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Get the Scoop: 2017 Little Boxes Portland

Portland’s Big Holiday Shopping Experience

Little Boxes is a holiday shopping event that takes place the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after Thanksgiving. It encourages shoppers to explore Portland's neighborhoods to discover and support the Little Boxes—small, specialty retailers—that make our city unique.

You asked. We listened: 2017 Event Updates

We interviewed past event participants—retailers and shoppers—and you insisted 2017 Little Boxes remain a fun and uniquely local event. Done and done. But we also heard you say you'd like us to simplify participation, improve communication, and increase awareness of the event. And here's how we plan to do these things:

  • Three-day event instead of two-day event: In 2017, Little Boxes will be held Friday, November 24, Saturday, November 25, and Sunday, November 26. Because shoppers will need more time to navigate the city at a comfortable pace.
  • No discounts required: Retailers are no longer required to offer discounts in order to participate in Little Boxes. Shoppers will receive something much more valuable: the opportunity to win fantastic prizes while exploring Portland neighborhoods with friends and family. #NewTradition
  • Digital only: No passports or stamps required. Shoppers will participate in Little Boxes by using the app (iOS and Android).
  • Dedicated team: Little Boxes has a full-time crew of professionals (project management, public relations, and content marketing) working together to increase awareness of the event and make it an amazing experience for shoppers and retailers.

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PRIZE UPDATE: Get Your Nosh On

Here in Portland we're blessed with an abundance of exceptional produce and other delicious items (award-winning pinot noir, wild-caugt salmon, forest-foraged mushrooms, the list goes on). So, celebrate the bounty of the seasons with our friends at Helsing Junction Farm, Food Front Cooperative Grocery, and New Seasons Market. Shop your favorite participating Little Boxes and enter the FREE raffle to win one of the awesome prizes below.

Check out the full list of prizes here.

Helsing Junction Farm

Photo courtesy of Helsing Junction Farm.

Like locally grown, organic produce? Of course you do! Well, here's your chance to win an 18-week CSA share that feeds 2-3 people from Helsing Junction Farm for the 2016 growing season. Enjoy delicious and nutritionally complete fruits and vegetables, plus tailored recipes to help make sure you get the most out of your share.

Food Front Cooperative Grocery

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Photo courtesy of Food Front Cooperative Grocery.

Bridging the gap between local producers and the people of Portland, Food Front Cooperative Grocery fills its shelves with local, fresh, and seasonal foods. FIVE Little Boxes shoppers will win a $100 gift certificate to this quality grocer.

New Seasons Market

Photo courtesy of New Seasons Market.
Photo courtesy of New Seasons Market.

Two lucky Little Box shoppers will each win a $50 gift certificate to New Seasons Market. Now that's a lot of Egg Nog. With 16 stores in Portland, your neighborhood New Seasons is never far away.


For your chance to win one of these awesome stays, enter the FREE raffle at participating Little Boxes the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving!

xo Little Boxes team


After a holiday season spent gifting to others, take some time to treat yourself. Happily, our friends at New Deal Distillery, Voicebox, löylyTranscendence Health and Wellness, LLC, and Blue Sky Laundry have made this super easy. Just shop your favorite participating Little Boxes and enter the FREE raffle to win one of the awesome prizes below.

Check out the full list of prizes here.

New Deal Distillery

Photo courtesy of New Deal Distillery.

Continue the spirit of giving when you invite your friends to join you on a six-person tasting tour of Portland's very own New Deal Distillery. Sample the award-winning, small batch spirits as you learn about the craft of distilling. At the end of your tasting, choose three bottles of the delicious spirits to take home. Three Little Box shopper will win!

Transcendence Health and Wellness, LLC

Close up of back massage procedure in spa salon

Relax and unwind with a one-hour massage from our friends at Transcendence Health and Wellness, LLC. Feel your stress melt away as you indulge in aromatherapy and therapeutic touch. NINE (woo-hoo!) Little Box shoppers will win!


Photo courtesy of Voicebox.

Bring your rock star dreams to life at your very own VIP karaoke party from Voicebox. Enjoy a private room for two hours with space for 30 guests and wow your pals with your vocal talent. Photo courtesy of Voicebox.


Photo courtesy of Löyly.

Take your self-care game to the next level with a $125 gift certificate to the NE location of löyly spa. Enjoy a massage + use of the spa's amazing sauna facilities, or put your best face forward after a rejuvenating facial.

Blue Sky Laundry

Photo courtesy of Blue Sky Laundry.
Photo courtesy of Blue Sky Laundry.

Keep your favorite duds clean at North Portland's premier eco friendly laundromat with a $100 gift certificate. Conveniently located in the Safeway shopping center in the heart of the cool St. Johns community!


For your chance to win one of these awesome stays, enter the FREE raffle at participating Little Boxes the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving!

xo Little Boxes team

Past Winners

Every year we pick hundreds of real winners who earned free raffle tickets by visiting Little Box shops the two days after Thanksgiving. Here are just a few!
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Little Boxes 2015: Let's do this!

We're getting SO CLOSE to Little Boxes 2015! This post is going to tell you everything you need to know, whether it's your first time or you're a veteran Little Boxes shopper. First thing, click here to brush up on How to Play. Sounds easy and fun, right? RIGHT! Ok, onward.

App: Smartphone users, click here to download the FREE Little Boxes app for iPhone or Android. Paper Passports: All participating shops are stocked with paper passports. As you know from reading how to play, you non-smartphone users will use passports to track raffle entries and purchases. But that's not all! Read on for more info about these cute and functional little books.

Little Boxes Portland, OR

Coupons: New this year, ALL shoppers should pick up a paper passport. Why? Because, COUPONS!

Yep, pages & pages of excellent deals to select Little Boxes shops are in the passport this year, making them a must-have whether you're playing with our smartphone app or not. Read the fine print on each coupon, as they are all different. They all are valid until 12/31/15, so make sure to keep your passports after Little Boxes weekend so you can take advantage of these deals!

Prizes: With all this talk about entering the prize raffle, you should most definitely head to our Prize Page and read up on all the amazing things you could win. Remember, it's totes FREE to enter the raffle at any participating Little Boxes shop!

Who doesn't want to be here ^ drinking this ^?!

Wishlist: In addition to the coupons, here's another reason to hang onto your passports after Little Boxes weekend. On the back cover you'll find a cute little Wishlist to log those things that caught your eye, but didn't make it home with you just yet. Emphasis on the 'yet.' Perhaps return and use one of the coupons to make your wishes come true?! Just an idea. A good idea, we do say so ourselves. ;-)

Other cool stuff: 

  • Wrap stars: our rad sponsor Umpqua Bank is offering FREE gift wrapping at select branches. Check your passport and app for more info!
  • App users: you'll record your purchase and visit codes online here when you're done shopping
  • Who won what? We'll notify raffle winners within a week of the event! Cross your fingers!

Alright, you all are ready for Little Boxes 2015, Nov. 27th & 28th!

Super excited,

xo, LB crew