Market Watch: Could Portland Reach Farmers Market Saturation?

There are already 50 farmers markets in the metro area, but new rules make it easier to open more.


Food & Drink
Portland seems to be saturated with breweries, coffee roasters and food carts. In similar cities, farmers markets are on that list, too. Could Portland be next?Last month the city finally passed new regulations on farmer's markets, market gardens, community gardens and CSA distribution sites to increase access to healthful, affordable food. The rules have been a decade in the making. There are already ...   More
Friday, July 6, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Market Watch: Sample the Salad at Buckman


Food & Drink
Your mom and Portland Farmers Market want you to eat your vegetables. But while your mom gave up on you years ago (maybe around the time you started partaking of that other leafy green), the PFM is still at it. Especially when it comes to first-time or infrequent shoppers.It isn't difficult to spot these shoppers. They fearlessly navigate baked goods and cheese—stands that offer samples and sell ...   More
Thursday, July 5, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Market Watch: Lloyd Market's Paradox of Choice

Is less more or more less? Also: Where's the bread?


Food & Drink
They say that choices, rather than making us happy, paralyze us in indecision. If that's true, then shoppers should find their bliss under the gazebo at the Lloyd Tuesday Farmers Market on NE Holladay. Forget the 150 choices of toothpaste at the grocery store, Lloyd leaves nothing to choice, which actually makes for a pleasantly quick shopping experience. And while the market is sparse, the few ...   More
Thursday, June 21, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Splash Down: Jefferson Smith To Sit In Dunk Tank


Jefferson Smith really wants to be the "fun" mayoral candidate, and he's willing to get wet to do it.The Lents International Farmer's Market—out in East Portland, where Smith has attempted to build a base—opens on Sunday, June 17. As part of the opening day celebrations, Smith will sit in a dunk tank and let spectators try to put him in the drink.Smith rarely misses a chance to keep it weird—he ...   More
Friday, June 8, 2012 by Kimberly Hursh

Market Watch: At Gresham Farmers Market the Plants Eat the Animals

Oh, and bring your pups.


Food & Drink
At most farmers markets, you bring your own bags. At Gresham Farmer's Market, you bring your own bugs.If you do the Portland Creep (someone please choreograph this, Thriller style) out to the Gresham Farmers Market, you'll need some insects.You'll be glad you did if you find yourself in front of Sarracenia NW, a stand devoted to carnivorous plants. The owner is Jeff "Snake" Dallas, a long-time ...   More
Thursday, June 7, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Market Watch: Tossing 'barbs at People's

Buying rhubarb pie and a newspaper at People's Co-op


Food & Drink
There are two good reasons to swing by the People's Co-op Farmers Market in Southeast Portland. The first is homegrown. The second is Hungarian. Reason number one is rhubarb—a little-understood vegetable fruit plant that's in season right now (look for freshly cut stalks to be firm and glossy) filling the stalls at farmers markets across the city. However, it is only at the Co-op where ...   More
Friday, June 1, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Market Watch: Enslaved by the Bell at Shemanski Park


Food & Drink
The scene at the farmers market starts long before the crowds show up.On a sunny Wednesday morning, vendors at the Shemanski Park farmers market are setting up during the hour before opening, deftly arranging their fruits and vegetables into artistic displays and chatting among themselves. A bit over-excited for my first go at beat reporting, I arrive long before the market opens. It's not a problem, ...   More
Thursday, May 24, 2012 by Kimberly Hursh

Devour 2012: To Market! To Market!

Portland sure has a lot of farmers markets.

Market Guide
Beaverton Farmers Market Southwest Hall Boulevard between 3rd and 5th streets. 8 am-1:30 pm Saturdays, Through Nov. 17; 3-6 pm Wednesdays, June 20-Aug. 29. Cedar Mi   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Staff

The Portland Farmers Market Returns

Farmers Market

Food & Drink
Huzzah! The Portland Farmers Market at PSU returns tomorrow, for its 20th year of selling locally grown, raised, baked, pickled, slaughtered, cured and fire-roasted food to the good people of Portland. The forecast is for rain (surprise!) but the market is boasting 11 shiny new vendors, many of whom sound worth pulling out the wellies and rain poncho to sample. This year’s fresh crop includes Lauretta ...   More
Friday, March 18, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Northwest Portland Farmers Market

There's a new farmers market in town at the corner of NW 23rd Ave. and Savier. Retail Therapist walked by earlier as they were setting up, and it looks quite promising. Fruits, veggies, free samples, live music—what more do you want on a June afternoon? This market will be open on Thursdays from 3pm to 7pm, now through September 30. For more information about Portland's farmers market locations, ...   More
Thursday, June 3, 2010 Retail Therapist


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