PDX Pop-Up Shops

These unique, temporary pop-up shops make holiday gifting easy.

Pop-UpsPDX Pop-Up Shop dfrntpigeon showcases youth-designed streetwear.

The best things about the holidays are fleeting, like a dusting of snow (or your resolution to only eat one cookie). Portland’s temporary pop-up shops, filled with unforgettable artisanal goods, are no exception to this holiday tradition.

PDX Pop-Up Shops return Nov. 16–Dec. 24, 2017, housing local designers and artists in vacant storefronts in downtown Portland. Located inside Pioneer Place mall and the Standard Insurance Center, they offer an annual opportunity to shop small businesses — both indoors and in person.

This support can make a world of difference to up-and-coming local makers. Past years of PDX Pop-Up Shops have provided a launch pad for Portland shopping mainstays, including Crafty Wonderland, Boys Fort and Bridge & Burn.

Don’t miss the opportunity to check out these indie retailers and snatch up gifts and goodies you just can’t find online.

2017 PDX Pop-Up Shops

Animal. Plant. Mineral.

700 S.W. Fifth Ave. (in Pioneer Place)

The Portland-based small business Animal. Plant. Mineral. transforms raw materials like cashmere, brass, wood, clay, leather and living plants into striking goods. What’s more, these gifts come with a story to tell. Each is handmade with ethically sourced materials, so you’ll feel extra sweet gifting it to someone special. Open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Extended hours begin Dec. 15.

The Chic Coop

700 S.W. Fifth Ave. (in Pioneer Place)

Portland loves its backyard chickens (cue Portlandia reference here). This innovative accessories boutique, however, takes the phenomenon to a whole new level. The local shop is modeled after a henhouse, but its goods are anything but homely. Among the quirky chicken wire and nesting boxes design, you’ll find unique jewelry and other fashionable goodies. Open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Extended hours begin Dec. 15.

dfrntpigeon

700 S.W. Fifth Ave. (in Pioneer Place)

Urban lifestyle brand dfrntpigeon is run by marginalized youth in Portland, creating not only great fashion, but also engendering change. Young designers craft T-shirts, art prints and accessories, as well as a range of locally made goods. Offerings include fair-trade coffee and Oregon Tilth organic-certified soap. By supporting this inspiring small business, you’ll find a unique gift and empower young creators to overcome hardship through a fulfilling career. Open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Extended hours begin Dec. 15.

Portland Saturday Market Indoors

955 S.W. Fourth Ave. (in Standard Insurance Center)

The Portland Saturday Market is on just about every visitor’s must-do list for good reason. The open-air landmark is filled with local makers, providing a veritable treasure trove for unique gifts. Unfortunately, winter weather can scare away would-be shoppers. This pop-up, brick-and-mortar version brings the best of the downtown market indoors so you can discover locally handcrafted soaps, clothing, art and much more — without breaking out your umbrella. Open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Extended hours begin Dec. 15.

PDX Pop-Up Shops are sponsored by the Portland Business Alliance, Downtown Clean & Safe, Prosper Portland, Standard Insurance and Pioneer Place.


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