Gift Ideas You’ll Only Find in Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach’s exceptional specialty shops, boutiques and galleries are a top attraction in this charming beach town where you’ll find no shopping malls or chain stores in sight. During a relaxing stroll through our compact village, you might discover unique wines, fashions from regional and international designers and sweets from a fifth-generation candy store. And with at least a dozen local galleries each offering unique works ranging from landscape paintings and beautiful art glass to bronze sculpture and handcrafted jewelry, there is no limit to the amazing finds in this charming village by the sea.
A handful of November events even offer the opportunity to plan a trip around our unique beach town shopping experiences. During our Stormy Weather Arts Festival at the beginning of the month, you can check out all the local fashions in one quick stop at the Dancing in the Rain Fashion Show featuring fashions from regional and international designers. The second weekend brings WOW! Cannon Beach, three days of fun shopping events, special offers and discounts throughout the town. Later in the month, when the rest of the country is wrestling with the stress of Black Friday, we offer our laid-back alternative: Mimosa Madness, where shops throughout town invite you to linger a bit, offering adult beverages and discounts.
Here are just a few places to search for shopping treasure in Cannon Beach:
A Flock of Puffins
You’ll find a remarkable selection of regional wines including their very own award-winning Puffin label at The Wine Shack. Popular favorites you might fall in love with include their flagship Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Rosé, Cabernet and Red Wine blend. Stop into this charming beach cottage near Hemlock and 1st Street for a tasting and you may find yourself leaving with a few new favorites.
One-of-a-Kind Art Glass
Wander into Icefire Glassworks at the right moment and you can actually watch as glowing hot molten glass is crafted into shimmering towers and platters of color and iridescent beauty. You’ll find platters, vases and marine life-inspired pieces in a spectrum of shapes and colors, along with fused-glass work and handcrafted glass jewelry. Unique from the inside out, Icefire Glassworks is a labor of love from long-time Cannon Beach residents and glass artists Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland and they create truly one-of-a-kind pieces in this cozy midtown building.
Locally Made Candies from Fifth-Generation Candy Makers
Watch candy makers work the vintage taffy puller and wrapper then pick up a selection of treats including their seasonal peppermint Humbugs, signature Cannon Beach Sea Salt flavored taffy, sea-salt caramels and coconut haystacks. Located at the north end of Hemlock downtown, pink-and-white-striped Bruce’s Candy Kitchen has been a traditional stop for locals and visitors since 1963.
The Oregon Coast (in watercolor)
Step into Jeffrey Hull Gallery and you’ll find original watercolors and limited edition prints highlighting the many moods of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Cannon Beach painter (and surfer!) Jeffrey Hull has become known for paintings portraying his understandable love affair with sea, sky, wind and waves in a rich patina of color and light. Take home a piece from his gallery in Sandpiper Square as a special way to remember your Oregon Coast visit.
Artisan-Made Jewelry by a Local Designer
Gems, precious metals and sea glass glitter and sparkle at Jewelry by Sharon Amber, where this local artist has been carving and working with metals for over 40 years. Step into her Sandpiper Square boutique and be dazzled by authentic cloisonné pendants featuring waterfalls and even Haystack Rock in miniature.
Hand-Crafted Artisan Goods
Hand-crafted goods by local and regional artisans fill the shelves at Cannon Beach Makers. Cannon Beach Soap Company anchors this artisan market, offering a variety of soaps, scrubs, foaming bath bombs, sea salts and candles all made from fresh, responsibly sourced ingredients. In this tucked-away space near the north end of Hemlock, you’ll also find jewelry from local designer Sarah McAllister; handcrafted journals and cards from watercolor and mixed media artist Tammy Litwinchuk; fine art prints from photographer Justin Bailie of Wild Coast Creative; and remarkable natural carvings made from materials like bone, horn and turquoise by sculptor Gordon French.