The Portland Saturday Market is held every Saturday and Sunday from March to December, and represents the largest outdoor arts and crafts market in continuous operation in the United States. This open-air market takes place under the west end of the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon, attracting over 400 vendors and more than 750,000 visitors a year.
The market was founded in 1974 by Sheri Teasdale and Andrea Scharf, who envisioned a larger, more urban version of the Saturday Market in Eugene, Oregon. All items for sale at the market must be handmade by the seller, and must also pass a minimum standard of quality test, decided on by a rotating committee of members. The market is a mutual benefit corporation, where all members share in the cost and management of the market, yet keep 100% of the the profits they make selling their items.
108 W. Burnside
Portland, OR 97209
Saturday Market on Portland Octopus