Farmers Markets in Portland have evolved almost as quickly as Pidgeys into Pidgeottos– and are as easy to find, too. There are markets every day of the week (except Friday) that open as early as 8AM, and go as late as 7PM. And while most markets end in September or October, there are five that run year-round.
More than just venues for local farmers and purveyors to set up booths, farmers markets have increasingly become community gathering places. Alongside produce, fruit, baked goods, coffee, hot sauces, pickled veggies, artisan chocolates and cheeses are local food carts, live music, and educational activities (like fruit- and-veggie bingo).
Some, like the Woodlawn Neighborhood Farmers Market, aim to make healthy eating more accessible by offering affordable, raw food. While others– the Village Gardens Farmers Market– celebrate community diversity with plenty of international fare. And, market goers in the Hollywood district or at PSU will find themselves at some of the city’s largest markets.
So whether it’s catching Mewtwo on a phone or kohlrabi (yes, that’s a vegetable) in a basket, a trip to the market may mean accomplishing both. Check out the calendar for a better idea of when and where markets are taking place.
Portland Farmers Market at Pioneer Courthouse Square
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave.
This market– nestled in front of the picturesque Pioneer Courthouse—is a popular one for downtown commuters and tourists.
Lloyd Farmers Market
NE Holladay St between 7th Ave. and 9th Ave.
A year-round market with live music lined up for the rest of the summer.
OHSU Farmers Market
OHSU Auditorium Courtyard, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
OHSU has set out to demonstrate the food is medicine with locally grown food and educational booths scattered throughout the market.
Portland Farmers Market at Shemanski Park
Shemanski Park, SW Park and Salmon
Just three blocks from the Pioneer Courthouse market, this Wednesday event features over 50 vendors and claims to be a popular lunch stop as well.
Moreland Farmers Market
SE Bybee Blvd. and SE 14th Ave.
Founded in 2005, by donations from local West Moreland business owners.
People’s Farmers Market
3029 SE 21st Ave.
A 21 year old, year-round market that features cooking demos alongside farm fresh
Kenton Farmers Market
N. McClellan St. and Denver Ave.
A North Portland Market with around 20 vendors and street fair vibe.
Northwest Portland Farmers Market
NW 19th Ave. and Everett St.
A convenient market for residents in Northwest, plus fruit-and- veggie bingo every other Thursday (with produce prizes).
South Waterfront Farmers Market
Elizabeth Caruthers Park, 3508 SW Moody Ave.
A mid-size market on the waterfront with live music.
Cully Farmers Market
NE 42nd Ave., between Alberta and Sumner
For evening shoppers, a once-mobile market that now lives in the heart of a growing business district.
Village Gardens Farmers Market
4632 N. Trenton ST.
Multicultural and diverse, this market aims to be a community gathering space.
Hollywood Farmers Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays
NE Hancock St., Between 44th Ave and 45th Ave
A large market, with over 70 vendors, that is now year-round.
Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University
South Park Blocks. between SW Hall St. and Montgomery St.
One of Portland’s oldest (since 1992), PSU’s is also one of the largest (140 stall spaces) year-round markets.
St. Johns Farmers Market
St. Johns Plaza, N Lombard St. and Philadelphia Ave.
Blocks away from St. Johns Bridge, this small market pulls in a lot of locals.
Woodlawn Neighborhood Farmers Market
NE Dekum St. and Durham Ave.
A community market that strives for accessibility by offering affordable and primarily raw food.
Hillsdale Farmers Market
SW Capitol Hwy. and Sunset Blvd.
A year round market that moves to twice monthly Dec. through April.
Lents International Farmers Market
SE 91st Ave. and Foster Rd.
An internationally focused market with unique produce.
Irvington Farmers Market
NE 16th Ave., between Broadway and Weidler
A mid-size market not far from the Lloyd Center.
King Portland Farmers Market
NE 7th Ave. and Wygant St.
A family-centric market in Alberta Arts District.
Montavilla Farmers Market
7600 block of SE Stark St.
A mid-size market with historic roots of farming communities.
Woodstock Farmers Market
SE 46th Ave. and Woodstock Blvd.
A Sunday morning market that features a little bit of everything.