The popular Portland Saturday Market has moved to Tom McCall Waterfront Park and is celebrating the move. Long a draw for tourists and locals alike, everyone interested in finding heart of Portland stops here. But come hungry.

In addition to a great variety of some wonderful, and some strange, crafts people and artisans, there is an abundance of food vendors on scene. Cupcakes, Bavarian roasted nuts, homemade jams and butters, Guatemalan food, handmade chocolate, locally roasted coffees, homemade bratwurst, heart shaped Lebanese falafel, ice creams in addition to barbecue plates and Mexican food. Lots to delight your out-of-town friends or provide a typical Portland experience for yourself. But this is not a tea party type-excursion. Be prepared to see many different sorts of people. From the absurd to the adorable, this is truly a “keep Portland weird” adventure. You’ll see!

A grand opening is scheduled in August. Go to the market’s page by clicking on the list provided under markets on this article page lower right corner. The market is open from February 28th to the 24th of December each year and runs from 10 Am to 5Pm on Saturdays and it is also open on Sundays 11Am to 4:30Pm. Tip: spend $25.00 and keep receipts for 2 hours free parking. Consult site for details on where this is honored. http://www.saturdaymarket.org