Made In Oregon History
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. Fifty years ago, nobody thought a store that sold only Oregon made products was possible. Sam, an Oregon native, insisted he could find plenty of local goods and was committed to bringing the Made In Oregon concept to life.
Made In Oregon's first store opened at Portland International Airport in 1975. Since then it has built a reputation as a trusted source for high-quality, local products made, designed, or grown in Oregon. We now have 7 retail stores located in Portland, Salem, Newport and Eugene. Made in Oregon was one of the first retailers to expand into e-commerce, launching our original online store in 1997.
Made In Oregon is family-owned and committed to our Oregon roots. Since the beginning, we have supported and helped develop the Oregon economy by sourcing and selling artisan and farm products. We are proud to have a hand in helping our fellow Oregonians and small makers grow their businesses, and to introduce new people to the incredible bounty Oregon has to offer.