PDX Pop-up Shops

These unique and temporary shops are back to make holiday gifting easy.

popupphotoThe Draplin Design Co. pop-up shop in 2014.
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    PDX Pop-Up Shops returned for the sixth year to Downtown Portland in 2015, making it easy for locals to find the locally designed and crafted gifts on their holiday shopping lists. From Nov. 10–Dec. 24, vacant retail space in Old Town Chinatown was transformed into temporary stores where local designers and artists “set up shop” for the holiday season. Th program showcased local design and talent, encouraging downtown shoppers to seek out unique and limited-edition gifts for their family and friends.

    2015 pop-up shop lineup

    Draplin Design Co.

    438 N.W. Broadway; Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday 12–5 p.m.

    Draplin Design Co. sold their full line of merchandise, including T-shirts, hats, stickers and posters featuring graphic designs by Aaron Draplin. The store also offered their popular and distinctive memo books line, Field Notes, which are all made in America.

    Stubborn Stiles

    438 N.W. Broadway; Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday 12–5 p.m.

    Stubborn Stiles offered their inventively crafted resin and metal jewelry, holiday ornaments, concert posters, art prints, books and journals, T-shirts, gift wrap and greeting cards, created by design duo Dan and Melissa Stiles.


    438 N.W. Broadway; Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday 12–5 p.m.

    FOLK showcased thoughtful and sustainable furniture, lighting and goods created by Richard Koehler. Products included bottle openers, hand-sewn leather wallets and wood cutting boards. Larger items including tables and desk lamps were made to order.


    341 N.W. Fifth Ave.; Wednesday–Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12–5 p.m.

    Omiyage, sponsored by the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, celebrated the Japanese tradition of gift-giving by featuring Asian-inspired gifts and crafts by local artisans.

    The Pop-Up Shops were open Nov. 10–Dec. 24. Check out the conversation using the hashtag #pdxpopupshops on Instagram and Twitter.

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