The German American School of Portland’s Holiday Market

The local Farmers’ Market season is over, the German American School of Portland’s Holiday Market is behind us and winter is here.  There won’t be any more outdoor events until spring when the farmers’ market officially opens on Mother’s Day weekend.   I was a vendor at this past weekend’s German Holiday Market and managed to get away from my booth for a few minutes here and there to snap a few photos to share with you.  The event offered German food and glühwein, German novelties and Advent Calendars, family entertainment, German sweets and treats, and of course Nutcrackers.  The market is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving and for most of us is the official start of the holiday season.


  1. Kris says

    Portland truly does have so much to offer! What a wonderful city you live in Cathy!!! I have on only driven through, but would love to go back and spend some time there!! My son in law’s brother lives there and they love it!!!
    Great photos!!!
    xo Kris

    • says

      Hi Pam – I have been to your Chicago Holiday Market several times and think its the best ever! It was so packed with people last year we could hardly move around. Still had tons of fun though. I wrote a post about it last Christmas. Hope yo had a very Happy Thanksgiving.
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  2. says

    What a fantastic city you live in! I always say that am so want to visit! And I love your market photos, every market post and this one is no different than the produce and flower markets! Beautiful! I love Christmas markets and a German one is most definitely the best… I don’t know, the Christmas markets here in France (except in Alsace) all seem to be so un-Christmassy. I love this one…
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  3. says

    I’m new to your wonderful blog and just looking around a bit. The Holiday Market looks wonderful, is it something they’re still doing each year? I”d love to go this year and take it all in. I have German ancestry from both my Mother & Father’s families.

    Thank you
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