In Oregon, farmers markets are booming and a huge attraction for locals to visit to get everything from fresh produce, locally made crafts, food and more. According to the Oregon Farmers’ Market Association, there are more than 160 markets throughout the state. In the Portland and surrounding areas berries, cherries, tomatoes and squash are among the bounty of fresh finds. To celebrate our local farmers and vendors, we put together a list of some of the local markets all over the Portland area for National Farmers Market Week.
Beaverton Farmers Market
Open Saturdays throughout the year with their Summer, Fall, and Winter Markets, this Farmers Market is located just across the street from the Beaverton Library in the heart of downtown Beaverton. This market has everything from nursery growers, farmers and ranchers bringing you conventional and organic products. There are also artisan food producers to bring you jams, cheeses, pastries, chocolates and more. The market also offers live music, a playground, and places for families to picnic. This is the perfect place for families to spend their Saturdays together.
Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University
This Farmers Market is open year round, rain or shine and is located in Downtown Portland in the South Park Blocks between SW College and Montgomery Streets. With over 100 vendors selling freshly harvested and carefully prepared food, chef demonstrations, market music and more this market is bustling destination for family and friends to gather, shop, eat and play.
Hillsdale Farmers Market
This Hillsdale Market is a year round market that hosts over 50 local farmers and food artisans from Oregon and SW Washington. Located in the Rieke Elementary School parking lot, you are greeted with a wide range of seasonal vegetables, fruits, meats, honey, baked good and so much more! Some of the vendors are very well known throughout Portland such as BakeShop, Olympia Provisions and Tastebud!
Hollywood Farmers Market
Located on NE Hancock between 44th and 45th Aves, this market celebrates the bounty of Oregon and Washingon agriculture through the operations of their community based Farmers Market and other ventures that support small farmers and healthy urban neighborhoods. This market is also home to the Neighborhood Gleaners – a volunteer run program through the Hollywood Senior Center. They collect food that would otherwise go to waste from the Hollywood Farmers Market and redistribute it to low-income seniors in the community.
Portland Farmers Market at Shemanski Park
This market is a popular lunch and shopping destination for downtown residents, office workers and local chefs. It is open on Wednesdays from May through October, and is located in the South Park Blocks. Since it stretches over lunchtime, it has an abundance of fresh food options that are perfect for enjoying on a park bench on a sunny day.
Montavilla Farmers Market
The mission of this market is to provide a vibrant marketplace where the diverse community of Montavilla can access high quality, local, healthy food. Open every Sunday from May through October, and select dates during the winter, the Montavilla Farmers Market is located on the 7700 block of Stark Street. They started as a grassroots collection of neighbors who were inspired by visions of a fresh, local food market in a shared community space. With nearly 60 vendors, including the likes of Liepold Farms, Lil’ Starts, and Deck Family Farm there is something for everyone!
Milwaukie Farmers Market
Over 80 different vendors come together each week to provide local meats, cheeses, plants and so much more at the Milwaukie Farmers Market. Located on Main St and Harrison, hopping on the MAX Orange Line makes this accessing this market easier than ever. Whether you are looking for a delicious local break, or just a snack and some live music this is the place to be!
Looking for a Farmers Market near you? Check out the Oregon Farmers Market Association for more info!