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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 58 Shopping in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Arts and crafts, Shopping
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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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I was able to spend the entire day along the waterfront with much of that time at the market. The vendors east of the bridge are artisans and craftspersons selling their wares. It was really nice to meet the person that made the doggie rain jackets I bought. There were musicians and street performers, lots of dogs having fun, and... More

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Hyde park, ut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

We spent several hours here going through the market several times. All of the vendors that we talked to were very friendly. It wasn't the typical in your face sale.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A beautiful fall morning and a stroll to the Portland Saturday Market down but the river, past the line at Voodoo doughnuts. Farmers or crafts markets have become ubiquitous but this one has a wonderful uniquely Portland feel. There are numerous food stalls with just about any cuisine you can want. The crepe place and Coffee place made for an... More

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Ogden, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We took the trolley and walked the six or so blocks to the market. be forewarned, it's right next to the homeless shelter and we were dodging derelicts to get there. It's really just a huge craft fair, without much that we couldn't get at our own art market back home in Ogden.

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Often on top 10 lists for Portland but for us it was a skip. With the growing maker movement the vendors here seemed uninspired and kitsch. Great for fresh flowers or a corn dog craving and perhaps even a stroll along the river. But if you are only in Portland for a short time you are better off heading to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was our first time at the Saturday Market and we had expected a lot of farm produce, honey and great food that we see at the markets at home. This market is more like a flea market with a hodgepodge of everything for sale. We searched for food vendors as we arrived hungry and did find a great BBQ... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I enjoyed spending a few hours at the down town Portland Saturday Market. People watching as well as listening to various very talented musicians made the stay in Portland an unusual pleasant experience. I was lucky with sunny weather which made it possible to sit outside munching on some delightful food . The security guards made sure that every one... More

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Hawthorne, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Billed as the country's largest craft market, the Portland Saturday Market did feature a lot of local crafts people offering beautiful handmade pottery, lots of jewelry, pet items and home accents. It also featured an Awful lot of mass produced, cheap import, flea market "garbage", so be prepared. Plan to spend a couple of hours, moderate your expectations a bit,... More

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Hell, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We walked through the market and found some gift items for friends and family. Spoonman was cool with jewelry and other items made out of old silverware. Some of the vendors were good and others looked the same as other vendors and had about the same merchandise. There were food trucks and some other decent diversions. There isn't any fruit... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Like the other reviewers, this market is a must see. Most of the items are hand made, or locally grown. Huge bouquets of fresh flowers for $10 can't be beat. Hand-made items for kids, pets, and adults. Clothes, jewelry, soap, food items, household items. If I could fit it in my suitcase, I bought it.

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