Grand Opening: A Very Vintage Holiday Pop-up Starts Tomorrow; Thursday, 11/12


Portia Clark, Co-owner, Prepares Price Tags for Sale Items for the Upcoming Pop-up. With Portia is Bailey Fox, an Employee of the Pop-up.

Handsome Vintage Rugs are Part of the Holiday Pop-up That Starts Thursday, November 12, and runs through Thursday, December 31, 2020.

YOU are invited to the Grand Opening of A Very Vintage Holiday Pop-up that begins tomorrow, Thursday, November 12th at 1:00 pm and runs through Thursday, December 31st, 93 Washington Avenue, on the East End of Portland.  The Pop-up is located in an end unit of the Black Boxes, near the historic J. J. Nissen Bakery Building.

This pop-up is a curated vintage holiday showcase featuring home decor.  From candles to giftware – including vintage rugs, art and so much more that could well make  your holiday gift giving as easy as a walk down Washington Avenue this year.

The Holiday Pop-up is a collaboration between Jennifer Bravo, of VIAND Vintage and Portia Clark, of Portia’s Barn. The two woman are cousins and female entrepreneurs.  VIAND Vintage is a curated collection of a one-of-kind vintage treasurers. Portia’s Barn is a rotating collection of vintage rugs, art and objects hand-chosen by Clark’s eclectic eye for color and classic design.  Together, they are joining forces to create a unique holiday shopping experience at the Black Boxes.

The Black Boxes, shipping containers, were the brain child of former J. J. Nissen Bakery Building owner Jed T. Harris. He knew of shipping containers used in other parts of the country for start-up businesses looking for a way to sell their product without a huge financial investment initially. After an extremely long permitting process that Harris admitted he found very frustrating,  the Black Boxes arrived on the Hill on August 13,2018.

For more information on the history of the Black Boxes, please visit post herein dated August 13, 2018.  For more information on Jenny Bravo, please visit: