Rosalee envisioned a voluminous warehouse, and the universe aligned with exactly what she wanted. Maker’s Market is giving bat-cave realness with rounded archways from the outside looking in. It’s a jazzy-corner pop-up in a perfect location: right across from Kells Restaurant and Pine Street Market, and around the corner from Afuri Ramen and Bae’s Chicken. Ideal set up to shop while on break from work or walk-in after having lunch.
Rosalee realized she didn’t want to make more products that already existed in the world. With the excess of stock from discontinued lines and love for sample sales of local designer goods, she began to wonder if other makers also had excess inventory, and to her surprise, many did! “I am excited at being able to offer a win-win shop by providing consumers with lower-priced locally made items and makers with an easy channel to clear out samples, overstock, and discontinued items,” beams Rosalee.
Candidly revealing Maker’s Market hasn’t met its revenue goals, Rosalee was forced to stretch further than ever before. “To earn money, I’ve had to reposition myself, eat some pie…a lot of humble pie. Nevertheless, she is grateful to the Portland Business Alliance for the opportunity to host a pop-up shop this holiday season. She is already thinking about the future and wants to continue with the pop-up next year, and is hopeful her pop-up shop cohort will consider the same. “During the current climate, I believe being able to support one another is what will make the most positive impact on our survival.”
We believe just that. Rosalee spoke it into existence, and we are looking forward to what she will accomplish as a business owner moving forward.
Makers Outlet – 133 SW 2nd Ave – (Special Dates: 11/22-ish/2021 – 01/31/2022)
Open: November 16, 2021 – December 31, 2021. Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).
>>>FREE PARKING in SmartPark Parking Garages on Sundays leading up to the Christmas Holiday (November 28, Dec 5, Dec 12, + Dec 19th) Sidewalk Ambassadors will be passing out parking validation stickers between noon – 5 PM. The location of the Sidewalk Ambassadors is tentatively scheduled at Directors Park. These are ONLY for the SmartPark Parking Garages.