Portland, one of the most progressive cities in the U.S. for farm-to-table, locally grown food, has many awesome and fun farmers’ markets to hang out at on the weekend, whether shopping for groceries, dining at food trucks, catching some live music, or just people watching. We’ve highlighted some of the best in our list below.
Celebrating its 42nd season, Portland Saturday Market attracts vendors selling all sorts of whimsical and quality crafts and arts, from jewelry to scarves to plants. Every Saturday and Sunday, March through to Christmas Eve, Portland’s Old Town China Town district transforms into a bustling open-air market. With 232 booths and a thriving membership of over 350 artisans, Portland Saturday Market is one of the liveliest places to visit on the weekends.
Portland Saturday Market, Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park 2 SW Naito Pkwy Portland, OR USA +1 503-241-4188
A Sunday market running from May to November, King Portland Farmers Market is a place where local Portlanders shop for their groceries and go to try out the food carts. You’ll find vendors like Dancing Chicken Farm, Draper Girls Country Farm specializing in ciders and apples, Eatin’ Alive dedicated to healthy eating, and Temptress Truffles. Food carts and restaurants include Tierra del Sol Cuisine, Enlighten Your Palate, and C’est Si Bon! specializing in crepes.
King Portland Farmers Market, NY Wygant Street and NE Seventh Avenue, OR USA +1 503-241-0032
This Thursday evening market attracts families, friends, and neighbors of Southeast Portland to listen to live bands and musicians, munch on street food, and shop for farm-fresh produce. Vendors include Eva’s Herbucha selling healthy and tasty kombucha, Gathering Together Farm, Missionary Chocolates, and Secret Slice, selling tasty pizza. With 25 or more vendors available, families can buy all the ingredients necessary for a completely local and organic dinner.
Buckman Portland Farmers Market, Portland, OR USA +1 503-241-0032
Now open year-round, Hollywood Farmers Market attracts a variety of vendors and Portlanders looking for tasty, farm-to-table food. Vendors include Ancient Heritage Dairy selling tasty, fresh cheese, Fleur de Lis Bakery, Gluten Free Gem that even does wedding cakes, and Ippai, a Japanese and Asian comfort food vendor. Every Saturday from May to Thanksgiving and twice a month in the winter months, the Hollywood Farmer’s Market opens with over 50 vendors, plus community booths and musicians.
Hollywood Farmer’s Market, 4420 NE Hancock St Portland, OR USA +1 503-709-7403
With live music and chef demonstration that include kids’ cooking classes, Portland Farmers Market, located next to Portland State University’s campus, is a great place to spend the afternoon shopping, eating, and enjoying life. This place has over 200 vendors that come and go in the 140 stalls, including seafood, cheese and dairy, produce, nut, wine, and hard cider sellers.
Portland State University Farmers Market, SW Park Ave Portland, OR USA +1 503-241-0032