Portland Saturday Market|
Portland Saturday Market has celebrated arts & crafts
in the Pacific Northwest for 38 years.
Portland Saturday Market is proud to continue serving as the major retail force in Old Town/Chinatown attracting over
a million visitors annually, both local and international to downtown Portland. Portland Saturday Market is a key
incubator of micro-businesses, providing the opportunity for its 350+ collective members to showcase their talents,
test market their ideas, and hone their entrepreneurial skills. ď- Paul Verhoeven, Executive Director
Unlike most outdoor Marketís, Portland Saturday Market operates 10 months out of the year from March until Christmas Eve.
Since the Market moved into Waterfront Park in May of 2009 membership has increased by 111 new artisans.
The majority of these artisans are from the Pacific Northwest but, also include artisans from across the nation.
Join PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET, March 5 & 6, 2011 for the official opening of the 2011 season. Portland Saturday Market has
celebrated arts & crafts in the Pacific Northwest for 38 years.
Show your support of artists and your local economy and join us for a two-day celebration.
5 Daily give-a-ways of $25.00 gift cards
2 Grand Prize gift baskets, which include four tickets to Portlandís Lan Su Chinese Garden
at NW 3rd & Everett, a $100.00 gift card and other fine crafted goodies from the Market!
2 days of Main Stage entertainment serving up local music with the likes of The Fenbi International
Superstars, Student Loan, Jason Oattis and the Cardboard Songsters.
2 days of Kidís Activities, featuring Janet Julian teaching children and their families how to
create musical instruments out of recycled materials.
Kidís Parade at 2 PM through the Market both Saturday and Sunday.
Circus Artemis will lead the kidís parade each day with
their stilt walkers, jugglers and musicians.
21 Food Carts featuring original recipes of local favorites like Horn of Africaís Vegetarian Sambusaís,
Old Town Burgers Chili Dogs or Katmandu Cafes, Chicken Vindaloo.
200+ talented artisans selling their original handcrafted wares.
Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts and crafts market in continuous operation in the United States.
It is held every Saturday and Sunday from March through Christmas Eve at 2 SW Naito Parkway.
The Market has over 350 vendors who generate about $8 million in gross sales annually and
attract over 1 million visitors to the historic Old Town district of Portland each year. All items sold at
the Portland Saturday Market are required to be handmade by the person selling it, and a product review
committee of members juries each new item against a high standard of quality. The Market is accessible by TriMetís
MAX line which stops within the Market at the Skidmore Fountain stop. Make a $25 purchase and receive a free
TriMet ticket or a two hour parking validation at any Smart Park garage.
The Portland Saturday Market is a non-profit membership organization which provides an environment t
hat encourages the economic and artistic growth of emerging and established artisans.
Central to this mission shall be to operate a marketplace. That marketplace, and other market programs,
shall honor craftsmanship, design innovation, marketing ethics and authenticity of product.