Win Gift Cards ($50): Festival of the Last Minute @ Portland Saturday Market | Holiday Gifts, Open Every Day Dec. 15 Thru Christmas Eve

We are giving away two $25 gift cards to the Portland Saturday Market. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 14.

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From our sponsors at Portland Saturday Market:
Portland Festival of the Last MinuteFestival of the Last Minute
Saturday, December 15 – Christmas Eve
Saturdays: 10-5PM
Sundays: 11-4:30PM
Monday-Friday: 11-5PM
Christmas Eve: 11-3:30PM
More Info:

Portland Saturday Market
108 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209

Portland Saturday Market presents the “Festival of the Last Minute” for all those last minute shoppers! Are you a last minute shopper? Or did you finish Christmas shopping in September? Either way, Portland Saturday Market is continuing their holiday tradition with the Festival of the Last Minute.

Open every day from Dec 15 through Christmas Eve, you’ll find unique handcrafted gifts, exotic foods and a frosty-yet-festive atmosphere. Shop local artists at this “last minute” event featuring; over thirty-eight categories of arts & crafts. Handmade gifts say so much more, even if you didn’t make them.

Roving Entertainment:
Dickens Carolers: daily 12-1PM (except Christmas Eve)
Sugarplum Elves: 12/1 & 2: 1-2PM, 12/8: 1-2PM, 12/15: 2-4PM and 12/16: 1-2PM
Candy Tree Man: daily 12-5PM

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89 Responses to Win Gift Cards ($50): Festival of the Last Minute @ Portland Saturday Market | Holiday Gifts, Open Every Day Dec. 15 Thru Christmas Eve

  1. Ron Knight December 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    I have never been to the market and just recently moved to Portland.. This would be an absolute fun time and to finally check out the market!!
    I have been wanting to go/ now this would make it even more special

  2. Adam December 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    My family has always been crafty and we completely support locally made art and goods! I’d love the chance for a gift card to buy my hard working parents some cool stuff!


  3. Mathew December 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    I love the Saturday Market, and have the most lovely lady in the world to buy a gift for! This would be the perfect thing.

  4. Beth Martin December 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    I love the Saturday market! And I’m not done Christmas shopping yet, so I am definitely planning on going this weekend! :)

  5. Laura December 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    I’d love to win! I am already committed to shopping locally only this holiday season.

  6. Sarah December 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I love buying local. I have gone to the same candle maker at the Saturday Market for years – tradition to give his candles to my family. I’d love a chance to help support some of the other local vendors too!

  7. Rain Madrone December 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I’ll be going down to shop anyway, so why not pick me?

  8. Becky December 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    why? cuz I’m pooooor :)

  9. erica December 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    <3 <3 <3 the Saturday Market.

  10. Katherine December 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Since my momma is too elderly and frail to visit Portland (she’s 78), I always like to take her a bit of town when I go to visit her during the holidays in snowy Kellogg, ID.

  11. Stacy December 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    I love the Saturday Market! It would be so cool to be able to give people locally crafted gifts this year!

  12. Danielle December 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    I would like to purchase gifts from the Saturday Market for everybody because the best gifts are made in Oregon. And the best time to buy? At the last minute!

  13. anthony December 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    Still need to do christmas shopping!

  14. nicole December 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Need to buy some great gifts!

  15. Pauline December 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    ‘Twas the last minute before Christmas,
    When all through the Last Minute Market madhouse,
    Every creature was stirring, even a procrastinating mouse.

    The hand-made stockings were hung by the bucket drummer with care,
    In hopes that St. Nicholas was still at Pioneer Square.

    The children were bundled all snug in their rain boots,
    While The Sugar Plum girls danced in their Steam Punk dress suits.

    And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my top hat,
    Had just settled our brains for a chai latte, nonfat.

  16. Jessica December 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    I would love to win a gift card to buy more Rileyville Soap!

  17. Bob December 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    I’d like to win because Portland Saturday Market is Portland. It’s the very definition of how buying local and supporting local matters. Because Portland Saturday Market has gone from being a nice thing that a lot of communities emulate, to a destination unto itself for locals and for visitors from out of town. And because if you give something from Portland Saturday Market, the gift has a lot more value than what’s on the price tag.

  18. Edwin December 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    I’d love to attend to find some unique gifts this year, and to enjoy the holiday music!

  19. Eloise Marx December 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    $50 mad money for Saturday Market! I love it because of all the positive creativity and Portland community spirit. I would love to attend for those reasons, and the $ is just a happy bonus.

  20. Aubrey December 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    I usually make all my family gifts but have been down for a week with the worst flu I’ve ever had and still feel like crap. Between the money lost by not going to work and the time lost not being able to craft, I sure could use some last minute gift help!

  21. Blair December 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Wow, this would make me really happy. My friends and family also would be really happy to receive gifts from Portland artists.

  22. Cindy December 12, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    It would be so awesomely wonderful to win a $25 gift card
    to the Saturday Market!! I was just there on Sunday and did a little shopping.

  23. Karen Hotchkiss December 12, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    Please, pretty please! Not only am I usually a last minute shopper, but I also don’t have cash to buy gifts at all this year! I’m a perfect candidate! ;)

  24. NICOLE December 13, 2012 at 4:36 am #


  25. Liz December 13, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    I LOVE the Saturday market and supporting local!!

  26. Harry December 13, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    I haven’t even done my Hannukah shopping, let alone Christmas!

  27. nancy December 13, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    I havnt gone all year, its time I support some local artists!

  28. Christine December 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    It’s been ages since I’ve been to the market, this would be a good excuse to go and finish holiday shopping!

  29. Neil December 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    I love Saturday Market ;) I love shopping and buying local!

  30. Katharine December 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Just moved back to the area, can’t wait to go.

  31. Jen December 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    I hope to be down there anyway, but woo-hoo! I would love to be able to sprinkle even more green on those serious artists and craft-folk!

  32. Kayte CookWatts December 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    I am insanely last minute. Also I have a history of giving weird gifts unintentionally.

  33. Jen December 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    I hope to be down there anyway, but woo-hoo! I would love to be able to sprinkle even more green on those serious artists and craft-folk! Thanks PDX Pipeline!

  34. Kaila December 13, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    I still have lots of gifts to buy…help!!

  35. birdonit December 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Holy $h!t…it’s December already. I’d better start shopping.

  36. Cora Kirkpatrick December 13, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Would LOVE to spend $50 at the ANTIC booth! :)

  37. Sarah December 13, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    I will be there Saturday to do my last minute holiday shopping! It would be great to win a g/c to help spread the holiday cheer!

  38. Josh C. December 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    I would love to win this just to give away the gifts to my family to show them what suckers they are living somewhere other than Portland.

  39. Alex December 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    because it sounds lovely

  40. Claire D December 13, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    I love the Saturday market!

  41. kettles1008 December 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    I love Saturday Market and know of the perfect thing I would buy with the giftcard!

  42. whiseykitty December 13, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    I am the last minute shopper you refer to. Am trying to keep all of my gifts local but as I run out of time, I am fearful that I would resort to online shopping from who knows where. Save me!

  43. Scott Worthington December 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Nothing says Portland Like Saturday market, even if you can’t find something you don’t want but think you need! you will always get a days enjoyment out of people watching!

  44. Joseph December 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    I’m looking for locally grown beards to support.
    Happy Hanukkah/Christmas/Festivus.

  45. Anna December 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Would love to give handmade local gifts from PDX market, and no money to do so! Some help would be so great!

  46. Anne P December 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    I need to get a hand carved walking stick for my mom – who specifically requested it and forgot I already bought her a present she picked out at Hallmark!

  47. Tim December 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Been a while since I have been down there. I bet I could find thinks for my hard to buy for brother!!

    Gift Card Please!

  48. Gayleen Williams December 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    I would love the opportunity to shop for unique gifts at Saturday Market with my daughter. This will be a very ‘dry’ Christmas, but were still blessed.

  49. J.howe December 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    Always enjoy supporting local artisans

  50. Megan December 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    A gift card would be a great way to make myself head over to Saturday market.

  51. Nickie Brudowsky December 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    I have a few people left on my gift-list that are not from around here and would love any items from Portland’s awesome Saturday Market. I could really use some last-minute gift $ to make that happen!

  52. Simone December 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    O christmas tree, O christmas tree… Ohh, what’s under that tree?

  53. Carolyn December 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    I have been wracking my brain for something Portlandy to give my sister for Christmas. She is a native (like me) and recently moved to LA for work and has been missing P-town like crazy! We are both poor, so this would be absolutely perfect.

  54. Antonia December 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Haven’t been to the Saturday Market since my mother in law came to visit. I love finding unique gifts for my dad so this would go a long way in helping me do that.

  55. Nola Borland December 13, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Love this downtown event. Would love to attend and do a little last minute shopping, stop for a brew, and ride the train home. Great way to spend a day.

  56. megan December 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    There are so many wonderful and creative gifts down there that my 7 year old son (who loves to build, paint, craft and create) would just love!! Happy holidays!!

  57. Jenny December 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    buy local!!

  58. Jenny December 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    This last minute crafter is running out of time! Help me!!!

  59. Jessie December 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    I love this festival and go every year! Pick me!

  60. Jenna December 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    The market has a great atmosphere and full of great gifts! Definitely the place to find that Oregon gift for family members!

  61. Quiana December 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    I would like to go because I am the queen of last minute shopping. Well , probably procrastination in general. I haven’t put up a tree or even looked for the boxes with Christmas deco in them yet, lol! I love the Saturday Market, it is important to support local small businesses and artists. This gift certificate would be a great excuse for me to get some shopping done and support my neighbor’s Christmas too!! :)

  62. Paul December 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Well, I’ve been a single Dad raising 3 kids over the last ten yrs. Just sent my last off to college, at her expense. I recently lost my job, and am now humbly staying on a friends couch, which needless to say, means I have nothing to spare to give even the smallest token of love to my kids this year….very humiliating, but have to stay strong. I’d love to be able to get them something simple and then donate the leftover to someone else in need…however, I know there are many deserving people out there. Thank you PDX Pipeline for all you do for us

  63. Lin December 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Yay local artists rock!

  64. michele December 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    To get more carnivorous plants!

  65. Rob Cork December 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Sounds like a winner!

  66. thuy December 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    I love looking at new creative ideas

  67. laura December 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    This would be so perfect for finishing my holiday shopping! I would love to win this.

  68. kelli December 13, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    I’m new to Portland, this would be awesome!

  69. Anne December 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    Supporting local artisans: right on!

  70. tess poat December 13, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    I love to send my family homemade things made in Oregon, but haven’t been able to buy anything this year. Well wishes are always appreciated, of course, but something to send them would also be nice.

  71. panda December 14, 2012 at 1:21 am #

    i haven’t bought a single christmas present yet, uhh…

  72. Rachel December 14, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    Would love to win this – really need it since I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet!

  73. Sarah K. December 14, 2012 at 6:12 am #

    I’d love to win this, because once again, I waited to shop until the last minute. Help!

  74. Sherry December 14, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    Well first of all my middle name could be “last minute” as that seems to be when I usually get around to doing things. And to go to a Festival of like-minded people would be great fun. Also I’d like to try very hard this year to stay away from the big box stores and to buy all my gifts from local folks. There’s nowhere more perfect than Saturday Market for that.
    Thanks PDX Pipeline!

  75. Nick December 14, 2012 at 8:25 am #


  76. Annie December 14, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    In the spirit of last minute, I am entering my name to win at the literal last minute before you choose a winner. This is a pretty good indication of how I do all my christmas shopping. I could really use a little incentive to finish strong.

  77. Michelle W. December 14, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Would love to pick up a couple last minute uniquely Portland gifts for family who live out of state.

  78. Monica Burnett December 14, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    I’ve got a lot of last minute shopping to do and no money to do it with

  79. christine December 14, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Support our Local Talent! Shopping the Saturday Market vendors is always a fun time – rain or shine. We have so many gifted and talented artists here in the great state of Oregon and Portland offers an interesting array set up by Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Shopping the Festival of the Last Minute is quickly becoming our family’s Holiday tradition!

  80. Maiyah December 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    I am the true queen of the last minute, as evidenced by my post here. Pick me!

  81. Debbie December 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    We’ve NEVER been! Will need to check it out this weekend!!!

  82. Samantha December 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    I would like to buy something at Saturday Market to surprise someone special

  83. Rickina December 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    What a lovely contest! Moved to Portland a few weeks ago and missing my family and friend! This would be a groovy outing and a chance to explore this city a bit more!

  84. Morgan December 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    I just graduated from college, I used all my moneys for my grad portfolio show! It would be so awesome if I was able to get people cool Saturday Market gifties! AND it is so much fun going down there on a rainy day, it’s my fave!

  85. Joy December 16, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    I’m a portlander and one of the amazing things about Portland is our Market. Wherever I travel, I am still awed when I return by the amazing artisans in our own city. I hope to share this with my family through gifts!

  86. Jessalyn Dean December 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    I’m returning to my hometown to introduce my Love to my family and to the city <3 What better adventure than explore Saturday Market for the first time with him? :)

  87. Benjamin December 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    It’s pretty difficult to go to Saturday Market 44 weekends in a row and never buy anything, but I do. Over and over again. Please help. Help!

  88. margit December 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm #


  89. Debstrrr December 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    What a great way to introduce a newbie to this venue…a gift card! Thanks for the entry!

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