December is a mess of local craft and art shows every weekend, but one of my favorites is coming up: Bike Craft is at Sandbox Studio (420 NE 9th Ave) this Saturday and Sunday.

If you're going to be spending money on holiday presents, you might as well spend it at Portland small businesses. About 50 vendors set up shop at Bike Craft every year selling Portland-made bike-related stuff like knit hats, screenprints, wooden fenders, and panniers. It's the place to snag stuff like a convertible backpack-pannier from North St Bags (which someone can buy for me if they're really feeling generous, please).