It isn't just Amazon, Best Buy and the like getting in on big sales today. Many small Portland businesses—and big ones—are hosting Black Friday sales, and here are the ones that I know about as of right now. I'm starting with the bigger ones as they're more generalized, but scroll down to see if your fav boutique is hosting a sale this weekend.
To kick things off, the one and only City of Books is generously taking 25% off of their whole online stock with the code PARTRIDGE.
Portland bootmakers Danner has been cranking out indestructable leather shoes for almost 90 years, and you can join that history by buying them, many at huge discounts.
If Danner and Columbia don't satisfy your boot craving, take 20% off the entire site with hiking boot heroes Keen.
Is Adidas "technically" Portland? No, but their big ass North American headquarters on North Greeley makes them close enough. Take 50% off a lot of good stuff through tomorrow, and keep an eye out for an excellent sitewide deal on Monday.
If you're planning on hitting the slopes this winter but your coat is looking a little worse for wear, Columbia's got your back with a nice discount across almost all of their online store. I'm currently rocking the Outdry Extreme waterproof puffer in sub-zero Minnesota temperatures and I'm cozy as can be.
Nike's ample sale section is an additional 25% off with the sale code EPIC25, but you should also check out their new Black Friday drop of new sneakers and gear in, unsuprisingly, black and other dark colors.
Indie comics publisher Dark Horse is taking half-off digital editions of their many comics and graphics novels with the code BLACKFRIDAY, so you can finally start reading Hellboy just like you promised your teenaged self.
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