Greetings. My name is Maureen Donald, I am the owner of Pacifica Gifts in Hood River, Oregon. I am originally from Boulder, Colorado. I visited Hood River in 1986 to sample the already legendary windsurfing on the Columbia River. My husband Kevin and I returned a year later, bought a small house in the downtown area and viola! we were year-round Hood River residents. As Kevin likes to say "We're not from Hood River, but we got here as soon as we could". We've lived here ever since and love the people, the river and the weather. Sure it can rain a lot some winters but here's a little secret...all that rain, falls as snow on Mount Hood and the skiing and snowboarding are wonderful! It's only 45 minutes from our back door to the Hood River Meadows lift! We live in a recreational paradise. I started Pacifica Gifts 18 years ago after meeting the owners of Pacifica Beauty while on a Baja surf trip. One night over cervezas and Brook's wonderful guacamole, we hatched a plan for me to sell Pacifica Candles, Stella Mare Candles and other Pacifica items in Hood River. Over the years the store has grown into Pacifica Gifts. We are proud to be the only retail distributor of all Stella Mare Candle fragrances, and the entire boutique assortment of Pacifica Beauty products which, if possible, are better than ever. We also carry 100's of other carefully curated gift items. Next time your in the Hood River area please stop in and say hi. Until then please shop online. If there is something you would like but don't see here, please call me and I will ship it to you.
Remember: It's all good in the Hood.
Maureen K. Donald