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.
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.
Made-In-Portland Gift Guide
Ready to shop? Everything in this guide comes from Portland-based makers, and most of these goodies can be found at Made Here PDX. Happy holidays!
Portland Saturday Market
Open every Saturday and Sunday from March–December, Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts-and-crafts fair in the U.S.
Shop for Made-In-Portland Goods
These companies churn out consistently cool made-in-Portland products, from fashionable swimwear and accessories to leather goods and lighting.
Luxe Local Leather
Portland artisans are using high-quality, beautifully tanned and sustainably dyed leather for their goods, crafting pieces that will last for decades.
Portland Jewelry Designers
Shop these Portland jewelry designers for beautiful, wearable art that exudes personal expression with a local touch.
Portland Designers of Color
Ready to upgrade your wardrobe, Portland-style? Turn heads with the latest fashions from these celebrated Portland designers of color.
Do your holiday shopping for locally made gifts at hip parties, makers' fairs, sprawling sales and garden grounds filled with handcrafted items.
Skip the Black Friday frenzy (and the sales tax) in favor of a fun, locally made alternative: Little Boxes.
From shop-lined streets to expansive malls, you'll find great spots for tax-free shopping all around town — and beyond.