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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Little Boxes

Yesterday, Nick was excited to join Senator Jeff Merkley to help kick off Little Boxes' 4th year!

Little Boxes is a wonderful local response to the post-Thanksgiving “Black Friday” shopping tradition.  The Portland-wide shopping extravaganza features the best of our small business community.

Nick celebrated Little Boxes’ 4-year anniversary by touring participating small businesses with the Senator, Venture Portland Executive Director Heather Hoell, and Little Boxes founders, Will Ceravich and Betsy Cross from Betsy and Iya

The tour started in the beautiful St. Johns neighborhood, where 14 small businesses are part of the Little Boxes family! Afterwards, Nick headed over to Northwest and visited many shops, including Hammer and Vine, Manor Fine Wares, Child’s Play and more.

Small businesses are an important part of Portland’s economy.  They bring character and strength to our neighborhoods, create jobs, and drive economic growth.  For every dollar spent at a local small business, 70 cents stays in our community!

The two-day event is from November 28-29.  It’s is a great way to shop local and support your neighborhood small businesses! 


Don’t forget to download the app! The free smart-phone application is your digital passport to all things Little Boxes. 

Visit Little Boxes website for more information!


Little Boxes returns to celebrate Portland's small businesses (a visual social media story)

Anna Marum in The Oregonian


Little Boxes gives Portland small businesses the boost they need on Black Frida weekend

Anna Marum in The Oregonian


Little Boxes tradition taps local shopping spirit

Jennifer Anderson in the Portland Tribune 


Local Shops prep for Small Business Saturday

KGW News


Little Boxes

Mike Turner in 101 KXL FM News


Photos courtesy of Rachelle Hamac.