It all started with a conversation between Made In Oregon Founder Sam Naito and a Port Commissioner who had doubts about Sam’s new idea to open a store at the airport. No one in the early 1970s thought a store that sold only Oregon made products was possible. Sam, an Oregon native, insisted he could find plenty of local goods, enough to stock a small store, and make it successful.
Made In Oregon’s first store opened at Portland International Airport in 1975. Since then we’ve built a solid reputation as purveyors of high quality, local products made, caught, or grown in Oregon. We were named the best source for “All Things Oregon,” in Zagat’s “2012 Portland City Guide.” We are very proud of that distinction.
Today, our company has expanded to nine retail stores located in Eugene, Portland, Salem and on the Historic Newport Bayfront.