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Holiday pop-ups and markets in Portland offer alternative to online, big-box shopping

Every year around the holidays, shoppers looking for last-minute gifts or one-of-a-kind items can count on pop-up markets and gift fairs springing up in Portland.

For those looking to skip shipping delays at big department stores and online shopping this year, pop-ups and Christmas markets offer shoppers a chance to interact with and support local artists and manufacturers while they shop for unique gifts.

Here are some Portland holiday pop-ups and markets to check out this season. Hours of operation are subject to change, so check the links for each event for more up-to-date information.

Native Made Winter Marketplace

When: 11-17 on 17-18 December

Where: 4636 NE 42nd Ave.

What: This holiday pop-up is hosted by the Native American Youth and Family Center and supports Native artists, makers and vendors. Shoppers can find jewelry, clothing, crafts, prints and more.

For more information: nayamarketplace.org/events

Portland Bazaar

When: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on 17 – 18 December

Where: Premier Gear & Machine Works Building, 1715 NW 17th Ave.

What: Located in the Premier Gear & Machine Works Building in the Northwest District, the Portland Bazaar features more than 160 local manufacturers, designers and retailers.

For more information, visit portlandbazaar.com

The Makers Fair Christmas Market

When: 12pm-6pm on December 17th

Where: 2377 NW Wilson St.

What: Makers Fair, held at Hammer & Stitch Brewing Company, will feature wares from 10 local artisans including Landia Skincare, Dapper Bear Candle Company, Wag Theory, Catherine Chandler Jewelry + Objects, and others.

More information: hsbrew.co/events/the-makers-fair

Mimi’s Fresh Tees Holiday Collection

When: 11am-6pm Monday-Saturday through December 31st

Where: 730 SW 10th Ave., next to Compound

What: This holiday season, Mimi’s Fresh Tees is hosting a holiday pop-up showcasing merchandise from Portland’s BIPOC businesses run by women.

For more information: mimisfreshteespdx.com

Ceramic Northwest

When: Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm, until December 31 (closed on Christmas Day)

Where: 300 SW Yamhill St.

What: Hosted by the non-profit Oregon Potters Association, this Christmas pop-up features handmade ceramic creations by over 40 local artists.

Learn more at oregonpotters.org

Omiyage Holiday Store

When: 11am-3pm Thursday-Sunday through December 19 and Tuesday-Friday December 20-23 December

Where: Japanese American Museum of Oregon, 411 NW Flanders St.

What: Hosted by the Japanese American Museum of Oregon in Old Town, this Christmas pop-up features Japanese-inspired items from local makers, including jewelry, home decor, cards, origami creations and books, as well as some curated vintage items.

For more information: jamo.org/omiyage-holiday-store

Exceptional Makers Market

When: 10am-6pm Monday-Sunday through December 30th

Where: Commonwealth Building, 421 SW 6th Ave.

What: A curated retail space featuring merchandise from local artists, manufacturers and retailers including Sasquatch Botanicals, Birds and Bees Nursery, Niyyah Handcrafted, La Tienda Del Sol and more.

For more information, visit travelportland.com

PDX Urban Wineries

When: 11am-6pm Tuesday-Sunday through December 30; Christmas Eve 11am-3pm

Where: Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave.

What: PDX Urban Wineries is an association of 16 urban wineries operating within the Portland city limits. This holiday pop-up allows shoppers to sample and purchase a variety of wines from the association’s member wineries.

Learn more: pdxurbanwine.com/the-meet-ups

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