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5th Annual Small Shops, Big Hearts Event

It’s that time of year again! February 11th & 12th the Historic Mississippi Avenue Business Association and Mississippi Ave will be holding the 5th annual Small Shops Big Hearts event. We are super excited about this event and we have tons of great in store events planned all up and down the street:

  • LAND GALLERY will have ‘69 Valentines: A Visual Tribute To The Magnetic Fields’ up.
    SHE BOP will be giving out chocolates.
  • PAXTON GATE is doing a New Deal Distillery tasting and a jewelry trunk show on the 11th. As well as a Honey, Mead & Bee Fest on the 12th.
  • FLUTTER will be hosting Vetiver Designs jewelry trunk show and a Messina Bitters tasting.
    PDXCHANGE is doing a free raffle—win a $25 in store gift card for the winner and their Valentine.
  • VERDE COCINA will be featuring a dessert special from Rawdacious Desserts, a bubbly cranberry cocktail special, and all day happy hour.
  • FLEX & FLOW are doing an Acro Yoga workshop sponsored by Portland Juice Co, with giveaways
  • BLACK WAGON will be hosting a Valentine Pop Up Shop by Leo Valentino with champagne and cookies; proceeds go to the Children’s Cancer Association(CCA)
  • HALF PINT – TBA
  • MOLOKO will be serving chocolate martinis!
  • PISTILS NURSERY will be offering 20% off plants with purchase of corresponding planter.
  • GYPSY CHIC 20% off store discount, wine and cookies!
  • OREGON DELI premium craft smoked meat variety packs for the meat lover in your life.

Mississippi Ave Small Shops Big Hearts 2017

Please join us at Black Wagon Valentine’s Day Weekend!

Please join us at Black Wagon Valentine’s Day Weekend! We will be donating 10% of  sales on Valentine’s Day  to The Children’s Cancer Association and it’s My Music Rx Program. We’ve been working with The Children’s Cancer Association for the past few years, creating our “Music Heals” tees to spread the word about and raise funds for this amazing organization and its programs for long term hospitalized kids and their families! We’re really excited about what they do and welcome you to help make a difference in the lives of these kids and families!

BLACK WAGON VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND – THE DATES

Saturday, Feb 11th and Sunday, Feb 12th

Black Wagon will be serving complimentary champagne and cookies all weekend long while you explore new Spring arrivals from Mini Rodini, Native Shoes, Vans and more! Discover the pleasure of shopping and dining Mississippi Ave’s vibrant small businesses! This event is in conjunction with Small Shops, Big Hearts, showcasing the wonderful stores, restaurants and services of our unique N. Portland business district.

Saturday, Feb 11th 10am-4pm8 year old, Leo “Valentino” Cook will be selling hand crafted Valentines to those who are looking for special notes for loved ones and friends. Leo will be donating a percentage of sales to The Childen’s Cancer Associations and its My Music Rx Programs as well.

Tuesday, February 14th, Black Wagon will donate 10% of sales to The Children’s Cancer Association and it’s My Music Rx Program. We’ve been working with The Children’s Cancer Association for the past few years, creating our “Music Heals” tees to spread the word about and raise funds for this amazing organization and its programs for long term hospitalized kids and their families! We’re really excited about what they do and welcome you to help make a difference in the lives of these kids and families!

About Leo

Leo is an imaginative young son of entrepreneurial parents. His youthful exuberance to create and share his love of systems and activities predate his ability to talk.

His first foray into selling Valentines happened when Leo was only 5 years old. Unbeknownst to anyone in his family, Leo carried furniture out onto the street and set up his first ever Valentine’s Day stand, selling handmade Valentines created from recycled materials. His impromptu card stand was a huge success and Leo is excited to bring it back.

His mom, owner of Black Wagon, a children’s boutique in Portland, Oregon, has invited Leo to host his Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop outside their shop on N. Mississippi Ave.

Leo hopes to make many people happy and is working away to produce enough Valentines for everyone who stops by to visit him on Saturday.

About Children’s Cancer Assocition

Children's Cancer AssociationCCA prescribes joy. For children diagnosed with serious illness and their families, every moment is precious. At CCA, their goal is to transform as many of those moments as possible — with joy. The Children’s Cancer Association didn’t start with a foundation, it started with a family. One who faced its own battle with serious pediatric illness two decades ago in Portland, Oregon. From that experience came a passionate commitment and focus: To deliver the resources, the friendship, and the healing power of music to families facing the same challenges. Unlike many organizations dedicated to the worthy goal of someday finding a cure for cancer, CCA is all about creating joy today. Facebook.com/ChildrensCancerAssociation

About MyMusicRx

MyMusicRx, a program of the Children’s Cancer Association, is a one-omymusicrxf-a-kind pediatric music medicine program for kids and teens with cancer and other serious illnesses. Their in-hospital program includes bedside sing-a-longs with trained music specialists, instrument lending, lessons, and live concerts from national recording artists. The program extends online atMyMusicRx.org where kids can explore exclusive artist greetings, concerts, digital instruments, and more. MyMusicRx delivers the healing power of music to over 4,700 kids and teens at 19 pediatric hospitals across the country and we are growing. Learn more at www.mymusicrx.org #MusicHeals

 

Portland Supports Small Business Community Thru Winter Weather

Small business is the economic engine for the City of Portland. When our small businesses face challenges it has long lasting reach and impact on our great City.

This 2016-17 Winter Weather has had a significantly negative impact on our small business community. This lack of economic activity drains tax base and curtails further spending with all businesses that provide materials to those businesses, from food vendors and marketing professionals to professional printers and bookkeepers. Even if businesses are able to open their doors, employees are losing hours due to everything from inability to get to work to not enough business to justify their attendance.

We’ve organized a number of small businesses across industries, from retail and restaurant to service businesses to offer 10% discounts on gift certificate purchases made thru January 31st, 2017. It is our hope that the greater Portland Community, who has always been a great lover and supporter of their small business community, enjoys the opportunity to save a little at some of their favorite businesses, while lending a huge support to Portland’s businesses and economy!

Please check with individual businesses as these discounted gift certificates may not be available for use in conjunction with other offers, coupons and discounts.

AND this is just a small list of the amazing list of Portland’s small businesses. Please be sure to celebrate and support all the businesses you can this month and always!

Thank you again!!!
We love our customers!!!

Press for Our ‘Portland Supports Small Business Community Thu Winter Weather’ Campaign

Our campaign to help Portland’s small business community bounce back from the 2016-17 winter weather is gaining steam! Check out the good press that we’re getting below!

Crain’s Portland – Few are more over the snow than Portland’s small businesses

Koin 6 – Small businesses hope to bounce back from storm

KGW Portland – Small businesses lost thousands in storm; offering deals to customers

Portland Monthly – Portland’s Awful Winter Weather Is Endangering Local Retailers

The Portland Mercury – Sold Out: How a Snowy Week Birthed a Retail Movement

Via by AAA – What to do on N. Mississippi Ave., Portland

Thank you so much to everyone who continues to support Portland’s small business community! We couldn’t do this without you.

SuperFUNtascular New Years Sale

Our annual sale is so amazing we have it its own name, The SuperFUNtascular New Years SALE
NOW is the time to save 25-70% OFF favorite brands like Appaman, PopUpShop, Nununu, Munster, VANS and More!
What are you waiting for? Get these deals before they’re history!

Black Wagon SuperFUNtascular Sale

Black Wagon SuperFUNtascular Sale

Black Wagon SuperFUNtascular Sale

Black Wagon SuperFUNtascular Sale

Black Wagon SuperFUNtascular Sale

Black Wagon SuperFUNtascular Sale