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. ciaochowlinda says

    What a great looking market and how wonderful for people living in your area to be able to buy some of those enticing products and treats.
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  2. Bonnie says

    What a delicious celebration!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Cathy.

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  3. 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

  4. Susan says

    I would have felt right at home!! Thanks for sharing such great photos. By the way, in case I didn’t tell you, those almonds are almost gone, but I have enjoyed every moment of eating!!
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  5. A Couple in the Kitchen says

    That looks sooo fun, and yummy, too! Thanks for sharing! Happy holidays!
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  6. Virtually Homemade - Liz says

    I love Portland! Looks like so much fun.
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  7. Karen Harris says

    These photos just make me happy and feel more in the Christmas spirit. What a wonderful market. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!
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  8. Pam says

    This sounds great! A fun time and lots of goodies. It sounds a lot like the Christkindlmarket that is opening here in Chicago tomorrow for the holidays.
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    • 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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  9. Sue/the view from great island says

    How fun! I love the little felt elf, and the sausage, the candy…oh gosh, wish I were there!

  10. Susan says

    I used to love the holiday folk fair we used to have in Milwaukee with food and vendors from many countries. This reminds me of that. What fun!
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  11. Danyelle Franciosa says

    So festive. I love every photos featured here. I can feel the Christmas spirit and it makes me happy always.
    Love it.
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  12. Jamie 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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  13. Sophie says

    What a lovely post & I wouldloe that heat that band: funny clothing too! hahahahha!
    I also love the seasonal things & foodie goodies to taste & enjoy!

    Lovely & wonderful pics too, Cathy!
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  14. Karen (Back Road Journal) says

    Portland certainly does hold lots of fun events. Love the heart Lebkuchen…just like the ones I saw in the Munich markets.
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  15. Marilyn says

    I really must come to this event next year. It looks so much fun. I think I would love it.
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  16. Carol at Serendipity says

    What a wonderful event. I love all the little wooden ornaments and the food, of course!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  17. Erin @ Making Memories says

    What wonderful pictures, Mom! Did you get any German potato salad? That’s my favorite thing there besides your delicious almonds! <3
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  18. Mary 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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