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crafty wonderland pop-up shop

The City of Portland has been working on a Pop-Up Shop program to fill vacant, downtown storefronts with local talent over the holiday season. So, of course they called up our friends from Crafty Wonderland and asked for them to host a pop-up shop on the corner of SW Yamhill + 10th Avenue in Portland, 802 SW 10th Avenue. Hello! I can not tell you how jealous and how happy I am for them. Seriously. Why doesn't Vancouver have something like this?

I've been following their progress via Facebook where they have spent the last month turning a vacant store front into what you see in the images above and below. Amazing, right? The Crafty Wonderland Pop-Up shop will feature handmade work from almost 90 Portland area crafters including a wide range of items such as accessories, jewelry, clothing, housewares and art, to name a few.

If you are lucky enough to be in Portland this holiday season, their soft opening and kick off event will take place on Tuesday, November 9th starting at 1:00pm followed by their grand opening on Saturday, November 13th, 2010.


Here are the full details:

Crafty Wonderland Pop-Up Shop
802 SW 10th Ave. at SW Yamhill
(on the corner next to Finnegan's Toys and across from the Central Library)
Open November 9th through December 30th

Hours Before Thanksgiving:
Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 12pm - 5pm

Hours After Thanksgiving (November 25th, 2010):
Mon-Sat 10am - 7pm
Sun 12pm - 6pm

*Grand Opening Party*
Saturday, Nov 13th
12pm - 5pm


Lots of special events are planned at the Pop-Up Shop, so make you check out the website for full details. Congratulations!! Are you listening City of Vancouver!? Hope you are taking notes!

1 comment:

  1. This would be a brilliant idea in Vancouver. I'd love to be able to buy crafts, in person, when I want to, rather than restrict myself to craft fairs on the weekend since they aren't always convenient. I wonder which department in the city government of Portland arranged this and do we have a similar department here?


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