In case you've been worried that it's been forgotten this year, fear not: The pre-holiday onslaught of pop-ups and group sales is steadily approaching. I freaking love these things. Far from a corny, namby pamby craft fair, the Portland standard is a clever, modern stylish affair where you can score thoughtful, locally produced gifts—often for a special deal. And frequently there's a theme. For instance on Nov 16 & 17, there's a men's-specializing event, called appropriately, Mr. Man happening at The Good Mod's new space at 1313 W Burnside. There are retailers, yes, including damn fine ones like Shwood, Hand-Eye Supply, Salvage Works, PINO, Reveille, and so many more.
However, Friday evening will also feature and art show by Rob Lewis, DIY workshops, beer, pizza, alcohol tastings, beard/mustache trims from Rudy's, and a motorcycle display by See See. All this bonus material means there's something of a catch, in that you need to purchase tickets ($7-10). Hit the break for the in-progress list of vendors.
Hand Forge Metal
Red Clouds Collective