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Boxes and baubles and balsam — oh my!

Handmade gifts, fresh greenery and live music all part of holiday shopping


by: POST FILE PHOTO - Local vendors spend all year handcrafting unique and one-of-a-kind items in preparation for the annual bazaar season.

Get a jump on your holiday shopping with the Sandy Post's annual calendar of harvest bazaars. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your list — even the naughty ones!

Now through Dec. 24

• 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, NW Creations, 364 N.W. Eastman Parkway, Gresham. The work of more than 100 local artisans and crafters, featuring handmade items, as well as nostalgic and vintage collectibles.

Nov. 2

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Green Tee Estates Clubhouse, 900 N.E. Francis Ave., Gresham. The 6th annual event features a wide assortment of handmade craft items.

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Zion United Church of Christ, 2025 N.E. 23rd St., Gresham. Handmade jewelry, soaps, soy candles, hand embroidered towels and much more. And don’t miss the annual Bake Sale. Proceeds benefit children’s camp scholarships.

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Mountainview Christian Church Holiday Bazaar, 1890 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham. Handmade crafts and gifts, as well as representatives from direct sales companies. Proceeds benefit the church’s food pantry and youth missions.

Nov. 8-10

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, St. Aloysius Parish, Marian Guild, 297 N. Broadway, Estacada. Several local crafters will be offering handmade items, including quilts, cards and more. Also featured will be a wide choice of homemade goodies, like soup, pies, candies and other baked goods. Proceeds benefit the guild’s hospitality and maintenance funds.

• 5-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Therese Parish 32nd annual Holiday Bazaar, 1260 N.E. 132nd Ave., Portland. Enjoy the amazing talents of numerous craftspeople, a traditional baked goods sale, used book corner and raffle. A café for snacks will also be available. Sponsored by St. Therese Catholic Grade School and the St. Therese Women’s Association.

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Harvest Delights, Suburban Estates Clubhouse, 21016 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Featuring needlework, baked goods and other items.

• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Alder Tree Vineyard Wine Tasting and Holiday Bazaar, 34944 S.E. Colorado Road, Sandy. Wine tasting from the vineyard’s own Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris varieties. Event also offers handcrafted jewelry, cards, wooden toys, baby items and homemade jams and jellies. There will also be a 20 percent discount on wines purchased during the event.

• 2-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 3rd Annual Christmas Bazaar, Clear Creek Church, 4100 S.E. 182nd Ave., Gresham. Local crafters will present a variety handmade items including candles, jewelry, clothing, baked goods and “a few surprises.” Sponsored by TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly).

• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, St. Joseph the Worker Alter Guild, 2310 S.E. 148th Ave., Portland. Home baked goodies, hand crafted items and raffle drawings. Proceeds benefit the Altar Guild’s church and community outreach programs.

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Christmas Bazaar, Sandy Church of the Nazarene, 34717 Jarl Road, Boring. Home décor, jewelry, handmade items and a barbecue lunch. Some proceeds benefit the church.

• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Harvest & Fine Junque Sale, Multnomah Grange No. 71, 30639 S.E. Bluff Road, Gresham. A wide assortment of handmade items, antiques, holiday decorations, jewelry, linens and collectibles. Live Bluegrass music by No Time to Lose from 1-3 on Saturday. Proceeds benefit the grange’s restoration fund.

Nov. 14-17

• 4-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 28th annual Harvest Moon Bazaar, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring. Over 70 booth featuring handcrafted items. Also featured is a Junior Crafter’s Corner and food. Accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

• 3:30-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Eagle Creek Ladies Aid, Eagle Creek Presbyterian Church, 29455 S.E. Burnett Road, Eagle Creek. Needlework, holiday crafts and baked goods, including Christmas cookies. Ham dinner will be served Friday. Proceeds go for mission work in the community.

• noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Springwater Church of the Nazarene, 3445 S.E. Hillyard Road, Gresham. Holiday gifts, handmade crafts and goodies. Proceeds benefit the church’s children, youth and women’s ministries.

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Pleasant Valley Community Baptist Church, 17608 S.E. Foster Road, Gresham. Handmade toys, baby items, baked good and Christmas crafts. Event is a fundraiser for the church’s youth activities.

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Firwood Elementary School, 42900 S.E. Trubel Road, Sandy. A variety of quality arts and crafts by local vendors, music from a local DJ and food and beverages.

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Eagles Baseball Holiday Craft Bazaar, Centennial High School Cafeteria, 3505 S.E. 182nd Ave., Gresham. Homemade craft items, health and wellness businesses, food and beverages and baked goods. Proceeds benefit the high school’s baseball program.

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Fifth annual Barn Boutique, Kelso Grange, 34705 S.E. Kelso Road, Sandy. Quality handcrafted treasures by local artists, featuring unique gemstone jewelry, fresh holiday flower arrangements, holiday decorations and wreaths.

Nov. 22-24

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17404 N.E. Glisan St., Portland. Photos with Santa, lunch café, handcrafted gift items, hourly drawings and quilt raffle. Benefits St. Aidan’s Outreach programs.

• 1-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Larch Mountain Country Artisans 34th annual Heart of the Country Show and Sale, Glenn Otto Community Park, Sam Cox Building, 1106 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Premier showing of fine arts, crafts, folk art and handiwork by area artists. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Corbett School arts program, Vista House and Troutdale parks.

Nov. 30 - Dec. 1

• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Boring-Damascus Grange, 27861 S.E. Grange St., Boring. More than 40 vendors offering unique handmade holiday gifts for everyone. Food will be available.

Dec. 6-8

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Der Grosshandler German Imports, 2233 N.E. 244th Ave., Unit E-3, Troutdale. Event will feature imported German Nutcrackers, Advent Pyramids and handcrafted German Christmas ornaments. Proceeds benefit the Gresham Rotary Scholarship Fund.

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., Portland. The Leach Botanical Garden Holiday Bazaar offers everything from freshly made wreaths, swags and centerpieces to cut greens and baked goods. The Artist Market features the work of local artists in glass, ceramic, metal and fabric mediums. There will be music in the Winter Garden and hot cider in the historic Manor House. Proceeds support operation of the historic Leach Botanical Garden. For more information, call the garden office at 503-823-1671.

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Gresham Women of Elks, #1805, 3330 N.E. Division St., Gresham. Nearly 50 vendors of handmade items, along with Gingerbread baked items, raffles and a lunch served all day. Admission is three cans of food or a donation to the lodge’s Christmas Basket Program. Proceeds benefit Elks’ charities.

Dec. 13-14

• 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Homes for the Holidays, Sandy Assembly of God, 39800 E. Highway 26. A variety of handmade ornaments and gifts, jewelry and soaps. Benefits the church’s mission programs.