Portland Farmers Market

What is it?
Put three local farmers activists together, shake ‘em up, and what do you get? Portland Farmers Market! What began in 1992 with 13 vendors, one day a week, in a medium sized parking lot, nearly 20 years later has expanded to 250 vendors at six different locations within the city of Portland’s urban core. Farmers from Oregon and Southwest Washington bring their customers the best, freshest local food available at very reasonable prices.

Why visit?
Purchasing the t-shirts, totebags and tokens available at the Information Booths of all 6 markets lets the community know that you support the goals of local food and sustainable agriculture. One of the many special aspects of shopping at farmers’ markets is getting to know the farmers and vendors who worked long and hard to bring you their best and freshest produce. It doesn’t get any fresher than at a farmer’s market!

Where is it?
Portland’s Farmers Markets are located at these 6 locations:

Portland State University: Saturdays, year round, closed Dec 27th for holidays  8:30 am to 2 pm March through October and 9 am to 2 pm November through February.  Portland State University is located in the South Park Blocks between SW Hall & SW Montgomery.  A close street address to this market is 1717 SW Park Avenue.

Pioneer Courthouse Square: 2014 Mondays, June 16th through Sept 25th · 10 am to 2 pm. Pioneer Courthouse Square is located between SW Broadway & SW 6th and SW Morrison & SW Yamhill.  A close street address to this market is 701 SW Broadway.

Shemanski Park: 2014 Wednesdays, May 7th through Nov 26th · 10 am to 2 pm.  Located in the South Park Blocks at Shemanski Park between SW Salmon & SW Main. A close street address to this market is 1037 SW Broadway.

Buckman: 2014 Thursdays,  May 1st through Sept 25th · 3 pm to 7 pm. Located at SE 20th & Salmon between SE Belmont & SE Hawthorne. A close street address to this market is 1137 SE 20th Avenue.

Northwest: 2014 Thursdays, June 5th through Sept 25th · 2 pm to 6 pm.  Located on the corner of NW 19th Avenue and NW Everett Street.  A close street address to this market is 147 NW 19th Avenue.

King: 2014 Sundays, May 4th through Nov 23rd · 10 am to 2 pm. Located at NE 7th & Wygant between NE Alberta & NE Prescott . A close street address to this market is 4906 NE 6th Avenue.

The closest Farmer’s Markets to Whispering Woods Resort are the two located in the cities of Gresham and Troutdale, Oregon:
Gresham Farmers Market:  Saturdays, May through Oct · 8:30 am to 2 pm. Located between NW Miller & NW Main and 2nd and NW 3rd. A close street address to this market it is 201 N Main Avenue.

Troutdale Farmers’ and Artists’ Market:  Saturdays, year round · 10 am to 2 pm. First Friday Art Walk, Feb through Dec · 3 pm to 9 pm. Located at the Troutdale Railroad Depot Museum 473 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy

Special Information:
Regarding pets: Portland Farmers Markets do not allow dogs or other pets at their two busiest markets – PSU and Shemanski Park. However, pets are welcome at all other markets. All six markets are open to service animals.

On a pre-arranged basis guided tours are given of the markets. Tours will include how food is produced, why it is important to make good food choices, meeting  farmers and artisan food producers from the market community. Contact the market’s Education and Outreach Specialist, Anna Curtin (anna@portlandfarmersmarket.org).

For your convenience, Portland’s Farmer’s Markets do accept debit and credit and SNAP cards, as well as FDNP and WIC vouchers. The only cost to you is what you purchase at the markets.

Contact Information:
Portland’s Farmer’s Market
(503) 241-0032 ·
Website:  http://www.portlandfarmersmarket.org/

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