Often when we write our blog posts about Portland, they are derived out of our own experiences and this one is no different. The other day we were trying to find a comprehensive list of all of the Portland Metro area Farmers Markets and Saturday Markets, and we were shocked at how difficult it was. If you knew of a specific Beaverton Farmers Market or a specific PDX Saturday Market and just wanted to look up the details, that was easy. But if you were trying to discover a new area Farmers Market to try, it was not at all easy.
Instead of just searching for each city, I thought it would be easier for myself and others in the future if there was a handy, detailed list of all of the Farmers Market and Saturday Markets in the Portland area in a single article. It was not easy and took the better part of a few business days to do all the research, but trust me, this list will make your weekends a lot easier and hopefully much more fun with easy access to the local farmers markets.
So here’s what we’ve put together…
Below you will find two main lists. One comprehensive list of Portland area Farmers Markets by city and another list of self described Portland Metro Saturday Markets, also listed by city. Included with every listed farmers market, we added times, locations and links to additional information you may want, while keeping it as short and comprehensive as possible.
We did our very best to make this the most complete list of farmers markets and I think you will find we came pretty close. So grab a cup of coffee and find a new market to visit in the Portland area and let us know what you think of it.
**Note – Click on the name of each Farmers Market to be taken to that markets website.
Portland Area Farmers Markets:
Portland Proper –
Cedar Mill Sunset Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays, May through October. 8:00 am – 1 pm
The market is sponsored by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. A local community market since 1999.
Hillsdale Farmers Market:
Open Sundays, May through November and twice monthly December through April. 10:00 am – 2 pm
The market is held in the Wilson High – Rieke Elementary parking lot in Portland.
Hollywood Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays, year-round!
8:00 am – 1:00 pm, April – September
9:00 am – 1:00 pm, October – November
1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, December – March
This market comes alive every Saturday from May until Thanksgiving, and twice a month during the winter, with over 50 vendors plus community booths, musicians, volunteers and neighbors.
Kenton Farmers Market:
Open Fridays, June 3rd – September 30th. 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
This Friday evening market invites the participation of neighboring businesses, a unique location, the street closure, and live musical entertainment all help to create a festive atmosphere.
King Farmers Market:
Open Sundays, May 1st – November 20th. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Adjacent to both King Elementary and King School Park, this market has become a family-centric destination for the neighborhood to enjoy breakfast or lunch, listen to local musicians, and explore 35 vendor stalls filled with local bounty from our region’s farmers, ranchers, fishermen, foragers and food artisans.
Northwest Farmers Market:
Open Thursdays, June 2nd – September 29th. 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The market is conveniently located for neighborhood residents, many of whom walk and bike to the market.
Seniors are invited to play fruit-and-veggie bingo, where the prizes come in the form of produce from market vendors. Bingo rounds run every half hour, starting at 2:30 pm. Each summer the Northwest Market brings the best of the region to the neighborhood through an average of 25 vendor stalls.
OHSU Farmers Market:
Open Tuesdays, June through September. 10 am – 2 pm
The OHSU Farmers Market offers a wide variety of foods including sustainably grown produce, meat, eggs, nuts, baked goods, dips, lunch and desserts. Join them for a delightful and nourishing afternoon of health & deliciousness.
People’s Farmers Market:
Open Wednesdays, year-round! 2 pm – 7 pm
People’s Farmers’ Market is the longest running year-round market in Portland.
Pioneer Courthouse Square Farmers Market:
Open Mondays, June 13th – September 26th. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Closed July 4th for Independence Day and September 5th for Labor Day
Downtown office workers and tourists flock to this market at the Square to enjoy the abundant lunch options and pick up locally grown and produced items from an average of 30 vendors selling everything from berries to flowers to baked goods.
Portland State University Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays, year-round!
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturdays (Nov-Feb) – Closed December 31st
8:30 am to 2:00 pm Saturdays (Mar-Oct)
The campus of Portland State University on the South Park Blocks provides a picturesque backdrop for Portland Farmers Market’s year-round flagship market.
Shemanski Park Farmers Market:
Open Wednesdays, May 4th – November 23rd. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
A popular lunch destination, this market features 50 vendor stalls filled with farm-fresh and locally-made food under a lush green canopy of trees.
South Waterfront Farmers Market:
Open Thursdays, June through October. 2 pm – 7 pm
This is a neighborhood market with the aim to make connections between farmers and urban community members in a dynamic and lively market setting.
Woodlawn Neighborhood Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays, June 6th – October 31st. 10 am – 2 pm
This is an independent farmers market serving the Woodlawn, Piedmont and Concordia neighborhoods. Their goal is to make local, healthy food accessible to everyone.
Woodstock Farmers Market:
Open Sundays, June 5th – October 30th. 10 am – 2 pm
Woodstock Farmers Market provides quality fresh produce by supporting local farmers, and strengthen relationships in the Woodstock neighborhood by providing a central community gathering place. The market promotes healthy eating, food education, fun and music, building closer ties between farms and urban communities.
Portland Metro –
Beaverton Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays: 8:00am – 1:30pm, May through September
& Winter Market: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10:00am – 1:30pm, February through April
The Beaverton Farmers market is a destination market that is the single largest, all-agricultural market in the state of Oregon. During the summer season, the market averages between 15,000 and 20,000 visitors on any given Saturday. The market is comprised of nursery growers, farmers, and ranchers – both conventional and organic.
Canby Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays, April 30th – October 8th. 9 am – 2 pm
The Canby Farmers Market is a local favorite for young and old alike. Here you will find the best that the Willamette Valley has to offer; from freshly picked produce and flowers, to unique hand crafted gifts and accessories- this bustling, little market has everything you need. Food vendors provide a variety of cuisine and market favorites for your lunch and dinner. The music and festivities combine to make this a wonderful Saturday outing.
Happy Valley Sunnyside Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays, May 7th – October 8th. 9 am – 2 pm
Happy Valley Farmers Market is an event that promotes and supports the local community fostering the growth of our farms, vendors, local businesses and families.
Forest Grove Farmers Market:
Open Wednesdays, May 4th – October 26th. 4 pm – 8 pm
This market strives to provide an outlet for small farmers and food producers so that they may connect with the community by offering fresh, local goods. One of the most diverse events in the area, the outdoor Forest Grove Farmers Market attracts a weekly average of more than 2000 visitors of all ages and demographic groups to share good food and listen to local musicians.
Gresham Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays, May through October. 8:30 am – 2 pm
The Gresham Farmers Market is a community gathering place where you can stroll, shop and listen to live music in a casual friendly atmosphere. The market is comprised of vegetable and produce farmers, bakers, artists and the like, providing some of the best local fresh produce, meats, cheeses, breads, honey, desserts, flowers, art and handmade crafts.
Hillsboro Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays, April 30th – October 29th. 8 am – 1:30 pm
One of the longest running farmers markets in the Northwest, the Hillsboro Saturday Farmers’ Market was established in 1981 and has become a traditional community gathering place as well as a favorite venue for obtaining fresh, local products. The market hosts 100+ vendors and 8 thousand shoppers weekly.
Lake Oswego Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays, May 14th – October 8th. 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Discover the region’s finest agricultural products at the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market. The Market boasts an average of over 80 vendors each week. Delight in finding a wide variety of produce, meats, nuts, cheeses, artisan breads, jams and jellies, baked goods, fresh seafood, nursery items, and hot foods–there is something for everyone!
Lloyd Farmers Market:
Open Tuesdays, year-round! 10 am – 2 pm
The market runs every week, year-round, except for December 22nd and 29th, when we will be closed for the holidays. The market is held under the gazebo in the Oregon Square Courtyard on NE Holladay Street between NE 7th Ave and NE 9th Ave.
Milwaukie Sunday Farmers Market:
Open Sundays, May through October. 9:30 am – 2 pm
You will find produce, a wide variety of prepared foods, cut flowers, plants, and countless gift items at the Market the Oregonian called the Best of 2012. By foot, by bike, by bus, by car — however you come, you can find this busy Market at the intersection of Main and Harrison in Downtown Milwaukie.
McMinnville Farmers Market:
Open Thursdays, May 12th – October 6th. 1 pm – 6 pm
Located on the corner of Cowls and Third Street you will find dozens of local vendors at the very popular downtown Farmers Market. Come listen to live music while you shop and support our local farmers!
Newberg Farmers Market:
Open Wednesdays, May through September. 1:30 pm – 6 pm
The Newberg Farmers’ Market provides booth space for Oregon and SW Washington farm producers to market predominately locally grown and raised farm produce. In addition the market showcases hand-crafted arts & crafts, locally made food products and baked goods.
Oregon City Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays, year-round!
Summer Season, first Saturday in May through October: 9 am – 2 pm
Winter Season, November through April: 10 am – 2 pm
Year-round they offer the local community an opportunity to take advantage of locally grown farm-fresh produce, farm eggs, pastured meats, Oregon seafood, cheese, wild foraged products, artisan foods, crafts, wines, spirits, cider, ready-to-eat foods, coffee, and smoothies. In addition, the market provides a venue for education to promote good nutrition, food preservation, sustainable food-growing and protection of the environment.
Tigard Bull Mountain Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays and Sundays, May through October. 9 am – 2 pm
A farmers market at the base of Bull Mountain in Tigard Oregon dedicated to providing a fun family atmosphere with music, food, and activities for kids and adults of all ages.
Tigard Farmers Market:
Open Sundays, April through October. 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Tigard Farmers’ Market bringing you fresh fruit, produce, crafts, flowers and more weekly! The market is located at the corner of Hall and Burnham in downtown Tigard.
Vancouver Farmers Market:
Open Saturdays and Sundays, Mar 19th – October 30th.
Saturdays: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The downtown market is Southwest Washington’s #1 visitor attraction and home to over 250 vendors and the second largest in the State of Washington.
West Linn Farmers Market:
Open Sundays, May 31st – September 13th. 11 am – 3 pm
The market showcases a variety of vendors – fresh local produce, handmade artisan crafts, tasty hot food, live music and more! The market is located in Historic Willamette (Willamette Falls Dr. between 12th and 14th St.).
Portland Metro Saturday Markets:
Open Saturdays and Sundays, March through December.
Saturdays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays: 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Portland Saturday Market’s 2016 season opens in Portland’s North Waterfront Park and Ankeny Plaza on March 5 & 6, 2016. Our arts & crafts market is open every weekend through December 24th and hosts our holiday Festival of the Last Minute weekday market the week prior to Christmas.
Portland Metro –
Open Saturdays, April 16th through September 24th. 9:00 am – 3 pm
Gresham Saturday Market is excited to be relocating in 2016 at their new venue at the beautiful Mt. Hood Community College campus.
Open Saturdays, May through September. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
This market is located in Old Town Sherwood in Cannery Square.
I hope you find this comprehensive list of Portland area Saturday Markets and Farmers Markets helpful. We are excited to use this list ourselves over the coming years. Please let us know if we missed any of your favorite Portland Metro markets and we will be happy to add the details to the list as well.
Cully Farmers Market (Thursdays) isn’t listed here. It isn’t open this year, but ought it not be listed with a line through it??