Last week, as I was writing about Shipwreck & Cargo, I mentioned that visitors don’t need to purchase a cheapo made-in-china Portland tee-shirt as a souvenir when there are so many great shirts being made right here. However, I neglected to point you to any of them. So, here’s a quick round up of five of my favorite locally produced tee’s to remember your visit to Portland. Because, let’s face it – you’re vising somewhere new, on vacation maybe, and regardless of your personal feelings on the matter you need to buy a t-shirt. Maybe you feel like it’s traditional, maybe you have a family member who got left behind, and demands a little remembrance of your love. Whatever the reason, you’re visiting Portland and you feel like you need to pick up a souvenir tee to make your trip complete.
So instead of grabbing some made in China generic tee, make sure you pick up one of these instead:
A giant purple monster getting ready to chow down on Portland’s iconic Hay Building (or perhaps the equally iconic Museum of Art). What’s not to love? (They also do a terrific Peaks Island one, featuring the ferry and the same awesome purple monster.)
Blue Butterfield (bluebutterfield.com)
Adults $20, Kids Tee $15
3 Wharf St, Portland
This simple and beautiful tee features a lovely and highly detailed image of Our Lady of Victories (“the lady on the monument”), one of the iconic images of the city. Designed and produced here in Portland by the fine folks at Loyal Citizen Clothing.