Maybe it’s the sea breeze, maybe it’s the misty Willapa Hills. Whatever it is, Pacific County inspires artisans and creatives of all types. If you’re looking for a memorable experience or a unique gift to take back home, here are just a few Pacific County exclusives.
Handcrafted with care and natural ingredients, these soaps are easy to fall in love with! Check out the delightful scents they have available and spoil yourself a little with these wonderful soaps. Do you prefer flowery and fruity, the aromas of surf and sun, or manly scents?
Check their website for a list of local shops where you can find these soaps. Harmony Soapworks even offers custom labels, perfect for weddings and party favors.
North Jetty Brewing
Don’t pass up a chance to visit this award-winning brewery in Seaview. This community-focused brewery serves up more than great beer. It’s welcoming and cozy atmosphere will keep you coming back.
If you fall in love with one of their beers, don’t worry. You can take some home! Purchase a North Jetty growler (or bring your own) to fill. You can also get 16 oz. freshly-filled cans to go or bottles of select beers in their taproom.
The best way to stay up-to-date on their beer is to follow their Facebook page.
Adrift Distillers seeks to “capture the spirit of Washington” in their creations. Visit their tasting room in Long Beach to try a variety of spirits and liqueurs. They feature grains, botanicals, and other ingredients grown right here in Washington.
Taste something you love? You can purchase a bottle of it in-house or get a gift-sized bottle for a friend.
Be warned: it’s all amazing!
Painted Lady Lavender Farm
Tucked away in Ilwaco, the Painted Lady Lavender Farm is open seasonally. The meandering gardens are nothing short of magical. You can feel it as you wander their paths.
They have gifts and lavender available on site, and you’re likely to be greeted by cats and butterflies when you visit. Be sure to ask about their yummy lavender cookies.
Mark your calendar for their annual Bellydance Festival and look for the lavender during the Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco.
Purly Shell Fiber Arts
Yarn lovers (you know who you are) will feel as though they’ve walked into wonderland when they visit Purly Shell. The owners are advocates of ethical retailing and focus on small brands made in the USA.
They also happen to have handspun, locally processed yarns and natural fibers from northwest farms as well!
Check out their online shop for a preview of what you’ll find inside.
This eclectic shop in downtown Long Beach has a variety of gifts and knicknacks available. But this shop is also a working studio! You’ll find Heather’s handcrafted jewelry and accessories in the mix. Follow NIVA Green’s delightful Facebook page to see what she has in store.
Luisa Mack Jewelry
Luisa’s original designs are hand-forged in sterling silver and absolutely stunning. Local Cape Disappointment gold and gemstones are sometimes included in these timeless pieces. Follow her on Facebook to see her latest creations.
Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive. Discover countless art galleries, oyster farms, and markets throughout the Pacific County area.The more you explore, the more you uncover.