Know Before You Go
To slow the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, effective Aug. 27, a statewide mask mandate is in place. Oregonians and visitors ages 5 and up are required to wear face coverings in all public indoor settings, as well as crowded outdoor public spaces where physical distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status. This rule does not apply to individuals actively eating or drinking.
Additionally, some event organizers and venues may require proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test, for admission. Other events may be canceled, postponed or held virtually. Please check individual event websites for the most up-to-date information.
With sales ranging from hip holiday parties and intimate spirits tastings to expo centers and garden grounds filled with handcrafted gifts, Portland offers plenty of opportunities to do your holiday shopping and find locally made presents for friends and family. Scroll down for our editors’ picks of the top holiday shopping events of the year.
Founded in 2006, Crafty Wonderland is the city’s biggest arts and crafts market. Since its inception in April 2006, Crafty Wonderland has become the largest handmade craft show in the Northwest, and the traditional in-person market typically draws 225+ vendors. Crafty Wonderland also hosts virtual markets, when it isn’t possible to meet in person, like during the pandemic. During their virtual markets, shoppers can join makers on Instagram live for demos, Q&As and more. Crafty Wonderland also shares gift guides, interviews and DIY projects on the Crafty Wonderland blog, Instagram and Facebook. If you miss the big event, you can still find many made-in-Portland gifts at the permanent Crafty Wonderland brick-and-mortar stores.
My People’s Market
My People’s Market started in 2017 as a collaborative event organized by Travel Portland and Prosper Portland, aimed to advance opportunities for business owners of color by connecting them to the travel industry and other new market opportunities. Twice a year this welcoming marketplace is re-imagined as a gathering of Portland’s diverse and vibrant entrepreneurs, artists and community members. Online, the My People’s Market section of the Built Oregon marketplace showcases products from over 80 local multicultural entrepreneurs.
Portland Indigenous Marketplace
The Portland Indigenous Marketplace supports indigenous artists and entrepreneurs. Without a storefront, these markets are set up around Portland in various places throughout the year and at powwows. This year the holiday market will be virtual for its third year in a row on Dec. 12, providing a means for Native makers to connect and sell directly to consumers while in-person powwows are not .
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