If you’re thinking about going shopping this Black Friday, consider shopping little, as in Little Boxes. Portland’s Little Boxes is in its 8th year and features 200 participating locally owned brick-and-mortar retailers along with food and beverage spots around Portland. Download the Little Boxes app and you can easily find a listing of the shops in your area. The Little Boxes event goes on through Sunday and this year you can earn entries on the app for a free prize raffle while you shop. The idea behind Little Boxes was to encourage people to shop at small, independent stores throughout the year. Shopping locally has a smaller environmental footprint since many of these shops feature items made in the Pacific Northwest. It also keeps money here, helping out our local economy.