In community, Fun, Vendors, Winter

Christmas Eve is just a seven days away, and if you’re anything like me, you may be kicking yourself for putting off your Christmas shopping until now. If you suffered a slight panic attack like I did this morning, have no fear! Portland Pedal Power has your back, and we’ve got a lot of great ideas you may want to consider!

Treehouse Chocolate: We wrote about Treehouse Chocolate in the past and if you remember, we are really excited about the varieties and flavors founder Aaron Koch is offering. Aaron brings chocolate back to its roots, using healthy alternatives and premium organic cacao to bring out the flavor of the chocolate. Portland Pedal Power is offering a chance to deliver a Gift Pack to friends and family in the Portland area! The Gift Pack includes a chocolate bar, a mousse, a bottled drink, and a To/From note, so it can be easily gifted by bicycle. Call or email us for more information on delivery.

Freddy Guys Hazelnuts: Happen to be shopping for a chef? I love using Hazelnuts when I’m cooking, especially during the holiday season. Freddy Guys Hazelnuts offers a wide variety of direct-to-consumer hazelnuts which come straight from the orchard. With products ranging from chocolate covered to zesty seasoned to even hazelnut spreads, Freddy Guys has what you need. Use their hazelnuts in a cookie recipe like this Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookie, or just enjoy them as a snack! You can check out all of their products on their website at

North Street Bags: This is the kind of stuff I would love to find under the tree this year. North Street Bags makes several kinds of Pannier Bags, like the Route Six and the Route Seven. These bags are all handmade and very high quality, providing a waterproof protection to whatever you may be carrying. North Street Bags also offers a wide range of accessories any bicycling enthusiast would appreciate, from the Handlebar Pouch to the Ankle Strap made for visibility. Check out their website at to see what they have to offer!

Hopefully this gives you a few ideas for the holiday season. If you have a few good ideas of your own, we would love to hear about them on Facebook and Twitter. Let us know what you’re doing for the holidays!