Alright I left something off of my list from my post yesterday. THE PORTLAND BAZAAR! In it’s inaugural year, this project of Grace Bonney of Design Sponge is sure to be AMAZING. Inspired by The Brooklyn Flea, Grace, Matt Pierce, and Greg Hennes, are pulling together 50+ local Portland artisans to showcase and sell their work at Sandbox Studio during the bazaar. Among the mix are woodworkers, metal workers, designers, chefs, etc. Read this description and tell me you aren’t DYING to go!
To kick off the very first Portland Bazaar, we’re holding a curated holiday fair on December 10th and 11th at Sandbox Studio in Portland, Oregon. Our goal is to celebrate the high-quality handmade work being produced in Portland’s incredible creative community. In addition to offering a curated selection of vendors in a wide range of categories — clothing, accessories, home goods, books (Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis will be at the Reading Frenzy booth to sign copies of Wildwood!), music, vintage wares, fine art, food and spirits — the Bazaar will also offer live music performances from local bands, unique demonstrations and classes, including whiskey & gin tastings and DIY workshops on how to make holiday wreaths from Portland flora taught by our own Amy Merrick (stay tuned for class times/signups)!
To complement the excitement happening inside the Bazaar, the street in front of Sandbox Studio will be closed to traffic and lined with some of Portland’s finest food trucks. We aim to provide each and every guest with not only great holiday gift options and DIY ideas but also tasty snacks and drinks.
–Copy from DesginSponge.com
What makes it even better is some of my favorite local shops are being represented! OMFG Co., Adler & Co., Bridge & Burn, Pigeon Toe, and Reading Frenzy!
Oh my goodness gracious I just cannot wait! And as a semi-related side note, Grace Bonney is my hero. I would seriously LOVE to be her little minion. Whatever she’d need me for, I’m there. Would never happen, but a girl can dream right?!