Last year, Design*Sponge and their Portland pals caused an oh-so-minor rumble when they announced the first-ever Portland Bazaar. One of the bigger, cooler of the season's many delightfully curated pop-up events, it was scheduled to coincide with local sacred cow Crafty Wonderland. The loyalists circled their wagons, words were flung, hands were wrung, and I made at least one comparison to those old Pace Picante commercials.

Of course there was no need to make any fuss. Portland sustained two successful events that weekend, and Christmas went on as scheduled. As it will again this year. Design*Sponge has announced that the Portland Bazaar is returning for 2012 on December 8 & 9—yes, once more on the same weekend as Crafty with a second wave of nicely chosen vendors.


Hit the cut for the (impressive) list of participants.

For your pre-event scoping pleasure:

Boys Fort, Solabee, Beam & Anchor, Wood & Faulk, Antler & Co., Ampersand, Phloem Studio, Alder & Co, Frazier & Wing, OLO, Bridge & Burn, Satsuma Press, Sketchbook, Seaworthy, Julianna Swaney, Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., stone and honey, Little Otsu, Walnut Studio, Reading Frenzy, Shwood Shop, Beckel Canvas Products, Confectionery, Grove, Maak Soap Lab, Egg Press, Una, Kim Boyce, Eric Trine, Precious by Laura Irwin, Caravan Pacific, Favor Jewelry, Draplin, Summerland, Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Good Flock, Woonwinkel, xobruno, Riding the Hermes, Woodblock Chocolate, Kinetic Creatures, Chop Butchery, Hand Eye Supply, Megabolt, New Deal, Beacon Sound, Heartwood, Nice Work, Spacecraft, Btwn Wind + Water, Capricorn Bicycles, Revive, Floyd + Francess