Support Tualatin

Shop Local – Buy Gift Cards for Good – Give Local

Simply buy a $25 gift card from a local restaurant or grocery store, drop it off at the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce, and it will be delivered to theTualatin Food Pantry to be distributed to a family in need.

Local Restaurants:  Restaurants Open for Take Out & Delivery

Tualatin Chamber Members: Restaurants, Food & Beverages

Want to support your favorite local restaurant or grocery store and help a neighbor in need during this difficult time? Through the GIFT CARDS FOR GOOD program, you can do both, and it’s super easy.

Shop Local  Shop Tualatin

There are several great reasons why you should Shop Local and spend your money within our own community. The money you spend with businesses within your city will provide the much-needed tax revenue for your local government.  These taxes pay for things like Police, Fire-Medical, Street Maintenance, and our Community Parks!

Case studies have shown that for every dollar spent locally, at least 30% of that dollar is injected back into the community. This translates into more jobs, higher property values, lower residential taxes, a more affluent community, and a reduction in the impact on the environment.

Top 10 Reasons to Shop Locally

1) Buy Local – Support yourself

Several studies have shown that when you shop local significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms, which continues to strengthen the economic base of the community.

2) Support Community Groups

Nonprofit organizations receive on average 250 percent more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

3) Keep our Community Unique

Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit.  “When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.”

4) Reduce Environmental Impact

Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation, and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.

5) Create more good jobs

Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.

6) Get Better Service

Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.

7) Invest In Community

Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.

8) Put Your Taxes To Good Use

Local businesses in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services. The taxes paid by local businesses help support the police, fire and recreational services for the city you live in.

9) Buy What You Want, Not What Someone Wants You To Buy

A marketplace with lots of businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long term.  A multitude of businesses, each selecting products based on local needs with a desire to serve local customers guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

10) Encourage Local Prosperity

A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.