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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 55 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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Grand Rapids, MI
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Yes...Sunday. It is open both Saturday and Sunday. It is true that the closer you get to the river, the better the goods are and the higher the prices get. See both sides of the rail track!

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Fort Worth, TX
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152 reviews 152 reviews
66 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This was a lot of fun for a couple hours this morning. The only downside was the amount of homeless in the area seeking handouts. The market itself was very good with a wide variety of crafts.

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Los Angeles, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
10 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Visited the Sat. Market, but was rather disappointed in the eclectic offerings for sale in most of the booths. Lots of t-shirts, hair items, food items, art. Just not our thing. Watched a street performer. Easy to get to via Tri-Met.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is a must. The creative vendors, the food, the music and even the street entertainers make it exciting and special. Just the place to find something special and right around the corner from UofO shop.

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LAS CRUCES
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403 reviews 403 reviews
47 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This Saturday and Sunday market by the river is a Portland tradition. It runs from March through Xmas Eve. There was woodworking (my husband thought this was the best), jewelry, art work, clothing (e.g., scarves), etc., plus henna painting. There is snack food to buy, too. It is rather large and runs across the street, too. It is fun to... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Many of the negative reviews are from people who stepped off the train and headed to the junk side of the market. Don't do that. Wait for the train to pull out and then cross the street and head toward the water. The vendors on the water side are selling their own unique arts and crafts. Every booth was something... More

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Canby, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It had been years since we'd been to the Portland Saturday Market. I don't know that our kids had ever been. Enjoyed a warm summer afternoon exploring the market and visiting with the local artists. We won't wait so long to visit again.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Note to tourists. This is NOT a farmers' market that has fruits/veggies/local delicacies. Major letdown from the start. This is a mish mash of vendors that fall into a few categories. People selling cliched Portland landmark photography. Some good, some awful. Lots of New Age-y purses, scarves, etc. A ton of overpriced jewelry, much of it looking the same. Henna... More

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Wilton, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I loved visiting the market and wish there was one around were I live. There was so many talented artists and craftsmen showing off their products. I was very happy with the art work I purchased. I also got a handmade shirt too that everyone loves. The musicians were good too. SO many vendors there is something for everyone. Try... More

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Beacon, New York
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had such a nice time walking around the market, shopping and eating. We sat and ate lunch in the park next to the market after picking up some food at a few of the food carts. Great place to visit when you are in Portland!

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