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“Go early on sunny summer Saturdays or they run out of food!”

Portland Farmers Market
Ranked #27 of 447 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: Portland Farmers Market operates seven vibrant farmers markets in Portland, OR. Our markets provide a direct connection to over 200 vendors with deep roots in Oregon and Southwest Washington, including farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat and seafood providers, cheese makers and specialty food producers. Our markets are: Monday - Pioneer Courthouse Square, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm June 15 to September 28 Wednesday - Shemanski Park, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm May 6 to November 25 Thursday - NW, 2:00pm to 6:00pm June 4 to September 24; Buckman, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm May 7 to September 24 Friday - Kenton, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm June 5 to September 25 Saturday - Portland State University, 8:30 am (Mar-Oct) or 9:00 am (Nov-Feb) to 2:00 pm Sunday - King, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm May 3 to November 22
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
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46 reviews
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“Go early on sunny summer Saturdays or they run out of food!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We went to PSU farmer's market on 4th of July weekend with the hopes of getting a yummy lunch then buying some produce. We arrived from out of town at 12:45 or so (they close at 2:00) on a beautiful sunny Saturday. We were starving! Upon arrival at the hot food stands (tamales, biscuit sandwiches, etc), we discovered very long lines and nearly every vendor saying they were sold out of their signature dish. Long lines were for whatever was left... not much to choose from. We ended up leaving campus to wander and find a cafe, buying some cherries on the way out. As we walked through, I saw that nearly every bakery window was nearly empty, which was a bummer because its rare to find so many gluten free baked goods, and something I would like to have bought. It's a beautiful and huge market (a sight to see!) but I recommend you go early and expect big crowds on summer holiday weekends.

Visited July 2013
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Issaquah, Washington
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24 reviews
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“Wednesday”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

very friendly merchants, lots of sampling. good food and products
the Wednesday one probably smaller than the Saturday one which I didn't go to

Visited June 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Huge Farmers Market”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

The market is right what looked like the University property? We drove around and around and was not able to find a place to park. It was very busy and was the largest market I have ever seen except for maybe Seattle, but this was outside.

Visited June 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Totally Portland”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We went the Farmers Market at Portland State University in the Park Blocks (there are several Farmers Markets throughout the week in different locations). The Market is a few blocks of tents selling local produce. There are several tents selling goat cheese, I would sample them all before making a purchase, since there are lots of choices. Many bakery tents are set up, several offering gluten free and vegan options. There are tents selling flowers, meats, jams, eggs, honey, garden starts and more. All the tents are local companies. Beware: food samples are abundant and delicious. There are several musically gifted individuals playing throughout the market who appreciate an extra dollar. The music keeps the market lively and puts a great vibe in the place. Also there is hot food offered for breakfast or lunch or brunch.
All-in-all the Farmers Market is a great way to stroll around and get a better feel of what Portland is about.

Visited May 2013
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Walla Walla, Washington
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7 reviews
“Lots to see and do at market”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Enjoyed the food choices and interesting booths. The atmosphere of street performers and visitors of all kinds added to the experience.

Visited May 2013
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