Shopping fans, take note: If you time your visit perfectly, you can browse colorful bazaars featuring dozens of local makers and score Portland-made goods and clothing at unbeatable prices. Better bring an extra suitcase!
Monthly shopping events
First Sunday of the month
Monthly pop-up Sundaze Collective showcases new and vintage goods from a rotating selection of Portland makers and trendsetters, lovingly curated by Sarah Radcliffe of Yo Vintage! Tucked inside the Cleaners at Ace Hotel, you’ll find an enchanting assortment of apparel, housewares, accessories, all-natural apothecary products and jewelry, creating a one-stop shop for your Portland-made must-haves.
Portland Flea + Food
Last Sunday of the month
Combining two of the things Portland does best (food and craft), Flea + Food’s monthly market takes over the intersection of Southeast Sixth Avenue and Salmon Street, offering more than 50 new and vintage vendors for your browsing pleasure. This collaborative project expands on the original Portland Flea by adding a vibrant showcase of local designers inside Rejuvenation and a pavilion of rotating food trucks, artisan snacks and craft drinks across the street at Jacobsen Salt Co.
Seasonal & biannual shopping events
Portland Night Market
Seasonal: February, May, August, November
Over-the-top decorations and attention-grabbing booths are guaranteed when more than 100 local vendors pack into a century-old Central Eastside Industrial District warehouse for the highly anticipated Portland Night Market. Adorned with hanging lanterns and twinkly lights, and stuffed to the gills with music, food and libations, this festive celebration of culture and commerce feels more like a bustling block party than your average pop-up.
Caravan Traveling Market
This vagabond bazaar acts as a colorful temporary selling space for local artisans, collectors and merchants that lack brick-and-mortar locations. Peruse everything from carefully curated vintage housewares to hand-blended, small-batch perfumes at the Caravan Traveling Market.
PDX Collective Sale
Biannual: February & September
This biannual super-sale offers unbeatable deals from some of Portland’s best boutiques in one convenient downtown location: pop-up market hot spot, the Cleaners at Ace Hotel. Past participants have included such trendsetting brands as EcoVibe Apparel, Animal Traffic and Radish Underground.
Biannual: May & December
Founded in 2006 as a small gathering of local artists and crafters, Crafty Wonderland has expanded to fill a 60,000-square-foot (5,574-sq m) hall in the Oregon Convention Center. Their annual holiday sale draws 20,000 shoppers each year, but if you miss the event, you can still browse creations by hundreds of Portland artists at the year-round Crafty Wonderland retail shop.
North of West Warehouse Sale
Biannual: April/May & November
Situated inside Make It Good’s Central Eastside warehouse, this “everything must go” clearance sale offers up to 90% off apparel, home goods and jewelry from ultra-chic Portland designers Make It Good, Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Nell & Mary and Altar PDX. Just be sure to get there early; this event is kind of a big deal. All year, you can find goods from Make It Good, Pigeon Toe and Nell & Mary at their downtown storefront, North of West.
Annual shopping events
Icebreaker’s Portland Friends & Family Event
This yearly sale at Icebreaker offers high performance New Zealand merino wool clothing, perfect for your next cold weather adventure. With food, beer, games and prices up to 70% off, it makes sense to bring your whole crew (it’s the friends and family sale, after all).
Nau Warehouse Sale
Gear up for the rainy season with up to 80% off past seasons of Nau fashions at their Pearl District location. Shoppers will save big on eco-friendly coats and rain jackets, as well as sustainable tops and bottoms made with recycled polyester and organic cotton.
Treat yourself to natural beauty products at the flagship retail location of local company Pacifica. Peruse shelves of scented candles, nail polish, lotions, perfumes and makeup, all of which is gluten-free, vegan, cruelty-free and (best of all) up to 90% off during their annual warehouse sale.