Thursday, April 12, 2018

Things to Do: Portland Farmers Market and Portland Saturday Market; Portland, Oregon


Though these markets are both held on Saturday and they are both festive and fun, they are not to be confused and their merchandise doesn't overlap.

Portland Farmers Market  At Portland State University, South Park between SW College & Montgomery, (503) 241-0032.  Saturdays; Apr-Oct 8am-2:00pm;
Nov-Mar 9am-2 pm.  Spread over about 2 square blocks, through a park several blocks long, this grassy open area allows plenty of space for this usually crowded market.  Produce varies depending on the season.  In the spring, I saw incredible displays of wild mushrooms, multi-colored carrots, and fiddlehead ferns.  In the fall there were gorgeous crispy apples (the Crimson Crisp and pink-fleshed Mountain Rose apples are particularly noteworthy) as well as the last of the fresh strawberries and the first of the holiday wreaths.  Freshly made prepared food is also available.   I even picked up a lovely felted ball for my sweet kitty.

sign at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon
sign at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon


bok choy and mushrooms at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon
bok choy and mushrooms at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon


Crimson Crisp apples at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon
Crimson Crisp apples at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon


organic veggies at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon
organic veggies at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon


happy shopper with season's last strawberries at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon
happy shopper with season's last strawberries at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon


seasonal wreath at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon
seasonal wreath at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon


soups and sauces at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon
soups and sauces at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon


strawberry tart at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon
strawberry tart at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon


colorful felted balls at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon
colorful felted balls at Portland Farmers Market in Portland, Oregon


Portland Saturday Market  2 SW Naito Parkway, bordering the Willamette River, (503) 222-6072.  Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 11am-4:30pm, March-Dec. 24.  Free.  Held since 1974, all items sold at this busy arts & crafts market are required to be handmade by the person selling them.  The artist-vendors are chosen via a juried selection process.  The week before Christmas it operates daily with its holiday "Festival of the Last Minute" market.  

entrance sign at Portland Saturday Market in Portland, Oregon
entrance sign at Portland Saturday Market in Portland, Oregon


shoppers at Portland Saturday Market in Portland, Oregon
shoppers at Portland Saturday Market in Portland, Oregon


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Portland Farmers Market images ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 
Portland Saturday Market images courtesy of venue


8 comments:

  1. If I had my druthers, I would go to the Portland Farmer's Market. I love buying fresh produce from farmers' markets! This one looks like it carries a lot!

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  2. What a fun looking Farmer's Market they have in Portland. The musician has a familiar look, and all of the pics of the treats are absolutely delectable. Thanks for sharing your visit.

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  3. I always try and visit local markets when I travel. They give you such a sense of place and taste! This for sharing this highlight of Portland, Oregon.

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  4. I love local farmers markets. And this one in Portland seems to be a great one!

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  5. I do love local farmers markets and this Portland market looks like a real treat. That baby bok choy is almost too cute to cook lol

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  6. I love farmers' markets too. It looks as if the produce at Portland is lovely and fresh!

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  7. It's always fun to visit farmers markets in different places. I've never been to Portland -- beyond the airport -- so have other reasons to visit, too. The apples looks like I could pick them right off the screen.

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  8. Nothing better than checking out the local farmers market when you're traveling. Those fruit tarts looked amazing! Great photos.

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