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June 4, 2010

Happy Almost Father’s Day! In honor of the men in our lives, we’re doing something different this week… we are replacing your regular Portland Picks with a special Father’s Day Gift Guide, courtesy of Portland Picks for Men!

Our hard-working PPFM guys thought of some really great ideas for gifting the dads, and since they’re all guys themselves, we figured they must know what they’re talking about. Right?

So enjoy, and take it from PPFM—these are the gifts to give come June 20th!


PPFM’s Father’s Day Gift Guide


Look at That Punim

Peek in his bathroom. There’s a 90% chance proper shaving tools are lacking. Make no mistake… the better the gear, the better the shave, and the better the condition of his face (you have to look at it, after all). Men are complacent, so don’t think the absence of a timeless set like this chrome beauty from West Coast Shaving doesn’t mean he won’t adore it.

West Coast Shaving


Ease the Pain

If you’ve got a football fanatic on your hands, you’re probably witnessing a real jones for the pigskin ever since Superbowl Sunday. Keep him busy this summer with season tickets to the Portland Raiders. With live bands, BBQ’s and season tickets starting at just $25, it’s a no-brainer, assuring he gets through until fall.



Everything in its Place

Does the Dad in your life have his stuff strewn about a certain table in the house? Is it irksome? Get him what every man should own… a “jewelry box.” Not the typical kind the fairer sex might own, but a masculine wood or leather valet like this one that holds his cuff links, watches, collar stays, keys, etc.

Men’s Valet


The Outfit

Guys don’t love shopping, but we do love sturdy, timeless clothes. Throw in live music, free beer and the most relaxed atmosphere this side of an opium den, and you have Lizard Lounge, a store where guys actually like to shop. Get him a gift card; he’ll see 30% off regular priced NAU and Horny Toad products June 17th-20th.



For the Man Who Has Everything

Including a bit of stress! Dad’s package at HairM includes The Emperor's Cut (complete with a 10-minute scalp massage and hand massage), The Ultimate Hot Towel Shave and a 30-minute Targeted Massage, all for $120! Or do you have a recent grad in the family? Treat 'em both to a Father/Son day and save $5 on each service.

Order a Gift Card Online


Wizards of Lid

Our favorite purveyor of headwear, Bonnet, has hats for all of the fathers in your life. Keep them in style with Ivys and Fedoras, protect them from the weather during their favorite activities with caps and fishing hats, and let them enjoy a cocktail in the sun with a Cuban or Panama. Happy Father’s Day!

Bonnet Hat Boutique


Know a Music Lover?

Give the Dad in your life the joy of wireless music! He’ll be able to stream music throughout the home from his computer, iPod or any portable device. Aperion Audio’s Home Audio Link™ sends uncompressed audio wirelessly from any source to any audio system—multiple rooms too. No running wires—just extraordinary sound, anywhere, and a great value at $149.



Trailblazers, Unite

Now that good weather is just around the corner, the runner in your life can ditch the gym and move around in the great outdoors. But why relegate him to the roads? Whether it’s a quick jaunt around Mt. Tabor or a four-hour trek through Forest Park, there is nothing better than Trail Runner’s Editor’s Choice, the Montrail Rockridge.

Montrail Rockridge


Shot to the Heart

Okay, so family portraits aren’t super unique, but they are when Pasha is your photographer. Give him a gift certificate for a family shoot  Or, for you adventurous ladies, maybe a gift certificate for a sexy date at a shoot just for you and him. Either way, the work will leave you in awe.



Icebreaker’s Miracle Fiber – Pure New Zealand Merino

Keep him looking cool and feeling cool this Father’s Day. Like all Icebreaker sustainable products, their "Superfine" line regulates temperature, is highly breathable, doesn't hold odor and takes less energy to produce than cotton. From June 10 to June 20, buy any Icebreaker Superfine shirt at their Touch Lab store in the Pearl you’ll get the second for half price! 

Icebreaker Superfine


His Favorite 4-Letter Word

If golf is his passion, there’s no better way to take care of him than with a room and a round at Skamania. Nestled in the heart of the Gorge, the lodgings will relax him after a long day of cursing that damn slice of his. Get 18 holes for 2 with cart for only $10 when you book a room!

Golf Getaways at Skamania


The Gift of Health

Help him utilize his lunch hour with the Power Lunch at Fulcrum Fitness. He’ll have afternoon energy, and burn off those morning-bagel cals. Win-win! In a fast-paced half-hour, he’ll do core and cardio work. A one month/12-visit package is only $80! Bonus: They have showers, and can order him a boxed lunch from Ned Ludd.



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Kick Your Friends’ Behinds

What? We mean no harm—we just want to let you know that The Bar Method is introducing a special referral program just for you: Refer 3 friends and get $30 in your account toward your next purchase. Get in shape and bond with your girls! Also: Mention Portland Picks and get your first class free!

What: Referral Program at The Bar Method
When: Through June 30
Where: 904 NW Hoyt St.
Call: 503.954.3811 
Visit: www.portland.barmethod.com



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