Many of the shops on N Mississippi are participating in the annual "Small Shops Big Hearts" this year. There will be trunk shows, sales, and a weekend full of wonderful treats up and down the block. One Mississippi gem, Flutter, for instance, will have a trunk show on Saturday and Tarot reading sessions on Sunday. They'll also have $2 Polaroids to ensure a very vintage keepsake of fun times being had. And, of course, there will be an abundant amount of romantic gifts for anyone on your love list.

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Animal Traffic is also doing a little something extra to amp it up: A contest to win a Red Fjall Rucksack on Valentines Day! All you have to do for a chance to win this baby is: Go to any or all of their three locations, (Mississippi, SW 10th, and their permanent pop-up shop in the new Grand Market Place on SE Grand) now until February 13, and take pictures of all the items you LOVE. Create a collage and post it on Instagram with the tag #animaltrafficpdx and hashtag #iloveanimaltraffic. They'll announce the lucky winner on Valentines Day, so you can give it to your friend, lover, mother or yourself.
Red Fjall Rucksack
  • Red Fjall Rucksack

The festivities of Small Shops Big Hearts will take place both Saturday and Sunday, so grab your shopping partner and go make some lovely memories at some of our city's most rad and creative shops.