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“Must go at least once”

Portland Saturday Market
Ranked #16 of 442 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Must go at least once”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Portland Saturday Market is a great event for all peoples. There is something for everyone. I love when people are given an opportunity to sell their own products.

Visited April 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Loved it ”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

The Saturday market is a fun experience . You never know what you'll get. A great way to meet local artists. It's very lively, usually there is a band playing.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was my favorite thing to do in Portland. I was just there for 36 hours, so it was a must. There are all kinds of food carts and vendors. And everyone is so friendly! You are, most likely, going to find street artists and musicians.

Visited April 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A fun taste of the Portland artists' scene”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

A lovely place to stroll around whether you decide to buy stuff or not...and there are plenty of fun, artsy things to buy at all price points.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
“Great crafts and food market”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a gem in Portland and if visiting, definitely a place to buy gifts from your trip.
Parking was quite straight forward, near the market. There are several sections, so it was fun to wander around before picking purchases. The stall holders were really nice and informative about their wares.
There are many unique crafts available, unlike many markets we have visited, many are hand made and some novelties included: beautiful hand crafted furniture pieces made from recycled wood; designed Portland T-shirts; packs of playing cards with various themes- including local breweries; caricature artists and goods made from reinforced film reel.
Fun place, fun crowd and great crafts, in the rain.

Visited April 2014
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