Spread Holiday Cheer and Shop Local
December 9, 2020
Many businesses in Portland, Oregon, and nationwide, are facing challenges this year. One way to help these local businesses is to continue to support them — even when they must change their hours or alter their operations in other ways. Supporting these small and local companies and restaurants allows these organizations to keep their employees, continue operations and have hope for a brighter future.
Portland has numerous local companies and restaurants that are struggling this year. Instead of the usual packed stores, catered holiday gatherings and holiday markets, there are closed doors. Thankfully, there are still many ways to contribute to the local economy and keep Portland’s unique city-offerings alive. Many organizations have banded together and used strength in numbers to promote themselves and their products and receive support from others tasked with similar struggles. Travel Portland has published a list of attractions that feature many of these grassroots groups who are hosting outdoor window-shopping events and virtual marketplaces. It also has safety suggestions for those who choose to do in-person shopping.
Using Social Media to Stick Together
Another way folks are sticking together is through the use of social media. People are staying connected by using hashtags on posts to find friends, community and businesses to support. Streaming live events has also gained popularity. Everything from concerts to bingo to dance parties are taking place in peoples’ living rooms. Other organizations are finding ways to bring experiences to life via drive-thru! In Portland, the Oregon Zoo is hosting its annual ZooLights celebration for view from the comfort of your car. Drive-thru isn’t just for restaurants anymore although many places are pivoting to offer take-out and partnering with delivery services.
Keeping with Holiday Traditions
Here at Jubitz, we’re keeping the season’s traditions going by adapting to the times too. The Cascade Grill is currently taking reservations for a home-style, fresh take-out Christmas Dinner meal on December 25th. These individual dinners allow you to still get a taste of tradition without eating leftovers for weeks on end. We’re also open seven days a week for take-out, curbside delivery and delivery via Uber Eats and GrubHub.
The holidays will look different for many people, but it doesn’t have to be a sad or lonely season. You can still take care of yourself by doing things like ordering meals to-go, calling or video chatting with loved ones, sending snail mail to friends and so much more.