Summer is officially here and that means things are in full swing at Portland’s farmers markets. We Portlanders love our farmers markets. Nothing beats getting out early, on a beautiful summer day, and taking in the sights, smells and sounds at your local market, where beautiful, fresh and healthy local produce and products abound. Some even have live music to entertain you while you shop. And what’s the best way to get there? By bike or foot of course! Many markets have bike parking available, and even if the bike parking is full, it’s bound to be easier to find a place to lock your bike than it is to find a place to park your vehicle.
If you live in Downtown, Northwest or the Pearl District, you have many options. The Hillsdale Farmers Market serves those in the Southwest hills. North Portland has some great markets in St Johns and in the Kenton neighborhood. Hollywood, Cully, King, Irvington and Lloyd farmers markets, to name a few, make Northeast Portland a real mecca for farmers markets, and Southeast Portland has a wide variety of markets happening in Buckman, Moreland, Montavilla and Woodstock neighborhoods, as well as the Peoples Coop market and even an international farmers market in Lents.
With over 20 farmers markets, in every quadrant of the city, and happening on every day of the week, it’s very likely there is a farmers market within a few miles, and thus easy walking or biking distance, of your home, school or work. (There's even an app for that - check out the Market Mapper.)
So grab your reusable bag, basket, backpack or panniers, and hop on your bike and take a health-inducing ride to your local healthy farmers market.
Oregon Live 2013 Guide to Portland Metro Area Farmers Markets (includes a map)
Portland Farmers Market (PSU, Shemanski Park, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Buckman, Northwest, Kenton, King)
Hillsdale Farmers Market
St Johns Farmers Market
Hollywood Farmers Market
Cully Community Market
Lloyd Farmers Market
Moreland Farmers Market
Montavilla Farmers Market
Woodstock Farmers Market
People’s Farmers Market
Lents International Farmers Market