A Little of Everything at Olive the Above

November 2018

Olive the AboveOwners Jerry and Tina Cripps are celebrating eight years in business at Olive the Above, a local gift shop located at 8775 Rogue River Highway.

“We have operated Olive the Above since 2010 after taking over the old Lee’s Olive House Building,” Jerry said. “At first we were a thrift store and then began to specialize in local products. Tina and I would like to welcome you to our family owned and operated business.”

Tina added: “Currently we have over twenty different varieties of stuffed olives. Our gift store is stocked with local raw honey, pickled garlic, essential oils, incense, and patriotic apparel and accessories (including Second Amendment and State of Jefferson), tie-dye shirts, and a unique clothing boutique for women.”

Jerry and Tina have stayed true to their religious beliefs at the store.

“As believers in Jesus, we are a lighthouse of Love, Hope and Encouragement,” Jerry said. “Everything we sell we bless with love and gratitude, all to the glory of God. Prayer is common here, so please come in and have your Spirit, Mind and Body restored. Healings are not uncommon … no purchase necessary. Please come and check us out. I give all credit to Jesus, my Lord and Savior for changing my heart and my life. To God be all the thanks and glory.”

Olive The Above is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. The phone number is 541-218-3497. You can also see them on Facebook.

Here are two reviews from Yelp:

“I found this place by accident and ended up browsing for nearly an hour. I left with a handful of books, furniture, tools and some olives. Since then I’ve stopped in fairly often, and their selection has been very random and delightful. I am a huge fan of this place.” —Amber L., Oregon City, OR

“This little shop is an interesting mix of thrift store, discount shop, and convenience store all rolled into one. They carry a large selection of local Armstrong Olives, along with various other local purveyors. There is a nice section of second-hand clothing, and tie-dyes hanging everywhere. Also a small but extensive area for dollar books—paperbacks and hard-covers are both one dollar. Lots of little knick knacks, antiques and collectibles are mixed throughout this shop, as well as various convenience store items like drinks and snacks, ice and eggs, that sort of thing. This store is worth a stop.” —Ray F., Arcata, CA