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
AA Sushi Kirkland
Fusion sushi restaurant
Family-operated farmstead and distillery
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
Vietnamese food truck
Coffee shop and roaster
The seasonals at Frankie & Jo’s SLAP. They give you samples. They are plant magic made into ice cream. This local female-owned business has the best ice cream; fight me.
Finding quality Vietnamese food is hard, but Mami Tran’s food truck makes the cuisine more accessible. They’re also involved in the community, donating food to local organizations in need.
Olympia Coffee has the best roasted coffee beans I’ve had. They are a certified B Corp that focuses on environmental impact and trading directly with farmers to ensure fair pay.
Art and Gifts
Art and lifestyle brand owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe
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
Artisan gifts produced by the local art community
Eighth Generation is a Seattle-based art and lifestyle brand owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe. They strive to build business capacty among Native artists while addressing the economic impact of cultural appropriation.
Lunaraya’s is a female-owned business that specializes in handmade soaps. They use all-natural organic materials with an aim to make less waste, and the soap is really pretty! You can find them online or or at pop-ups around Seattle.
Venue has been strongly supporting the local creative community for more than 15 years; from candles to prints to jewelry to pottery, it’s a great place to find a wide collection of products by Seattle-area artists.
Aurora Antique Pavilion
30,000 square foot antique store
Blue Highway Games
Store featuring board games, cards, and puzzles
Consignment shop for women’s clothes and accessories
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
Estelita’s Library is a community bookstore and library that provides resources on social justice, ethnic studies, and liberation movements.
I’ve relied heavily on Shane’s Cards for making it possible for me and my COVID “hive” to maintain our trading card hobby through the pandemic.
Wonderland Gear Exchange helps make outdoor apparel and equipment more affordable. From the people to the service, they deserve all the love!