If you’re looking for gifts as usual, go to a big box store. You’ll find nothing ordinary at the PDX Pop-Up Shops in Pioneer Place.
This year, featured brand Alshiref and Friends is paying special holiday homage to the Rose City’s 12 bridges. Look for posters of the St. Johns Bridge, Tilikum Crossing and Marquam Bridge, which are also printed on tote bags, pillow cases and shirts.
This temporary program takes over unused storefront space, inviting in small businesses and locally based artisans to sell their homemade goods. Inside, you’ll find curated gifts from more than 20 designers and crafters. With products ranging from tea towels and handcrafted earrings to wooden wall signs and blown glass, you’re pretty much guaranteed to take home a uniquely Portland find.
Here’s the catch: 2019 is the Pop-Up Shops’ final year. For a decade, this tradition has helped small, local businesses find new customers and assisted in Downtown Portland’s economic revitalization. We’ll have to wait until next year’s holiday season to see the newest project on tap. We’ve heard whispers it will continue to provide space for Portland-based designers and artists with a renewed focus on diverse entrepreneurs.
In the meantime, head downtown to check out the PDX Pop-Up Shops before they’re gone for good. This tradition runs through Dec. 31.
Upcoming Dates & Times
- Dec. 15
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- Dec. 30
- Ongoing More dates & times
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!
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