist members.

Karin Clarke Gallery

The Karin Clarke Gallery is a fine arts gallery focusing on established Oregon artists. The gallery is known for its changing exhibitions of contemporary and historical art of the highest quality and the promotion of regional artists. There is a wide range of artwork for purchase including figurative works, mixed media and prints of all sorts.

Running

Run Hub Northwest is a locally owned and operated running store located right next to Eugene’s Market District. Run Hub is a must-stop for runners and all who share the common interest in staying active. They carry top-of-the-line running shoes, men's and women’s apparel, accessories, and nutritional products such as gummies, gels and energy bars.

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Eugene Running Company is another locally owned and operated, full-service running and walking store dedicated to growing enthusiasm and participation for running and walking. They specialize in expert consultations and custom fitting of quality running shoes. It is a great resource where people can learn about Eugene’s track and field history and pick up some quality products.

Fishing

The Caddis Fly Angling Shop has been the premier fly shop in the Willamette Valley since 1978. They are an authorized dealer of many tackle manufacturers which include Sage, Orvis, Winston and Simms to name a few. They offer a top-of-the-line selection of rods, reels and wading gear at their downtown Eugene location.

Fly Fishing

Locally owned and operated, Home Waters Fly Fishing has provided high-quality material, gear and fishing knowledge to the Eugene/Springfield community and its visitors for over 25 years. They have a strong selection of reels and lines to take home for your next fishing trip.

Shop and Explore

Attendees will love exploring the wide range of shopping experiences found in the region. There truly is something for everyone from running gear to boutique shops and award-winning chocolates. Shopping is always a part of the agenda when attendees come to Oregon.

Author: Brian Saunders

Brian Saunders was born and raised in a small town in Connecticut. After graduating from the University of Connecticut in 2019, he made his way back to Oregon where he has been visiting for over 10 years. In his free time, Brian enjoys cooking, hiking and riding his bike.