Don’t let the holiday shopping countdown stress you out. This year, participate in Portland’s Little Boxes shopping event and raffle.
Little Boxes takes place over “Black Friday” and “Small Business Saturday” at 200 local businesses throughout Portland. The event is a great way to support local businesses and explore the shops that make Portland rich and vibrant.
Little Boxes’ roots stem from 2011 when small business owner and jewelry designer Betsy Cross of betsy & iya, along with her business partner and husband Will Cervarich, brought together several small business owners who agreed to offer discounts, pool funding to create a print and web presence, and collect donated prizes for shoppers.
The event has been a success - growing from 90 participating business in 2011 to an expected 200 this year.
Head out to any Little Box on November 29 and 30 and fill out a raffle ticket. You can do this on paper or with their App on your iPhone. There’s no purchase necessary to enter the raffle, and you’ll receive one entry for each store you visit.
If you make a purchase at one Little Box, they will give you a stamp for your Passport. Show the stamp at the next Little Box and get 10% off. Collect enough stamps, and earn bonus raffle entries.
To learn more about Little Boxes and see the list of participating businesses, visit their website or like them on Facebook.