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Third Annual Meso Makers Market

Portland Winter Market Showcases the Work of 45 Minority-Owned Small Business

MESO's holiday market runs through to Dec. 23


Shoppers seeking unique holiday gifts again have a wide variety of choices at the third annual MESO Makers Market in Portland. But their chance to shop won’t last long; the holiday market’s last day of operation will be Saturday, Dec. 23.


Hosted by the nonprofit Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO), the market is at Alberta Commons, 376 N.E. Sumner St. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. MESO is providing gift wrapping in return for a $10 donation through Dec. 23.


Sponsored by OnPoint Community Credit Union, the MESO Makers Market is a celebration of creativity and craftsmanship. It offers shoppers the opportunity to find one-of-a-kind gifts while supporting 45 local artisans who are primarily BIPOC and women clients of MESO.


Gifts available for purchase include stylish clothing, face and body creams and oils, shampoo and conditioner sets, grooming essentials for men, handmade candles, intricately designed jewelry, and children’s blankets, toys, and puzzles.


For a $10 donation, shoppers through Dec. 23 can make their own gift basket using a basket and wrapping materials supplied by MESO.


This family- and community-oriented event is open to all ages. For more information, contact MESO at (503) 841-3351.


“Our market provides a platform for these talented makers to showcase their unique creations,” said Celina Sanchez, MESO’s Marketing & Development Director. “It is a celebration of creativity and craftsmanship. It’s also another way MESO supports local entrepreneurs and helps them achieve their business goals.”

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