It's never been easier to eat local. With top-notch farmers markets nationwide, shopping for homegrown produce and sustainably raised meats is now more accessible than ever. Not only do these markets offer an abundance of incredible products for reasonable prices, they often make for a fun family event. Live music, petting zoos and kid-friendly workshops abound with chef demos and canning sessions. Hungry? These markets also offer some of the best street food in the country to tide you over until you get home and start prepping your bounty of heirloom tomatoes, obscure micro greens and foraged mushrooms.Read More
SPONSORED: Portland Farmers Markets to Visit This Summer
Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University
Located downtown on the campus of Portland State University, this flagship market is the city’s busiest Saturday stop. There are 140 stalls filled with an abundance of local Oregonian bounty including fresh and foraged produce, meat, dairy, and breads as well as a number of artisan food purveyors like Jacobsen Salt, Freddy Guys Hazelnuts, and Olympic Provisions. The market is open year-round rain or shine.
Hollywood Farmer's Market
Situated in the northeast section of town, the Hollywood Farmers Market is a Saturday family-friendly event. In addition to showcasing local products from Oregon and Washington, the market features live music, entertainment for children such as face painting and special events all summer long like a Market Scavenger Hunt and interactive workshops on fruits and vegetables.
Woodstock Farmers Market
Founded in 2010, this southeast, Sunday market’s mission is to, “provide quality fresh produce by supporting local farmers.” Its goal is to promote healthy eating and food education while creating a strong neighborhood community. It opens the first weekend in June and remains open until the end of October.
King Portland Farmers Market
Located nearby the colorful Alberta Arts District, this smaller market is a family weekend destination. With 35 vendors from across the state, visitors not only stop by to shop local, but also for breakfast, lunch, and to listen to local music.
Portland Farmers Market at Pioneer Courthouse Square
This Monday market is located in the heart of downtown PDX, seeing over 32,000 people daily. A number of lunch options make this a popular spot to grab a midday meal. With over 30 vendors, the market also showcases locally grown goods and specialty foods.
Montavilla Farmers Market
Supporting health, sustainability, and affordability, the Montavilla Farmers Market goal is to strengthen the community and give everyone access to, “high-quality, local, healthy food.” The market features local vegetables, fruits, dairy, flowers, and more, as well as prepared foods such as tamales, barbeque, ice cream, and other fun finds.
Lents International Farmers Market
Open every Sunday from May 31 – November 1, Lents is Portland’s only internationally driven market. Featuring unique produce varietals from Latino, Hmong, and Russian farmers, the market offers farm-direct sales for emerging farmers and new business owners. They also have innovative programs such as Healthy Rewards and Community Table, where home gardeners can sell extra produce.