Enjoy Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University
Lucky for us in Portland, farmers' market season never really comes to an end. While some of the smaller markets do close during the late fall and winter seasons, the larger markets stay open year-round, just with reduced hours! The Portland Farmers Market at the Portland State University campus is the largest in the city, and open year-round so you can shop seasonal no matter the weather!
This market has been open since 1996 and has over 100 vendors. Vendors range from farms to restaurants, which makes this market not only a great place to get your weekly produce, eggs, and meat, but also a great lunch or breakfast spot! The location is central to the Portland-Metro area. Located in Downtown Portland in the South Park Blocks between SW College and Montgomery Streets, it is only a 20-minute drive from most Portland-Metro suburbs. The closest address for the market is 1803 SW Park Avenue.
Farmers Market Vendors
This farmers market, in particular, is a great place to see some of your favorite local businesses, as well as find new ones! There are various larger businesses or restaurants you know and love that got their start at this market, one example being Lauretta Jean’s Pies, who still attend the market each Saturday!
The Portland Farmers Market at Portland State is large, spanning almost three blocks throughout the Portland State University campus. This means there is no shortage of vendors for the whole family to love. The options of where to buy and eat are truly endless at this market. They even have a Veggie Valet for shoppers to leave their bulk purchases while they finish up shopping! The market also has musicians and a Chef in the Market series which is a showcasing of cooking with seasonal marketing ingredients from local chefs.
Portland Farmers Market is Easily Accessible
April through October the market is open from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm, and from November through March the market is open from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. It is open every Saturday, rain or shine. Because this market is located in Downtown Portland, it is easily accessible by TriMet, MAX, or the Portland Streetcar, as well as many bus routes that lead to the market. There are also a variety of street parking options along with Portland State lots.
Other food options include breakfast burritos, BBQ, homemade crepes, and wood fired breakfast pizzas complete with an over-easy egg on top. Feeling like something sweet? The market has you covered with ice cream vendors and a variety of bakery vendors with cookies, scones, brownies, and more!
Shopping Local in Portland State University
The Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University is a market that should not be missed! Shop seasonal year-round, bring the family for all of your Portland favorites (Pine Street Biscuits, Lauretta Jean’s, Hoda’s, and more), and support small businesses! A Saturday activity for all, and a way to get out and about in the city.