We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Portland Saturday Market

108 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209 (Old Town - Chinatown)
503-222-6072
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 52 shopping in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Arts and crafts, Shopping
Owner description: Operating since 1974 the Portland Saturday Market is the largest continually operating outdoor arts and crafts market in the nation. Located in... more » Owner description: Operating since 1974 the Portland Saturday Market is the largest continually operating outdoor arts and crafts market in the nation. Located in Waterfront Park and Ankeny Plaza in Portland’s historic Old Town the Market is one of the most popular shopping destinations for local handcrafted goods. The Market offers a unique opportunity for customers to meet the artist as well as see one of a kind pieces created in the artist’s booth. Over 250 small businesses and individuals artists from across the NW region gather each week for the Saturday/Sunday event with live music and a plethora of exotic foods that will satisfy everyone’s appetite. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Write a Review

276 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    134
    100
    33
    7
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Elkridge, MD
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The market is far larger than we expected. It had a good diversity of artisans and activity. Located along the river, the area is beautiful and fun to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is an immense market. Some of the stalls sold actual art work, other booths sold flea market type merchandise. You have to decide what you're looking for.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingston, Washingston
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Crowded, but fun! There is a little bit of everything here! Food, clothing, art, tie dye, fun stuff and strange stuff and a little something for everyone!

Was this review helpful? Yes
NYC
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We stumbled on this by accident -- having a day free from family responsibilities and hearing that there was a Market down by the riverfront. We never expected a multitude of tents and what could only be described as a large craft fair, which, by the ay is open on Saturday and Sunday. We go to several East Coast craft... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Wear a jacket and scarf and gloves. Don't bother with an umbrella...too windy. Plenty to shop. Plenty to eat. Samples are offered but no pressure. Locals are super nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Piscataway, New Jersey
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We took a nice walk along the river to get to the market and then spent an hour and a half walking around all the stalls. We saw a lot of unique and interesting things and made several purchases. This is a good place to find gifts for people back home or souvenirs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coquitlam, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great open market along the waterfront. Loved browsing the stalls of the local artisans. Unique arts & crafts that you won't see in the malls & prices were very reasonable. We didn't have a chance to see all the stalls but one of our favourites was Spoonman Creations. We had delicious burritos for lunch which we ate by the waterpark.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
new york
Top Contributor
583 reviews 583 reviews
202 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This has second rate food and crafts ranging from third rate to first rate. Just enough shaded areas and very close to Voodoo donuts. Do not confuse this market with the farmers market at psu. Not to miss that one

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was such an unexpected family event! It is beautiful by the river. There is a splash area for kids & kids at heart! There was every kind of food vendor you would want, with a large green grassy area for picnicing. A couple of people were using ropes on dowels to blow bubbles in the air for the kids.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Christiansburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There is so much to see and do, plan on spending a few hours here. There are so many local vendors, musicians, and food carts it's hard to figure out where to start. So many of the items for sale were hand-crafted, plan on taking a few home :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Portland Saturday Market also viewed

 

Been to Portland Saturday Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Portland Saturday Market, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing