Know Before You Go
The Portland State University market is open year-round, and more markets are open for the late-spring through early-fall.
Portland’s dining scene is legendary. But not every great meal is served at a restaurant or a food cart. Each spring, the city’s farmers’ markets come to life, creating a food lover’s paradise loaded with seasonal produce and small-batch, locally crafted eats. Grab a (reusable) bag and get ready to explore the central city’s best outdoor markets.
Portland State University
Every Saturday, from 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. (9 a.m.–2 p.m., Nov.–Feb.), downtown’s South Park Blocks transform into the city’s largest and most celebrated outdoor grocery. The Portland Farmers Market at PSU boasts 140 farmer and vendor stands, making it a great place to pick up not only heirloom tomatoes, Marionberries, broccoli and other hyper-local produce — but also some of the most iconic edible goods in town.
From Olympia Provisions charcuterie to bottles of Marshall’s Haute Sauce and bags of Nossa Familia Coffee, there are plenty of goodies to take home, even if your home is thousands of miles away. If you’re in the mood for take-out, order a plate of farm-fresh mole from Verde Cocina, a slice of deep-dish pizza from Via Chicago or the hunger-smashing “Reggie” breakfast sandwich from Pine State Biscuits and enjoy live music with your meal.
The Shemanski Park Market, which runs 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Wednesdays from May through Thanksgiving, is tucked behind the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, only three blocks from Pioneer Courthouse Square. Local chefs, students, business people and visitors spend the lunch hour mingling at the market’s 50 stalls. After stocking up on organic produce from pears to pumpkins, shoppers chow down on kimchi dogs and grilled duck at Bingo! Sandwiches and wood-fired pizza from Tastebud. Liquid treats include herbal kombucha from Eva’s Herbucha and cold-pressed blends from the Portland Juice Company.
Each of the city’s six quadrants — yes, Portland has six quadrants — hosts its own farmers’ markets. Find more live music, local goods and seasonal produce at the neighborhood markets listed below.
Most markets are held in the morning through early afternoon unless otherwise noted. Check each market’s website for current hours and information.
North Portland Farmers’ Markets
- Portland Farmers Market – Kenton Wednesdays (June–Sept.)
Northeast Portland Farmers’ Markets
- Hollywood Farmers Market every Saturday (April–Thanksgiving); 1st and 3rd Saturdays (Dec.–March).
- King Farmers Market Sundays (May–Nov.)
- Rocky Butte Farmers Market Saturdays (June-Sept.)
South Portland Farmers’ Market
- South Waterfront Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, 2-7 p.m., (June–Oct.); winter market is held in the morning on the 2nd Thursday of the month (Nov.–Feb.)
Southeast Portland Farmers’ Markets
- Lents International Farmers Market Sundays (June–Oct.)
- Montavilla Farmers Market every Sunday, May–Nov. and the second and fourth Sundays of Dec.–April
- Woodstock Farmers Market Sundays (June–Nov.)
Southwest Portland Farmers’ Market
- Hillsdale Farmers’ Market Sundays, year-round
No matter which neighborhood you find yourself in or what day of the week you arrive, there’s bound to be a bustling hub of farm-fresh bounty nearby!
With its carts and vendors selling delicious meals under a lush green canopy of trees, this downtown farmer’s market at Shemanski Park is a popular lunch spot for good reason. Portland residents and visitors also use this shaded destination to buy locally grown groceries for dinner — or supplies for an alfresco picnic. (Wednesdays 10…
The popular Woodstock Farmers Market features fresh produce, baked goods, fresh juices, sweets, cheese, meat and more from 30+ vendors, along with artisan-made products like jewelry, ceramics and art.
The Kenton Farmers Market is located in the heart of the historic Kenton neighborhood in North Portland. Founded in 2012, the market’s live music and the festive street-fair atmosphere thrive in this growing business district. Proximity to a MAX station and easy access for bicyclists and those on foot make this market a lively and…
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The Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University will be open every Saturday, year-round. April through October hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. November through March hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Market at PSU is located in Downtown Portland in the South Park Blocks between SW College & Montgomery Streets.
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