Know Before You Go
COVID-19 Update: The Portland Saturday Market will reopen on Saturdays only beginning April 17, 2021, for its 48th season.
While only half of the typical 250 vendors can return this season due to safety precautions, every item sold is still made by the person selling. Market vendors and staff are required to wear face coverings, hand sanitizer is readily available and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Booths are socially distanced for enhanced safety.
You can also find many of the market’s artists and shop their goods at the Portland Saturday Market online marketplace.
Combining the vibes of an arts show, a live street concert and an open-air bazaar, Portland Saturday Market has been a beloved Rose City tradition since 1974. In fact, the market is considered the largest continually operating arts-and-crafts fair in the United States, drawing up to 750,000 visitors during its annual season.
On any given Saturday from the beginning of March to the day before Christmas, shoppers can tap their heels to bluegrass pickers and jazz musicians and sample ethnic eats like falafel or kielbasa while browsing wares handcrafted by more than 250 vendors. Top finds include vintage buttons and jewelry from My Favorite Button, silverware art by Spoonman Creations, vegan soap from Dirtyface Soap Company, twee illustrations from A Little Sun and delicate metal-and-gemstone jewelry hand crafted with guitar string from Bluce Designs as well as locally themed apparel, ceramics, home décor and photography.
With such a variety of goods, the Saturday Market is naturally a great place to score gifts and souvenirs most any time of year, but for holiday shoppers (and procrastinators!) the market holds another favorite local tradition: the Festival of the Last Minute, a weeklong version of the market that runs through Christmas Eve.
Upcoming Dates & Times
- Apr. 24
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