Who is Basquette?

 Lindsay Gott, founder. Photo by Kate Schwager.

Lindsay Gott, founder. Photo by Kate Schwager.

Basquette founder Lindsay Gott migrated to the Columbia River Gorge from San Francisco at the turn of the century. Basquette is the love child of her favorite past-times and various professions. 

Lindsay graduated with honors from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has dabbled in nearly every aspect of the food industry since. She helped elevate and shape Hood River's food scene when she opened The South Bank Kitchen--a gourmet delicatessen and catering service--in 2006.

Despite living in small town Oregon for 16 years, she has never left behind her Francophile self. Lindsay made up the name "basquette" because she loved the French connotation and has always loved vintage and unique baskets.

She can't help but think about how much better life would be if everything came delivered in a tasteful basket...groceries, bills, bad news, love notes, clothing, toothbrushes. And gifts.  

 

Standards fly high around here.

Hood River and surroundings are a magnet for outdoorsy types that are committed to having a slice of the good life. People are drawn to this small town, nestled in the middle of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic area, for the world-class recreation opportunities. They stay because they can't imagine leaving. And getting creative is what makes it work. Access to the unparalleled beauty around us keeps tempers even, vibes positive, and inspires a naturally high standard of quality. People who live here demand more out of life and themselves.

 Hood River Valley in bloom. April 2018. Photo by Dan Kleinsmith.

Hood River Valley in bloom. April 2018. Photo by Dan Kleinsmith.

Over the last fifteen years, Lindsay has witnessed this dynamic translate into a bounty of beautiful craftsmanship and refined goods. Lindsay delights in witnessing local producers reach the mark and aspires to provide a market for their superior goods. With cosmopolitan standards of her own, she tastes, pokes, feels, explores and chooses the best of the Gorge for you and your loved ones, or important acquaintances, and delivers a gift worthy of the Gorge's good name.