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Portland’s green and handmade sensibilities offer plenty of souvenir options, but Forbes Travel Guide’s editors recommend one thing to make sure to bring home — coffee. The city’s coffee culture rivals any in the country, and the famous Stumptown Coffee Roasters is one of the best places to get your beans. Bring home a bag from the local roaster — selling direct trade varieties from Africa, Indonesia and Latin America roasted nearby in cast-iron German Probat machines — which has locations all over the city. The beans are easy to pack in your carry-on luggage (a plus that puts them above the city’s famous microbrews). Other ideas? Bring home a book from the famous Powell’s City of Books or jewelry from the Portland Saturday Market.