One of the best parts about Portland at Christmas time is all of the free Holiday Markets featuring local makers and businesses, not to mention the excellent food carts in attendance. These markets are a great place to support local and spend an afternoon finding unique gifts for the special people in your life (or, treat yourself)! Grab a few friends or bring the whole family for these fun markets throughout December.
Portland Night Market
The Portland Night Market happens every few months, but the Christmas version is always much anticipated. The Christmas market is Portland Night Market’s biggest event of the year. Lasting 3 days, you can sip, shop, and snack through every booth. This year, the day before the market guests can buy tickets to the pre-party for those looking to shop the booths without the crowds. This event costs $15 and includes a free drink along with your first choice to the indoor vendors. Friday-Sunday the market may be busier, but it is free for all! The Portland Night market is an event loved by all ages, and always proves to be a great time. With Christmas fast approaching, attend the Night Market to check off some items on that list!
100 SE Alder Street Portland, Oregon
Friday & Saturday: 4-11 pm
Visit Site Tickets for Pre-Party
Beaverton Night Market Bazaar
Want to experience something like the Portland Night Market but live in the suburbs? Or maybe you want something on a smaller scale? Then the Beaverton Night Market is for you. This is a temporary indoor arts/crafts/merchandise store featuring goods made by ethnic craft vendors. Starting the first weekend in December, each weekend through the end of the month will feature a different culture. The Beaverton Night Market hopes to provide a unique shopping experience, support nearby businesses, and create a space that fosters cross-cultural exchange. This event has about 30 vendors and will allow you to experience the beauty of all the cultures we have in our city featuring music, storytelling, craft making, and arts & crafts.
Bank of Beaverton Building
4500 SW Watson Ave
Fridays: 4-10 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 2-10
Hip Chicks do Wine Portland Holiday Market
Photo Credit: Metamorphosis Designs
Another family friendly market supporting local small businesses, Hip Chicks Holiday Market wants you to support small with a glass of wine in hand! This market is smaller than others with 10-14 local vendors sampling and selling products, but all vendors are locally owned and the items they sell are handcrafted. As a plus, wine tasting will only be $10 and if you bring at least 2 cans of food or personal hygiene items for donations, wine tasting is FREE! This will also get you special discounts on wine along with holiday cookies to decorate (and eat). Featuring Little Red’s Bakeshop, DaydreamLux, Becca Bee Pottery, and more! Bring the whole family for this fun Christmas shopping event.
4510 SE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Northwest made Holiday Market
The sixth annual Northwest Made Holiday Market supports local business owners allowing them to boost sales at this busy and important time of year for small businesses. With over 40 booths of food, crafts, jewelry, and more, this event is fun for the whole family. Reserve a spot to meet Santa, or walk right up, listen to the music from the Stumptown DJ, sample local treats, and peruse the booths to find the perfect gifts!
Mercy Corps Action Center
28 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Photo Credit: Margaret Jacobsen
The Portland Bazaar is one of the most anticipated holiday gift showcases! The Portland Bazaar started in 2011 with a mission to create an event that highlights the skilled artists, makers, and businesses in Portland. It is free to all and is two days of vendors in every category from clothes to art along with DIY demonstrations for things such as wreath making and bath salt blending! It is not just a gift show, but an experience!
800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, or 97214