Looking to get a jump on your holiday shopping while supporting local artisans and businesses? The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) and members of the Native American Heritage Month Committee have collaborated to organize and co-sponsor the fifth annual Native American Marketplace event. The organizing committee was led again by Dan Bangle, a BES employee who has dedicated his work career to supervising sanitary pump stations and other crucial aspects of essential city services. The Marketplace is currently taking place at the Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, on the second floor, Room C - TODAY ONLY.
Everyone is welcome to attend the sale, whether City staff of not. The Marketplace features a variety hand-crafted gifts from Portland-area artisans. Several types of dried herbs and smoked fish are also available. Your purchase goes directly to the artist or seller. The Native American Marketplace is open in the Portland Building today only. Downtown is quiet today after yesterday's marches -- too quiet for businesses hoping for holiday shopping customers. Please come see what's available - beautiful crafts at bargain prices!
I stopped by this morning and picked up the following items:
Sturgeon, salmon, venison sticks, a beautiful bowl, tea, and herbal remedies. Most for gifts, although the turquoise bowl is currently on display at my office front desk. Check out the selection at the Marketplace!