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Portland Saturday Market

108 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209 (Old Town - Chinatown)
503-222-6072
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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
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Arvada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

other than parking issues, (we opted for a $5 parking garage) this was a decent Sunday afternoon. Yes, Saturday market on a sunday. lots of local artists, some expensive, some not. Lots of food and drink available. We tried to do the VooDoo Doughnut thing, but a 45 minute line out the door was not gonna happen...

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San Francisco, California
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165 reviews 165 reviews
45 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

had a great time walking around looking at the stalls. Enjoyed the bands the food and beers all though you can only drink in the designated drinking areas.

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Omaha, NE
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This has to be one of the largest farmer's markets in the country. The venders sell everything front shirts to crafts. Lots of jewelry for the ladies and plenty of food for the guys. We visited it at the same time the beer festival was taking place so had the best of two worlds.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It was just too pricey and some of the things too cliched for me. Coming from Mexico these markets are more commonplace so this one did not blow me away. In addition to find something you really think is worth the price you have too look pretty darned hard.

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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This Market is awesome! It's located on the Waterfront area in Portland and it's huge. They have an amazing selection of individual, hand crafted items. There are little to no chains or commercial companies. The prices are phenomenal. Here's a few shout outs: Cycle of Gold. These candles have intense all-through color. The turqoise is beautiful. 2 taper candles for... More

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Elkridge, MD
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

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Kingston, Washingston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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!

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NYC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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San Jose, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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.

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