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.
My People’s Market
Is the start of November too early for holiday shopping? Not when you consider the offerings of My People’s Market, a showcase of minority-owned businesses that lets you enjoy great music and food while you get a jump-start on your gift list.
Founded in 2006, Crafty Wonderland is the city’s biggest arts and crafts market, drawing 225+ vendors and tens of thousands of visitors to the Oregon Convention Center every December. If you miss the big event, you can still find many made-in-Portland gifts at the permanent Crafty Wonderland shop downtown.
Festival of the Last Minute
Holiday shopping procrastinators, Portland Saturday Market has you covered with its annual Festival of the Last Minute. Every year, they end their season with six days of one-stop shopping so you can find handcrafted presents for every last person on your list. Santa, roving carolers and seasonal treats will help you get into the holiday spirit before it’s too late.
In a city that loves bicycles and crafts with equal fervor, is it any surprise we find a way to combine the two? BikeCraft gathers 30 designers, artists, authors and crafters in a fun and low-key setting, where customers can shop for everything from saddle covers to biking zines.