Held at the Portland Expo Center, the Christmas Bazaar is an annual event that has been a Portland holiday shopping tradition for 31 years. The bazaar always starts the weekend after Thanksgiving. The show features 1,000 booths of a variety of interesting and diverse items ranging from beaded jewelry to dog beds. Booths are staffed and owned by the local small business owners. About 450 booths are juried handcrafted items including hats, jams and jellies, jewelry, little girls' tutus, ornaments, apparel, and some really clever ideas turned into really cool things. The rest of the show includes non-handcrafted gift items such as hair accessories, ornaments, antique baskets from China, candies, popcorn, barbeque sauces, Tupperware, handbags, collectibles, selected imported products, kitchen tools, fleece and a whole lot of holiday shopping ideas.
The General Store in Troutdale, OR has a fantastic collection of items for everyone on your Christmas list. For the baker there are lots of fun cooking items and kitchen decorations. For kids there are old time toys that are sure to be a hit, not to mention they have loads of candy. For those that love Christmas there is an endless supply of Christmas decorations to choose from whether it is ornaments, stockings, or home décor they have it. They have regular home décor too, including décor for your garden as well. For the men in your life there is an entire man cave section.
Molly Muriel products use all natural ingredients and are made in small batches by hand. Although the have been an online store for sometime their brick and mortar store is new. Here you will find essential oils, soups, lotions, teas, salts, cooking spices, bulk herbs, plants, bath and body oils, bath soaks, and more. If you want to learn more about using essential oils this is the perfect place to learn. They offer classes on an ongoing basis for candle making, home made syrups like elderberry syrup, laundry soup, perfumes, ciders like fire water, and more. Their classes are the perfect place to go and make holiday gifts.
Bella Casa located in the Pearl District, is Richard Codanti's passion and creation; an ever-changing canvas of artfully layered textures, colors, lighting, scents, and sounds that stimulate and excite the senses. Richard is committed to searching the world over for the finest and most unique home furnishings and accessories that are a cut above the ordinary. He thoughtfully selects every purchase and carefully curates collections that are worthy to be called 'Bella Casa Style.' During the holidays Bella Casa goes all out and transforms into a Christmas Wonderland. It will be easy to find gifts for everyone on your list here.
Orox Leather has been family owned and operated for four generations. Their store in downtown Portland has been open for four years now and they have been selling their goods at the Saturday market for 12 years. They originally started out making baseball gloves and sandals and have expanded to a wide assortment of leather goods like handbags, wallets, belts, cell phone cases, pet items, and more. They use water resistant American made leather in all of their products. If you have an idea for something you would like made you will be happy to know that they do custom work.
Including four department stores, with one being the state's largest Nordstrom, Washington Square Mall draws patrons with its wealth of shopping opportunities and diverse merchandise. Over 170 specialty stores also call this landmark mall home. They have one of the only Brighton Jewelry Stores in Portland and the only Cheesecake Factory. Kids will love the Lego store and mom's will love the rest. Names like Pottery Barn, Abercrombie & Fitch and J. Crew keeps shoppers happily filling up their bags (and emptying their wallets) until the doors close. A large food court and an expansive parking structure with a skybridge to Nordstrom and Sears are convenient.
Looking for a souvenir of your travels, a Christmas gift, or just an immediate taste of Portland? Head to the Saturday Market, a year round weekend event that's held the city in thrall since 1974. With scores of booths to browse, you'll encounter artwork, crafts, food, flowers, and pretty much anything you can imagine. The atmosphere is energetic, enlivened by eager shoppers and musicians who play among the crowds. Perfect for gift-shopping or simply to absorb the sights and sounds of Portland and do a little people-watching along the way. During the warm months kids can play in the new fountain.
The Crafty Wonderland shop is the most amazing little shop in downtown Portland full of handmade arts and craft goods from over 180 Portland area artists. By bringing them all together they've made it easy for Portlanders to buy local goods made by local artists. Goods include jewelry, books, clothing, toys, paintings, beauty products, and more. This is the go to place for items showing off Oregon state pride. Each May and December they host a large craft market at the Oregon Convention Center with over 250 local artists selling items. There is no admission to attend and they have a free craft making station set up.
Catering to hip professionals and trendy city denizens, this area is one of Portland's busiest. It features fashionable clothing and home store chains, including Eddie Bauer and Pottery Barn, Lush, Williams and Sonoma, Urban Outfitters, and also includes a wealth of smaller, independent shops. Great restaurants including Papa Hayden's and Casa del Matador are here. There is also a slew of coffee houses and everything from stylish clothing venues and music shops can also be found. The boutiques found along NW 23rd offer a variety of goods, because no two shops are remotely the same. Great turn-of-the-century architecture and beautiful landscaping add to the neighborhood's appeal.
Located in the heart of downtown Portland near Pioneer Courthouse Square. This is downtown's primary shopping destination, spanning four city blocks and housing designer name brands and top quality dining and entertainment options. Anchor stores include Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, and Tiffany & Co.; smaller high-end retailers include Ann Taylor, Coach, Eddie Bauer, J. Crew and Nine West. This mall features an Apple Store and a brand new Microsoft store. During the month of December this Macy's location features Santa Land. Unfortunately you will have to park in a parking garage to go to this mall. There is no free parking available. Mall services include strollers, wheelchairs, a visitor's information center and an on-site ATM.