Portland's Art and Craft Extravaganzas, Brew Fests and Festive Bed and Breakfasts

Portland Restaurants and Bed and Breakfasts are at the forefront of supporting local and sustainable farms, artisan bakeries and cheese makers.  Start the day visiting our many specialty shops, art galleries and quaint boutiques.  Dine in our fine restaurants or local brewpubs, located throughout the city’s neighborhoods.  Finish your day at a unique inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

While in town this holiday season be sure to attend one of the many holiday events taking place in and around Portland.  The City of Portland & Crafty Wonderland have teamed up  to bring ninety artists & six weeks of pop-up shops in vacant downtown store fronts for your local Christmas / Holiday shopping pleasure.  They have been hard at work for the last month or so turning a dark, vacant store front into a crafty dream come true!  The Crafty Wonderland Pop-Up shop features handmade work from almost 90 Portland area artists and crafters that we hand picked to create our dream store – a handmade paradise where shoppers can find amazing jewelry, accessories, clothing, housewares, art and so much more.

Here are just a few of the many events happening in and around Portland during this Holiday Season.
  • Portland Holiday Ale Festival, December 1-5, 2010 Pioneer Courthouse Square.  Despite being held outdoors during one of the coldest months of the year, more than 18,000 festival attendees stay warm and dry under clear-topped tents that cover the venue. Gas heaters create a cozy ambiance beneath the boughs of the region’s largest decorated Christmas tree. In addition to beer tasting, the festival also features on-site food, event merchandise, a coat check for charity, and seasonal background music.
  • Portland Holiday Artisan Market ~ Holiday shopping just got easier. Portland Saturday Market and Pioneer Courthouse Square host the annual Holiday Artisan Market. Experience a bit of Saturday Market during the week, December 7-10, in Portland’s Living Room. Discover hundreds of unique items that are handcrafted by the people who sell them. You’re sure to find that perfect gift for that special someone!
  • December 11 & 12:  Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale @ Oregon Convention Center
  • Portland Saturday Market presents- Festival of the Last Minute December 16th – December 24th 2010. Procrastinators Rejoice! Open rain, shine or snow, the Portland Saturday Market will be open every day from December 16 through Christmas Eve. You’ll find unique handcrafted gifts, exotic foods and a frosty-yet-festive atmosphere
Using public transportation on MAX from the airport and the Portland Streetcars can make getting around the city easy without having to worry about parking.  Our local inns are often in historic homes in beautiful neighborhoods of the city, many within walking distance to shops and restaurants and certainly near public transportation.  Our innkeepers will make your trip to Portland a memorable experience and one you’ll want to repeat.  Happy Holidays!!

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