Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Portland Saturday Market’s Festival of the Last Minute

December 17–24

T’was the week before Christmas, and all through the city people were shopping at Portland Saturday Market’s Festival of the Last Minute, where they could find crafts, jewelry, baby gifts, candles, instruments, art, pottery, toys, games and so much more. They have it all, so if you are starting to worry that you won’t get all your shopping done or that you won’t find the right gift for everyone on your list, worry no more. Take a stroll down the rows of tents at the Festival of the Last Minute and the gift ideas will start flowing. You may even find the perfect gift; and when you do it will likely have been made by a local artist or craftsperson, which means you can give a homemade gift without having to make it yourself. Most booths take credit cards and there is an ATM machine at the market as well. So slow down, take a break and wait until the last minute. The Saturday Market will be open during the week starting on December 17 from 11am–6pm, on Saturday from 10am–5pm and on Sunday from 11am–4:30pm through Christmas Eve. Visit their website for a list of vendors. (portlandsaturdaymarket.com)

–Shanon Emerson

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