Lake Oswego retailers are out to buck a national trend—online holiday shopping. This week many of them are offering special incentives to stop by and “experience” their store, their products, and their hospitality. So, add a little fa la la to your holiday shopping by accepting their invitation to check them out.
Holiday Shopping with the Librarians at the Booktique on Wednesday, December 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Get help picking out the perfect book selection for the reader on your list with Lake Oswego librarians on hand to guide you in the right direction. They’ll be presenting some of their favorites from the current titles in stock from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 4 Monroe Parkway, 503. 699.9109.
Holiday Gift Show at Oswego Heritage House. Get your holiday shopping done early and local with selections that include hats, jewelry, puppets, wine and more. Wednesday, December 4, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Oswego Heritage House. 398 10th Avenue. 503.635.6373.
Personal shopping with Vanillawood experts from December 5 through December 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The design/build firm is converting their brick-and-mortar location into a pop-up shop where clients can select and pick up curated gifts and home accessories. As part of this shift, they are launching a personal online shopping service to help guests purchase items for themselves or as gifts and are opening their doors during these two weeks to show you how it works. 16354 Boones Ferry Rd. 503.305.8830.
Rain Spark Gallery Meet the Artist Reception on Thursday, December 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Meet some of the artists at Rain Spark Gallery and enjoy light refreshments while you learn more about the inspiration and process behind their work. Offerings include everything from pottery, jewelry, fabric, paintings and photography. And be sure to check their website and/or facebook page every day for clues to where their 60 hand-made gingerbread people ornaments are hidden throughout the city. You can also enter your name to win one of the collectible ornaments in their weekly Thursday raffle drawings. 310 N. State Street, Suite 108.
Lake Oswego Arts Council First Friday Reception and Gleeful Giving Event Friday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Attendees will get a minimum 5% discount on all purchases and be eligible to enter a raffle for larger discounts. Enjoy wine and appetizers while you check out all the gift options ranging from candles, jewelry and wall hangings to glass works, original paintings and home goods. 510 1st Street, 503. 675.3738.
Shop Hop on Friday, December 6 through Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Join in the second annual Shop Hop giving you the perfect excuse to check out four of Lake Oswego’s home décor boutiques. Pick up a passport at one of these locations: Piper Louie, 16148 Boones Ferry Rd., 503.305.6426; The Grove, 4473 Lakeview Blvd., 503.697.9999; The Iron Gate Cottage, 16722 Boones Ferry Rd., 503.358.0039; or Wishbone Home Design, 385 1st St., 503.636.1229 and then collect stamps at all four to enter a raffle for a $250 gift basket. Drinks and goodies will greet you at each location as well as a treasure trove of wonderful finds from paperwhite narcissus, and jewelry to garden statuary and comfy throws.
Dennis’ 7 Dees Reindeer Magic.Bring the kids to meet Santa and his reindeer. Ticketed admission gives you access to view and take pictures with the reindeer, sit on Santa’s lap, enjoy holiday music, shop around and enjoy other festivities. Tickets are on sale online now until sold out. Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lake Oswego Garden Center, 1090 McVey Avenue. 503.636.4660.
Zupan’s Market in the Breezeway: Holiday Bazaar Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Spend the afternoon sampling holiday foods and wine and check out holiday décor and floral. Pick up some hostess gifts and place an order for a holiday basket. 16380 Boones Ferry Road, 503.210.4190.
Enjoy the season while supporting your local merchants. These are just a few of the reasons you want to get out and explore Lake Oswego. Check last year’s post for more ideas of where to do your holiday shopping in Lake Oswego.