5 Portland Holiday Pop-Ups You Can’t Miss This Year
Experience the magic of the holidays at Lloyd Center as they bring a growing national trend to Portland through their new initiative: Lloyd Local. The concept is bringing the best of Portland’s local, quirky shops, businesses and artisans into 25 holiday pop-up shops throughout the mall. Over 100 of your favorite brands and artisans are celebrating the holidays in one convenient location, from Migration Brewing to My People’s Market to Frock and more. Whether you are entertaining loved ones from out of town or spending the holidays with your family, celebrate local Portland talent this holiday season at Lloyd Center.
Portland staple, Migration Brewing opened its Brewing Burger Shack in the Lloyd Center to provide weary holiday shoppers with burgers, fries and a beer or cider for $11. The self-made brewery has been operating in Portland for nearly a decade at several locations. Migration was co-founded by Portland native McKean Banzer-Lausberg, his brother and two other business partners who wanted to create a different, more lively craft-beer experience. This energy is felt in their location at Lloyd Center, where they have set up shop in the former Billy Heartbeats Diner space.
Boutiques galore! You don’t often find boutiques in large retail centers, but this year, Lloyd Center will host several boutique concepts, featuring products from Portland’s favorite stores including, Rachelle M, Adorn, Gild shoes and more. Accompanying the holiday season are an endless stream of holiday parties – look your best with clothing and style advice from the experts.
My People’s Market is celebrating Portland’s diverse, multicultural entrepreneurs and makers in a pop-up shop operated by Bobbie Stewart, owner of Palette 42. This pop-up is putting a multicultural spin on the holidays that will feature rising vendors including Hand Made by Seng, the Barreled Bee and more. If you’re looking for handcrafted dolls, décor or goods, you’ll find them here.
So many of Portland’s small businesses have a unique story and Stubborn Stiles is no different. Founded by Melissa and Dan Stiles, the shop sells signature jewelry, home décor and the beloved bridge ornaments that adorn Portlander’s holiday trees. The business is inspired by their architectural background that infuses their products with a clean, modern, industrial twist.
What’s more Portland than artists repurposing recycled materials into fun trinkets and statement pieces? Cracked Pots will be selling everything from glasswork to jewelry to yard art. Known for hosting its annual Art Show at Edgefield, Cracked Pots has provided inspiration to local artists for over two decades while promoting sustainability and resource conservation within our communities.
The Lloyd Local movement will continue throughout the year, but these pop-ups will only be in the mall for the holiday season. For more information on Lloyd Local, visit our website, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.