Win Gift Certificate ($25): Buy Local this Holiday Season @ Portland Saturday Market | Exotic Foods, Handcrafted Gifts, Festive Atmosphere & More!

We are giving away a gift certificate to the Portland Saturday Market. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, November 17.

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From our sponsors:
Handmade HappinessHoliday Shopping @ Portland Saturday Market
Saturday 10-5 PM and Sunday 11-4:30 PM
More info:

Portland Saturday Market
2 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97204

Make it your holiday tradition where you’ll find unique handcrafted gifts, exotic foods and a frosty-yet-festive atmosphere.

So bundle up and come on down. We accept credit cards and gift cards.

We recommend riding the MAX to the Skidmore Fountain MAX station. Receive a Tri-Met ticket or should you choose to drive, two hours of free parking at any Smart Park Garage with a $25 purchase. We recommend parking at the NW 1st & Davis Smart Park Garage.

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163 Responses to Win Gift Certificate ($25): Buy Local this Holiday Season @ Portland Saturday Market | Exotic Foods, Handcrafted Gifts, Festive Atmosphere & More!

  1. Nadine November 6, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Saturday Market. Would love to do some Holiday Shopping there this year to ship unique locally made gifts back to family in Colorado. Please pick me!!!!!

  2. Tim November 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    Haven’t been down to Saturday Market in a long while. A free $25 gift certificate could motivate me to get off the couch and wander on down there.

    Randomly pick me please!

  3. Lea Anna November 6, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    Gotta start my Christmas shopping!

  4. Laura Chrestenson November 6, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    As a Portland State student, I would really appreciate a $25 gift card to the Portland Saturday market because it is always a fun and close place to go on the weekends and a great place to find new foods and things to do!

  5. Teresa Johnson November 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    Love the Hand made items from Saturday Market. I prefer to keep my $$’s Local!

  6. Dom November 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    Bday shopping for meeeeee, yippee!

  7. sherry November 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    i worked hard on a complicated math equation to win this gift card!

  8. Deb B November 6, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    The only way to go with holiday shopping is buying local artisan handmade items! Help defray some of my costs. Thanks!

  9. Natalie J Vandenberghe November 6, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    We love visiting Saturday Market!

  10. April November 6, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    I’ve got some Christmas shopping to do!

  11. Monica wander November 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    best place for original gifts. Keeping portland weird and local!

  12. Steve Burnett November 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    Definitely a holiday tradition worth starting

  13. Karen November 6, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    I love Saturday market but haven’t been able to make it down there lately. This would be the perfect opportunity!

  14. Faith November 6, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    I would love to win this–I think I’ll find the perfect hostess gift at Saturday Market!

  15. Sarah November 6, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    I haven’t been to the market in years. Sounds like a good idea.

  16. Karin November 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    I miss this part of the holiday more than any part of Portland since moving to the Coast. My favorite Saturday thing was to wander-walk from NW to the Market for a great cup of coffee, eats, bread and I bought ceramic stuff there I still use!
    Count me nostaligic, and coming to PDX this Christmas to shop!

  17. annie November 6, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

    The Saturday Market is one of my favorite things about Portland. I would love to buy local this weekend!

  18. Shay Singer November 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    I always love finding gifts here, especially with the holidays coming!

  19. allie November 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    Last time I was there, I wanted to buy so many things!

  20. Danielle V November 6, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Why even ask me why I’d like to attend? It’s the Portland Saturday Market! Everyone wants to attend! :) My favorite part is just people watching and browsing the shops.

  21. Scott Worthington November 6, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    i love saturday market and spending someone else’s money is even better

  22. Jessica November 6, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    It’s hard to resist all the great pottery.

  23. Sammy P November 6, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    Love all the vendors at the Saturday Market! Such a fun vibe with good food, music and shopping of course! Happy holidays!

  24. Coor November 6, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    I haven’t been able to buy a new piece of art from the Saturday Market in almost a year. I would love to use the GC towards an awesome new piece of art!

  25. Danielle November 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    I would love to be able to give my family members locally made gift from the market.

  26. Aurelia November 6, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Looking forward to gifting from the market – please pick me!

  27. Earl November 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

    I want to bring a friend here. I heard there’s a great caramel vendor here.

  28. jessica November 6, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    just the best place!

  29. Melissa November 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    Would be great for Christmas shopping!

  30. Miyuki November 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    I would love to visit Saturday market. It has been awhile from my last trip there.

  31. Linda November 6, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    Would love to win this! Great Cajun seasonings I’d like to get my dad.

  32. Jenny November 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    Yes please!

  33. danielle November 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    I attend the makes regularly and would love a little extra for the hold days!

  34. Teresa November 6, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    This is where I love to do my Christmas shopping!

  35. Kelleen B November 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    The Portland Saturday Market is my go to place to find extra special, locally made gifts for my out-of-town family.

  36. Jane T November 6, 2014 at 5:47 pm #

    Love Saturday Market. What better way to get all my holiday shopping done.

  37. April November 6, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    I have some very particular interests in my family and this would be a great place to get them gifts!

  38. Ditty Nicolaides November 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    What a wonderful idea!

  39. Linda S November 6, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    Fun place to shop for gifts not seen every where

  40. donivee November 6, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    Who doesn’t need $25 of free farmers makket food!!!

  41. Ruth Saunders November 6, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    I go every year to shop for gifts, so this would be great!

  42. Lori November 6, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    Would love to win this!

  43. marla schroeder November 6, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    Me and my son ….having some fun!…
    Saturday market waay…..
    We look for a gift…. local and kool…
    For his grandparents (always there for him!) who rule…
    Counting our blessings… enjoying the season…
    Saturday market waaay…..
    Having some dough… to make this sooo…..
    Would really be… such a very sweet treat for we….
    Saturday market waaaay…..
    Oh happy,happy holidays…

  44. Cheryl November 6, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Saturday Market is one of the best things about Portland!!!

  45. mary b November 6, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    Saturday for you, Sunday for me, gonna take some of Oregon, home to my family. Gonna take it for a ride, take it high in the sky and when I come down they’ll want to know why, they’ll want to know why.

  46. Shaina November 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    I plan on doing some holiday shopping for my family while I’m visiting Portland so this would be perfect!

  47. Wendy November 6, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    I would love to start my holiday shopping.

  48. Laurel November 6, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    I absolutely love going to the Saturday Market during the holidays! It’s a great opportunity to buy local and find awesome gifts-for yourself or others! It’s fun to hop on the max & head downtown-do some sightseeing, have some great food and get some fresh crisp air!

  49. Alex November 6, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    I’m a college to poor to buy healthy food otherwise but loves it when he can! Help me out!

  50. John Polchowski November 6, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    I go every week. A gift certificate would help so much for someone like me who is on a very tight budget and wants to enjoy local goods.

  51. Sher November 6, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    I love the Saturday Market and take visitors from out of town there to get amazing gifts. Now I need to get gifts for Christmas – this would be awesome!

  52. Sue November 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    A great holiday tradition for us – from the Sat after Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day we go to the Saturday Market for a day each week- together. To talk, eat, people watch, shop, and occasionally get really cold then off to dine out. It makes the season complete.

  53. Shira November 6, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

    This sounds great! I’d love to get a gift cert to help with my AmeriCorps budget!

  54. Jen November 6, 2014 at 10:32 pm #

    Yes please! I would be ever so grateful! :)

  55. Cathy November 6, 2014 at 10:34 pm #

    would use the gift card to find a gift for my sweetie :)

  56. Anna November 6, 2014 at 10:34 pm #

    I love shopping at Saturday Market!

  57. Jenny Jo November 6, 2014 at 11:29 pm #

    Winning this would definitely make my pocketbook more festive! I love meandering through the market and taking in the sights, sounds, smells and the people watching. Such a great Portland fixture.

  58. Tom November 7, 2014 at 12:46 am #

    I’ll soon be touring the Portland area. Saturday Market sounds like a great opportunity to meet locals.

  59. Evelyn Johnson November 7, 2014 at 1:29 am #

    I would love to gift my father an artisinal pencil this year. please help make this a reality.

  60. Lynn November 7, 2014 at 2:30 am #

    Would love to roam the Sat Mark with my new honey!

  61. Galen November 7, 2014 at 7:00 am #

    I could take my girls to the market with $25 to spoil them with. They’ve always loved the market and I’ve enjoyed it, too.

  62. Ginger November 7, 2014 at 7:07 am #

    I’ve shopped the Saturday Market since my daughter was born in 1981. I’d love to give the gift certificate to my granddaughter (her daughter). She’s 13 yrs old and it would make a wonderful Christmas gift. The budget is tight these days on SS, but I still shop local for everything I can and continue to support local artists.
    Thanks and thanks so much for this offer.

  63. Scott Hamilton November 7, 2014 at 7:48 am #

    Love the market!

  64. Jamie Smith November 7, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    I’ve always wondered what “local” tastes like!!

  65. Claire November 7, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    Haven’t been to the market before, but would love to go and support a local vendor for my christmas shopping

  66. david November 7, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    been here eighteen years, and though the location’s changed, i still get a great vibe whenever i hit the saturday market. friendly locals selling sometimes delicious, always handcrafted, from-the-heart goods. things my mom would, and does, love. help me bring something back with me to texas for her!

  67. Lucy November 7, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    I would love to do my holiday shopping from local artists.

  68. sean November 7, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    Every year the majority of my Christmas shopping is done at the market. I love supporting local artists/businesses and my family always loves the unique gifts.

  69. Q November 7, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    I’m thinking $25 would get me at least 5 of those delicious, fried Elephant Ears that I have been literally dreaming about for the last few weeks…maybe even 6 if I dive for coins in the Skidmore Fountain… (I’m getting an Ear whether I win this or not) (Always get them with cinnamon and cream cheese!)

  70. Renata November 7, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    Been buying local for the holidays for years and would nice to be rewarded for the endeavor. Hope I get a gift card so I can buy more gifts!

  71. Shawn November 7, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    I love the Saturday Market and would def spend the money.

  72. Gigi November 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    I always attend the Portland Saturday Market. I would love a gift certificate for local crafts and some delicious elephant ears.

  73. Lindsey Cavender November 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    I hit the Saturday Market and Made in Oregon store first for my holiay shopping. Have for 10 years now since moving from CO. My family back home loves the unique treasures, and I feel great about supporting our thriving local Businesses.
    An extra $25 would be such a treat, extra goodies to take home for our newly grown family :)

  74. Steven Hook November 7, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

    I haven’t been to the Saturday Market for two years, which was my first time! I would love to go back, and shop local for all my Christmas gifts.

  75. Maureen November 8, 2014 at 7:28 am #

    Christmas shopping!

  76. Cory November 8, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    PUUUUURRRRfect start to the holidays!!!

  77. Nancy Glassman November 8, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    Best place to buy Christmas presents.

  78. Stephanie November 8, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    Haven’t been to the market in a long time, would love to see the wares of our local crafters and artisits for the holidays.

  79. Arturo Gomez November 8, 2014 at 11:23 pm #

    I want this. I want this. I want this bad!!!

  80. Brianna November 9, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    Saturday market is so awesome. Way to go PFC for creating such a great avenue for local culture and economy :)

  81. Anthony November 9, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    I really want to get my Christmas presents here.

  82. Bella November 9, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    My fiance and I just moved to Portland from Arizona about a month ago. We have been enjoying the amount of local food and art and we are planning to attend the market next week! As artists, we would love to buy some locally made art for our new apartment : )

  83. Madison November 10, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    I would LOVE for all my gifts to be locally bought this year! Not only because it’s good for the local economy and environment, but because Portland makes the BEST stuff!! :)

  84. Yume November 10, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    I haven’t been to Saturday Market in ages. This would be a good excuse to go!

  85. Tom November 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    What a great idea!

  86. Eric November 10, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    love the saturday market, this would help me show even more love…

  87. Emily November 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    Winning this would be awesome! The market is a great place for gifts.

  88. Loehn November 10, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    Sat Market; chock full of crafty crafts, interesting people and yummy nomnoms!

  89. jack salt November 11, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    this would be fantastic!

  90. ryan November 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    mmm food…

  91. Margit November 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm #


  92. Prathyushi November 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    My family is traveling all the way from India for the first time. Happy Holidays!

  93. Laura Chrestenson November 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    I would love a gift certificate to the Portland Saturday Market!

  94. kathy Evangelista November 12, 2014 at 11:38 pm #

    We’re new to the Portland area and it would be so great to have a bit of extra money to spend supporting the local economy!

  95. Vince November 13, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    xmas gift central

  96. Katie November 13, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    The market is awesome and I love supporting local businesses big or small. Pick me to help with holiday joy

  97. viola November 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    presents for my peeeps!

  98. Greg November 13, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    I’ve been lazy about decorating, but if I win, I’m going downtown to buy some art for sure.

  99. JJ November 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    I really enjoy the unique things they have around the holidays at Saturday Market and the gift certificate would help with my shopping.

  100. Aurelia November 13, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    So much gifting to be done this year – this would get me started with a bang!

  101. Jeff C November 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    I’m new to PDX and haven’t had a chance to check out the Saturday Market. Would definitely be motivated if I had some green. I’ll buy you something. Promise.

  102. Marcia November 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    Pick me cause I’m really nice.

  103. Nicole November 13, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

    The Portland Saturday Market is the greatest place to browse, grab a cup of coffee, and shop and I would love for my fondness of local artistry to be supported by strangers ;)

  104. Linda November 13, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    Would love this for Xmas shopping! Shop local!

  105. Gigi November 13, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    I would like a gift certificate for chanterelles and morels.

  106. Cora Kirkpatrick November 13, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    I would love to win a $25 gift certificate to spend at the Festival of the last minute! ❤️

  107. Lisa November 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    Would love to be able to send a little of Portland back to the family in Australia.

  108. Scott November 13, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  109. Dana G. November 13, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    Because i don’t want to have to give gifts from the dollar store again this year.

  110. Brenda November 13, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    Local items to send to the relatives back east would be great!

  111. Jenn November 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

    I love the Saturday Market and try to only buy handmade and local!

  112. Nikki November 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    A poem:

    Saturday Market is the best,
    Saturday Market is awesome,
    Better than all the rest.

    Rain or shine,
    Winter or spring,
    The crafts sold,
    Are simply divine.

    Please give me the money,
    I’ll purchase some art,
    A the dye shirt,
    Or perhaps organic honey.

    I will take it it in a wad,
    I will take it in a roll,
    I’ll spend it all
    (And then some!)
    Because I have no self control.

  113. Kristy November 13, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    I love the handmade bags and the FOOD!!!

  114. David November 13, 2014 at 2:53 pm #


  115. sandy Leavens November 13, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    I have never been to the Market and would love to give it a try!

  116. Emily Walker November 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    I haven’t been to Saturday Market in forever because I am completely broke. I’m not really sure how I’m buying X-mas presents this year, so this would help to make sure I can get my mom something.

  117. Melody R. Frye November 13, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    Unemployed and looking for work. it would just be nice to shop here.

  118. Angela November 13, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    My favorite spot in Portland! Pick me!

  119. Tim November 13, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    I’d love to find a gift for my sweetie!

  120. nichole christmore November 13, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Is it wrong that I’d spend it on Rogue beer and cheesesteaks?!

  121. JB November 13, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    Haven’t been to Saturday Market in ages! Would love to have a little extra spending $

  122. Gina S November 13, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    We just moved here, and cannot find jobs (my bfs fell thru AFTER we moved here :( ) This is making things very difficult for us, especially with the holidays looming. A gift card to the holiday market would ensure that we could at least get a few gifts for our family. Local and handmade is the cherry on top. Pick us, please :)

  123. jim November 13, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    This would be a great help in getting my xmas shopping started

  124. Ophelia November 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    I would spend every last dime of this on myself because hell, I deserve it.

  125. Susan November 13, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    I’d love to win so I could take my girls shopping for holiday gifts for their teachers. We love to buy local!

  126. Mari Stephenson November 13, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    I wore out my hat from the Hat People. Its been my favorite for several years. Need to get back to the market for a new one and to discover new vendors.

  127. Kristi November 13, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    The Saturday Market is so fun – not only good food, but also wonderful handmade items. We’d love to take the Max Train to the market and make a day of it!

  128. panda November 13, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    shop local

  129. Jared November 13, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    sounds great send me

  130. Lori November 13, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    Saturday Market is perfect for holiday gifts!

  131. Shira November 13, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

    Never even been to the Saturday market before and I’d love to win it! It sounds great!

  132. Red_Scarf November 13, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

    The answer was 8. I’m glad I did not write 9!

  133. Amy November 13, 2014 at 11:52 pm #

    I ❤ this place!

  134. Lacey N November 14, 2014 at 1:24 am #

    Oooo, I hope the dude with the trebuchets is there. My little brother needs a trebuchet for Christmas. Hello, broken windows!

  135. Martha Wiemers November 14, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    I’ve recently moved to portland and haven’t been to the Saturday market yet! It would also make a nice dent in Xmas shopping to send my family back in iowa some local portland swag!!

  136. Michelle W. November 14, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    Am hoping to buy local for mot gifts this holiday. This would be the perfect start.

  137. Claire November 14, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    They have the best art there!

  138. Natalie Morganti November 14, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    Saturday Market is simply THE BEST!

  139. leigh November 14, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    pick me pick me! i’ll spend way more than $25 once i get started i cant stop!

  140. Julie November 14, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    I think I could get all my holiday shopping done there…..with $25 to start that’d be a no brainer!!

  141. Adam November 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm #

    With this, I can afford another week of non-crap food! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

  142. Orisshe November 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    Sunday market and breweries are my favorite excuses to go visit Portland!

  143. Devon November 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    I would love to have the certificate to get gifts for my grandparents, who have never been able to make the trip out here to visit Portland.

  144. Isha Whittaker November 14, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    Yay Christmas shopping and yay local!

  145. Judy November 15, 2014 at 6:25 am #

    My husband and I are originally from upstate NewYork. We lived in Eastern Oregon for a year before moving here for work during the week in September. We’d love to do more exploration on weekends now that the weather encourages us to stay here in the Portland area on weekends. A certificate would encourage us to visit the market.

  146. Zach November 15, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    I love satueday market, and didnt get to go last year, I was working out of town

  147. Patrick Hyde November 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    Would love to go do some holiday shopping at Saturday Market!
    Have not been for awhile and it would be fun to take my sweetie for some local gifts and treats!

  148. Toby November 15, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    I went to the market today and saw some many unique treasures for Holiday presents. What a wonderful place to buy local!

  149. Jade November 15, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    i’ll totally drive down from seattle to go there!

  150. Erica November 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

    I would love to start Christmas shopping! I would start with with a gift for my… Cat.

  151. ryan November 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    I love the tchotchkes of Saturday Market and need to extend that into the lives of my friends of family. Through this gift certificate. So I won’t have to spend any real money.

  152. Heather November 16, 2014 at 8:52 am #

    Me+$25=one happy shopper. Thank you in advance.

  153. Tim November 17, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    I’m going to make the most glorious Thanksgiving dinner with ingredients from the Saturday Market!

  154. Ron T November 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    We’re s-h-o-p-p-I-n-g, we’re shopping. I’d enjoy winning this gift and always enjoy the market.

  155. Gina November 19, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    Looking forward to making our annual trip up for Thanksgiving from San Francisco and kicking off our Christmas shopping at the Portland Saturday Market as we have done for the last 6 years.

  156. Nate November 20, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Better than foot made. That stuff is never good.

  157. Nate November 25, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

    Great way to get Christmas presents!

  158. Sue November 26, 2014 at 7:03 am #

    I would live to go. Could use some joy this holiday season. 2

  159. Karen November 26, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    Loyalty to locals! That’s me!

  160. Nicole November 26, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

    To spend my money locally!

  161. brian jensen December 15, 2014 at 1:38 am #

    portland’s best anagram =dro plant. money please. oh and the saturday market is pretty durn neat.

  162. Jessica December 18, 2014 at 1:31 am #

    This would make me the happiest graduate student alive!

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