This Friday and Saturday is the 3rd year for little boxes. A different way of shopping black Friday. We have all battled the crowds at a mall at 8am day after thanksgiving at some point, but this is a new and cherished event for Portland supporting the local businesses and brands we love. It isn’t only a one day event either, it carries on through small business saturday as well and there are tons of prizes, discounts and perks throughout.

Most stores open at 10am and offer 10% off along with a raffle code. We get a glance at the seasons newbie merchandise, start shopping around for sweet and special Christmas gifts and a more relaxed day of what we formally know as black Friday. The shops are divided into neighborhoods so you can plan your perfect route. This is all made manageable with the little boxes phone app (just search “little boxes PDX”). You get to find out what stores are participating, a map of where they are located and keep track of your raffle entries along the way.

Come out on your own with a 20oz espresso in hand, or bring friends or family who’s here from out of town to let them shop local with you and bring home goodies they wouldn’t find any where else. Either way, this is a two day event that is worth showing up to and wandering. Make sure you make it to Lizard Lounge to shop their goodies and pick up your SEAECHO bag too!

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Happy Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving and local shopping!