PDX Pop-Up Shops

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

BlackSheepMade-PdxPopUpShopsLocally made treasures (like these BlackSheepMade pins) await at PDX Pop Up Shops.

Here in Portland, we do things a little differently — and the same goes for holiday shopping. Leave the generic gifts in the online shopping carts. Instead, head to downtown Portland for presents your loved ones will adore.

For the last nine years, up-and-coming brands have posted up in empty storefronts with PDX Pop-Up Shops. The initiative has provided a launchpad for new companies and the pop-ups are a unique opportunity to shop local brands. What’s more, by spending your dollars at local brands, you’re supporting Portland’s entrepreneurs and creatives.

Want to know what we’re scoping out?

2018 PDX Pop-Up Shops

These four shops are open from Nov. 15–Dec. 24, 2018. See each listing for location and hours.

City Pop

Winters in Portland are grey, but the vibrant colors you’ll find in City Pop are cheerful enough to chase the blues away. The Portland-based female artists of City Pop are dedicated to craftsmanship, quality materials and whimsy; pick up their small gifts and original art to make your loved ones smile, too.

Located at Director Park, 815 S.W. Park Ave. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday, noon–6 p.m.; closed Mondays.

BlackSheepMade

We dare you not to snuggle up with these hand-knit and -crocheted goods, including hats, scarves and statement wall hangings. Why should humans be the only ones catered to with cozy? BlackSheepMade doesn’t think that’s right either, so it sells pet beds made from natural fibers for Fluffy and Fido, too.

Located at 803 S.W. Morrison St. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday, noon–6 p.m.; closed Mondays.

Cloth & Ore

A collaboration between three female designers, Cloth & Ore brings together enchanting apparel, jewelry and home goods. Under our tree this year, we’re hoping to find a boho luxe outfit, ethically made Turkish textiles and astrology-inspired earrings.

Located at 803 S.W. Morrison St. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday, noon–6 p.m.; closed Mondays.

dfrntpigeon

Street style-social enterprise combo dfrntpigeon empowers Portland’s at-risk young people by providing the training, tools and platform to speak their piece—through art and clothing. The youthful entrepreneurs will be selling their prints, T-shirts, accessories and more.

Located at Pioneer Place, 700 S.W. Fifth Ave., on the second level. Open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., with some extended holiday hours.

The PDX Pop-Up Shops program has served as a launch pad for permanent shops, such as Crafty Wonderland, Boys Fort, and Bridge & Burn. Program partners include the Portland Business Alliance, Clean & Safe District, Prosper Portland, Travel Portland, Innovative Housing Inc. and Pioneer Place.

From the Calendar

PDX Pop-Up Shops

Nov. 15, 2018 – Dec. 24, 2018

Pioneer Place, 700 S.W. Fifth Ave., Portland OR 97204

PDX Pop-Up Shops return Nov. 15–Dec. 24, 2018, housing local designers and artists in vacant storefronts in downtown Portland. With three locations —inside Pioneer Place…


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