Know Before You Go
The Kenton, King, Lents, PSU and Shemanski Park markets are open, with special safety procedures in place.
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.
The city’s other six quadrants — yes, Portland has six quadrants — host their own farmers’ markets, as well. Find more live music, local goods and seasonal produce at the spots 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).
- Lloyd Farmers Market every Tuesday, year-round
- Portland Farmers Market – King Sundays (May–Nov.)
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!
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