PDX Pop-Up Shops are popping up again this year, transforming downtown Portland’s vacant retail spaces into temporary stores where local designers and artists set up shop for the holiday season. This year’s program (its seventh iteration) showcases Portland’s local design talent, encouraging shoppers to seek out one-of-a-kind gifts for their family and friends. Pop-up Shops are open for business at 606 S.W. Ninth Ave. from Nov. 11—Dec. 24, 2016.
Be sure to stop by PDX Pop-Up Shop alum (and now brick and mortar) Boys’ Fort as they support fellow local entrepreneurs at their very own Pop-Up, “Beyond the Fort,” featuring local brands Adelina, Amara, Menagerie, and Frock.
2016 pop-up shop lineup
Faith Hats offers reclaimed luxury cashmere sweaters, along with cashmere hats and scarves hand-made from 100% recycled fabrics. The shop also features a new collaboration with Swiss brand Tallis, combining hand-dyed cashmere and ethically sourced fur.
Via Raiz is a concept store dedicated to modern Mexican craftsmanship. The shop showcases the work of contemporary designers who are reinterpreting tradition Mexican craft in jewelry, textiles and homewares, bridging the divide between ancestral craft and modern design.
Blanchet House of Hospitality
Located in Old Town, Blanchet House offers food, shelter and aid to all of those in need of a safe place to be nourished and restored. This year they will also offer high-quality custom wood products, including Adirondack chairs and picnic table benches. All of the wares for sale are made at the Blanchet Farm in Carlton, which offers woodworking training for men in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Micro Enterprise Service of Oregon (MESO)
MESO assists small businesses with economic opportunities through empowerment, education and entrepreneurship. During the holiday season, MESO’s diverse group of business owners will host a collective shop offering their handmade, natural and one-of-a-kind products.
PDX Pop-Up Shops are open Friday, Nov. 11 through Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. on Sundays and closed Mondays. The program’s partners include Portland Business Alliance, Clean & Safe District and the Portland Development Commission.
For more information on downtown events and happenings this season, please visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation using the hashtag #pdxpopupshops. Check out more of downtown Portland’s holiday happenings in our collection.