Hello! I’ve put together this behemoth list for your of fun things going on around Portland. There is so much happening and many, many amazing collective holiday markets coming up. Just scroll through and set reminders on your phone calendar. Map it out. Have some hooch and make a plan. You got this. See you out there! xo Jen

P.S. Come enter my REIF $150 CLOTHING GIVEAWAY! Lovingly made in Portland.


There’s still time to get tickets for The Pixie Project Fundraiser Benefit Dinner & Auction. Come out and help the animals!! 70% of the ticket price is tax deductible, too. MORE INFO.

On Thursday, November 7, BOET is having a dreamy pop-up opening inside of Yo! Vintage. There is jewelry, art and other fun things and the pop-up will run through the month! Yo! Vintage is at 413 SW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

On Thursday, November 7, come to Garnish to celebrate the launch of the Garnish & Kate Troyer Collaboration Collection from 6–9PM. There will be wine, cheese, creative talks and more! Garnish is at 404 NW 12th Ave. MORE INFO.

On Thursday, Nov 7, Zelda’s Shoe Bar is having an Emu Australia trunk show from 10AM—7PM. All in-store Emu stock is 15% off. There will be raffles and wine, too. Zelda’s is at 633 NW 23rd. MORE INFO.

This Friday, November 8, Branch Birdie is celebrating their 3rd anniversary with a storewide 20% off sale, cupcakes and bubbly! 6–9PM Branch Birdie is at 8021 SE Stark St. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, November 9, Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. will be having 3 workshops: Calligraphy with artist Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls, Flower Arranging with Anna Mara Floral Design, and Styling, Party Favors and Table-Setting with Commonwealth. Cost is $199 for the day. MORE INFO + GET TICKETS.

On Saturday, November 9, Ace Hotel presents Content 2013! It’s the fourth year of this live, conceptual design and fashion installation. 28+ guest rooms will be transformed by as many members of Portland’s über talented design community. This year the designers and artists include: Bridge & Burn, OLO Fragrance, Reif, Seaworthy, Mazama, Tanner Goods, Shwood, John Blasioli, Portland Garment Factory, Crazy Wind, Julia Barbee, Liza Reitz, Cloth + Goods, Seaecho, Norwood, Potter’s Field Ceramics, Michelle Lesniak, Fresh Tangerine, Hello Eliza, TBA, emit creative, Night United, Randi Whipple, Honeyfox, Brady Lange, Imaginary Authors and Lift. 5PM–10PM at Ace Hotel 1022 SW Stark St. BUY TICKETS. MORE INFO.


On Wednesday, November 13, join the lovely Beaumont neighborhood shops for Shop the Block from 4PM—8PM. Come by Shop Adorn, Amenity Shoes, Gazelle Natural Fibre Clothing, Full Circle Resale, Silhouette and The Arrangement for special deals, trunk shows, treats, fun people and more! MORE INFO.

On Thursday, November 14, Bernadette Breu is having their annual Art of Christmas holiday party and bazaar. It’s an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres and the locally made goods. 6PM–10PM. Bernadette Breu is at 1338 SE 6th Ave. MORE INFO.

On Friday, November 15, lovely lady, Katy Kippen, and her team will be opening their Grayling flagship store at the new Bindery complex on NE Sandy. Pendleton Whisky and Yazi Vodka are sponsoring the event and there will be a $500 raffle for a jewelry shopping spree and live music. The fun times are from 5PM–9PM! 3115 NE Sandy Blvd. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, November 16, my pal Chelsea Fuss is curating an Etsy Pop-Up at West Elm. They’ll be showcasing 8 wonderful Etsy sellers from Portland from 1PM–6PM. There will be housewares, accessories, stationery and more! Great for gift shopping! West Elm is at 1201 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.

Sunday, November 17, the next Portland Flea will be taking place at Union/Pine. Lots of amazing vendors! Located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

Monday, November 18, my friend and phenomenal vegan chef, Isa Moskowitz, will be having a signing for her amazing new book, Isa Does It: Amazingly, Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week. I just bought a copy and it’s gorgeous and the recipes are fantastic as usual. Also, she’s really funny, so I recommend going to this shindig. Powell’s is at 1005 W Burnside St. MORE INFO.


Black Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30, it’s time for the big Little Boxes event! Approximately 1 bazillion awesome locally owned shops will by participating in this citywide sale event and amazing mega raffle. SO MUCH FUN. MORE INFO.

On Black Friday, November 29, stop by the Black Magic PDX Holiday Sale at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel! Wonderful designers and shops will be bringing the magic: Tiro Tiro, BLTN, OLO, Portland Apothecary, Winnow, Boet, Crazy Wind, AK Vintage, Sword + Fern and Yo! Vintage will be there. 11AM-6PM 1022 SW Stark St. MORE INFO.

On Black Friday, Nov 29, stop by for the Made in Portland Studio Sale for Portland made apparel from Clair Vintage Inspired, Carolyn Hart Designs, She-She PDX, Hubris Apparel and Orange Exterior. Prices $5-$60. 50–85% off. Overruns, backstock and one of a kind samples! Coffee and mimosa will be poured from 10AM–4PM! Nashionland 1121 N. Loring #102. MORE INFO.

On Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Supportland members will get triple points for every purchase they make at participating local small businesses. Points get you free loot! PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES.

On Thursday, Dec 5, stop by Mabel and Zora for their big holiday party! There will be bubbly, beer from Widmer Brothers, treats by A Yen For Chocolate and La Mer products and specials. Cocktail attire requested (you can even buy something to wear at the party). Mabel & Zora is at 748 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

On Friday, December 6, the 3rd Annual Portland Bazaar weekend starts up with a party and early opening in the evening from 5–9PM. This party has an admission fee ($10), but there will be live music and spirits and less crowds to make perusing the vendors a little more mellow. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, December 7, save the date for the big Decemberville Sellwood Westmoreland Holiday Sale and Toy Drive. 11AM–6PM. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, come to the Portland Bazaar from 9AM–4PM each day for awesome holiday shopping from a bunch of talented local makers. No admission. MORE INFO.


On Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, stop by The Makery Winter Market to shop more than 20 amazing local makers! The market is open from 10AM–5PM each day. There will be cocktails from Dig a Pony, craft beers from Widmer Brewing, locally-roasted coffee and DJ tunes. AND food carts. MORE INFO.

Imogene + Willie has opened the doors of their new Portland shop! These lovely Nashville folks are known for their ace denim for women and men and lots of other stellar pieces. Welcome to Portland, Carrie and Matt and the Imogene + Willie crew! 1306 W. Burnside. MORE INFO.

YUM! Boxer Ramen finally opens today in Union Way across from Ace Hotel!! Plus, my dear friend and Portland artist, Trish Grantham, painted all the amazingly sweet Boxer Ramen characters on the walls.

Now through January 5, OMSI is having The International Exhibit of Sherlock Holmes. You’ll see a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes. You’ll learn to use investigative tools and techniques from Holmes himself and test yourself with exciting, interactive crime-solving opportunities. I hope Jeremy Brett is there in spirit! FUN! MORE INFO.

Now through Jan 12, the Portland Art Museum has an amazing SAMURAI! exhibit with armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. Also exciting is that they are also screening samurai films at the Northwest Film Center. SO COOL! All samurai all the time in Portland. EXHIBIT INFO and FILM INFO.


ABOVE IMAGES: New Yo! Vintage ‘Double Take’ lookbook. Photography: Jack Mahaley, Taylor Ahlmark, Mike Andersen Styling: Sarah Radcliffe Models: Ally Ford, Sydney Babcock Assistant: Kayla Rekofke All clothing from Yo! Vintage.

One Response to “I HEART PDX”
  1. kelsey says:

    this list is massive! so overwhelming