Black Friday – a special day of the year when everyone goes a little bonkers for 24 hours. Who can blame them when so many stores offer amazing deals on electronics, toys and more? With no sales tax to pay in the Portland area, all the hurried and overeager shoppers make the day after Thanksgiving even more chaotic. Northwest Self Storage has the scoop on where to look for great deals this holiday season.
Where to Shop This Black Friday
Most every store, whether it’s locally owned or a major chain, has deals on products that make great holiday gifts for yourself, friends or family members. Some stores open at midnight and get the ball rolling before the sun comes up, giving the earliest arrivals the first pick of all the goodies.
Shopping in Portland
If you’re in Portland, head over to Pioneer Place in the downtown area. It has everything from J. Crew and Apple to H&M and other popular stores. There’s also Union Way with several stores on Burnside Street, including Will Leather Goods and other local brands. Outlet malls such as Woodburn Premium Outlets and Columbia Gorge house numerous stores with random discounts, and shopping centers such as the Jantzen Beach Center has T.J. Maxx, Ulta Beauty and other big brands.
Shopping in Vancouver
You’ll definitely find a deal or two at the Vancouver Mall, which has almost every major retailer that you can imagine. Metropolis at Metrotown has more than 450 stores and sits only 30 minutes from the downtown area. You can find numerous shops along Main Street and South Granville or head to one of three Target stores in the city for discounts on select items.
5 Tips for Black Friday Shopping
- Know what you’re getting ahead of time so that you can quickly get in and get out.
- Go in with a budget in mind; it’s easy to overspend.
- Download Black Friday apps on your phone to price match while you’re on the go.
- Pay with plastic to avoid carrying around a wad of cash.
- Don’t worry if you didn’t get everything that you wanted. There’s always Cyber Monday with deals of its own.
Black Friday Shopping With Northwest Self Storage
Once you have all your pre-holiday gifts, store them in a conveniently-located Northwest Self Storage facility to keep friends and family from snooping and discovering their presents a month early. Our secured, climate-controlled storage units keep your gifts safe and protected until you’re ready to mail them out or place them under the tree in December.