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 venders at 6 different locations in 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 our 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?
If you will be visiting the city of Portland during your stay at Whispering Woods Resort, Portland’s Farmers Markets are located at these 6 locations:
Portland State University: Saturdays, March 19 through December 17 (8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mar. through Oct.)
(9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m Nov.Dec.)
Pioneer Courthouse Square: Mondays, June 20th through September 26th · Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 5 through August 18 
Shemanski Park: Wednesdays – May 4th through October 26th · 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
Buckman: Thursdays, 2011 -  May 5th through September 29th · 3 p.m to 7 p.m.
Northwest: Thursdays, June 2nd through September 29th · 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
King: Sundays, May 1st through October 30th · 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The closest Farmers Markets to Whispering Woods Resort are the two located in the cities of Gresham and Troutdale, Oregon:
Gresham Farmers Market,  open Saturdays, May – October · 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. · 28.6 miles – a 38 minute drive.
Troutdale Farmers’ and Artists’ Market open Saturdays, April – October · 10:00 – 3:00, a 30.7 mile drive · a 43 minute drive.

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. Tourists will learn how food is produced, why it is important to make good food choices, and  will get to meet the farmers and artisan food producers from the market community. Contact the market’s Education and Outreach Specialist, Anna Curtin (anna@portlandfarmersmarket.org).

Cost:
For your convenience, Farmers Market does accept debit and credit cards. 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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