Yes, there are sales—including a few late-breaking Labor Day deals that didn't make print—but there's also a destination dining experience. Who knew?!

• The small but mighty Demimonde is throwing open its newly spruced-up doors to welcome ceramicist Martina Thornhill (originally a Portlander, she now lives in North Carolina) for a one-evening trunk show of her earthy, geometric designs. Demimonde, 2428 NE Broadway, Thurs Aug 28, 6-9 pm

• It's deal time in the swimwear world. Popina is taking 30 percent off all prints, and all brands, from now through Monday. it's not too late to book that resort vacation in January, so. Popina Swimwear, 2030 NE 42nd & 318 NW 11th, Thurs Aug 28-Mon Sept 1

• On your marks: Vintalier plays host to another killer pop-up sale, having recently acquired stock "from a reputable Portland store closeout" (Reveille?). They're promising "hundreds" of items of clothing, including selvage denim and shoes, from lines like Opening Ceremony, Samantha Pleet, and Sass & Bide at up to 70 percent off, with summer and fall seasons both represented. Vintalier, 412 NW 13th, Fri Aug 29-Sun Sept 7, for store hours

Lizard Lounge is jumping on that Labor Day thang, too, with 10 percent off new fall merch and up to 80 percent off sale items. Lizard Lounge, 1323 NW Irving, Fri, Aug 29-Mon Sept 1

Poler is ready to reveal it new flagship store, with nearly 3,000 sf of #campvibes, including collaborative products with Raen, Stance, and Nike SB, as well as representations from like-minded brands such as Juniper Ridge, Pendleton, Leatherman Multi Tools, and Airblaster. Come by to admire the mural by Lori D and a motorcycle built by See See Motorcycles at the opening party, featuring Foster Huntington signing copies of his new book Home is Where You Park It, as well as drinks and snacks by Art in the Ages Liquor. Poler, 413 SW 10th, Fri Aug 29, 5-9 pm

Frances May is celebrating summer's close too, with 70 percent of sales items to make room for fall goods from shop favorites like Robert Geller, Acne, Rachel Comey, and Jesse Kamm. Frances May, 1013 SW Washington, Fri Aug 29-Mon Sept 1

• The shops of NE Fremont (including Adorn and Silhouette) are teaming up for a three-day sidewalk sale with deals at each locale. NE Fremont between 42nd and 48th, Fri Aug 29-Mon Sept 1

Halo Shoes is doing and extra 20 percent off lowest marked sales prices in their always-worth-checking sale section. Plus, 10 percent off new fall shoes, too. Halo Shoes, 938 NW Everett, Fri Aug 29-Mon Sept 1

• Whether or not you've already been lucky enough to attend one of the crafting workshops at the WildCraft Studio School, here's another reason to make the trip: They're hosting a WildSupper with SaltRose Kitchen featuring ingredients from area foragers, fisherfolk, and farmers, plus two new wines on pour from Underwood, Washington's Willow Wine Cellars. WildCraft Studio School, 27 Bates, White Salmon, WA, Sat Aug 30, 6 pm, $70 (wine included)

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Sellwood/Westmoreland is undeniably adorable, but sometimes you need a reason to go. Enter the Passport Sidewalk Sale, which makes a (rewarding) game of hitting favorite neighborhood shops and other spots. Sellwood/Westmoreland, Sat Aug 30, 11 am-6 pm, for more info

• Both locations of Animal Traffic are marking down their new and vintage merchandise for the long weekend. Head downtown for deals on new merch, and up to N Mississippi to pig out on reduced prices for clothing, shoes, and other accessories. Animal Traffic, 4000 N Mississippi and 429 SW 10th, Sat Aug 30-Mon Sept 1

• N Portland's new addition, Associated, continues its new tradition of a weekly Marché aux Puces flea market, with DJs, live jazz, and other treats. Do check it out if you haven't yet been! Associated, 4212 N Interstate, Sat Aug 30, noon-dusk

• The monthly Rejuvenation/Portland Flea collaboration Sunday Emporium returns with some of the city's primo vendors of vintage and locally made delights, with a particular eye toward goods for the home. Nesting season is right around the corner, so.... Rejuvenation, 1100 SE Grand, Sun Aug 31, 11 am-5 pm

• The vintage goddesses of Jahdess Bless are expanding their operation with a second home base in Los Angeles. To help facilitate the travel load, they're having a one-day-only $5 item blowout. House of Vintage, 3315 SE Hawthorne, space #33-K, Sun Aug 31, 11 am-7 pm

• Attention stay-at-home moms of school-aged children: Twill's got an event aimed straight at you, with mimosas and a 20 percent apparel discount during hours most of the rest of us are at work, scholastic and otherwise. Twill, 3352 SE Belmont, Tues Sept 2, 9 am-noon