Kelly McNamara is the Manager of the Department, and has been working 13 years developing product lines that fit with people’s current tastes, and needs.

A main focus of the department is to highlight specialty products from Oregon, which is known for its world class wines, micro brews and artisan cheeses. We also offer selections of Local, Organic, and Biodynamic products. We carry many other products from California, Washington, Europe and elsewhere, all of which meet the Co-op's stringent product standards, and are of the highest quality.

The Specialties department has well-trained, informed assistants that are ready to help make your food and wine selections. The Mercantile section is filled with local offerings and conscientious products for that special gift, or that kitchen item you need in a pinch.

Contact Specialties Manager Kelly McNamara.


We are pleased to offer a wide variety of beers from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Warm up with one of our favorite winter beers!

  • Bison Brewing Co - Ginger Bread Ale
  • Full Sail Wreck the Halls
  • Rogue Brewing - Yellow Snow IPA and Mongul Madness
  • Lagunitas Brown Shugga
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co - Celebration Ale
  • Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
  • Goose Island Christmas Ale


We support a wide range of locally produced bakery items, as well as specialty products from around the country. Come taste what our local bakers have to offer, from bagels to donuts and everything in between.


Our cheese selection is vast and has representative products from cows, goats, sheep and other milk producing animals. We love our local cheese makers, like the Rogue Creamery. We also carry a nice selection of non-dairy cheeses.


The Mercantile section is filled with local offerings and conscientious products. Visit us for that special gift, or that kitchen gadget you need in a pinch. We also have great toys, organic bath towels, hats, tea towels and candles.