Shopping >Portland Saturday Market
Cool Shopping. I enjoyed the Market more than I expected, there were loads of vendors with unique local-type merch. Some crap too, but more good stuff than bad! There were people selling duct-tape wallets, spoon art, fresh jams, photos, polished river rocks and more! Worth the search for a parking spot!
True taste of Portland. I just returned home for a weekend and had took out of town family here. This truley gives you a picture of Portland culture! Everything from fine artisan gifts, true craftsmanship, cheap trinkets, funny t-shirts, and food galore! And the people are as diverse as the items sold; hippies, middle class, college students, etc. The food is amazing, tons of ethnic choices, I love dona lola's mexican pupusas, amazing!! This is beautiful during the summer and right across from water front park.
Hippies GALORE. I just adore Saturday Market. There is soooo much to do. And so many things to eat!!! Everyone is so friendly and there are hippies everywhere. Theres always free entertainment (tips appreciated) from starving musicians to clowns and face painters. It's open Sat and Sun which is convienant since I always worked on Saturdays. Things are a little pricey but there is one artist who has a booth there that I love. His name is Daniel Work and his paintings are so lovely you must check them out. And very reasonably priced they normally run $$$ 10.00-20.00. If you are ever in the Portland area you really must stop by it is my favorite place in portland.
Tarot-card readings, tamales and tunes are all under one bridge at this open market..
Colorful handmade clothing flutters in the breeze. Artists chat about their work with customers. The smells of ethnic foods and fresh-baked goods waft through the air while local street performers keep people entertained. Shoppers browse the market and shop for everything from watercolors and pottery to homemade marionberry jam and jewelry, then treat themselves to an elephant ear or some pad thai.
A great way to spend a weekend!. I went to the Saturday Market (stopped in at the Skidmore Market first, which is across the street) last weekend and had a great time browsing the many vendors. I got cloths- even some made by local designers, handmade jewerly and handmade soap. The live music was kicken! There are many food vendors to choose from, but I only got a smoothie since I already had lunch. I was last there about 4 or 5 years ago and the market has gotten bigger since then. Part of the market is under a bridge and part indoor and then some of it on the other side of the building.
SATURDAY LAZY DAY. This is a great place to go and spend some time with family and friends. There is always activity happening down at the Market and it is fun to casually meander through the stands and look at all of the items. I have never bought anything down there, but the atmosphere is worth the trip. Food can be good, if you hit the right stand.
Good times.... I dont think ive ever bought anything at the PSM, but thats not saying i wouldnt. Theres some really great stuff, and some really creative people hanging around. Sure, some people complain of its "carni-esque" nature, but hey, ive never had a problem with funnel cakes. There is some tasty food down there too, you just have to find it. Avoid the norms and eat something you havnt had before.. might surprise ya.
DJ. I travel to Portland 4 times a year. I make sure each visti coinsides with the market. One of the best ways to spend a day - anywhere in the US. It celebrates the diversity of the city and the people.
People watching. I Love going to the Saturday Market to see the veriety of people that go there. The products are fun to look at and the food is sooooo good.
A Shopping Extraganza?. Saturday market is an enjoyable place to spend a lazy afternoon. Lots of good food, entertainment and gift ideas. Wonderful views of the waterfront too!
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