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32 Festive Markets and Shopping Events for the 2021 Holiday Season in Portland

Crafty Wonderland, Portland Bazaar, Small Shops Big Hearts, and More
November 22, 2021
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Find imported German nutcrackers, smokers, and ornaments amongst other artisan goods at Silverton's authentic German Christmas Market. (Silverton Christmas Market)

The supply chain is all sorts of messed up and it’s prime porch thief season, so beat the hassles of holiday shopping and support local businesses with these curated markets featuring the city’s finest vendors, makers, and artisans. From procrastinators to folks looking to support social causes with their dollars to shoppers looking for a luxe experience, there's a market this season that will fit your needs. Happy shopping, happy gifting, and happy holidays! For more ideas on how to get into the holiday spirit, check out our guide on where to find Christmas trees and festive foliage.

BLACK FRIDAY & SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Black Business Pop Up Market 
Built Oregon will “turn Black Friday into….well, Black Friday,” giving you the chance to support Black-owned businesses with your dollars. Among the lineup are Glory Skincare (a 2021 Sephora Accelerate Program participant), growing media empire A Kids Company About, and social justice-minded brand Mimi’s Fresh Tees.  
CENTRL Office, West End (Fri Nov 26)
Black-led

Geek the Halls 2021
The long-running craft fair presented by PDX Guild of Geeks is back with 60 local artists hawking gifts for each and every nerd in your life.
Doubletree Hotel, Lloyd District (Nov 27-28)

Pomarius & Friends 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar
If you're an avid flora fan, Pomarius' "spirited, greenery forward, festive showcase of small businesses" is your destination for holiday gifts. Stroll through the nursery's open-air green space and enjoy fare from Astral and libations from Bauman's Cider and Duality Brewing, plus a special wine tasting by Nostrana. DJs Nym and Atom 13 will bring the tunes, and 100% of admission from the event will go to the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA).
Pomarius Nursery, Slabtown (Sat Nov 27)

Portland Bazaar Pop-Up
This pop-up will be an appetizer to the Bazaar's main event in December—30+ vendors embodying the spirit of Small Business Saturday will be dotted around the square's magnificent tree for a holiday shopping event like no other.
Pioneer Courthouse Square, Downtown (Sat Nov 27)
Women-led

Portland Moon Market
This lunar-loving market was created by a pair of queer vendors/owners of Little Rituals just last year. They've created a space to celebrate fellow small business owners, and you can help them by patronizing makers like Y TĂş Studio, Rooted by Plant Mamis, YRS, and more. Best of all, pups are welcome and shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags.
Everett West, Pearl District (Sat Nov 27)
Queer- and women-led

Small Shops Big Hearts (formerly Little Boxes)
Go in with a game plan for this shopping event that encompasses over 90 local businesses in virtually every category, from bike shops to pets and record stores to restaurants. Holiday gift-seekers will earn incentives when buying their wares, from physical prizes to rewards points, using the local payment app Kuto.
Various locations (Nov 26-27)
BIPOC- and women-led

Spectrum Holiday Art Market
Shop a variety of unique gifts from 17 LGBTQ2SIA+ artists, including Bumble Bath Soap, Entangled Roots Press, Reflective Society, and more in ADX's 14,000 square foot warehouse space. 
ADX, Buckman (Sat Nov 27)
LGBTQ2SIA+-led

Night Market Vancouver Holiday Market
Enjoy live music, DJ sets, half-hour dance lessons, and holiday festivities over two days at this lively market which boasts over 70 vendors.
The Vic, Vancouver (Nov 26-27)
BIPOC- and women-led

DECEMBER / ONGOING

811 Shops Holiday Market
Find an array of handmade clothing, jewelry, leather goods, vintage items, and gifts at this market anchored by a collection of nine women-owned shops who will host pop-ups from other local makers.
811 Shops, East Burnside (Sat Dec 4)
Women-led

The Christmas Pig Market
Revel in the hospitality of the New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society as they host a Scandinavian style holiday gathering complete with food and drink (skål!), Jul time music, and a Nordic-inspired Christmas market. Artisans and vendors include an old-timey tintype photographer, a folk artist mitten knitter, and an importer of vintage home decor finds from Sweden. 
Norse Hall, East Burnside (Sat Dec 11)

Crafty Wonderland Holiday Art + Craft Market
One of Portland’s OG indie markets, Crafty Wonderland is back for a holiday shopping extravaganza including over 230 artists, designers, and crafters. Tickets for the event’s Friday preview night are pricier than weekend admission (which will have timed entry every hour), but you’ll get a first go at the goods and a free drink from the bar. 
Oregon Convention Center, Lloyd District (Dec 10-12)
Women-led

German Christmas Market
Indulge in some vintage-y Christmas charm at this German-inspired market complete with vendors, hot drinks and spiced wine, live music by the 204th Army Band, a sing-along with the Barbershop Chorus, live goats (!), and appearances from Saint Nick and Krampus.
German American Society, Rose City Park (Sat Dec 4)

Gigantic Holiday Market
Neighborhood craft brewery Gigantic will host 12 local makers in their barrel room for a last-minute, 21+ shopping experience for all of you procrastinators and boozehounds. Expect wares such as art books, ceramics, stained glass, handmade soaps, paper goods, resin art, textiles, and more. 
Gigantic Brewing, Reed (Sat Dec 18) 

The Golden Evening Holiday Market
This night market promises “groovy music, yummy dranks, and bomb food” in addition to their lineup of vendors. Channel the holiday spirit with Yule ritual boxes from Calluna Alchemy, which contain “winter stroll” candles, solstice salt, and Yule smoke wands. Typically held outdoors, this month’s event will take shelter from the chilly weather and move inside right next door.  
3450 N Williams, Eliot (Dec 11-12)
Women-led

Hip Chicks Holiday Market
Shop your heart out with a glass of vino in hand at Portland’s oldest urban winery, which will have an indoor/outdoor setup with plenty of heaters. Local artisans will be sampling and selling their products and you can score special discounts on Hip Chicks wine and holiday sangria. You'll also be able to partake in a wine tasting ($10 or complimentary with a donation of food or personal hygiene items which will go to Esther's Pantry Food Bank).
Hip Chicks Do Wine, Reed (Sat Dec 4)
Women-led

Holiday Night Market Pop-Up
Guzzle a pint or two of Swift Cider's award-winning craft hard cider before getting down to the serious business of acquiring the perfect gift. You'll find ceramics, jewelry, vintage, clothing, and more at this pop-up presented by Swift and frequent community market organizer Raspy Timbre.
Swift Cider, Piedmont (Thurs Dec 9)
Women-led

MESO Market
Hosted by nonprofit Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon, this market will showcase 14 BIPOC entrepreneurs and is open all season long for your shopping convenience. A pair of different food vendors will rotate every two weeks, Fridays and Saturdays will include entertainment, and an African American Santa will make an appearance on select Saturdays (Dec 4, 11, 18).
1237 NE Alberta, Alberta Arts District (Nov 18-Dec 24)
BIPOC-led

My People’s Market 8
Pull up on any given Sunday, and you’ll find a completely new cast of 30 vendors and a new “experience” at this mecca of diverse makers, including Indigenous Come Up, Koa Roots, Resistakat, Tostado Coffee Roasters, and more.
The Redd on Salmon, Central Eastside (Dec 5, 12, 19)
BIPOC-led

Night Market Vancouver Holiday Market
Enjoy live music, DJ sets, half-hour dance lessons, and holiday festivities over two days at this lively market which boasts over 70 vendors.
The Vic, Vancouver (Dec 17-18)
BIPOC- and women-led

NW Marine Art Works Holiday Market + Open Studios
Seize the chance to see where artistic magic happens as NW Marine Art Works welcomes you into their studios for an open house and holiday market. Over 50 local artists and artisans will be set up around NWMAW's industrial space (organizers suggest bundling up and warm drinks will be available) with a selection of jewelry and accessories, apparel, paintings and prints, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and housewares.
NW Marine Art Works, Northwest (Sun Dec 5)

Oregon Contemporary Holiday Art Market and Shop Ox Launch
Shop original artworks on paper from over 40 regional artists, plus artist-made homegoods, jewelry, prints, apparel, games, holiday decorations and more at Oregon Contemporary’s newly launched store Shop Ox. Before or after you get your shopping done, take in performances and exhibitions from artists all over the world which will be on view throughout the building. Festive holiday libations will be available from the neighboring taproom and bottle shop Mayfly along with snacks from the gallery’s cafe.
Oregon Contemporary, Kenton (Sat Dec 4) 

PDX Pop-Up Shops
The annual downtown pop-up shop initiative returns for another holiday shopping season, bringing small and emerging retailers into vacant storefronts to support their business development. This year's roster of seven shops includes Indigenous Come-Up (apparel, accessories, and jewelry), The Pickle Jar (Portland Pickles' clubhouse and team store), and Ceramic NW (a ceramic showcase by the Oregon Potters Association).  
Various locations, Downtown (Nov 16-Dec 31)

Penguin Park Winter Makers Market 2021
Fans of Sanrio will appreciate the cutesy branding of this volunteer-run market which will host 50 vendors at an indoor/outdoor venue. The market is sponsored by the local office-and-homegoods manufacturer Grovemade, who will have factory seconds on offer—perfect for sprucing up your WFH setup for the new year.  
6524 N Albina, Piedmont (Sat Dec 4)

Portland Bazaar
Now in its 11th year, this highly curated holiday market (by the same producers as the Portland Flea) features the cream of the crop of Portland’s maker scene. This year, expect over 150 vendors, custom gift wrapping, and a raffle with proceeds going towards a local nonprofit. 
Premiere Gear and Machine Works Building, Slabtown (Dec 11-12, 18-19)
Women-led

Portland Night Market
The quarterly night market returns for its winter edition, promising live ice carving, outdoor food vendors, and of course, plenty of booths to peruse.
100 SE Alder, Central Eastside (Dec 2-5)

Rose City Holiday Book & Paper Fair
If you found yourself looking forward to elementary school book fairs as a kid, you won't want to miss this special sale, which will have rare and collectible books, maps, prints, photographs, and other ephemera on offer. The Cascade Booksellers Association will host vendors such as Crooked House Books & Paper, Peruse the Stacks, The Cookbook Lady, and more, so you can find a thoughtful and unique gift for the discerning loved ones in your life (or yourself!)
100 SE Alder, Central Eastside (Dec 10-11)

ScanFair Reimagined 2021
Celebrate the holiday season with Nordic flair—it’s so chilly up there, they’re experts at making things merry and bright! Enjoy traditional foods, meet and take a photo with Joulupukki (Finnish Santa), and amble through the Fogelbo (Swedish for "bird nest") to admire a winter wonderland light display. You'll also be able to shop locally crafted wares, take in a holiday exhibit, and more.
Nordic Northwest, Garden Home (Dec 3-5)

Silverton Christmas Market (formerly Christmas in the Garden)
Head south to Silverton for the Oregon Garden's annual holiday celebration where you'll find a dazzling display of over a million lights (pro tip: grab a cup of gluhwein or cocoa for your scenic stroll), an authentic German Christmas market, choir music and live bands, and snowless tubing.
Oregon Garden, Silverton (Nov 26-Jan 9)

Slabtown Makers Market
Kill two birds with one stone at this indoor/outdoor market where you can cross people off your shopping list while supporting the community. “The market that gives back” donates five to 10 percent of sales to nonprofits such as North Pole Studios, Raphael House, The Pixie Project, Urban League, and Village Gardens.
Northwest Marine Art Works, Slabtown (Dec 18-19)

Unicornimas 2021
Keeva the Unicorn Queen has partnered with the activation space Gallery Go Go for a unique holiday experience full of rainbows, sparkles, and joy. Children and your inner child alike will delight in an immersive beauty installation—don some glamorous duds, because you'll also be able to meet and get a photo with the Unicorn Queen herself. While you're there, shop one-of-a-kind gifts from independent artists.
Gallery Go Go, Downtown (Saturdays, Nov 27-Dec 18)
BIPOC- and women-led

Unique Markets Portland Holiday Market
In addition to hunting down the perfect gifts amongst over 140 local designers, artists and small businesses, you can wrap said gifts at the market's DIY gift wrapping station, hit the photobooth to get a holiday portrait taken, and enjoy some free mulled wine from Coopers Hall. You can also level up your shopping experience with a VIP ticket that will grant you access to a “plush lounge” where you can gather your strength for a second wind shopping spree with complimentary Straightaway Cocktails.
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Lloyd District (Dec 4-5)
BIPOC- and women-led

A Vintage Christmas Show 2021
Charm the socks off your gift recipients or housemates by picking up antique Christmas bits and baubles.
Monticello’s Antique Marketplace, Montavilla (Nov 12-Jan 2)

Winter Makers Mercado
Portland's hub for Latino culture hosts this weekly in-person market at their plaza, where you can enjoy food and drink, live music and performances, and local community craft vendors.
Portland Mercado, Mt. Scott-Arleta (Saturdays between Nov 13-Feb 26)
BIPOC-led

WoodWorker Holiday Market
Taking inspiration from a natural material integral to the craft of beer brewing, Baerlic’s celebration of wood pays homage to artisan makers who use it to craft furniture, housewares, and of course, the aged oak barrels that store their brews. Enjoy one of Baerlic’s Woodworker series beers with pizza from Ranch PDX while you shop vendors like Shwood, Taylor-Made Woodworking, and more. 
Baerlic Brewery & Taproom, Hosford-Abernethy (Sat Dec 4)