Supporting Local in Portland

Friday, November 24, 2017

I'm not even a little bit into commercial shopping, and have always had a hard time with Black Friday . . . but local sales for Christmas--count me in!  And I consider Oregon-ish to be local, by the way.  One of my favorite places to find local handmade crafts for Christmas gifts is the Garden Home Holiday Bazaar.  I've been once, and can't wait to attend this year.  I love to discover artists new to me, while reconnecting with my old favorites! 

Another treat is Crafty Wonderland Art + Craft Market.  I'm all about keeping money in communities and supporting artists in their craft.  Shhhh!  First 100+ guests receive amazing gift bags.  Get your pre-show tickets now--otherwise, free admission!

I always look forward to Golden Tickets in Multnomah Village and Hillsdale.  Each business chooses their own deals throughout the season.  If you spend a certain amount at Annie Bloom's, for example, you will receive a Golden Ticket to Topanien (last year they were giving away a wonderful gift basket to the selected Golden Ticket in the box).  I LOVE Topanien!  Also, the Turkish linens, kitchenware, soaps, and tiles in Indigo Traders are the best in town, and they often serve Turkish coffees to perk up even the most tired of the tiredest shoppers.  Love this store!  (p.s. my top three favorite stores in Portland (besides the others listed in this post) are hiding in this paragraph!!)

Shop at Tilde!  Support makers--not all local, but a store in support of the arts.  Many of my favorite Etsy artists sell their work here.  I double-heart Tilde.

Decemberville in Sellwood!  Most stores are running sales and there are many stores to visit!  Check it out this coming weekend, December 2nd!

I think that about wraps up my favorites for Christmas shopping. I heart local. I heart community. I heart supporting local community. Happy shopping! xoxo, Karli

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