Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Portland Night Market: Lovers Edition and More


Portland’s popular “shop and eat local” event, the Portland Night Market, announced its dates for the 2017 season, including its “February LOVE Rose City” edition, February 10-11, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., located at 100 SE Alder Street, Portland, Ore. Admission is free and open to all ages.

I attended the three-day holiday shopping event and was totally impressed. From the Bible Club cocktails to the gift vendors and food trucks... the evening I attended was a hit. I ran into gift items from near and far… some fringy and some suitable for family. It was an all-around fun evening.

So I’m up for more shopping! This year, the Portland Night Market will host four events throughout the year, including:
·       February 10-11, 2017 – LOVE Rose City Edition
·       May 12-13, 2017
·       September 29-30, 2017
·       December 1-3, 2017 (The Holiday edition is the only three-day event, including Sunday brunch food and beverage options)

February Market
You’ll be intrigued by the pre-Valentine’s Day “LOVE Rose City” edition of the Portland Night Market with the whimsical “Aphrodisiac Alley” featuring local chocolate and beverage vendors such as Alma Chocolate, Catman Cellars, Best Friends Honey and Marshall’s Haute Sauce. The PDX Oyster Social will give away 45 dozen oysters on the half shell each night at their “oyster booth” while supplies last.

The Bible Club’s Speakeasy returns to its second floor location with their unique craft cocktails and live music. Popular hot food vendors include The Dump Truck, PDX Sliders, Popi’s Pastries, FoMo Chicken, Big Fat Weiners, Tastebud, Wasabi Sushi, Boke Bowl and more. Dessert vendors include Churros Locos, Cream, Pip’s Original Doughnuts, Treehouse Chocolate, Boozehound, Sweetheart Saint Johns and more. Local food brands will be at the market offering tastings, including Jem Nut Butters, Plum Tree Jam, Honey Mama’s, Tea Bar, Oregon Olive Mill and Buddha Chocolate.

Art + Interactive Experiences
Sprinkled amongst all the food, drink and artisan goods for sale, Pelett and her team invite local artists and creative groups to curate rotating art installations and musical performances. The February market will feature two evenings of Burlesque performances upstairs on the mezzanine and an interactive area for guests to make their own flower crowns.


Portland’s Best Merchants Under One Roof
The Portland Night Market boasts some of the Pacific Northwest’s best small businesses under one roof as an ideal spot to sell their wares and engage with customers. Visitors will be able to shop prominent local brands such as Bull in China, Wildfang, Sparrow, Will Leather Goods, Portland Gear, Pigeon Heart Designs, Candy Relics and Cargo. For a complete list of vendors, please visit www.pdxnm.com.