With the election finally out of the way, downtown Portland is revving up for the holiday season.
The Portland Business Alliance, the Downtown Clean & Safe Coalition and retail groups on Thursday announced four temporary pop-up stores for the 2012 holiday season, along with special offerings and events to entice shoppers to bring their wallets to the central city.
The four pop-up stores will operate through New Years Eve. They are:
- Wolf’s Apothecary, 902 S.W. Morrison St., carries local health and beauty products and both vintage and modern home goods.
- Enchanted Alpaca, 902 S.W. Morrison, carries elegant clothing made from alpaca and other natural fibers. The store features live alpacas over the weekend.
- Emit, 535 S.W. Sixth Ave., The store carries bold apparel and accessories for women.
- Boys Fort, 614 S.W. 11th Ave. The masculine-skewing home furnishings store was such a hit in 2011 that it returns in 2012, though in a new location, the Governor Hotel.
Boys’ Fort and its three fellow pop-ups in 2011 rang up $225,000 in sales.
Special offerings are:
- Holidate: Portland Mall Management Inc. sponsors entertainment and other events from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday in December to entice shoppers to stay downtown after work.
- Free Parking: Parking is free for those who enter Smart Park garages between noon and 2 p.m. on Sundays, Dec. 2 and 9. Elves will give parking vouchers at the garages at Southwest Third and Alder, Southwest Fourth and Yamhill and Southwest 10th and Yamhill.
- Finally, more than 700 trees in downtown will be lit up through Feb. 15
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