Portland Saturday Market

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Portland Saturday Market
4.5
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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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2-3 hours
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jhorton_mn
Saint Paul, MN126 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
I found the suggestion for visiting Portland’s Saturday market on several websites so I thought it was a pretty safe bet for an enjoyable time. It didn’t disappoint. My family, which includes teens, had a fun time. I wish we will have tried some of the great looking foods. Many local artists as well as other NW novelties made it fun to check out each vendor. I’d wished on several occasions that I had brought more than a carry on for our visit so I could take more back home with me. Fun time!
Written July 27, 2021
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Madeline Cook
Portland, OR106 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
This market focuses on people who make their own products like soap, jewelry, art, instruments, food and so on. It’s a great place to take friends and family that are visiting Portland to shop and get a good view of the city. It’s located right on the waterfront which is also nice to walk along.
Written March 16, 2020
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Richard F
Wilmette, IL127 contributions
Dec 2019
The Portland Saturday Market is a great place to walk around and it if you find an interesting shop, to buy something. Shop ranges from food items (both vege, perhaps vegan - not sure, to meat based). My wife with assistance from our niece bought several pairs of earrings.

There are photographic stalls, woodworking and other artists. Shops are highly individualized. It is good to be a dog lover as Portlanders bring them everywhere, include Saturday Market. Just be carefully when eating - you may accidentally feed a pampered pooch.

And though called the Saturday Market, we visited mid week in December. not sure when it is open the rest of the year.
Written January 20, 2020
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SimeyTravels
San Diego, CA3,384 contributions
Nov 2021
I have to be honest about two things. The first is that I was *really* looking forward to strolling through the Saturday Market with my husband. I had such nice memories of my first trip through the market with my friends, oh so many years ago. It was one of the things on my "to do" list that I'd actually planned around.

The second is that I felt a bit of shame after our visit, in that I'd built the market up to be this magical and lovely space full of things to see, buy, eat and experience.

Because this market? It was nothing like the one I remember from my first visit. Sure, part of it can be due to the fact that it's been years, and another part can be attributed to the pandemic we're still muddling through as a species.

It wasn't as expansive as I remember it being. We were able to do a full circuit of both sides of the street in less than 10 minutes, and that was with us strolling and stopping at a few booths along the way.

We did two extra passes through both sides of the market, just to make sure we hadn't missed a turn or a booth but weren't able to spend nearly as much time there as I'd wanted or planned on.

Heading out of the market, we took one of the flights of stairs that lead to the bridge above. That walk alone - a few steps from the market to the stairwell - was amazing and heartbreaking all at once. The sheer number of tents and homeless in that small area was astounding - their tents blocked off the sidewalk that we were trying to use to get to the Portland sign.

Disappointing, but I'm hopeful that it'll bounce back to the glory that I'm holding in my mind, once the world bounces back as well.
Written December 25, 2021
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Crazymotherof2
Seattle, WA181 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We were in town for a weekend getaway after Christmas and were so excited to check out the Saturday Market for some great food and crafts. We went down to the waterfront on Saturday at 11am to find no market, I thought we were in the wrong area, then I saw the banners on posts advertising the market March thru Christmas Eve - bummer. After further review i saw it is on the Saturday Market website but not prominently displayed if you ask me. We will have to go back in the spring or summer.
Written January 1, 2020
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Robert77096
Missouri City, TX270 contributions
Jul 2021
We enjoyed looking at the really large number of booths. We saw things we'd buy if we could easily get them home on a plane. There is food and porta potties on site. Nice location on the river. This was worth our time.
Written July 24, 2021
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Katherinee309
Houston, TX99 contributions
Sep 2020
We visited Portland in Sept 2020 during Covid and it was still a nice visit. We purchased teas, candles and herbs from some of the vendors. There’s lots of food and local merchants and it wasn’t too crowded. Perfect for all types of travelers and it’s a pretty setting overall with the trees everywhere. It was held on the Portland campus.
Written October 12, 2020
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Brian R
Vienna, VA457 contributions
Aug 2021
We hadn't been in 15 years, but the market still has a fun, funky, relaxed vibe. Plenty of booths with lots of interesting art and crafts, and a range of food options. The neighborhood, like Portland in general, has clearly been through some hard times, but it is definitely worth going to if you are in Portland on a Saturday.
Written August 11, 2021
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TravelingAmos
New Jersey462 contributions
Aug 2021
We came here after visiting the Farmers Market at PSU first. Most of the stalls are craft vendors, and you may find some interesting ones. We bought a headache eye pillow made from flax seeds from one, and it's already been put to good use. There are some food trucks as well. Check out Horn of Africa which serves Ethiopian food.
Written September 11, 2021
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Cosmopolitan10186
dewitt, michigan1 contribution
I visited the Portland Saturday Market this weekend and it was the greatest art market I've been to. The art is varied and unique and the prices are very reasonable. Contrary to their name they are open on Sundays too. The "Saturday Market" is located under the Burnside Bridge, there are actually 2 markets in separated by the Max track, the other one is a flea market, and it's mostly junk. I highly recommend the Portland Saturday Market.
Written April 5, 2004
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Portland Saturday Market is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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