• LITTLE IS THE NEW BIG! GO LOCAL AT LITTLE BOXES CITY-WIDE SHOPPING EVENT + RAFFLE

    LITTLE IS THE NEW BIG! GO LOCAL AT LITTLE BOXES CITY-WIDE SHOPPING EVENT + RAFFLE

    Popular retail event expands to three days (Nov 24-26, 2017) for more pre-holiday shopping at Portland’s independently owned neighborhood shops

    PORTLAND, Ore. – November 3, 2017 – The popular Little Boxes shopping event and raffle returns for the 2017 holiday season with an expanded three days to explore Portland’s indie retail shops and unique urban neighborhoods. The citywide shopping event kicks off on Black Friday (Nov. 24th) and continues on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25th) and Sunday (Nov. 26th). Little Boxes emphasizes the richness and vitality of Portland’s independently owned retail stores at a time of year when big box stores dominate. Participating shoppers visit and make purchases from participating Little Box stores to earn free raffle entries and unlock prizes over the course of the three-day event. Simply download the Little Boxes App and start shopping.

    After six years under the ownership of co-founders Betsy and Will Cervarich of betsy + iya, Little Boxes recently welcomed Built Oregon as its new owner. Built Oregon is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization focusing on championing consumer goods products and companies throughout Oregon.

    “As a longtime supporter and sponsor, Built Oregon was the perfect choice to take this community-focused event to the next level,” said Cervarich. “Their mission supports local retailers and entrepreneurs, and Built Oregon brings a team of professionals to increase awareness and make the shopping experience even better.”

    “We’re thrilled to bring Little Boxes into the Built Oregon community to further connect local shoppers and retailers,” said Terry St. Marie, co-founder of Built Oregon. ““This event has become Portland’s Black Friday and Small Business Saturday tradition and an alternative to the frenzy at the big box retailers. We recognize that the vibrancy of the local economy depends on all of us to support our local specialty retailers during Little Boxes – and all year long.”

    About Little Boxes

    Founded in 2011, Little Boxes is a local shopping event and raffle that encourages shoppers to     explore Portland’s diverse neighborhoods and support the Little Box stores, the small, specialty retailers that make the city unique. Little Boxes is owned and operated by Built Oregon, a non-profit that supports entrepreneurs throughout Oregon by being the voice championing the businesses they are building, shining a light on individual regions, and revealing the economic impact these entrepreneurs and their companies have all across Oregon, all of which culminates in an annual gathering, the Built Up Festival. The Little Boxes city wide shopping event takes place following Thanksgiving – from Friday, November 24th through Sunday, November 26th. Free gift-wrapping stations are available at select Umpqua Bank locations in Portland. For more information about the event and a list of retailers and raffle prizes, please visit https://pdx.shoplittleboxes.com/, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @littleboxespdx.