WOODBURN, Ore. – Black Friday shopping was in full swing at the Woodburn Premium Outlets. They opened at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Thursday night.
The outlets planned to stay open for 28 hours straight, until 10 p.m. Friday night. Hundreds of people came to shop Thursday night, some staying all night to find the best deals.
“With all the traffic if everyone can carpool, take city transit, that always helps,” said spokesperson Kayla Waldron. “Otherwise, parking has not been a struggle. We have the Woodburn city park and ride right across the way, and many parking spaces available at this point.”
The frenzy was on at Fred Meyer, too. In Beaverton, people couldn't wait to sift through the big sock sale.
And, overall, across the nation, there’s a lot more people shopping this year. According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales are on the rise. People with money to spend are out looking for just the right deals.