The approaching holiday season finds Portland cozy and crafty. This weekend, begin your holiday fun. Peruse local markets and craft fairs, get crafty with your kids in class, or head outside for some serious fall fun. Read on to find out where you’ll finds some of Portland’s best weekend family events and activities.

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Holy Child’s Virtual Mayfield Market

Mayfield Market Christmas Bazaar, now in a virtual format, is a shopping extravaganza you will not want to miss! Start your holiday shopping early in a festive online atmosphere with dozens of vendors selling their jewelry, clothing, home décor, hostess and children’s gifts, personalized items, holiday decorations, and much more to make your shopping the easiest and best ever. Mayfield Market’s virtual marketplace has something for everyone! Fri. Event Details.

Holiday Affaire

Local craft show, taking place in a large community church space. Support local artisans and find wonderful gifts for your holiday gift-giving. Masks required, hand sanitizer on every table. Plenty of room for social distancing while you shop. Wheelchair accessible. Easy parking on street and in church lot. Fri. Event Details.

Fall Farmers Market

Your Vancouver Farmers Market is extending our season! Join us for the best of fall and winter bounty from local farmers and everything you need for holiday meals and gifting every Saturday starting Nov. 7 on 8th and Esther in downtown Vancouver. Sat. Event Details.

Candle Making Workshop

During our hands-on Candle Making workshop you will go on a scent exploration & learn how to pour your own candle. Because you love to share, you get to create 2 candles so you have one to give as a gift! You will use all-natural soy wax, which is environmentally friendly and has a longer burn time than paraffin candles. In this workshop you will make 2 candles: 1 scented soy candle and 1 unscented decorative chunky candle. Sat. Event Details.

Sip ‘n Paint Winter’s Night Balloon Ride

Spend time with friends, make new ones, and enjoy drinks from our bar as you learn how to paint this cute painting! No experience is needed. You’ll be guided step-by-step through this painting, and there is always room for your own personal touches to make the painting uniquely yours. This painting will be available for you to take home at the end of the workshop. Sat. Event Details.

Makers Pop up Market

Support local makers, crafters, and small businesses this holiday season! Get all of your holiday shopping done at once while supporting local artists and makers. Sun. Event Details.


Get out of town for a stunning last minute fall escape to one of our favorite spots. You can find them here.

Hit the Tree Farm

Have you gotten your holiday tree yet? Spend the day at one of these awesome local Tree farms.

Order Thanksgiving

Take this Thanksgiving easy and instead of making your Thanksgiving meal, order it takeout style! Here are the local restaurants serving up holiday meals.

—Annette Benedetti