With over 50 Farmers Markets in the Portland metro area you can find fresh, locally grown food every day of the week, all year-round. Most of these markets were started by neighbors and continue to function on the energy and support of community volunteers. These markets are also committed to helping needy families, providing education and caring for the environment. Below is a short list of the markets we frequent and what we love most about them.
Located on the beautiful tree lined park blocks of the Portland State University campus, the PSU Farmers Market is a destination for tourists and locals. With over 200 vendors and 20,000 visitors a day during the summer months, you are sure to find everything you are looking for. This market proudly reduces waste through their Durable Dining program and helps low income families gain access to healthy food by accepting SNAP benefits. Broker Jessica lives closest to this market. She likes to get to there early, grab breakfast at Verde Cocina and watch the local musicians perform. Then she stocks up on her favorite organic produce, fresh flowers, sauerkraut and brine from Olykraut. For more information on the PSU Farmers Market click here.
Hours: Open Saturdays year-round: 9am-2pm
Location: Park Blocks between SW College & Montgomery Streets
The St Johns neighborhood is located in North Portland on the tip of a peninsula formed by the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Once its own city it decided to merge with Portland in 1915. The community is strongly rooted in food equity and those values are reflected through their local market. They are committed to giving back to the neighborhood through nutrition education and their Double Up & Veggie Voucher programs. Broker Renee lives closest to this market. She enjoys getting lunch at Urban German and listening to the live music before shopping for her bounty of fresh fruit and veggies for the upcoming week. For more information on the St Johns Farmers Market click here.
Hours: Open Saturdays: May 20th-October 28th, 9am-2pm
Location: St. Johns Plaza at the intersection of N. Lombard and N. Philadelphia Avenues
This year-round market in the Hollywood neighborhood hosts over 50 vendors including farmers, prepared foods, community booths and musicians. The market is committed to providing healthy food access to low income families and seniors through their Double Up Food Bucks, WIC & Senior Coupon programs. Broker Darcie lives closest to this market. She likes to pickup fresh cut flowers from Old House Dahlias, taste the selection of cured meats at Olympia Provisions and sit down with a bowl of ramen from Umi Organic. For more information on the Hollywood Farmers Market click here.
Hours: Open every Saturday: April-November, 8am-1pm & 1st & 3rd Saturdays: December-March, 9am-1pm
Location: NE Hancock, between 44th & 45th Avenues
The Montavilla neighborhood started as a rural farming community over 100 years ago. Present day the neighborhood has transformed into a destination for young families seeking affordable housing and businesses looking for a mix of affordable commercial space and a vibrant central business district. The Montavilla Farmers Market is located right in the heart of Montavilla on the Stark Street strip. It includes 17 local vendors, live music and proudly reduces waste through their Durable Dish & Loaner Bag programs. They also help provide healthy food access to low income families through a program called Everybody Eats. Broker Hilary lives closest to this market. One of her favorite vendors is Fiddlehead Farms, a multi-generational organic farm that grows 100 different vegetables. For more information on the Montavilla Farmers Market click here.
Hours: Open Sundays: May-November, 10am-2pm
Location: 7700 block of SE Stark Street
The Beaverton market first opened in 1988 and since then has grown to host nearly 130 vendors and attracts 20,000 visitors a day during the summer months. Located near the Beaverton Library and City Park in the heart of downtown Beaverton, it is a destination for families looking for fresh local produce, artisan food and live entertainment. Broker Lindsay lives closest to this market. She enjoys eating lunch at Smokin’ Rose BBQ, getting strawberries from Unger Farms and tasting fresh goat cheese at Portland Creamery. For more information on the Beaverton Farmers Market click here.
Hours: Open Saturdays: February-April, 10am-1:30pm, May-September, 8am-1:30pm & October-November, 9am-1:30pm
Location: SW Hall Blvd, between 3rd & 5th Streets
This market started in 1999 with 7 vendors and has grown to over 75! Located right in the heart of downtown Milwaukie the market offers a diverse shopping experience by providing the usual farm fresh fare, along with pottery, jewelry, sweets, soaps and flowers. With quick access to restaurants, parks and the Springwater Corridor it is easy to make a day of it. Broker Sarah lives closest to this market. Some of her favorite vendors are Kiyokawa Family Orchards for delicious apples and pears and Henry Higgins Bagels, one of the areas best bagel shops. For more information on the Milwaukie Farmers Market click here.
Hours: Open Sundays: May-October, 9:30am-2pm
Location: Corner SE Main & Harrison Streets