One thing to ease the stress of holiday shopping (other than a piping mug of Hot Buttered Rum) is access to a wide variety of perfect presents without having to run all over the city. This weekend the stars align with a trifecta of events including the Give Good Gift pop up shop, The Portland Bazaar and Crafty Wonderland giving harried shoppers a reprieve with dozens of Portland’s best local goods all within a half mile of each other.
Over at Union/Pine the second annual installment of Give Good Gift promises nationally recognized shops Machus (New York Times), Lizard Lounge (Fodor's), Core77's Hand Eye Supply, and Tanner Goods (Hypebeast). Plus, find lovelies from celebrated boutiques and treasured locals Backtalk, Lowell, and Worn Path, Boys Fort, Monograph Bookwerks, and Salvage Works to cover every name on your holiday list.
Jewelry lovers should check out Ak Vintage, Boet, and Sword + Fern, clothing options from Bridge & Burn and Yo Vintage!, and perfect things that won't be regifted from Egg Press, Fieldwork Flowers, Jacobsen Salt, Makelike, Studio Olivine, Solabee, Supermaker, The Good Flock, Trust Co., and West America.
Friday night’s festivities include food trucks (Thrive & Retrolicious) with libations from New Deal Distillery and Gigantic Brewing, while Saturday’s early kick off promises coffee and pastries from Water Avenue Coffee (and Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas for those who were burning the midnight oil).
When: December 7, (6-11pm) | December 8, (10am - 3pm)
Where: Union/Pine, 525 SE Pine Street
Also back for a second year, producers Grace Bonney (Design*Sponge), Greg Hennes (Antler and Co.) and Matt Pierce (Wood & Faulk) teamed up again to curate their holiday fair that celebrates the high-quality handmade work being produced by Portland’s creative community from woodworkers and metalsmiths to cutting-edge fashion designers and printers.
The all ages and free to the public show takes over the Sandbox Studio with over 50 vendors crammed indoors the bustling space. Outside shoppers can refuel with a long row of food trucks offering coffee and snacks to keep your energy up. Vendors include: Boys Fort, Solabee, Beam & Anchor, Wood & Faulk, Antler & Co., Ampersand, Beam & Anchor, Phloem Studio, Alder & Co, Frazier & Wing, OLO, Bridge & Burn, Satsuma Press, Sketchbook, Seaworthy, Julianna Swaney, Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., stone and honey, Little Otsu, Walnut Studio, Reading Frenzy, Shwood Shop, Beckel Canvas Products, Confectionery, Grove, Maak Soap Lab, Egg Press, Una, Kim Boyce, Eric Trine, Precious by Laura Irwin, Caravan Pacific, Favor Jewelry, Draplin, Summerland, Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Good Flock, Woonwinkel, xobruno, Riding the Hermes, Woodblock Chocolate, Kinetic Creatures, Chop Butchery, Hand Eye Supply, Megabolt, New Deal, Beacon Sound, Heartwood, Nice Work, Spacecraft, Btwn Wind + Water, Capricorn Bicycles, Revive, and Floyd + Francess.
When: December 8, (9-5pm) | December 9, (9-4pm)
Where: Sandbox Studio, 420 NE 9th
Blowing the traditional popsicle stick birdhouse kind of craft fair out of the water, Crafty Wonderland’s Super Colossal Holiday Sale carries everything from high end jewelry to hand painted ornaments, from illustrations perfect for framing to indulgent sweet treats (that may or not make it home). One word of advice: Be prepared to spend some time here. It’s not a pop in, pop out situation.
When: December 8, (11-6pm) | December 9, (11-6pm)
Where: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd