East Portland Christmas bazaars and craft fairs
Mt. Hood Community College
It’s time to go shopping for those special folks on your holiday list — or maybe even for you!
MHCC will hold the 43rd annual Scrooge Lives Holiday Craft Sale Dec. 4 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Dec. 5 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in the Gresham campus Student Union, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Shawn Schlogel, an MHCC graduate, will play holiday tunes in a solo piano performance from noon to 1 p.m., both days.
Nearly 50 vendors will be on hand this year — up from the usual 35-38 vendors. They include a couple of octogenarians — one creates exquisite hand-turned bowls, the other creates charming birdhouses and squirrel feeders.
Numerous vendors will offer green products, such as bamboo clothing and jewelry form recycled materials. Personalized children’s books, musical instruments, original artwork and many other items will also be available.
Leach Botanical Garden
Holiday Bazaar and Artist Market, 6704 SE 122nd Ave., is Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fresh-made wreaths, swags, centerpieces and cut greens along with handcrafted gifts by local artists.
Midway Christian Church
The 11th annual Holiday Bazaar is at 2546 S.E. 131st Ave., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handcrafted candles, quilts, jewelry, baby items. A country kitchen will serve lunch.
Margaret Scott Elementary
The Margaret Scott Elementary Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 14700 N.E. Sacramento St. This event is full of great gift ideas just in time for the holiday season.
The Wilkes Elementary Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 17020 N.E. Wilkes Road. Get your holiday shopping done early.