Portland Saturday Market, Portland

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Held every weekend, Portland Saturday Market in Tom McCall Waterfront Park is accessible by foot, bicycle, and the MAX Light Rail line. The market attracts more than 750,000 shoppers every year, making it a major economic engine for the neighborhood. The 700 booths sell arts and crafts, and many are manned by the craftspeople, giving shoppers an opportunity to connect with the community and buy one-of-the-kind pieces. For Portland Saturday Market and beyond, use our Portland trip planner to get the most from your Portland vacation.
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  • Locals lament that this is mostly for tourists. Lots of art, jewelry, t-shirts, etc. Street performers and people watching make it an interesting stop even if you are not shopping. Street parking avai...  more »
  • Heard so much about this market, which is now held on Sunday's as well as Saturday, but disappointed that it wasn't as big as expected. Bury market in the UK is bigger and more variety of stalls. Ther...  more »
  • Great location downtown and easy to find. The artists there were very creative and had a variety of items. I appreciated the talented and creative people. We bought several items, which I thought were...  more »
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  • This is a great way to spend your Saturday morning/afternoon. There are tons of vendors selling all sorts of arts, crafts, and food items. There are several food vendors as well as Rogue Brewery serving near the live music stage. The fountain provides a make shift splash pad for kids. Restroom options are limited to the Honey Buckets near the river and a dirty public restroom on the other side of the road. Cash is King of course. It's great to check out the vendors, people watch and catch some live music. If you get the chance to see him Martin Watkinson plays an amazing solo cello performance.
  • We love the Portland Saturday Market. So many cool and unique item's from northwest artists. Great selection of things to eat from around the world. Performing street artists and beautiful waterfront park. It makes for an enjoyable day.
  • This is one of my favorite things about Portland. This market is of an amazing scale - bigger than most I’ve been to, and certainly some of the best scenery around it. A wide array of vendors with various creations, a plethora of food carts, and a ton of performers - all along a beautiful waterfront scene that spills into the urban landscape of downtown Portland. There may never be a Saturday that I won’t want to come here.
  • It doesn't get much better than this if you're looking for a weekend shopping market experience. Max train drops you off/picks you up right at the market. Market is right on the waterfront so you get great views and a nice break for a walk along the river. You'll find a nice combination of ever changing artists and some who have been setting up there for years. Lots of food and drink cart-style foods to choose from. Great place to find a unique gift or some new art, jewelry or useful household items. Always some thing interesting to see or buy.
  • I found 4 great items. Cat nip toy, Small day of the dead style skull painted on a small piece of 2×4, organic/herbal based face cream for roseascia, and the real find...wait for it...A Red Elm 70" D style long bow with a canvas back. True craftsmanship at work from Steve Boss that is functional art as it will rest on its "belly" so if strung the string would be up and resting on the canvas back to allow wood to relax naturally after use. It just looks great!
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