At Portent, we are dedicated to producing positive change for our community; whether that’s our industry peers, or the local businesses in our area that help keep us connected. This holiday season, we asked our employees to nominate their favorite local businesses so we could share them with our clients, each other, and with you. Check out each section below to learn who we love to support, and why.


Food and Drink

Our team takes food very seriously. From bakeries to breweries, we have a wide range of tastes, and high standards.

Shop local: food and drink

Art and Gifts

Whether it’s art, jewelry, or a special experience, we love finding unique gifts that will knock your socks off.

Shop local: art and gifts


With a Portent D&D team that meets regularly, it’s no surprise that many of our retail nominations were game shops.

Shop local: retail

Food and Drink

AA Sushi Kirkland
Fusion sushi restaurant

Bellewood Farms
Family-operated farmstead and distillery

Bounty Kitchen
Neighborhood cafe featuring local, organic menu items

Dim Sum King
Chinese restaurant known for its dim sum menu

Frankie & Jo’s
Plant-based ice cream shop

Grand Central Bakery
Artisan bakery offering a variety of breads and pastries

Java Jahn Espresso
Neighborhood coffee shop and cafe

Mami Tran
Vietnamese food truck

Olympia Coffee
Coffee shop and roaster

Peddler Brewing
Bike-themed craft brewery

Snack Gyro
Mediterranean restaurant

The Well & Table
Locally-sourced restaurant

Art and Gifts

Eighth Generation
Art and lifestyle brand owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe

Highlands Golf
Small local golf course

Lake Union Hot Tub Boats
Is it a boat? Is it a hot tub? It’s both.

Female-owned handmade soap company

Magic Mouse Toys
Toys and collectibles for all ages

Authentic automotive artwork

Artisan gifts produced by the local art community

Retail Services

Aurora Antique Pavilion
30,000 square foot antique store

Blue Highway Games
Store featuring board games, cards, and puzzles

Editor Consignment
Consignment shop for women’s clothes and accessories

Estelita’s Library
Community bookstore focusing on social justice literature

Gryphon Games & Comics
Game store with a coffee shop and hosted game nights

Boutique featuring women’s clothes and accessories

Shane’s Cards
Game store that focuses on card and board games

Wonderland Gear Exchange
Consignment shop for outdoor gear and apparel

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