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Last Minute Shopping Tips During a Pandemic

Tis the season for procrastinators to shine with a rush to last minute shopping.  As always the Gresham Chamber encourages you to remember to SHOP LOCAL and support Gresham area businesses.  CoVid safety precautions have thrown a bit of a wrench into the annual rush to complete Christmas shopping.  In order to help we have gathered a few tips to help you survive and thrive this holiday season.

Don't Panic. Plan Your Attack.

Gift Card Special from Gresham Chamber Members (1)

Before you leave your home, it will save you time in the end to sit a moment and think through your plan to cross everyone off your list.  Instead of spending lots of time browsing inside stores you can get in, get out and move on.

  • Try to think of a Plan A and Plan B destination.  That way if you if Plan A is a busy location with too many people you can pivot to Plan B with little fuss.
  • Order ahead and request curbside pickup if possible.  Many businesses now offer curbside pickup.  Just ask!  This save you a lot of time and reduces your overall risk too.
  • Stay home and make something.  Homemade gifts, handwritten letters, or even cookies are all greatly appreciated and truly show your heartfelt appreciation.

Last Minute Shopping Tips During a Pandemic

Gresham Biscuits Cafe Logo

$40 Feeds up to Five People

We have a great way to feed your crew, if it's just for a lunch, or if you are having a work party.  It is our family feast, which feeds up to 5 people for just $40.00.


  • Pancake Option
  • French Toast Option
  • Scramble Option

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FREE Local Business Online Toolkit

At WayFM we care about the small businesses in our local communities.

And that’s why WAY Nation Solutions is supporting local businesses by offering a FREE Local Business Online Toolkit including several solutions to help small businesses shine online during this COVID Season.

To find out more about the FREE Local Business Online Toolkit from WAY Nation Solutions check out

Gresham Family Chiropractic Massage Special

50 min Massage only $60

Scheduled a 50 minute Wellness Massage for just $60*

Auto injury treatment and general wellness support through chiropractic is a natural proven method to diagnosing and treating injures of all kinds.

*Limit two max. One for personal use and one to give as a gift.  Excludes medically necessary care.

All About Automotive

$20 Bonus with every $100 Gift Card Purchased

For every $100.00 in gift certificates purchased you receive an additional $20.00 gift certificate.

Contact Karen at All About Automotive to purchase.

Costco Membership Gift

Give the Gift of Membership

Give the gift of Costco Membership this holiday season and also receive this limited edition tote bag.

Contact Bob at 503-258-3741.

The Tidy Sister

Buy $120 and get $80 extra

When you purchase $120 in gift certificates from the Tidy Sister you get $80 free.  Limited time offer.

Healing Treasures Massage

10% Off 60 Minute+ Massages

10% off all 60 minute or longer massage therapy sessions.  You can choose a paper gift certificate by contacting Julie directly.  Or use promo code 2020JOYFOCUS at

Buy One Get One

Get an extra $20 when you purchase $50 gift card

Purchase $50 Gift Card and receive an additional $20 Gift Card.  Great stocking stuffer idea!

Over the decades the City of Gresham has gotten bigger and changed.  However, one thing remains the same over the years.  Residents are proud of their city and are so supportive of maintaining the environment that we all benefit.  The Gresham Area Chamber encourages everyone to shop local in order to help strengthen the Gresham area.

Why is Shopping Local Important to Gresham?

  1. Reciprocation - Local businesses are more likely to use services and products from other local services.  This reinvestment within our community helps to maintain living wage jobs across industries.
  2. Recirculation - For every $100 spent locally an estimated $68 will stay within the community.  This helps to fund police, teachers, and other resources that improve the quality of life for all residents.
  3. Employment - Small businesses across America employ 77 million people and have created the large majority of new jobs.  We all want to work close to home.  Shopping local helps make that a reality.
  4. Community - Locally owned and operated businesses are more likely to support non-profits and other community efforts.  Gresham is no different.  Non-profits like Snowcap Community Charities, My Father's House, and the Salvation Army will all tell you, they could not exist without the support of local Gresham Businesses.

We recognize that choosing a local independent business may not always be the most convenient choice but we encourage you to Try Local First.  Seek out a local business and just see what they have to offer.  Many times they provide a higher quality of customer service and personalized suggestions that make all the difference.  You may even make a new friend or find your new favorite business.

The Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center wishes you a wonderful holiday season.