Opening days at the Portland Farmers Market's neighborhood locations are true Portland parties, where the music is live, the coffee is fresh, the bagels are wood-fired, and the decorations take the shape of mounds of colorful chard, Easter egg radishes, and bright green leeks.
While the flagship PSU market has been going strong all year—thanks to a new year-round schedule—you can join the celebration with Portland’s top chefs and other market enthusiasts throughout May and June to kick off the market's 24th year at neighborhood market locations around the city.
In addition to over 100 returning farmers, ranchers, bakers, and artisans, this year’s new vendors will include four new hot food options for a market-fresh breakfast or lunch, two small urban farms, a purveyor of heirloom beans and heritage grains grown in the Willamette Valley, two passionate bakeries, a familiar salt vendor, Northwest hard cider, and Portland-distilled spirits.
- Atlas Cider from Bend: Hard cider made with a range of Northwest apple and fruit blends. Find them at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Northwest, Buckman, and Kenton.
- Decadent Creations from Beaverton: Hand-made, small-batch pastries, cakes and macaroons made from locally sourced ingredients. Find them at Pioneer Courthouse Square, and Buckman.
- Eastside Distilling from Portland: An assortment of award-winning spirits produced on Portland’s Distillery Row. Find them at the PSU market.
- Eastside Farm from Portland: A micro-farm in SE Portland offering local and heirloom produce. Find them at the Buckman Market.
- Of The Rose from Portland: A prepared salad company using local vegetables. Find them at Kenton and King.
- Lonesome Whistle Farm from Junction City: Heirloom dry beans, heritage grains, dry corn, and vegetable seed crops. Find them at PSU and King.
- Money Bowl from Portland: Southwestern China rice noodle bowls. Find them at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
- Phillipe’s Bread from Portland: Fresh artisan loaves from a French baker. Find them at Pioneer Courthouse Square and King.
- Secret Slice from Portland: Mobile wood-fired pizza. Find them at Buckman.
- Simpson Street Farm from Portland: Urban farm located in inner NE Portland. Find them at King.
- The Meadow from Portland: Portland shop offering unique salts, chocolates and gourmet ingredients. Find them at the PSU market.
MARKET OPENING DATES
May marks three market openings:
- Sunday, May 3: King Portland Farmers Market in Northeast from 10 am to 2 pm
- Wednesday, May 6: Portland Farmers Market at Shemanski Park in the South Park Blocks from 10 am to 2 pm
- Thursday, May 7: Buckman Portland Farmers Market in Southeast from 3 pm to 7 pm
June will welcome farmers back to:
- Thursday, June 4: Northwest Portland Farmers Market in Northwest from 3 pm to 7 pm
- Friday, June 5: Kenton Portland Farmers Market in North Portland from 3 pm to 7 pm
- Monday, June 15: Portland Farmers Market at Pioneer Courthouse Square from 10 am to 2 pm
Beaverton Farmers Market, the region's oldest and largest market, launches its summer season on May 2 with doggy daycare, kids activities, plant starts, and a healthy handful of new vendors, including Botanic Sweets and Treats (artisan caramels and nut mixes), Brad's Bread offering organic loaves made with ancient and sprouted grains, Coley's nut cookies made with almonds, hazelnuts, and flax instead of flour, Columbia River Sourdough, Cosmic Crumbles gluten- and soy-free bakery, Eleni's Kitchen Ethiopian dishes, Ezra's Organics tomato plants, Field & Forage mushrooms and wild foods, and Grandma Chonga's salsa made with non-GMO ingredients from local farms. Yum!