ZERO WASTE GROCERY GUIDE: OREGON

Where to shop for bulk, package-free, zero waste foods in Oregon: a state-by-state grocery store guide | Litterless

Ashland

-Ashland Food Co-op: The bulk department here is almost entirely organic, and features whole and milled grains, dried beans and legumes, snacks (dried fruit, nuts, seeds, trail mix, and more), baking supplies, herbs and spices, and tea and coffee. They also have an awesome selection of bulk liquids, both for the kitchen (tamari, vanilla extract, maple syrup, honey, nut butters, oils, kombucha on tap, and more) and for the bathroom (Dr. Bronner's liquid castile soap, liquid and powdered laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, and all purpose cleaner concentrate). For the bathroom, they also sell Zum bath salts and locally made unpackaged bar soap from Sappo Hill. They also have a place in the bulk section where you can donate clean glass containers for others to reuse!
-Market of Choice: A bulk section full of snacks, flours, spices, tea, coffee, liquids (olive oil, honey, Dr. Bronner's soap, a few other personal care items, nut butters), and locally made package free Sappo Hill bar soap, as well as a self-cut Zum soap station.
-Shop'n Kart sells bulk grains, spices, coffee, sweets, pastas, ramen noodle bricks, flours (inluding gluten-free flour baking mixes), liquids (like Dr. Bronner's castile soap, Oregon Soap Company castile soap, many personal care options, honey, coconut oil, and more), kombucha on tap, bulk/zero waste supplies like small glass containers/sprayers/pumps, metal tins, and mason jars, unpackaged beeswax candles, and locally made package-free bar soap from Sappo Hill & Oregon Soap Company.

Bandon

-Mother’s Natural Grocery: Grains, beans, flours and baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks, dried fruit, herbs, spices, teas, coffee, Castile soap, and more.

Bend

-Food4Less: Bulk grains, beans, flours and baking supplies, nuts, seeds, granola, dried fruits, snacks, candy, popcorn, trail mixes, herbs, spices, teas, and more.
-Market of Choice: This spot sells bulk spices, honey, teas, coffee, beans, flours, grains, rice, cereals, nuts, nut butters, seeds, granola, trail mixes, dried fruit, candy, cookies, and popcorn. You can bring your own containers and they also sell reusable glass and stainless steel containers. They also do growler refills at this particular location. They also have a self-cut Zum Bar soap station for package-free bar soap.

Coos Bay

-Coos Head Food Co-op: Per a reader submission, this Co-op sells bulk grains, flours and baking supplies, beans, nuts, seeds, granola, trail mix, snacks, dried fruit, herbs, spices, teas, coffee, nut butters, honey, oils, cleaning supplies and Castile soap, among much else!

Corvallis

-First Alternative Co-op: At either of their two Corvallis locations, find over 700 bulk items, including dry goods such as grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, trail mix, granola snacks, baking supplies, herbs, spices, tea, and coffee.

Eugene

-Capella Market: They stock flours, rices, beans, whole grains, spices, nuts, fruits, seeds, teas, and coffees; they also have bulk honey, agave and maple syrup, olive oil, apple cider, vinegar, yeast, and bee pollen.
-Kiva Grocery: Here you'll find a good selection of bulk dry goods (grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, baking supplies), plus honey, syrup, oils, herbs, spices, teas, coffees, kombucha on tap, pet food, and detergent.
-Market of Choice: At their many locations, you can find a huge selection of bulk foods.
-New Frontier Market: Bulk grains, flours and baking supplies, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snack, dried fruits, herbs, spices, teas, pet food, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, home cleaning supplies, and more.
-Red Barn Natural Grocery: A good selection of organically grown bulk foods, with a focus on dry goods like grains, beans, nuts, and snacks.
-Sundance Natural Foods: Bulk whole grains, beans and legumes, nuts, seeds, flours and baking mixes, sweeteners, herbs, spices, teas, and more, plus a good selection of bulk body care products like lotions, shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap, body oil, bath salts, and more.

Medford

-Medford Food Co-op: Per a reader submission, here you’ll find bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, pastas, flours and baking supplies, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, oils, vinegar, kombucha, bar soaps, and more.

Milwaukee

-Bob’s Red Mill: Bulk grains, beans, flour and specialty flours, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, breakfast cereals, and more.

Newport

-Oceana Foods: You can browse bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, snacks, tea, shade-grown coffee, herbs, spices, freshly ground nut butters, and cooking oils.

Portland

-Alberta Co-op: Sells tons of bulk goods, including all of the dry goods your heart could wish for (they especially have a great herbs, spices, tea, and coffee selection), bulk Earth Balance vegan butter, and vegan mayonnaise, as well as bulk liquids like agave syrup, honey, maple syrup, molasses, liquid amino acids, shoyu, tamari, nut butters (including cashew and hazelnut!), tahini, oil (canola, sunflower, sesame, and olive), vanilla extract, and vinegars (like red wine, apple cider, and balsamic). You can view their full list of offerings here.
-Bob’s Red Mill: See the entry under “Milwaukee,” above.
-Food Front: Offers a great selection of basic pantry dry goods, as well as Equal Exchange fair trade coffee and nuts and locally made granola.
-Natural Grocers: Bulk grains, flours and baking supplies, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snacks, and more. You can find a more complete list of their product offerings here.
-People's Food Co-op: Stock up on grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snacks, trail mix, herbs, spices, tea, and more.
-Sheridan’s Fruit Market: Bulk grains, flours and baking supplies, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, popcorn, snacks, granola, dried fruits, candy, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, and more.

Roseburg

-Sherm’s Market: Bulk grains, pastas, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, dried fruits, cookies, and more. Per a reader submission, they allow you to bring your own containers and get a tare sticker for checking out.

Salem

-LifeSource Natural Foods: Bulk grains, beans, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks herbs, spices, teas, coffee, honey, bulk dog food, and unpackaged bar soap.
-Winco: You can find affordable pantry staples, like grains, beans, nuts, seeds, pasta, snacks, and candy, as well as bulk dog and cat food. Ask at Customer Service before shopping to make sure they allow BYOC (Bring Your Own Container).

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