#HOLYBALLS There is so much to do around town! The next month or so might make you lose your ever-lovin’ mind, but at least there are plenty of refreshments and nice people to talk to at soirees. PLUS, so many shops are doing Little Boxes and Supportland on Black Friday + Small Business Saturday that it would take me until New Year to list them all. Map out your plan of merriment attack and spread the word about all the awesomeness! xx Jen



There are lots of sweet discount codes for lovely independent shops + makers. A bunch of them are for Portland small businesses! Find the all HERE.

Tonight, Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, Amelia is hosting a Ten 2 Midnight Jewelry Trunk Show + Jenny Hannah Roche Photography Show party. 6–9PM Friday and 11–6PM Saturday. Amelia is at 2230 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.

This Saturday, November 23, Frances May is having their big Warehouse Sale! Up to 90% OFF past season items. APC, Folk, Rachel Comey, Suno, Pendleton, Steven Alan & lots more. Sale goes from 12PM—5PM. Get there early to get first dibs—this thing is BANANAS. At The Cleaners 1022 SW Stark. MORE INFO.

The lovely ladies of Porch Light are having a sweet giveaway on their Facebook page! Enter HERE and stop by to see how pretty the shop looks. Porch Light is at 225 NW 11th Ave.

Saturday, November 23, stop by the PINO x Sterling Coffee Roasters Holiday 2013 Launch Party at Coffeehouse Northwest. The collection includes ties, bow ties, pocket rounds and special Sterling Coffee gifts celebrating this collaboration. Starts at 6PM and there will be drinks, eats and cheer! Coffeehouse Northwest is at 1951 W. Burnside. MORE INFO.

It’s time to get tickets for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. HERE.

Pam at Ink & Peat is taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving floral arrangements. Plus, here is a 10% off coupon for her lovely shop. Call to order at 503-282-6688 or stop by Ink & Peat at 3808 N. Williams Ave.

On Saturday, November 23, local artist, Anthony Roberto, is having an art opening at BC Gallery for his show through December. Anthony Roberto is a printmaker, working in engraving and a unique intaglio aquatint process called waterbite. Opening starts at 5:30PM. 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.

If you are already thinking about Christmas trees like I have been since, well, September, then I recommend going to the u-cut at Christmas Mountain in Scappoose where we went last year. IT’S SO FUN AND SMELLS SO GOOD. Do not be fooled by the several impostor tree farms you will encounter on your way. Make sure you park at the real deal—just keep going until you’re sure. Nov 29—Dec 22. Weds thru Sun. 25470 NW Dixie Mountain Rd. MORE INFO.


The Oregon Zoo Zoolights are coming! November 29 through January 5 come see the Oregon Zoo looking even more magical decked out in over a million lights! ZooLights schedule: Sunday–Thursday hours: ZooLights gates are open from 5-8PM and guests may stay on zoo grounds until 9PM. Friday & Saturday hours: ZooLights gates are open from 5-8:30PM and guests may stay on grounds until 9:30PM. Closed Dec 24 & 25. MORE INFO.

There are a lot of #UGLYSWEATERPDX things happening downtown. Events, yarn bombing, parties, contests, attire, rewards and more! MORE INFO.

On Wednesday, December 4 from 5PM–9PM, Demimonde is having their holiday open house with 20% off the entire store, refreshments and lovely people! Demimonde is at 2428 NE Broadway. MORE INFO.

On Thursday, Dec 5, Trish Grantham is having an opening party for her new art show, Honey Moon Sea, from 5PM–8PM. The show will be up December 5–24. Stop by Augen Gallery at 716 NW Davis. MORE INFO.

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 and Saturday, December 7, it’s the 3rd Annual Give Good Gift Holiday Pop-Up at Union/Pine. There will be hot spiced ginger cider, cocktails and beer at the Friday evening market from 6PM-10PM. Then on Saturday, from 10AM-3PM, there will be coffee, hooch and treats. And, of course, a bazillion (or 30+) awesome local shops and makers. Summerland, Victory, Bridge & Burn, Mag-Big, Branch Birdie, Lowell, Portland Apothecary, Studio Olivine, Mazama, Fieldwork Flowers, Backtalk, Imogene + Willie, Pigeon Toe and many others. Union/Pine is at 525 SE Pine St. 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, Dec. 7, Chelsea Fuss is offering a wreath making workshop at Wildcraft Studio School. For tickets + more info go HERE.

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 Thursday, December 12, Una will be having a lovely holiday shopping event! Besides all the treasure at Una–Better Late Than Never, Hilary Horvath, Sara Barner, Boet, Jacqueline Davis and Esser Vesper will be in attendance. Lots of locally made goods, drinks and snacks. A portion of the proceeds to be donated to a women’s charity! Una is at 922 SE Ankeny St. MORE INFO.

On Friday, December 13, Lille Boutique will be hosting a lingerie trunk show and meet-and-greet with NY-based designer, Samantha Chang. Stop by from 5-9pm for a night of fine lingerie, free gifts and holiday cheer! Take 10% off storewide and get a goodie bag with purchase while supplies last. Lille is at 1007 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.

On Friday, December 13, the Montavilla neighborhood will be hosting the Merry Montavilla Soiree: An Elfin Good Time from 6PM–11PM on SE Stark from 76th–82nd. There will be beer, cocktail and food specials up and down Stark, free snacks, live music, caroling, photo booths & more. Also, Ugliest Christmas Sweater Ever and Best Santa suit prizes. 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.

On Saturday, December 15, Amelia will be having their fun holiday party during Alberta’s Gnome for the Holidays week. Just get dressed up and cheers with some sweet local people. Amelia’s dresses will be stocked and ready for you to fancy yourself up if you’d like! MORE INFO.

Sunday, December 15, the Portland Flea will be taking place at Union/Pine. Lots of amazing vendors! Located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

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.


ABOVE IMAGES: Amazing new arrivals at Summerland! The fox print babydoll dress, the fox print button down and the new Samantha Pleet x Wolverine boots. Get 10% OFF all orders at SUMMERLAND with code: HONEYHOLIDAY13 now thru 11/22/13 + FREE US shipping on orders over $200. Summerland is around back at 811 E Burnside. ♥

3 Responses to “I HEART PDX”
  1. Betsy says:

    I just want you to know that, well—you’re the best. Thank you for this amazing list!!

  2. Megan says:

    So much good stuff happening!! Thanks for including my foxy wares xx