Mississippi's Small Shops Have Big Hearts

Take a stroll down Mississippi Avenue this weekend as the independent shops entice you with snacks, liquor and deals.

By Eden Dawn February 6, 2013 Published in the February 2013 issue of Portland Monthly


This weekend the shop owners dotted along Mississippi Avenue give an early Valentine’s Day gift to their patrons. For the first time, the Small Shop Big Hearts event features each retailer doing their own incentive take from champagne and trunk shows to gift specials and photo booths. Spend some time Saturday or Sunday strolling the street and popping into participating vendors for their special treats.



Black Wagon: Valentine Crafts for small and big kids and champagne for you know who

Emerald PetalsSweet & Salty's Caramel tastings and champagne

Flutter: Tarot readings and Valentine polaroids

Gumbo Gifts & Gallery: "For the love of Mardi Gras" Photo Booth.  Free photo booth snapshots  
from noon–6pm Saturday, Feb 9th.  Masks and other adornments furnished for a stylized photos. 
Participants may enter drawing for free portrait session with local photographer, Mercy McNab 

Gypsy Chic: 15% off all sterling silver jewelry, and accessories. Complimentary wine & snacks all weekend

Jet Clothing: Bi-annual sale Feb. 8th-11th, with a storewide discount of 20% off

Manifesto Shoes: Complimentary chocolates and wine

Mississippi Chiropractic: Saturday, February 9th Valentine's day card writing event. Existing patients receive 
a special gift certificate entitling their friends and family to a free initial exam and spinal X-rays (as needed) 
with Dr. Clark

Mr. Green Beans: Join them for a “Coffee Brewing Method Comparison”, demonstrating different brew methods 
and allowing people to taste how the brewing method can change to flavor of a coffee

North Portland Bikeworks: Valentines' day broken-hearted bourbon jello shots

Optik PDX: A new artist is featured at the Optik gallery, along w/a trunk show and complimentary wine

Paxton Gate: Showcasing a trunk show of local jewelry designers, 4pm-7pm each day

Ruby Jewel: One free kids hot chocolate with purchase of any single scoop (or something of equal or greater value)  

Salty's Dog & Cat Shop: Celebrating their 8-year anniversary, 10% of sales from Feb. 9th and 10th will go 
to the Underdog Railroad Rescue. There will be a raffle and the proceeds will go to the 
Underdog Railroad Rescue, who will be at the shop on Feb. 9th for adoption outreach

Sew Po: Up to 50% off most fabrics and 25% off all books

She Bop
: Complimentary chocolates

Stash Tea Retail Store & Tea Bar: Chocolate & dessert tea sampling, fusion blends tea sampling, tea & treats 
tasting, and a gift raffle. All teas sampled will be 25% off Feb.1st-Feb.15th

Zahara Boutique: 15% off all sterling silver jewelry, and accessories.  Complimentary wine & snacks all weekend

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