Life in Portland

Little Boxes, a Portland Holiday Shopping Tradition

Win prizes in this Citywide raffle to Support Portland's independent shopping scene

Agent Andy Barlow shares his favorite way to support small, local businesses during the holiday shopping season. 

It may be hard to believe, but holiday shopping season has officially arrived. Thanksgiving is just a few days away, which means that Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are just around the corner.

If you plan on doing any Christmas shopping this weekend (or just want to treat yourself) then you have got to get involved with the Little Boxes Shopping Experience. Little Boxes is a citywide shopping event with more than 100 participating businesses and tons of amazing raffle prizes (like REALLY amazing prizes), and it’s super easy to play.

Download the Little Boxes app, and then go shopping! When you arrive at each store you will find a code to input into your app. This is an entry for the contest prizes. When you make a purchase at a participating store, you receive another code for more entries. That’s it!

Like I said, the prizes are worth it. Win a dream vacation, private cocktail classes, furniture, hotel and game tickets, a 4-day ReachNow car rental (with a brand new BMW or MINI), store gift certificates, and so more. Plus, you support local businesses.

Head over to the Little Boxes page to see more and download that app. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your Small Business Saturday!