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Portland pop-up shops kick off holiday season

Portland's downtown pop-up shop program that pairs local artists with vacant storefront space is in its third year.

Portland's downtown pop-up shop program that pairs local artists with vacant storefront space is in its third year.

“This is an amazing collection of the best international and national holiday shopping right here in downtown Portland,” Mayor Sam Adams told a large gathering of downtown business leaders, shoppers and media assembled Friday in the Galleria – home to Boys Fort as well as the Portland Saturday Market Annex, another pop-up shop that features rotating displays of the market artisans.
The Galleria, 600 S.W. 10th Ave., won’t have empty space to host pop-up shops forever, though; in 2013 it’s destined to be the new home of a Target “urban lifestyles” store, modeled after one in San Francisco, although no lease has yet been signed. Local shop owners say they look forward to its opening, hoping that it will increase foot traffic in the blocks around the Galleria, just outside of the downtown retail core.
Until then, however, the Portland Business Alliance – which represents the downtown merchants – continues to draw on Portlanders’ love of locally handmade goods with the pop-up shops, which lease each space for just $1 for the eight weeks through Dec. 31.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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Last modified onMonday, 19 October 2015 11:40

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