We’ve been going to Farmers Markets almost every Saturday morning this summer. We are up early with the kids anyways so we figured we might as well make it a summer tradition.
Most markets open at 8 or 9am so we love to get there early and beat the crowds for coffee and breakfast. I love browsing through all of the vendors and tasting lots of amazing samples or seasonal fruit, vegetables and offerings.
Most markets have fun activities for the kids and are super family friendly. If you are looking for something to do this weekend, checkout this list of the best markets in the Portland/Metro area!
Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University – This is a year round farmers market and is one of the largest. They have over 80 vendors including food carts and coffee stands. In my opinion they also have the best music and entertainment. I love the downtown setting in the Park Blocks at Portland State.
You can either park on the street or in the Portland State University parking garages. This market has so much to see it will keep you entertained for a good few hours. Just remember to get there early to try and beat some of the crowds! Find everything you need to know about this market on their website here.
Lake Oswego Farmers Market – I love the Lake Oswego Farmers Market because it has lots of activities for the kids from crafts to a grassy area where they can run and play. They always have live music that starts at 10:00am and great coffee/food vendors.
The market is in downtown Lake Oswego right by the lake so it is such a pretty setting. It’s not the largest market but it gets super crowded from early in the morning. This market is not year round, so be sure to check their schedule on their site here.
Hollywood Farmers Market – They have over 50 vendors and lots of food carts to choose from. It’s located in a hip SE Portland setting. They have a few really good fresh, local seafood and poultry vendors as well as a great selection of fruit and vegetable vendors.
They also partner with other markets in the area and have a great calendar with things that are happening in SE Portland. You can see their schedule on their website here.
Hillsdale Farmers Market – Another year round market and one of the largest and most popular. They have the most vendors and are really family friendly. Just be warned that they get very crowded so going early is best.
I think they have the best selection of “other” vendors such as pastries, baked good, etc. They definitely win for best variety!
You can learn more at their site here.
Now you have some knowledge on a few of the best Farmers Markets in the Portland/Metro area! If you end up going I’d love to see your pics! You can tag me on Instagram here.
Also, if there are any other great markets I missed, leave them in the comments below.