BUT there are are plenty of places to spend money that support creative local makers and the Portland economy. There's a million craft fairs from now until Christmas and the one I'm most excited about is Bike Craft this weekend.
Over 50 bikey individuals and small-scale businesses roll out their best stuff at Sandbox Studio (420 NE 9th Ave) this Saturday and Sunday from 11am-6pm. I've gone for the past three years and it's always been fun—I don't really need a knitted U-Lock cozie or a leather-crafted PBR holder, but there are lots of super-practical items and it's cool to meet a table after table of artistic people who come out of the woodwork for the event.
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