Shop local at our virtual “Northwest Made Holiday Market” in 2020

Mercy Corps Northwest holiday market vendor

Thank you to all those who joined us online to make our 7th annual Northwest Made Holiday Market a success. Due to your support, the 2020 market brought in nearly $30,000 for participating vendors!

If you attended in the past, you remember it as a one-day, in-person event with vendor booths and activities at MCNW in Portland. In response to the pandemic, our 2020 market shifted entirely online from November 15 – December 30, 2020.

The market brought together a community of 70+ vendors from the Portland Metro Area, featuring local + BIPOC + women entrepreneurs and businesses.

Mercy Corps NW is operated and hosted the market on Shopify at Keep reading to learn more about our past vendors and how you can support them year-round.

Find something unique for that perfect gift

person holding holiday wrapped presentExplore the many shops in the virtual market and find everything from clothing and accessories, artisan food and beverages, arts and crafts, to beauty, health and wellness products. Whether you’re looking for something special for yourself or a holiday gift for someone else, there is something here for everyone.

Looking for a gift hand crafted locally with love? Here is a preview of just a few of the vendors that will wow you and have you coming back for more.

Tastes and treats that are also good for you

  • Margalaxy offers handmade, raw and delicious, protein-packed foods to boost energy. Their products are plant-based, non-GMO and organic. Their superfood snacks are for people who want to kick the refined sugar habit.
  • Gather Around Nutrition is a healing foods business founded by holistic chefs who offer private chef services, postpartum meal delivery, catering and small batch wild crafted medicine. They work with local small-scale farmers and fishermen who provide high-quality organic produce, wild-caught seafood and sustainably raised meats.
  • Cardamom Hills Trading Company specializes in small-batch chutneys, crafted using Indian spices paired with only the purest fruits and vegetables from the Pacific Northwest.
  • Honey Palette, a paleo bakery, was started by a nurse and health coach who saw the need for healthy, exciting desserts for people with autoimmune conditions and food sensitivities. They use dried flowers, herbs, fruit and other ingredients from local producers.
  • Queen of Hearts Superfoods was born out of the founder’s personal experience with cancer. She discovered food as medicine with the mighty hemp seed. Their salad dressings, hulled hemp seeds and nutritional seed oils are anti-inflammatory foods. They are the first hemp seed processor in the Pacific Northwest focused solely on Northwest hemp grain.

Art and fashion that tells a story and moves you

  • Audrey Weaves was founded by a fiber artist who is also a meditation teacher. Her work is inspired by the ancient cultures, skills and traditions she experienced in her travels around the world. She sells her own pieces and a tiny weaving kit to empower people to create their own art through weaving meditations.
  • Greenstitch offers handmade journals, notebooks and 3D cut paper art by a local book artist who is inspired by nature and iconic scenes of the Pacific Northwest, such as the Portland bridges and Forest Park.
  • Iltopia Studios is a small creative studio that makes comic books and cartoons that open doors to more understanding. They create quirky adventure stories about the Black experience in America that entertains, empowers and educates.
  • Camille Shu’s founder is a painter whose work is a celebration of the beauty that surrounds us in the natural world. She sells prints, original paintings and murals. Her goal is to bring color into people’s lives, especially during the Pacific Northwest winters.
  • Soul Chain is an exclusive collection of designer crochet/knit apparel. It’s custom-made wearable art. The collections are made from organic silk, wool, cotton, linen and other complimentary fibers.

Beauty, wellness and self-care we could all use this year

  • Najmah Naturals sells natural bath, body, and personal care products handcrafted in small batches with quality herbs, essential oils and other organics.
  • Lagom Body Co. offers seasonal skincare formulated by an herbalist for eco- and sustainably minded womxn.
  • Rose Alchemista was started by a licensed esthetician and offers a handmade herbal skincare line that includes body butters, natural perfumes, toning mists, herbal salves, lip balms and more.
  • YogaChefJess provides health and wellness products and services, including meal subscriptions, nutrition consulting, yoga and fitness instruction, cooking demos and other holistic services. It is a lifestyle brand that advocates a plant-based nutritional approach to disease prevention and reversal.
  • PORTLAND x ROSÉ is a self-care lifestyle brand empowering health and wellness with products to inspire women to take time for unapologetic self-care.
  • Servello sells nature-based, organic skincare and home care products with pure essential oils and no synthetic fragrances or coloring. The founder has a degree in biology and studied aromatherapy and herbal medicine. In her 17 years in business, she has always had the clean product philosophy.

Meet the makers in our LIVE online events

Beyond shopping, the market is an opportunity to see entrepreneurship in action and get inspired by the stories of local businesses. Each vendor showcases the vibrancy of the Portland entrepreneurial community.

During the six-week market, we will host live events streamed on Facebook and Instagram featuring our vendors and their products. The events are designed to bring you closer to an in-person shopping experience and introduce you to unique, local products.

Stay tuned for the program lineup. In the meantime, check out one of the vendors you will find at the market, Everglow Handmade.

Make an impact beyond the market when you #ShopNorthwestMade

Male vendor at Northwest Made Holiday MarketThe Northwest Made Holiday Market is about more than finding goodies and gifts. Entrepreneurs help to drive job creation and economic development. Your purchases also support the missions of our vendors who strive to give back to the community and create social impact.

It’s a win-win when you support businesses such as:

  • Brooksong Design, a handmade Italian leather bag and accessories business in Portland that gives 10% of profits to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
  • Just Because Boutique is a women’s apparel and accessory business that gives a portion of its sales to benefit single mothers and indigent women impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
  • Pet Wants was formed to improve the health and wellbeing of pets with fresh and tasty pet foods and products. They donate their leftover food to the Oregon Humane Society which then distributes it to other shelters.
  • Golden Age Kombucha is a micro-brewery specializing in more palatable and less vinegary kombucha. They are community centered and focused on reusability & sustainability while partnering with local farmers and organic, fair trade, non-profit and local businesses in Portland. They are dedicated to composting, recycling and getting involved in our city.
  • Back to Broth creates small batch, handcrafted bone broth by sourcing ingredients locally and sustainably, supporting the Willamette Valley economy, small farmers and the vibrancy of the local food system.

Community is at the heart of it all

Female vendor at Northwest Made Holiday MarketAs a local small business supporter, Mercy Corps Northwest provides services to more than 2,400 entrepreneurs each year. Our Northwest Made Holiday Market supports local business owners with an opportunity to boost their annual sales during the holiday season, the most critical time of their business calendar.

Join us at the Northwest Made Holiday Market and share what you find when you #ShopNorthwestMade on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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