Win $25 Gift Certificate: Halloween @ Portland Saturday Market | Costume Parade, Trick or Treating

We have another $25 Gift Card to give away for Portland Saturday Market! To win, comment on this post on why you like the market or want to buy, etc. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Friday, October 29 @ 3PM.

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Related: Portland Halloween Parties, Events, Costume Contests

From our partners at Saturday Market:
Custom FleeceOctober is upon us and that means Halloween is just around the corner. Bring the kids by the Market for Kid's Corner where the little ones can craft their very own trick-or-treating bag; then come back and take it for a test drive on October 31. At noon on Halloween, the market will host a Costume Parade, followed by three hours of trick-or-treating through vendor booths. While you are there, be sure to check out all the things the vendors have on hand to keep you warm and cozy as the temperature begins to dip into a much more reliably chilly zone.

For example, the folks over at Antic ( understand that basics like t-shirts and hoodies don't have to be basic. Founded by local artist Isaac Bauman, Antic has a rainbow of comfortable sweatshirts emblazoned with bold designs that range from thought-provoking to funny to downright beautiful.

Or, if the gloomy, grey weather is getting you down, head over to Lolly-Tots ( and just try not to smile. Mad hatter Mary Kelly makes fun, furry, and whimsical headgear designed to not only keep your head warm, but your spirits high. After all, it's hard to have a bad day when you're wearing a panda on your head.

Another stop for the creatively-minded warmth seeker is Tease Recyclewear (, where you're likely to find owner Kate sewing away on her colorful scarves, skirts and arm warmers. All her products are made from repurposed t-shirts, polo shirts and golf shirts, and provide a unique, eco-conscious alternative to your standard scarves and gloves.

Tease Recycle wearSpeaking of unique, Touch the Sky Handwovens ( has a beautiful collection of scarves, ponchos and hats in stunning colors that embrace the northwest palette. A favorite piece for shoppers seeking an elegant way to ride out the chilly season is artist Karen Saró Troeger's swirl scarves, which slip over the head to keep your neck and shoulders warm.

For many, the fall weather means one thing: Ski season is almost here. If you are among those counting the days until the slopes open, stop by Custom Fleece (503/666-1578) and pick up some windproof hats, vests and jackets. Proprietor John Aranda uses material that is soft, waterproof and breathable, which means you will stay warm and dry while riding the lifts and carving (or even falling) down the mountain.

After you hit the slopes, take a load off and soothe sore muscles with a warmed neck wrap from Lavender Haven (503/289-2301). Made with lavender harvested from their Portland-based farm and filled with flax seed, it's a soothing way to fight the chills.

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74 Responses to Win $25 Gift Certificate: Halloween @ Portland Saturday Market | Costume Parade, Trick or Treating

  1. Jacob October 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    Saturday Market is Yummers!

    • Christi October 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

      Saturday Market Haiku =)

      inspired local crafts
      cozy threads, mad hatters, too
      + treats for me and you!

    • kristine doozie midyett October 29, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

      I love Saturday market for all the smells, tastes, and for people watching!

  2. laurablum October 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    the saturday market is the shiznit! buy local! buy awesome! buy PDX!!

  3. zee October 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    Perfect timing. I need some warm winter gear.

  4. Jose M October 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    I like the food and ocassional live band.

  5. Maggie October 26, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    I need some goddamn Saturday Market lingerie.

  6. Erin October 26, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    Love, love Saturday Market! Sad to see it go soon…

  7. Dave Taube October 27, 2010 at 7:45 am #

    Definitely the garden gnomes with faces of everyone in my family!

  8. Hannah rosenau October 27, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    I’d love to pop down and get a new winter scarf!

  9. Lara October 27, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    Love supporting the locals!!

  10. Ben October 27, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    I love the vibe and need some crockery

  11. Hope October 27, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    Downtown is the perfect place to be in the beautiful fall weather. I would love to wander around the Saturday Market this weekend!

  12. Jody W October 27, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    I want to be my niece’s ‘cool aunt’ – the one that always finds her unique gifts, gifts that she’ll always remember. The Saturday market is just the place to find such gifts!

  13. Rain Madrone October 27, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    This is where I meant to post this comment – oops! I love the Saturday Market, because you can find so many locally-made goods in one place – and it’s great for Holiday shopping!

  14. Anne Sheridan October 27, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    I will brave a rainy Saturday Market if I win!!!!

  15. Ernie Coufal October 27, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    $25 would be great!!!

  16. kitty October 27, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    would love to start buying holiday gifts

  17. Soco October 27, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    I love Saturday Market and it’s now even better with the extension. I would also like to buy one of those Fun, Goofy head pieces: I would get the cork screw that looks like it’s going through your head or maybe the arrow w/the appple. I believe the booth is called “the spoonman??”

  18. Jon October 27, 2010 at 10:48 am #

    I’d be great to get a birthday gift for my mom

  19. Brian Denham October 27, 2010 at 11:06 am #

    We’re bringing our son down for his first Halloween. He will be a bear. Hoping to get some Christmas shopping done while we are there and $25 would help alot.

  20. Ashley McG October 27, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    I still haven’t been to the Saturday market so this would be the perfect reason to finally go!

  21. Rachel October 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    I love the Saturday Market! Every year I get all of my Christmas gifts from the market to support local artists. It has been a financially tight year, so this would really help with my holiday shopping!!

  22. Benjamin October 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    Still haven’t gotten my elephant ear yet………

  23. Abby T October 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    Fresh, local produce, unique, handmade novelties, interesting people, AND amazing food!!! What’s NOT to like about the Saturday Market?! :)

  24. Abby October 27, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    Fresh, local produce, unique, handmade novelties AND amazing food-what’s NOT to love about the Saturday Market?! :)

  25. Tonya Nikitin October 27, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    I would support my biking buddy Brian and buy some of his cool bike jewelry that is handmade!

  26. Stefanie October 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    I haven’t been to the market since early summer, so I’m not sure exactly what I would buy, but I know it would be a holiday present for my new niece, Hayley, born yesterday!

  27. Amanda October 27, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    I love Saturday Market because there’s such a variety and it’s TOTALLY PORTLAND!!

  28. Chris October 27, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    I love the Saturday Market. Great local food and vendors, I would love to win a gift certificate to buy some great local produce.

  29. Sarah October 27, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    I’m still unemployed and would love a chance to spend $25 for holiday gifts at the market!

  30. Molly October 27, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    I love the Portland Saturday Market! I haven’t been in forever and would be thrilllled to be able to buy some local produce or wares.

  31. jenn October 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

    Oo! Oo! I’m on the hunt for a new sterling ring and planning to head down there to see what’s new!

  32. Rebecca October 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    I literally walk through Saturday Market every weekend and never have a good excuse to buy anything… this would give me a fabulous excuse!

  33. alan silver October 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    Aww. It’d be fun to find some local fun-stuff for to give away at the Hanukah season this winter.

  34. BearGriz72 (Rick) October 27, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    Holiday Shopping at PDX Saturday Market, w00t w00t!

  35. Amy October 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Love the cold crisp air of fall…walking around Saturday Market…

  36. Darcy B October 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    Yes please, I love the farmers market–and because I’m too old to go trick-or-treating it would be fun to get some extra treats from the farmers market. Thanks for the chance to win PDX pipeline rocks!

  37. HelenKate October 27, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    There’s a sweet t-shirt that I’ve been eyeballing at the market all summer, but never quite saved up the $22 for — I’d love to finally pick it up, with your help!

  38. Nicole October 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    Cause I lost 35 pounds and the fork ring that I bought from the spoonman no longer fits. I have worn that ring for two years!

  39. Paul North October 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    The Saturday Market is best spread of people that Portland has to offer. Watching kids stumble around the fountain is a great smile producer. Would love a gift certificate to spoil my lady with.


  40. Tamara October 27, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    Part of the Portland scene, and I grew up with it!

  41. Munty October 27, 2010 at 6:13 pm #

    Because I’m so totally broke, and I will freeze to death on my bike in the rain in the winter without either some warm clothes or some extra fat on my body. So what better reason than the fact that you will SAVE MY LIFE and it will come back to you in big juicy good karma.

  42. Corinna October 27, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    My sister is visiting this weekend and we’re both broke college students so… being able to show her the market and have her get something for free would be awesome!

  43. Maureen Davis October 27, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    Saturday market is so much a part of Portland and this time of year there is nothing better with the crisp air of fall, the wind blowing and you go down there dressed all warm, get coffee and walk around. An outing that is pure fun. I would love to win a gift certificate for Saturday market , go downtown and enjoy a trip on Max.

  44. Kaitlynn October 27, 2010 at 10:13 pm #

    I only have one nephew, but I have 13 brothers and sisters. It would be nice to get him a christmas gift that stands out amongst all the others!

  45. Brendan Smith October 28, 2010 at 12:17 am #

    The Saturday market is the BEST. I have bought so many great holiday gifts there in the past. I would love for an excuse to go again.

  46. Linda October 28, 2010 at 5:19 am #

    I haven’t been to The Saturday Market in a few years. This would certainly provide me with the incentive to go.

  47. Stacy October 28, 2010 at 6:55 am #

    The way I see it, Saturday Market is awesome and I’m awesome so it’s a natural fit!

  48. Lisa B October 28, 2010 at 7:45 am #

    Oh I have not gotten to go yet this year!!! That would be awesome to receive so I could buy me some local goodies and people watch!! I LOVE downtown Ptown!

  49. Mandy Mccalister October 28, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    I remember the first time I went to the saturday market, I was 11 years old and we were in washington for a visit from colorado, my Grandma took my sister, mom and I for our first time! it was so much fun, now I like taking my kids there too!

  50. Lindsay October 28, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    I haven’t been to the market in ages because I live out in Forest Grove. If I had a gift card, I could afford the trek into town! PS: My birthday is very soon ;)

  51. Cindy Myers October 28, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    Portland Saturday Market and other local markets are vital to our cities! We need to support buying local and reward the wonderful creative real people who work hard at their craft, by putting the money straight in THEIR hands and not give it to another mega corporation that mass produces the same old stuff. It’s part of who we are and what makes Portland so cool. Putting our money where our mouths are!

  52. Mia October 28, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    It’s the best place to find local crafters, support local businesses plus the food and people watching are always fabulous. I always bring out of town guests to Saturday Market!

  53. Mandy Little October 28, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    There is nothing that can define Portland like the Saturday Market does! By far, one of my favorite things in the entire world!

  54. Candice S. October 28, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    Saturday Market is THE place to be, It showcases all the talent and creativity to be had in Portland in one place . You gotta love Saturday Market!

  55. DiAnna Conda October 28, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    I’ve not been to The Saturday Market in ages and it’s always one of my favorite places to shop. It sounds like there are so many new vendors and wonderful things to explore. I bring my out-of-town guests there to get some of the special flavor of Portland. We are blessed to have so many talented artisans in our city. I’d love to be able to spoil myself with a little shopping trip.

  56. Lisa October 28, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    I have to get up at 5am to go to work, and it is cold, dark, rainy and gloomy. So my motivation for getting up in the cold and damp is putting on those awesome unique clothes knowing that I will be noticed for my individualism and sense of great style! So need the gift certificate to keep up the wardrobe….(and by a holiday gift for my adorable niece!)

  57. Steph October 28, 2010 at 11:05 am #

    i love the saturday market! could use some money to get some much needed winter gear…

  58. Erinne October 28, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    I love Saturday Market and being able to support all those local artisans! Would love to have an extra $25 to spend!

  59. Leslie October 28, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    I love local markets and being able to support local artisans, the Portland Saturday Market has such a wide array of vendors, we always love to bring family down there when they’re here!

  60. Kimberly October 28, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    I love Saturday Market! Every time we go, my husband always wants a tie dye shirt but can’t afford them. The $25 gift certificate would go a long way toward one for him!!!

  61. Erica Danger October 28, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    As much as I should probably spend $25 on warm weather attire, I won’t lie — I’d probably spend it all on elephant ears.

    No, really.

  62. Emily October 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    Ive been going to Saturday Market since I was a kid. I have watched it grow and turn into the Saturday Market that it is today. Working for the Portland Public Schools does not give me a lot of spending money. I would love to recieve 25$ to spend on Saturday Market.

  63. Shaun October 28, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    Allways wanted one of those Doggie swadlers :) so my lazy dog could be straped to my chest and we could injoy all the vendors

  64. Adam October 29, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    It is cooold!! I am not prepared for the winter to be here already and I could really use some warm digs! Please consider me for the gift certificate so I can go shopping for some local winter goodies!

  65. Madeleine October 29, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    I am up for Saturday Market – I have no Halloween plans so this would be my holiday fun….would like to find Tibetan wool socks for myself and another in need….!!!

  66. Stacey October 29, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    I would love to buy kitty hooch cat nip toys with a Saturday Market gift card!

  67. sarah October 29, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    b/c i am in need of freshness and local produce like you wouldn’t believe

  68. Carl October 29, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    my wife wont stopping asking me to go and i think this would make her very happy, she need a bundle of nice flowers

  69. Matt Shoobridge October 29, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    It might be cold but I still love to go! Thanks!

  70. Kelly October 29, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    I need some new earrings.. or a scarf… or ninja socks!

  71. Eric Brown October 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    I can haz smoked salmon and cheezes… The expensive kinds?

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