The Portland All-Ages Music Scene (That Portland Doesn't Want You to Know About)
Remember a few years ago when the Design*Sponge-associated Portland Bazaar first came to Portland and a bunch of people got all freaked out and protective because it was scheduled on the same weekend as Crafty Wonderland? Ha! That was embarrassing. Anyway, in keeping with my vow to only bring special attention to the very most exciting holiday-season pop-ups, the Bazaar is worth mentioning, and noting in one's calendar device of choice:
This year it will be held December 6, 7, and 8, with the evening of the 6th (5-9 pm) doubling as a VIP preview. You can go, but you will need to pay $10 (which includes a drink ticket for a House Spirits cocktail) for the privilege of first dibs and an uncrowded shopping environment. Or you can join the hoi polloi from 9 am-4 pm on Saturday and Sunday for a mostly-local array of vendors (OLO, Bridge & Burn, Boys Fort, Pendleton... peep the whole long list here. If you are looking for that all-in-one opportunity tp cross everything off your list, this is a good one.