You are invited to the annual Forest Market, a lively, fun holiday shopping experience featuring sustainable and eco-friendly crafts and edibles handmade by local artisans. Held in the Nature Center at beautiful Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Boulevard, Portland, Oregon, the event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 7 and 8. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Tryon Creek. The event is free and open to all.
Background on Forest Market
The Friends of Tryon Creek’s Forest Market is an annual holiday shopping event that draws hundreds of visitors every year to Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Forest Market offerings reflect the Friends’ passion for the wonders of nature and the importance of environmental stewardship and sustainable living: Items are locally made, handcrafted and celebrate the natural world. From ceramics, accessories, jewelry, hand-woven baskets, organic body care products and holiday items to one-of-a-kind art pieces and much more, there is something that is sure to please everyone on your holiday list.
A portion of proceeds goes directly to support the Friends’ efforts to restore the park to its most natural state and educate children about the science of nature, so Forest Market visitors can find beautiful gifts for loved ones and support the Friends at the same time.
The following local artisans will be at the Forest Market:
- Golden Rope Gifts and Design – Soaps, lotions and candles
- Maura Jess – Watercolors
- Collin Prasch – Nature note cards
- Susan Burson – Hand-woven basketry
- Nature Girl Studio – Handmade pottery inspired by Nature
- Reclamation Project – Art and craft from reclaimed materials
- BevoBirdie Originals – Elegantly designed handbags and purses
- Dolcezza – Jewelry and accessories
- Bee Hive – Oregon honeys and related products
- Autumn Fern Designs – Sunprint handbags
- Jennifer Lane – NW wildflower note cards
- Reclaimed Wool – Hand-sewn reclaimed wool designs
- Natural Surroundings – Jewelry
- Nilina Campbell Mason – Handmade crafts
- Bob Snyder – Wooden cutting boards
- Tim Soucy – Jewelry
For more information please visit www.tryonfriends.org or call 503-636-4398.