No time to check everyone off your “nice” list? No problem! ‘Tis the season for the Festival of the Last-Minute. With any welcome holiday tradition, Portland Saturday Market returns with its one-stop event for all those who’ve delayed starting their shopping — and those who simply don’t want to stop.
Open daily from December 19 right through Christmas Eve, the marketplace will once again feature one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, exotic foods and an appropriately chilly, yet perennially cool atmosphere. The event marks the perfect opportunity to shop the work of talented area artists and support the local economy, with some 40 categories of arts and crafts. After all, just because you didn’t make the gifts yourself doesn’t make them any less handmade or thoughtful.
In addition to the shopping extravaganza, daily holiday festivities are sure to add to the experience. Stop by Santa’s booth, get cozy at several warming stations and enjoy the sights of seasonal decorations and the sounds of roving carolers.
Holiday treats are provided, as is SmartPark Garage validation (2 hours) or a free TriMet ticket for purchases of $25 or more.