Where to shop local for Father’s Day in Albany

Young daughter and son hugging dad who is holding a homemade card


Dads are always tough to shop for, but this Father’s Day make things a little easier on yourself by finding the perfect gift or family outing right here is Albany! For Father’s Day activities, gifts, and great eats, Willamette Community Bank has your Father’s Day shop local list right here.

Where to get great gifts

Natty Dresser: Instead of giving Dad a tie or socks that will get buried in the back of the closet, get him a gift card to the Natty Dresser, a classic menswear shop on 1st Street in Downtown Albany. From shoes to hats – and everything in between – your dad is sure to find something to give his wardrobe a little more style. Find out more online at thenattydresser.com.

2 Rivers Fly Shop: If your dad is an outdoor enthusiast look no further than 2 Rivers Fly Shop in downtown Albany for a great Father’s Day gift. As Albany’s go-to store for fly fishing equipment since 2002, 2 Rivers has the right equipment for every fly fishing interest from steelhead and salmon to trout fishing or summer smallmouth bass. See their gear selection online at tworiversflyshop.biz.

Coastal Farm: A well known regional brand headquartered right here in Albany, Coastal Farm still operates on the principles that make shopping local better for our community. Best of all, Coastal Farm has something for every dad, whether it’s a pair of new boots he’s after, hunting or fishing gear, or some last minute supplies to take the family on a summer camping trip. Coastal Farm has it. Check out their selection at coastalfarm.com.

AmVet Cosmetic Restoration: If your dad loves his car almost as much as he loves his kids AmVet Cosmetic Restoration may be just the gift for him. A veteran-owned auto detailing shop provides premium care services for the interior and exterior of your vehicle. Whether dad’s car is in need of a basic wash and wax or full auto detailing services, AmVet offers various packages to choose from based on the vehicle’s condition. Book your appointment online at amvetcosmeticrestoration.com.

Activities for a great Father’s Day

The Pix Theatre: Another great option right in downtown is Albany’s historic, independently owned theatre, The Pix. Experience the Pix for great family entertainment or their exclusive date-night special. The Pix has something for everyone, from your normal movie theatre snacks to beer on tap! See the current theatre schedule at albanypix.com.

Albany Golf & Events Center: Whether it’s a trip just for Dad or a full family outing, Albany Golf & Event Center has a classic 18-hole course that’s fun for beginners and advanced golfers alike. The tree-lined fairways and classic greens of Spring Hill create the type of course that offers a new challenge every time you tee it up. Book your tee time online at albany-golf.com.

Lake Shore Lanes: For those families with kids not quite old enough to handle 18 holes on Albany Golf’s championship course, check out Lake Shore Lanes, featuring bowling, an arcade room, and a great 18 hole miniature golf course. If your family are early risers you can even catch Lake Shore’s $2 bowling special on Father’s Day 9am-noon. Find out more about rates and special events at lakeshorelanesonline.com.

Great meal stops for Father’s Day

Sweet Waters Family Restaurant: For an option out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Albany check out Sweet Waters Family Restaurant on Santiam Highway. Delicious, generous portions of traditional comfort food in a family-friendly environment, Sweet Waters is a perfect spot for a Father’s Day dinner after a great day out. Find out more about Sweet Waters on their Facebook Page.

Los Tequilas: If Mexican food is what your dad loves, check out Los Tequilas on Santiam Highway for some of the best Mexican food Albany has to offer. With great, food, service, and atmosphere, Los Tequilas’ 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor is no fluke. And a great margarita or cerveza is always a good end to Father’s Day. Find out more about Los Tequilas on their Facebook Page.

The Growler Garage & Tap House: After a great day out, stop by The Growler Garage & Tap House on 3rd Ave. in Downtown Albany. With a full menu until 8pm and 52 options on tap – Including kid-friendly options like Root Beer – Dad is sure to find a new favorite beer in a relaxed family-friendly environment. Check out the food menu and tap list online at thegrowlergaragealbany.com.

Sybaris Bistro: If you’re able to get a sitter to stay with the kids Sybaris Bistro is always a great choice for an evening out for quality couples time. Farm fresh food in an intimate setting, and unique chef-created offerings on a rotating menu means no two evenings at Sybaris are ever the same, but they are always memorable and delicious. Reservations are required, so plan ahead! Check out the latest menu and book your reservation at sybarisbistro.com.

Why shop local:

At Willamette Community Bank we believe shopping local is just a better way to shop. Purchases made at locally owned businesses keeps more money in our communities — as much as 50 percent more — and that re-circulates through the entire local economy, maybe even coming all the way back to you.

So when you shop local you aren’t just buying a sack of groceries. You are helping a neighbor grow their business. You are putting a ball in the hands of a local youth. You are providing support for local nonprofits. You are building a strong community. Shop local. It’s worth it.

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