Localize the Season

It’s time to shop Portland! The holiday shopping season officially starts this week and neighborhood business districts are ready to help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your lists. Whether you choose to shop Gray Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday, you’ll be able to take advantage of great local deals and discounts in your favorite neighborhood stores. So skip the doorbusters and shop your favorite neighborhood businesses to ensure your holidays are merry and bright.

  • Pledge to Shop Local

  • Little Boxes (11/24-11/26)

  • Multnomah Village/Hillsdale Golden Ticket (11/17-12/31)

    • Make a purchase, get a Golden Ticket to redeem for deals or discounts at more than 50 participating shops and eateries; make another purchase, get another Golden Ticket
  • Kenton Wooden Nickel (11/24-1/5)

    • Make a purchase at 21 participating shops and eateries, get a stamp on your Wooden Nickel passport and enter to win prizes
  • Small Business Saturday (11/25)

    • Celebrate the 7th Annual Small Business Saturday by shopping local (#shopSMALL)
    • Small Business Saturday recently surpassed Black Friday as the biggest shopping day of the year for independent retailers
    • Light up the night with a festive tree lighting in the Pearl District
    • Worked up an appetite shopping? #DineSmall at neighborhood restaurants and bars
  • Division/Clinton Celebrates Small (11/25)

    • Get free gifts and coupons when you make two or more purchases at participating Division/Clinton businesses on Small Business Saturday
  • Cyber Monday (11/27)

    • Celebrate Cyber Monday by shopping online at your favorite neighborhood businesses website
  • Giving Tuesday (11/28)

    • Support your neighborhood business district and help them give back to the community this holiday season
    • Help Williams District businesses give 10% of their sales to local non-profits and look for Giving Trees to sponsor families in need
    • Light up the night with a festive tree lighting (Foster Area)

When you shop at a local neighborhood business, 70% of every dollar you spend stays in Portland’s economy – giving Venture Portland and neighborhood business districts one more reason to be thankful for your support.