We're about to get smacked with a storm of holiday-season shopping events, and they're all cool and virtuous indie-supportive ways to do whatever style of holiday shopping you do. However, there are simply too many of them to delve into exhaustively; I'll be posting weekly digests of what's coming up, but there are also a few standouts that have been announced that might be worth penciling into your schedule before your dance card fills up:
—The Makery's First Annual Winter Market: The Makery is a collective studio space that houses a variety of home goods-focused small manufacturers like Pigeon Toe Ceramics and Studio Olivine letterpress paper goods. They're inviting guest vendors like jewelers Demimonde, Better Late Than Never, and Betsy & Iya, apparel from Make it Good and Reif, leather goods by Sara Barner, and knits by Laura Irwin, and more—two dozen in total. Plus drinkables from Dig A Pony, Widmer, Drink Think, and Portland Roasting, food carts, DJ Bad Wizard, a photobooth, and a mobile hot tub station (!), so bring your suit. December 14 & 15, 10 am-5 pm, The Makery, 424 N Tillamook
—Give Good Gift is returning to Union/Pine, with a huge, impressive list of vendors, including AK Vintage, Backtalk, Boys Fort Branch Birdie, Fieldwork Flowers, Hand Eye Supply, Imogene + Willie, Lowell... and so. many. more. Plus refreshments from New Deal, Stumptown, the Sugar Cube, and Bunk. December 6, 6-10 pm & December 7, 10 am-3 pm, Union/Pine, 525 SE Pine
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