February's Can't-Miss Shopping Events
Portland Night Market
4-11 p.m. Fri-Sat, Feb 9-10, 100 SE Alder St, FREE
Over 175 Portland vendors will gather inside this Alder Block venue in the Industrial District this weekend to revel in local food, culture, and retail. Get there early because the 100 year-old produce row warehouse, adorned with hanging white twinkle lights, will be packed with a smorgasbord of the city’s best merchants.
Covet Pop Up
4-9 p.m. Fri, Feb 9, Ace Hotel Portland, FREE
Handcrafted wares from “badass” local women makers will be on display at the Ace Hotel, like VAVA Lingerie, which salvages yardage from larger manufacturers and transforms quality lace into enticing undergarments, and ORU jewelry inspired by colors of the Pacific Northwest. Come for the goods and stay for the cash bar, tarot card readings, and Polaroid photo booth with costumes.
11 a.m-5 p.m. Sun, Feb 11, The Cleaners at Ace Hotel, FREE
The women behind House of Commons bring you this monthly fashion + lifestyle pop up shop featuring their favorite locally made apparel, accessories, jewelry, art, apothecary and home wares. Check out Imaginary Authors’ “scent as art and art as provocation” unisex perfumes or grab a sweet treat from the Small Baking Co.
Not My President Day
11 a.m.-7p.m. Feb 19 & Feb 23-24, Alexa Starks Studio, FREE
Join Creative Community Connector Stockpiler for Slow Fashion: Unique + Limited and their storefront residency project featuring west coast designers whose work embodies the principles of Slow Fashion—handcrafted, small batch items made with upcycled materials. Participants include Orenda Tribe from Los Angeles, whose Spring collection highlights Peruvian fabrics and threadbare indigo Mali Cloth, and Portland’s Veil & Valor, who strive to slow down the fashion industry with their seasonless limited edition collections.