About Made In Oregon
It all started with a conversation between Made In Oregon founder Sam Naito and a Port of Portland Commissioner about ideas for stores in the Portland International Airport. In the 1970s no one thought a store that sold only Oregon made products was possible. When Sam raised the idea, the commissioner asked, “What are you going to sell? Lumber?” 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 it has built a solid reputation as a purveyor of high quality, local products made, caught, or grown in Oregon. Made In Oregon was named the best source for "All Things Oregon," in Zagat's "2012 Portland City Guide."
Made in Oregon now has 10 retail stores located in Portland, Salem, Newport and Eugene. Made in Oregon was one of the first retailers to expand into e-commerce, and since 1997 www.madeInoregon.com has enjoyed a growing presence and brisk business shipping Oregon made goods to the entire world.
Since 1975, Made in Oregon has supported and helped develop the Oregon economy by sourcing and selling artisan and farm products. Made in Oregon has helped grow hundreds of small businesses - Oregon people who make, grow, and bring good things to market - and has helped many small craft businesses develop into sizeable businesses. Thousands of Oregonians have benefited from the success of a small retailer which started with a unique concept in 1975.