Hi, friends! Here it is — the mega I HEART PDX roundup of local events that I put together and there’s SO MUCH holiday magic to plan for. All our favorite shops and makers are working their butts off to pull together wonderful holiday market events and get their shops fully stocked and looking good for us. I recommend that everyone downloads the free Little Boxes iPhone and Android apps so you can start planning your fun routes around town and schemes to win one of the 150 raffles while shopping local small businesses next week. HAVE FUN! It’s going to be wild and wonderful the next few weeks. xo Jen
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♥ A FUN LOCAL GIVEAWAY. Get your name in for a HUGE OLO Fragrance prize package that Heather and I collaborated on. We love reading the silly entry comments!! Create a scent for Lorelai Gilmore? Holly Golightly? Severus Snape? Luther? Chuck Bass? SO FUN. Go HERE.
♥ THANKSGIVING RESTAURANTS. If you’d rather not cook on Thanksgiving, here is a nice big list of Portland restaurants open on Thanksgiving.
♥ THE NUTCRACKER. Don’t just sit there — get your tickets to George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker! It’s such a beautiful production every year.
♥ CHRISTMAS TREES. If you want to wander in the mountains and pick out a beautiful tree for your home this year — I still can’t recommend Christmas Mountain Trees enough. This will be our fourth year and you can’t help but feel relaxed and happy the whole time. Just make sure you go all the way to the right place — there are a couple imposter farms along the way. Just follow the signs!
♥ Friday, November 20 (4PM to 10PM) & Saturday, November 21 (12PM to 10PM). Come out to the Central Eastside Industrial District for Portland Night Market! Enjoy a free, 2-day shopping and eating event with lots of makers, merchants, cafes and restaurants. Roam around the beautiful industrial warehouse area and meet lots of fun people. Portland Night Market is located at 100 SE Alder St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, November 21. 4PM to 8PM. The lovely ladies at both shops Seven Sisters and SIX/SEVEN are celebrating their One Year Anniversaries and you are invited to their big party! Plus, Haunt and xobruno will be staying open late for the fun event as well. Expect new designs, discounts, cocktails from Wild Roots Vodka, wine, music, treats from Tier Catering and more surprises throughout the evening. SIX/SEVEN and Seven Sisters are both located at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, November 21. 4PM to 8PM. Stop by the Twilight Rummage Sale for lots of vintage and handmade goods — 2 rooms full of wonderful finds, a DJ and full bar. The sale is at the Eagles Lodge 4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd. $1 admission. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, November 22. 12PM to 4PM. Woot! Get your hiney to the Frances May Annual Warehouse Sale! Everything is, crazily, 75-90% off. Nab a mountain of beauties with cash or cards. All sales final. No early birds. The sale is going on at the Cleaners at Ace Hotel at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, November 22. 3PM to 10PM. For all the dark hearts out there — this holiday market is the one for you — Black Sunday: Gifts and Riffs. This marketplace hosts darker, alternative brands and metal music. Peruse goods from Altar, Wolf Child, Morph Knitwear, Honey Fox Jewelry, Rock N Rose, Martin Ontiveros, CobraCult, Alex Reisfar Art, Epochal Void, Mark Rogers Art, Blue and Blue, Rogue, Minx, Iron Oxide Designs, Theeth Jewelry, Morgaine Faye, Jennifer Parks Art, Nettle & Rue, Tree Of Alchemy, State of Wellness Apothecary, Dart Heart, Allison Bartline Jewelry, Foxtail Jewelry, VaVa Lingerie, AnimaSilva Jewelry and lots more! Black Sunday is happening at Eagles Lodge at 4904 SE Hawthorne. MORE INFO.
BLACK FRIDAY 11/27 + SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 11/28 EVENTS:
Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28. 10AM to 6PM. THIS IS THE BIGGIE! LITTLE BOXES IS COMING! Over 200 local shops are participating in this wonderful city-wide community holiday shopping event. Shop small businesses in a very big way all over Portland. Shop by neighborhood and move all over town with your handy lists, Paper Passports (with extra coupons good until 12/31 included!) or go the paperless route with the handy new Little Boxes iPhone and Android apps! Smartphone apps are available for immediate download and they allow shoppers to enter the PHENOMENAL raffles, track your purchases, and access map info. You might not buy something at every shop you go in, but just seeing new spots and getting to know your neighborhood better is a lot of the fun. The over 150 insane raffle prizes also makes this event a fun frenzy — this year some of the raffles are for a 4-day travel package, iPad Air, shopping sprees topping $600, farm shares, yoga, spa treatments, gift certificates, hotel stays and restaurant vouchers. Get out there and share the community love — it feels great. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, November 27. 11AM to 6PM. YES! It’s time for the super fun annual Black Magic holiday market! Get truly magical scores from AK Studio, Barrow, BLTN Jewelry, Brookes Boswell, Caravan Pacific, Demimonde, Emily Katz, Primecut, Reifhaus, The Granite, Women’s Studies and Yo Vintage! Clothing, jewelry, hats, lamps, accessories, macrame, handbags, ceramics and lots more from these wonderful shops and designers. Black Magic will take place at the Cleaners at Ace Hotel located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE HERE.
♥ Friday, November 27. 11AM to 5PM. Oh, yay! It’s Black Friday on Distillery Row! Shoppers can sample and purchase Portland’s best craft spirits, food, and more lovely gifts. Eight distilleries and over a dozen local vendors will be at the event, including: House Spirits, New Deal Distillery, Stone Barn Brandyworks, Eastside Distilling, Vinn Distillery, Rolling River Distillery, Wild Roots Vodka, Thomas & Sons Distillery, Alma Chocolate, Marigold Coffee, Treehouse Chocolate, The Bitter Housewife, Cardamom Hills Trading Company, Green States Sugaring and lots more good folks. Black Friday on Distillery Row will be at The Melody Ballroom at 615 SE Alder St. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29. Beam & Anchor is participating in the Good Karma sale and 10% of all sales of the weekend will be donated to charity. Beam & Anchor is at 2710 N. Interstate Ave. #goodkarmasale MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28. 11AM to 7PM. Stop by Palace for 25% off everything in the shop and Alexandria Cummings will be in the store selling some special ceramics pieces. There will be raffles, bubbly and sweet treats. Palace is located at 2205 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29. Stop by Mabel & Zora for a Trina Turk Holiday Trunk Show. There will be gifts with purchase, raffles, Little Boxes deals, cups full of spiked spiced hot cider and shopping assistance for gifts and party outfits. Mabel & Zora is located at 748 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, November 28. 4:30PM to 6PM. Get holidazzled at the Holiday Lighting In the Pearl! Celebrate the tree lighting in Jamison Square with carolers and then enjoy sparkling NW shopping and dining. Plus, there are holiday prize packages you can enter while at the tree lighting ceremony by hashtagging your event snaps #PearlPortland. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, November 29. 11AM to 4PM. Stop by the fun Holiday Edition of Sunday Emporium at Rejuvenation! Find fantastic things from the likes of Anna Mara Flowers, Annie Beedy, Bohemian Beauty Co., Fabius Grange, Frankie & Coco, Gary Bodker Designs, Hearth and Hue, Hew Woodwork, Holly Mueller, House of Castellon, Kat + Maouche, Kayla Burke Designs, Kelly Pottery, Madge and Co, Meadow Anderson Designs, Mimi Leather, Modern Artifact Collections, non-perishable goods, Old School Stationers, Purpose Leather Work, Pursuits of Happiness, Relm Studios, Remnant, Revive Designs, Scout and Whistle, Theresa Arrison Pottery, Best Friends Honey, Eliot’s Nut Butters, Fat Dog Inc., Mizuba Tea, Pinkletons Curious Caramel Corn, RAFT Botanical Syrups, Sweetheart Bakery, The Bitter Housewife, Three Little Figs, Woodblock Chocolate and more. Rejuvenation is located at 1100 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Tuesday, December 1. 8PM. YES!! Get tickets for A John Waters Christmas: Holier & Dirtier! The magical man himself will be in town to perform his critically acclaimed one man show. John Waters is obsessed with Christmas, exploitative Christmas movies, the rituals and the holiday disasters — what would be better than JW tucking you in for a dirty Christmas story? Not much. The show is at Aladdin Theater at 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. MORE INFO + GET TICKETS.
♥ Friday, December 4 (6PM to 9PM) & Saturday, December 5 (10AM to 6PM). Get yourself down to the Old Portland Holiday Jubilee! There will be more than 20 vendors selling handmade jewelry, pottery, glass art, leatherwork, photography, art, linocuts, hand-forged goods, chocolate, wine and lots more. On Friday evening sip some cheer from SE Wine Collective, Spiritopia and Ramsay’s Dram and on Saturday morning, gets coffee, baked goods and beautiful flowers. The Old Portland Holiday Jubilee is located at Old Portland, Hardware & Architectural at 700 NE 22nd Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, December 5. 10AM to 6PM. Wonderful Betsy & Iya is hosting a sweet day of gifting at their Better to Give event, so be there! There will be custom stamping (letters, numbers, hearts!) on select stunning Betsy & Iya jewelry pieces, studio tours, crafts for kiddos, coffee, mimosas, treats and 10% of sales goes to Friends of the Children. Of course, they have a zillion perfect presents for yourself and loved ones, too. Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, December 5. 11AM to 5PM. Come to the Leisure Public House Craft Show in St. Johns and pick up handmade beauties from Jesseca Anne Jewelry, Keiran Best, Brehan Todd, Aspen Summit, Vavroch Glass, Pluvious Stitchery, Wild Fur, Idis Decor, Chickadee Apothecary, Botica Botanica, Smith River Apparel and tarot readings by Pyschic Siamese Terror! There will also be fun drink specials and chats with a bunch of nice people. Leisure Public House is located at 8002 N. Lombard St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, December 5. 10AM to 5PM. Spend some time over in Sellwood and Westmoreland for the fun Decemberville event! There is great shopping with dozens of shops, discounts, Santa, pet photos, events for kiddos, live music, crafts, toys and clothing drive, food and refreshments. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, December 6. 10AM to 6PM. Make your way to the huge Give Good Gift holiday market at Union/Pine! This year the annual event has gotten even bigger and expanded into a street festival with food cards, a Christmas tree lot, a fancy photo booth, carolers and Santa Claus. Come shop Ace & Jig, Altar, Bridge & Burn, Betsy & Iya, Caravan Pacific, AK Studio, Another Feather, Field Trip, Pigeon Toe Ceramics, North of West, Make It Good, Nell & Mary, Kit & Ace, See See Motor Co, Strange Vacation, Primitive Forms, Golden Rule Design, Modern Macrame, Madehere PDX, Worn Path, Bee Local, Jacobsen Salt, Olympic Provisions, Selva Floral Design, Pistils Nursery, Portland Apothecary, Hand-Eye Supply, Cargo, Goodwell, Wildcraft Studio School, Little Canoe, The Wild Unknown and lots more. Give Good Gift is at Union/Pine located at 525 SE Pine St. Free + all ages. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, December 6. 10AM to 6PM. Scoot on over to Pop-Up Shop PDX and shop the holiday market featuring AK Studio, Alma Chocolate, Menagerie, Non Perishable Goods, ORU, Mizuba Tea, CraftLAB, NW Elixirs, Time and Oak, Kelly Pottery, CH GobleSalt Co, Missionary Chocolates, Nell and Mary, Aspen Summit and Vintalier. You’ll find wonderful clothing, accessories, jewelry, housewares, chocolate, tea and lots more. The Pop-Up Shop PDX is located at the Cleaners at Ace Hotel at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE HERE.
♥ Friday, December 11 (6 to 9PM). Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13 (10AM to 4PM). ‘Tis the season! It’s time for The Portland Bazaar! This year it is happening at the Jacobsen Salt warehouse, so don’t wander over to the old location. 2015 vendors include: Wood & Faulk, Bridge & Burn, Seaworthy, AK Studio, Draplin Design Co., Maak Soap Lab, Imaginary Authors, Marshall’s Haute Sauce, Lilith Rockett Ceramics, Vitreluxe Glass, HANK by Henry, Phloem Studio, Olympia Provisions, Revolution Design House, Bull in China, Nahanni Arntzen, Kiriko Made, Alma Chocolate, House Spirits Distillery, Union Wine Co., Modern Macrame, Golden Rule Design, The James Brand, Oaks Bottom Forge, MadeHere PDX, Jacobsen Salt Co., Bee Local, and more. This year, shoppers can both make and shop lovely holiday wreaths, bath salts, aeriums and art. Plus, there will be lots of yummy food and warm things to drink. The Portland Bazaar will take place at Jacobsen’s at 602 SE Salmon St. MORE INFO.
Friday, December 11 (5 to 9PM — VIP preview) and Saturday, December 12 (8AM to 8PM). Get to the amazing The Makery Winter Pop Up holiday market!! Shop some of Oregon’s finest designers: AK Studio, Aleka Tomlinson, Alison Jean Cole, Alli Walker, Anna Joyce Design, Boet, Bridge & Burn, Dea Dia, Dig A Pony, Floyd + Francis Vintage, Hank By Henry, Heart Coffee, High Society Collection, Hilary Horvath Flowers, Imaginary Authors, Horticulture, Katie Armour, Laura Irwin, Le Cou, Melissa Jean Made, Make It Good, Martina Thornhill, Minoux, Nell & Mary, North Buggalo PDX, Non Perishable Goods, Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Portland Apothecary, SE Wine Collective, Studio Olivine, The Good Flock, Time and Oak, Tiro Tiro, Wildwood Bespoke, Woodblock Chocolate and more! The Makery Winter Pop Up will take place at 923 SE Hawthorne. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, December 12. 12PM—9PM. Join ADX for their 5th Annual Gifted Holiday Fair! Shop goods from Bee Thinking, Black Star Bags, Buoy Beer Company, Burnside Brewing Co, Cotton Flower Press, Deoria Made, Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters, Essance, Natural Aromatherapy, Fieldworks Supply Company, FINEX Cast Iron Cookware Co., Hand-Eye Supply, Frankie & CoCo, Stubbornstiles, Bowie & Francesca, Hot Winter Hot Sauce, Kayla Burke Design, Kept Goods, MadeHere PDX, Make It Good, Pixelknit, Plum Deluxe, Port Rhombus Design, Portland Cider Co., RAFT Syrups, Smashed Boozy Jams + Jellies, The Bitter Housewife, Three Little Figs, Vitrifiedstudio, Wine Wood Creations, With Love From PDX, Woodblock Chocolate, Right Bayou Cajun Cuisine, 33 Books Co. There will be drinks, snacks, live music, a gift wrapping station, and a photobooth. ADX is located at 417 SE 11th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, Dec 12 & Sunday, Dec 13. 11AM to 6PM. It’s coming… the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale is almost here. 250+ vendors selling handmade goods. Goodie bags for first 150 shoppers each day. Gift wrapping station. All ages. Free admission. And lots more! The Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale is at Oregon Convention Center 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Exhibit Hall D. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13. 10AM to 4PM each day. Make sure to pop by the Prairie Underground Annual Sample Sale! There will be hundreds of jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, tunics and leggings from 50% to 85% off. PLUS, a bunch of cool designs that didn’t end up going into production for retail! 20% of the proceeds will be donated to local non-profits that focus on women and children. Free parking! The Prairie Underground Sample Sale will be at 723 N. Tillamook St. MORE INFO.
♥ Now through December 24. Make sure to stop by our four awesome pop-ups downtown! Draplin Design Co. (hello, Field Notes!), Folk (furniture, lighting and smaller housewares) and Stubborn Stiles (a variety of designs by Melissa and Dan Stiles) are at 438 NW Broadway — the are all open Tuesdays through Saturdays 11AM to 7PM. Sundays 12PM to 5PM. Then there is Omiyage (Asian-inspired gifts and crafts) at 341 NW Fifth Ave is open Wednesday through Friday from 11AM to 6PM and Saturday and Sunday from 12PM to 5PM. This is the 6th year that a handful of small local businesses are getting their chance to test out their own retail shop in vacant space in downtown Portland. Go show these guys some love and find some very cool local design talent and limited edition scores for yourself, family and friends. MORE INFO.
♥ Now through December 31. Yo Vintage! has opened up a little pop-up shop within the House of Commons space! Come shop a lovely selection of Sarah’s perfectly edited vintage clothing and accessories. House of Commons is located at 3370 SE Division St. MORE INFO.
PHOTOS ABOVE: Very lovely styles I found at Parallel. They’re participating in Little Boxes and have a trunk show happening as well — find event details for both in their listing above.
Bridge & Burn opened it’s doors in 2013 to much acclaim in downtown Portland’s West End shopping district. Born from a string of successful t-shirt and streetwear brands headed by owner Erik Prowell, Bridge & Burn came to be after Erik decided to move on from streetwear. He and his team of designers started by creating stylish yet functional West Coast-influenced outerwear, later adding a full line of clothing for both men and women. Today, B&B has become a beloved brand not just for fashion conscious locals, but their collections are sought out nationally and over Europe and Asia.
Whether you’re looking for a great coat to get you through both daytime hiking excursions and nighttime socializing, a cozy sweater that will work in the office as well as on the slopes, a comfy t-shirt that shows your NW pride, or all of the above, Bridge & Burn has got you covered and then some. I love Bridge & Burn’s open and modern space which is very thoughtfully styled with raw edge wood tables, plants, and even a handy cooler stocked with Stumptown Cold Brew. Apparel is styled and displayed alongside a perfectly curated collection of accessories including: stylishly practical bags by Wood & Faulk, Filson and Topo, Westerlind hats, cozy socks, dapper neckties and scarves by Kiriko, locally made sunglasses, Opinel pocket knives, and unisex apothecary by OLO and Maak — just to name a few things in the well-stocked shop. See lots more HERE.
Also known for innovative collaborations with other talented local brands and designers, a new line of beautiful wool twill shirts designed in partnership with renowned local designer John Blasioli was just announced. With so much variety and an incredibly friendly and knowledgable staff, Bridge & Burn offers a complete shopping experience. In fact, I would say it’s a great place to get started on your holiday shopping. Don’t tell my husband but I’m planning on picking up a flannel shirt or two for him and I know I’ll find other great gifts in store as well.
Bridge & Burn is located in Portland at 1122 SW Morrison and is open Sunday through Thursday from 11AM to 6PM and Fridays and Saturdays from 11AM to 7PM. You can also shop B&B online anytime. Keep up with new items, sales, events and more by following @bridgeandburn on Instagram and like Bridge & Burn on Facebook.
YAY! Fun times. I’m having a very generous OLO Fragrance giveaway today and we made up a fun entry question! The lucky winner will receive a huge prize package (see image below!) and an OLO perfume of their choice. Most of the magical potions included are currently only available at the OLO brick and mortar shop here in Portland, so Heather is making it rain all the good smells! I’d pick Valens or Dark Wave for the perfume of choice since they’re my faves for fall and winter. And, of course, Cedar & Rose is an any season pick. They all make beautiful gifts as well! More HERE. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Pick any TV or film character and make up your own fragrance for them based on their personality in a comment below. ANYTHING goes! :)
2. For an extra entry, follow both @olofragrance and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow us — just let me know that, too!
OLO PRIZE PACKAGE: 3 Body Oils: Cedar & Rose, Palo Santo and Dark Wave, 2 Floral Waters: Neroli and Geranium Rose, 2 Moisturizing Soaps: Cedar & Rose and Dark Wave, and 1 9ml OLO perfume of their choice!
OLO PORTLAND FLAGSHIP STORE: If you’re in Portland, stop by Heather and Jonathan’s amazing shop, Milk Milk Lemonade! Shop all the wonderful OLO fragrances, beautiful jewelry, cool candles and objects, incense, skincare, cards. Lots of exclusive stock here! Milk Milk Lemonade is at 1407 SE Belmont St. MORE INFO.
SHIPPING, ETC: The winners’ shipping will be covered by OLO. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Weds, Nov 25, at 2PM PST. The winners will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the winner within a few days.
Marble and plants and letterpress? Yes, please. I’m loving everything in the Arminho shop right now. João and Raquel live in Porto, Portugal and produce their stunning projects with eco-friendly inks, 100% recycled cotton papers made from recycled textiles to such a gorgeous effect. My faves in their sweet shop right now are the gold marbled notebook, the marbled stone notebook set, the marble triptych poster, the leaves and plants botanic poster, the lily of the marble valley and the cactus wall poster. So much beauty! Plus, lots of wonderful gifts for loved ones (including ourselves!) at very good prices. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Arminho.
This new to me shop Envoy of Belfast is on my list to visit should I get the chance to visit Northern Ireland someday like I hope to. They’ve got such a gorgeous selection! My current shop faves are the Doncaster Dress, the Black Katsuragi Ring Coat, the Vigra Jacket, the Herringbone Bedford Jacket, the Faraz Black Scarf, the Khaki Fringe Scarf, the Mushroom Bag, Mini Trunk Bag and the Suede Black Ankle Boots. I seem to be especially feeling their Dries Van Noten selection right now! More HERE.
How area we already in the middle of November?? It’s madness, really. I’m glad that I took a quick trip away with some girlfriends because I don’t see much relaxation happening again until end of December. I highly recommend renting a beach house during blustery months with dear friends — it was good for the soul and surprisingly inexpensive to boot. Also, all the cheese and wine and fireside belly laughs. Have a wonderful week, friends. Lots of love to everyone in France and everyone who is overwhelmed by the state of things. xo Jen ♥
➔ SOME THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
Please don’t forget to get your name in the hat for beautiful jewels by Uni.
A cozy gift idea for my fellow moon-loving babes.
So many perfect holiday cards and great expressions of adoration.
I LOVE ALL THESE SWEATERS. So good.
Lots of dreamy new clothes for fall and winter.
A fun Altar shop visit for those who embrace their somber and darker sides.
All the shoes. A fantastic Imelda’s Shoes shop visit!
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➔ A SWEET DEAL
Get 10% off lovely bags from Pine & Boon with code: HONEYFRIEND now thru 11/30/15.
Get 50% off at the Emerson Fry End of Season Sale! So many crazy good deals!
Images courtesy of Envoy of Belfast.