There’s so many awesome things happening in Portland right now! I decided to put together another little list of some of them. Get ready for Black Friday madness! Of course, the biggest local shopping event will be Little Boxes–there are SO MANY AMAZING LOCAL BOUTIQUES PARTICIPATING! It’s such a cool local shopping event. See all the shops participating and more info HERE.

P.S. I love this self-portrait of Portland girl, Jade Sheldon, at Xtabay Vintage. She is going to be modeling in the upcoming Xtabay Vintage Holiday Fashion Show!


Shopping for pretties at Ink & Peat? You should—here is a 10% off coupon! Pam makes the most beautiful centerpieces for the holidays if you’re having a celebration that you want to make even warmer and prettier. Ink & Peat is at 3808 N. Williams Ave in Portland.

Cards! Glorious cards! Starting this Friday, Nov 16, Egg Press will be having their annual holiday sample sale at the beautiful Schoolhouse Electric showroom. All of their printed cards are $1! The sale will be happening Friday and Saturday, 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm and Monday 10am-6pm (all proceeds Monday sales will benefit the Metropolitan Learning Center). MORE INFO. Schoolhouse Electric is at 2181 NW Nicolai Street in Portland, OR.

Tonight, Friday Nov 16 and tomorrow, Saturday Nov 17, the MR. MAN pop-up shop will take place at The Good Mod. There will be a ton of wonderful vendors catering specifically to the fellows! Plus art, DIY workshops, beer, pizza, booze, motorcycles and even beard trims! Friday 6–9PM and Saturday 11–5PM. MORE INFO. The Good Mod is at 1313 W. Burnside in Portland, OR.

Happy Anniversary to Flora! Come celebrate with them on Friday, Nov 16 from 5–8PM! There will be tea, bubbles, Clyde Common popcorn and sweets from Cupcake Jones. Flora 917 SW Washington St.

Friday, Nov 16, Mabel and Zora is having the opening party for their Exclusive Holiday Trunk Show with Trina Turk from 5–8PM! The trunk show runs all through the weekend. Plus, Katy Kippen of Grayling will be there with her jewelry! And, of course, chocolate, wine and raffle prizes. MORE INFO. Mabel and Zora 748 NW 11th Avenue.

The fun Fall Together collective sale will be Saturday 11/17 and Sunday, 11/18 and there will be lots of independent shops and local makers. MORE INFO. The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 NW 10th Ave.

This Saturday, Nov 17, Emily Katz is having a fashion show that will feature her gorgeous organic textiles, crochet and mad design skillz. The doors open at 7PM and the show is at 8 at Breeze Block Gallery at 323 NW 6th Ave in Portland, OR. MORE INFO.

The Frances May Warehouse Sale is happening on Saturday, Nov 17! Stop by for fantastic deals from 12–5PM at Frances May 415 SW 10th Ave.

This Saturday, November 17, Nationale is having an opening reception for ‘Mush, Mush, the Sloping Midnight Line’—the amazing new exhibition from Carson Ellis & Midori Hirose. MORE INFO. Come celebrate from 6–8PM at National at 811 E. Burnside in Portland, OR.

On Saturday, Nov 17, Little Lark is having a sample sale from noon—3PM. 50-75% off! Sale will be at Bushel & Peck Bakeshop at 3907 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. MORE INFO.

Beast will be holding a special benefit dinner for those affected by Hurricane Sandy on Monday, November 19, 2012. 100% of Proceeds going to Food Bank of NYC! Naomi Pomeroy will be joined by Jason French of Nedd Ludd and Aaron Barnett of St Jack to make a memorable six course meal. There will be one seating at 7pm and the cost will be $250 per person for the six courses with wine pairing. Please reserve now. MORE INFO.

Hurray! Little Boxes is coming! Have fun shopping 145 of our local little shops and get discounts. You receive 10% off at every Little Box business when you show a receipt from another participating Little Box retailer! Plus, you’ll be entered in a raffle for AMAZING prizes. Get ready—it’s just around the corner on Fri 11/23 + Sat 11/24 from 10am—7pm. MORE INFO.

Open for Business is coming! Next Friday, November 23 through Sunday, November 5 at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel! There will be about 18 amazing local makers with perfume, lots of apothecary goods, art, fashion, housewares and more. Come down 11–6PM each day. MORE INFO. The Cleaners at Ace Hotel is at 403 NW 10th Ave in Portland.

Don’t miss the glamorous annual Xtabay Vintage Boutique Holiday Fashion Show! This year the event takes place on Saturday, December 1 at 7:30PM at the incredible Xtabay Vintage Bridal Salon space above the shop. These girls really know how to pour on the style, elegance and cheekiness. The $8 admission price all goes straight to Cascade AIDS Project. MORE INFO. At Xtabay 2536 SE 25th Ave in Portland, OR.

On December 12, Lille Boutique is having a lingerie fashion show, benefit and holiday soiree all in one at Holocene! The show benefits Planned Parenthood and everything seen on the runway will be available for sale. For $15 you get the VIP treatment with a swag bag, cocktails, treats and priority seating. Otherwise admission is $5 and includes cocktails and apps. Everyone will get a raffle ticket for a chance at $1,000 in lovely loot. MORE INFO. At Holocene 1001 SE Morrison in Portland.

YAY! Wolf’s Apothecary is now open! Check out the enchanting new pop-up shop downtown! They will be open now through December 28. MORE INFO. At Wolf’s Apothecary 902 SW Morrison St.

Photography by Jade Sheldon, self-portrait.


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