Portland Saturday Market
Portland Saturday Market
4.5
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Operating since 1974 the Portland Saturday Market is the largest continually operating outdoor arts and crafts market in the nation. Located in Waterfront Park and Ankeny Plaza in Portland’s historic Old Town the Market is one of the most popular shopping destinations for local handcrafted goods. The Market offers a unique opportunity for customers to meet the artist as well as see one of a kind pieces created in the artist’s booth. Over 250 small businesses and individuals artists from across the NW region gather each week for the Saturday/Sunday event with live music and a plethora of exotic foods that will satisfy everyone’s appetite.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Princerman
    Otsego, Minnesota1,258 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of cool stuff
    There was so much co stuff there. I had a burger and there rest of my family had food options from all over the globe. My kids spent lots of time looking at jewelry. I just wish I could get a non homemade beverage there.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 12, 2023
  • YanJing Jiang
    Shanghai, China25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good place to visit
    Due to today is a rainy day. Portland Saturday Market has not many food stall and another stall there. But the view of the river side is very beautiful. It’s a good place worth to visit it,
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 11, 2024
  • jim f
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Saturday in Portland
    We heard from locals this was a fun way to spend a Saturday from March til Christmas. There was live local music on a stage near the river that was very good, great place to get something to eat at any of the booths or food trucks and listen to music. You can find almost anything as walk walk through the market. There is art, clothing, jewelry, household items, foods of all types from around the world, nick-nacks, and even local art postcards. Get there early and park in the parking garage only yards away. There is no entrance fee, so you can browse for free. You can also walk the linear park along the river.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 28, 2024
  • TOURtheWORLDMexPal
    United States2,973 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art market with few food trucks
    The Lebanese food truck “Beirut Catering” is ok, I tried the combo plate with falafel, it is just a taste of the Lebanese food for those who never tried it before, but for a person who grew up eating this type of food, the food served is mediocre at its best. The authentic Greek gyro at Angelina’s Greek Gyros truck is excellent. Just the wait is little bit long, but it worths it.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 3, 2024
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dolittledigger
michigan1,042 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Unfortunately as most people know, the downtown Portland area has a lot of homeless people. Even though there was a gate around part of the market area, it’s open where the Porta Johns are and a few homeless people were using them. Not that I did not feel safe, there’s just a lot of them, tents everywhere, boarded up areas.

The market itself had local artists, quite a few food booths. The empanadas were great! Pricey but tasty.

If you have time and are staying in the area, take a walk through, grab a coffee from the coffee truck and browse around.
Written November 9, 2022
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jim f
Fort Lauderdale, FL82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We heard from locals this was a fun way to spend a Saturday from March til Christmas. There was live local music on a stage near the river that was very good, great place to get something to eat at any of the booths or food trucks and listen to music. You can find almost anything as walk walk through the market. There is art, clothing, jewelry, household items, foods of all types from around the world, nick-nacks, and even local art postcards. Get there early and park in the parking garage only yards away. There is no entrance fee, so you can browse for free. You can also walk the linear park along the river.
Written April 28, 2024
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BLM
Portland, OR21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
During my recent visit to the Saturday Market in Portland, Oregon, I encountered a distressing situation. One of the individuals, a bearded man wearing dark sunglasses, is known for his racist views. Alongside another person, they racially profiled me, following me around despite my attempts to avoid them. Their behavior marred what should have been an enjoyable experience at the market, leaving me feeling unwelcome and uncomfortable.
Written April 14, 2024
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SimeyTravels
San Diego, CA3,251 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I have to be honest about two things. The first is that I was *really* looking forward to strolling through the Saturday Market with my husband. I had such nice memories of my first trip through the market with my friends, oh so many years ago. It was one of the things on my "to do" list that I'd actually planned around.

The second is that I felt a bit of shame after our visit, in that I'd built the market up to be this magical and lovely space full of things to see, buy, eat and experience.

Because this market? It was nothing like the one I remember from my first visit. Sure, part of it can be due to the fact that it's been years, and another part can be attributed to the pandemic we're still muddling through as a species.

It wasn't as expansive as I remember it being. We were able to do a full circuit of both sides of the street in less than 10 minutes, and that was with us strolling and stopping at a few booths along the way.

We did two extra passes through both sides of the market, just to make sure we hadn't missed a turn or a booth but weren't able to spend nearly as much time there as I'd wanted or planned on.

Heading out of the market, we took one of the flights of stairs that lead to the bridge above. That walk alone - a few steps from the market to the stairwell - was amazing and heartbreaking all at once. The sheer number of tents and homeless in that small area was astounding - their tents blocked off the sidewalk that we were trying to use to get to the Portland sign.

Disappointing, but I'm hopeful that it'll bounce back to the glory that I'm holding in my mind, once the world bounces back as well.
Written December 25, 2021
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Crazymotherof2
Seattle, WA191 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We were in town for a weekend getaway after Christmas and were so excited to check out the Saturday Market for some great food and crafts. We went down to the waterfront on Saturday at 11am to find no market, I thought we were in the wrong area, then I saw the banners on posts advertising the market March thru Christmas Eve - bummer. After further review i saw it is on the Saturday Market website but not prominently displayed if you ask me. We will have to go back in the spring or summer.
Written January 1, 2020
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Katherinee309
Houston, TX106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We visited Portland in Sept 2020 during Covid and it was still a nice visit. We purchased teas, candles and herbs from some of the vendors. There’s lots of food and local merchants and it wasn’t too crowded. Perfect for all types of travelers and it’s a pretty setting overall with the trees everywhere. It was held on the Portland campus.
Written October 12, 2020
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Robert77096
Missouri City, TX317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We enjoyed looking at the really large number of booths. We saw things we'd buy if we could easily get them home on a plane. There is food and porta potties on site. Nice location on the river. This was worth our time.
Written July 24, 2021
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Vernman
Joplin, MO240 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
My wife had visited five years ago and had really built up my expectations. There were a few (very few) real craftmen and artists exhibiting their works, but mostly it was a mish-mash of dangly earings, clever T-shirts, and essential oil pedlers. There were several mobile food vendors that were doing a brisk trade. Overall between the hastle of finding a decent parking place and dodging the various homeless camps around the river-front, I don't think I would reccomend going. The Farmer's Market at PSU is more entertaining and accessible.
Written July 2, 2022
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Brian R
Vienna, VA665 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We hadn't been in 15 years, but the market still has a fun, funky, relaxed vibe. Plenty of booths with lots of interesting art and crafts, and a range of food options. The neighborhood, like Portland in general, has clearly been through some hard times, but it is definitely worth going to if you are in Portland on a Saturday.
Written August 11, 2021
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Solo traveler
38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We were happy to see that the market was up and operating. There were over 150 market vendors open when we were there. A wide variety of items available from jewelry to unusual Portland themed t-shirts/hoodies to locally made clothing and food items. There were also the expected range of food vendors on site. While there are plenty of standard vendors with mid range fare there are also plenty of more unusual offerings as well.
Written May 1, 2022
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