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Make the Season Merry and Bright with Our Holiday Shopping Guide
Season’s greetings Portland! Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Have you started? No worries, we have you covered! Business districts in Portland are full of local retailers that can help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Shop online or in-store and get the friendly advice and expertise of Portland’s passionate small business owners. Wondering where to start? Here are a few businesses that are stocked up and ready to help you make this holiday magical.
- Alberta: If you know someone who loves shoes, PedX Shoes is a stylish emporium showcasing a variety of brand-name women’s shoes, jewelry, handbags and accessories. For the cycling enthusiast, Community Cycling Center is a nonprofit hub offering new and used bicycles and parts, plus service and educational opportunities. To really get into the holiday spirit, check out EcoVibe Home for holiday décor, gift sets, plants, pottery and more.
- Beaumont: Don’t forget the greeting cards! The Arrangement has one of the best selections in the City along with home décor, clothing and jewelry. Nearby, the Merchant’s Collection offers a selection of teak and rattan furniture, as well as hand-carved statuary. Give the gift of art! Artistic Portland Gallery is a co-op of 20+ artists that sells fine art and handcrafted goods.
- Belmont: If it is vintage treasures you are looking for try Noun, which carries an eclectic array of vintage furnishings, locally made jewelry and collectible gifts. For the cook in your life, nothing beats a good kitchen knife. Check out the selection at Knife House.
- Central Eastside: Along the train tracks you will find one of the most Instagrammable stores in all of Portland – Cargo. This colorful marketplace sells offbeat and unique goods sourced from around the world. For the outdoor enthusiast, Next Adventure has new and used gear and apparel for year-round outdoor activities.
- Foster Area: These Foster retailers pack a 1-2 punch – Manifest Mercantile has plenty of art, jewelry and other curated goods and right next door Glasshaus Gardens sells house plants, pottery and other plant-based gifts. If it’s textiles you are after, Heidi West Designs has screen printed bags, home accessories, paper goods, and other art and craftwork.
- Hawthorne: If you are shopping for someone who is difficult to buy for, Hawthorne Boulevard is brimming with unique gifts. Presents of Mind is a boutique featuring stationery, accessories, baby items, apparel and gifts from local designers; Asylum sells both new and vintage gifts, furniture, and lighting and Memento has locally made bags, purses, jewelry, artwork, T-shirts, candles and cards.
- Mississippi Ave: Who doesn’t love a good pair of socks? Sock Dreams sells one-of-a-kind socks, tights, thigh-highs, leg warmers and more. Local favorite Flutter had to temporary close their storefront due to fire, but you can still find lots of antiques, jewelry and cosmetics plus books, toys and housewares on their website.
- Northwest District: Tender Loving Empire has a wide variety of books, jewelry, housewares, records, and and a selection of goods from BIPOC makers. If creepy and weird are your bag, Paxton Gate has treasures and oddities inspired by the natural sciences.
- Pearl District: Looking for something quintessentially local? Made Here has high quality and design savvy goods made within Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Porch Light has old and new furniture, jewelry, curios and other decor items plus apothecary goods.
- St. Johns: In need of a tree? St. Johns Beer Porch has fresh cut Christmas trees and an assortment of beverages and food carts. Aside from a killer selection of books and yarn, Two Rivers Book Store/Weird Sisters Yarn is hosting night markets through December 20th with products from local artists, designers and makers. Salty Teacup is offering a slew of fun gift baskets full of eclectic treasures.
- Williams District: For all things vintage, check out Workshop Vintage for a variety of jewelry, clothing, collectibles and home décor. If new designs and styles are what you are looking for, Monochomatic has a selection of small batch clothing and accessories.
This list is non-exhaustive so if you are looking for more ideas check out Shop Small PDX, the Mercy Corps Northwest Made Holiday Market or the Portland Culinary Alliance Gift Guide. With so many great options at neighborhood businesses, there’s a perfect gift out there for everyone.