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Portland Saturday Market

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Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
As featured in 3 Days in Portland and 1 other guide
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Address: 108 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-4008
Phone Number: +1 503-222-6072
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Operating since 1974 the Portland Saturday Market is the largest...

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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Really high quality hand crafts

We really enjoyed the Portland Saturday market. It was raining the whole time but there was some cover and we had umbrellas. We got some hand crafted wooden salad servers... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the Portland Saturday market. It was raining the whole time but there was some cover and we had umbrellas. We got some hand crafted wooden salad servers, jewellery, teas. Lots of unique gifts. There was lots of really good quality crafted goods. We didn’t eat at the stalls but they looked and smelled good. A worthwhile experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited in July as this was somewhere we were told was a must on our trip. I did get some amazing soaps and oils - as one market stall holder said to me, if you come to stay in Portland at some point you make soap! The stallholders were friendly and yes, there was the usual market content, including... More 

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Santee, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went when it was raining, but that is the chance you take in Oregon. It's a huge open aired market where craftsmen can show their wares. There is a lot to look at and a lot of very creative people. Food stands are available, or you can just go downtown. There are homeless people around, but you will get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You never quite know what you will find at the Portland Saturday Market, it is a great place to go shop, people watch and try an amazing variety of things to eat.

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went around lunchtime, had some lunch, and shopped around for a few hours. Some great food choices and so many local vendors. I can't believe that they do this every Saturday! I was impressed that everything has to be homemade. The food stands don't even have major soda brands because they aren't homemade!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 2 hours visiting this market. It's huge! Lots of unique jewelry, food, clothing and souvenirs. It's very popular, in a pretty location along the river and within easy walking distance of VooDoo Donuts and Powell Books. So you can see a lot just parking in one spot. A definite must if you visit Portland especially on a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of town guests always seem to enjoy the bridges, Willamette River, the esplanade and the Saturday Market tucked partially under the Burnside Bridge. While a sunny day is really lovely the crowds thin out when there is a rain. The artists/craftspeople are able to talk about their wares and it is easier to stroll through the market. The bridge... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed strolling through the Saturday Market on a Sunday. The vendors have their own original crafts, artwork, and foods galore! There were some pretty unique pieces with lots of music. Parking is a little tricky.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Music, great food,beautiful views of the river,artists and craftsmen wares for sale and music are all things you will find at the Portland Saturday Market. A fun place to spend the morning, souvenir shopping and finding the best food truck!

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're planning a trip to Portland, make sure you make time for the Saturday Market. It's like a local fair with live music, food and artisan booths, but there are some really unique crafts there you won't find anywhere else. Great place to get souvenirs while supporting local business owners. Rent the orange Nike bikes and ride down there.... More 

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