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Best Places To Get Tacoma Goods

Tacoma Washington Pacific Ave and Old City Hall

Here is a list that includes some of the best places to get Tacoma Styled goods around the holidays! Keep reading until the end! These are listed in no particular order ;o)

1) Channing Baby & Co.

Check out Channing Baby & Co. on Pacific Avenue. It’s a spot for kids clothing, toys and and accessories. They work hard feature small local manufacturers, and PNW related goods such as this PNW Baby Tee.

Some of their locally themed items include this wooden Washington State Baby Rattle, and this Plush Seattle Themed Globe Totters Soft. The block feature a number of Seattle landmarks like Starbucks, Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Check out this locally made wooden sign.


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2) Bleach Tacoma

Bleach is an Independent Action Sports Clothing Store across from Anthem Coffee in Downtown Tacoma. Bleach  does an amazing of job of presenting Tacoma in stylish and dare I say hip way. They feature their own brand along with notable offerings from Billabong, Imperial Motion, Levis, Vans and Stance to name a few.

Bleach offers mens and women’s apparel. You may recognize this Tacoma Themed Design, which is prime to raise the eyebrows of movie buffs out there.

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3) Tacoma Thunderdome

Tacoma Thunderdome features some talented counter-culture artists and their wares. It shares front door with Real Art Tacoma in the South Tacoma Business District, on 5412 S Tacoma Way in Tacoma. We love this Tacoma Dome Umbrella print that we featured on our Instagram page a while back.

Know any folks that are into College Sports? Consider this Tac 253 Hoodie which is an interesting take on the Pac-12 logo. While you are at it check out this Straight Outta Tacoma Snapback that would make a great gift for any NWA fans on your shopping list.

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4) The Pacific Northwest Shop in Proctor

The Pacific Northwest Shop features all things PNW! Gift boxes, clothing, books, speciality foods, Maps and much more. You can find them at  2702 North Proctor Street in Tacoma. Check out this Cascadia Flag T-Shirt

5) Etcetera

Etcetera in Downtown Tacoma features urban styling in men’s and women’s apparel. Check out their lookbook for this season Much of their merchandise has Tacoma flavor, like this Tacoma Dome Brimmed Hat  or this B&I T-Shirt featuring the arcade entrance of that Tacoma Landmark. Learn more about the B&I here.

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6) Harmon Brewing Co.

Founded in Tacoma in 1997, Harmon Brewing Co. is a great spot to grab food and brew while out shopping. It also offers beer to go kegs, Growlers or 22 oz bottles. Some of the Tacoma inspired labels include Mt. Takhoma Blonde, Puget Sound Porter and Pt. Defiance IPA. Click here to check out more of their seasonal and year round brews. 

7) Stocklist Goods

Stocklist Goods is stocked with some great Tacoma finds, like this Tacoma Pennant.  We love this clever take on the Tacoma streets in the form of Tacoma necklace and earrings. Do you know Tacoma’s Nickname? Check out this City of Destiny print, featuring some Tacoma landmarks and a favorite local clever sea creature.

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2 Wheels Up for Old Town Bicycle

Old Town Bicycle is ready to get your bike that much needed tune up!

Bicycles, Helmets and Gear Oh My!

Tacoma’s waterfront is the premier bike path for a cruise. Old Town Bicycle is ready to get your bike that much needed tune up before Spring melts the Winter frost.

With three locations, Olympia on Capitol Way, Gig Harbor on Kimball Drive, and Tacoma’s McCarver St Location, Old Town Bicycle’s staff is ready to get you on the road.

Cycling Aspirations and Perspiration

Let’s be clear, I do not claim to be a cyclist. When I ride, it’s usually a pleasurable cruise down by the water. My beach cruiser is classic  cream white with style, and of course she has a basket.

The only time I was semi-serious about cycling was for the annual Tour de Goldfish on Five Mile Drive. That race ended in a tag team Tandem Bicycle ascent to the finish.

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Get Tuned

If you are a cruiser like me, or a serious cyclist that needs the right gear for those long distance rides, Old Town Bicycle has you covered.

When I brought my beach cruiser in for a much needed tune up, I was greeted by several staff members who were ready to assist me. Alana described the different types of tune up’s the shop offered.

They cover everything from Standard to Deluxe tune ups, taking the time to clean, inspect, grease and adjust so my two wheeled transportation was ready once again to ride along the waterfront.

Gear Heads

The staff at Old Town Bicycle is friendly and knowledgeable. They were glad to discuss the importance of bike maintenance and the best ways to keep my bike in well working condition.

Helpful Hint: Giving your bike a bath, similar to washing your car keeps it in good condition. Washing prevents pebbles, sticks and nature from rusting chains or breaking gears.

We also discussed the right types of gear. Those funny shorts and Clip in shoes you see when a cyclist passes by in the bike lane are actually well worth the price for comfort and balance.

Old Town Bicycle has the right helmets, tires, water bottles and cycle gear you need to get out on the road feeling prepared.

Outdoor Adventures

Tacoma’s beauty is is better enjoyed outside. The  bike path is a great way to do this. There are plenty of things to do in Tacoma on your two wheeled friend. There are tons of local trails and waterfront views to be enjoyed.

If you ever made a resolution to get active and healthy or trying a new sport, placing your feet to the pedals is a great solution

It’s never a bad time of year to get your bike tuned, especially if it hasn’t been done in a while.

Check out Old Town Bicycle’s Deluxe Tune Up Package! Be sure to tell them Clever Neighbor sent you!

Old Town Bicycle
Address: 3009 N McCarver St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Phone:(253) 573-9400
Hours: 10AM–6PM