Every year the city of Portland, Oregon, has several Christmas bazaars that are outstanding. You can stroll the many aisles of handmade treasures and also enjoy a variety of baked goods. Here is a guide to several Christmas bazaars in the area to enjoy this holiday season.
1) America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar
4001 NE Halsey St # 5
Portland, OR 97232-1849
For the last twenty seven years in Portland Oregon they have held America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar. This wonderful two weekend event is very anticipated by locals. It is huge and there are many booths to explore with handmade crafts and many Christmas treasures.
This year the holiday bazaar will be held November 27,28, and 29th. They will also be holding the bazaar on December 4th, 5th, and 6th. Admission is $6.50 for adults, $3.00 for children under 12, and on December 4th admission is completely free if you bring two cans of food to benefit the Sunshine Division charity.
On Fridays and Saturday the bazaar will be open from 10 am to 6 pm. and on Sundays the bazaar will be open from 10 am to 12 pm.
2) Portland Arts Bazaar
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
This wonderful bazaar features handmade holiday crafts by local artists. This is always a fun event that is anticipated by the locals. Please dress warmly.
The bazaar will be held on November 29th from 11 am to 6 pm.
3) S.U.N. Holiday Bazaar
Dexter McCarty Middle School
1400 SE 5th Street
Gresham, OR 97080
This bazaar is being hosted by Handmade NW and the Metropolitan Family Service. It is a fund raiser for S.U.N. (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods)
S.U.N. Holiday Bazaar will be held on December 5th from 10 am to 4 pm.
There will be lots of handmade goodies to choose from a few tasty baked treats.
4) Formal Holiday Artisans Fair
The Chelsea Ballroom
1510 SE 9th (SE Hawthorne at 9th)
Portland, OR 97214
This is going to be a wonderful bazaar held in a stunning setting. The Chelsea Ballroom is a 1920’s treasure that is opulent and stunning. The bazaar will feature tons of crafts from local artists. They will have live classical music for your pleasure. There will even be a gift wrapping table so you can have whatever you buy wrapped.
This event will be held December 6th from 11 am- 6 pm.
5) OHSU Heart Research 2009 Bazaar
Oregon Health And Science University at the BICC Gallery
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239-3098
This wonderful three day bazaar at the OHSU Marquam Hill campus will help raise valuable funds for heart research. The even is set to be held December 8th, 9th, and 10th. On Tuesday the hours will be from 3-7, on Wednesday the hours will be from 10-6, and on Thursday from 10-6.
The bazaar will feature many handmade crafts for purchase plus other goodies.