A market a day in Portland

One amazing thing about Portland is that there is a farmers’ market somewhere in the city, every day. We were able to visit two markets during our stay, including the big Saturday market at Portland State University.

Northwest Market
NW 19th Avenue at NW Everett

This is a cute little market and although small in the number of stalls, you can get a good variety of food. There was a good selection of produce (veggies and fruits), bread, baked goods, and more.

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This was our resulting dinner from goods picked up at the market:

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Portland State University Market
On the campus of PSU

This is a very large and extensive market where you can get everything that you would need to subsist on all week. Eggs, pâté, bread, baked goods, candles, honey, personal care products, fruits, vegetables, cooked food, frozen food. I was incredibly impressed and slightly overwhelmed at the size and richness (in variety) of this market.

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We had a great lunch sitting on some steps in the middle of the hustle and bustle of this market, listening to live music on a beautiful warm, sunny day. Pâté on a fresh sourdough baguette topped with fresh local greens. Dessert was handfuls of Rainier cherries! Can’t get enough cherries!

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