Dear Black Friday Shoppers,  

You are in for a treat. Yes, we’re talking to those of you whose weekend plans include being the first to seize on all of the holiday discounts. We want you to know that our retailers and restaurants are here, ready to reward your commitment throughout the holiday weekend.

For the ambitious among you there are excellent reasons to shop early, super early or as the case may be, super late after a day of gratitude and gravy. The retail revelry begins at midnight and continues hourly.

We’ve spotlighted a mere fraction of the shopping highlights below. Be sure to visit us here for an up-to-date look at all of the Black Friday festivities and weekend offerings.

Midnight shopping is an adventure in itself. This year, there will be great deals on clothes, lace and games as the clock strikes 12:00a. That’s when Victoria’s Secret opens their doors to special Black Friday discounts. American Eagle is offering 50% off their entire store between 12am – 9pm. Late night shoppers will also want to make a Game Stop, check out Buckle, visit Pac Sun and swing by Zumiez for sales on exclusive name brand collections.

Starting at 6 a.m. we’ve got coffee, tea and treats at Strictly Organic as well as six more stores opening their doors including Banana Republic where you can shop before 1p to receive 50% off 1 full price item until 1pm. Gap & Gap Kids will also be getting into the groove with 50% off discounts throughout the day.

7am marks the start of great deals on gear galore at REI. Shoppers will enjoy limited-time deals from The North Face, Burton and other top brands. You’ll also want to hit up the Sunglass Hut for some great deals on shades.

After scoring on sunglasses and gear, there’s more holiday cheer at 8am  that’s when beloved Nashelle opens their doors offering a 30% discount on all jewelry purchases. The first 50 purchasers will be entered into a special drawing to receive an additional percentage off, gift certificates and fun prizes. Nearby at Vanilla Urban Threads shoppers will save 10% off full priced items until 2pm (*excludes Tom’s shoes). And by all means, don’t miss a short and sweet savings opportunity at Wonderland Toy Shoppe. All purchases receive a 10% discount from 8-10am. Simply Mac will have extra special deals on Apple products. A special Level 2 breakfast will also be available, so take time to enjoy great bites while also taking in the early morning views.

Confirming holiday status, 9am also rings in Mimosa Hour on Black Friday. That’s when Naked Winery will be begin serving libations made with Cougar Sparking Wine and Orange Juice for $7. Across the way, Savory Spice Shop will be serving samples of Crystallized Ginger Mimosas and Apple Pie Moonshine throughout the day. Go ahead, enjoy a sip of something delicious to celebrate your shopping scores.

At 10a be sure to peruse the sparkle and shine at Saxons. Select merchandise will reflect a 50% discount. For additional giftable art ideas, don’t forget to visit Tumalo Art Company. There is so much more to shop for on Black Friday and throughout the weekend. Get the full scoop here and do let us know your favorite #HowToBend holiday shopping tips & scores by tagging your Tweets, Instagram photos and Facebook posts.

With gratitude and glee,

The Old Mill District