We are finally in the shoulder season between winter and spring, which means local markets and small events will start cropping up all around our cities. With the extra sun, warmer temperatures, and local farmers bringing in more crops, it’s a great time to get out and explore nearby areas. To help you get to know your neighboring cities a bit better, we compiled some of our favorite winter and spring markets. Check them out and enjoy the bounty!
Markets in Portland, Oregon
Portland State University Market – Open every Saturday! Been missing a market? Then make a trip to Portland to stock up on goods. This market often has chef demonstrations and more, along with farm vendors, but take note: furry friends should not accompany you to this particular market.
If you want a comprehensive list of all of the markets in the greater Portland area and suburbs, then this site is for you. Note that many are not yet open, but it gives you a chance to plan. And if you’re a vendor, it’s a great place to see what spot might work for you.
Markets in Beaverton, Oregon
Beaverton Farmers Market – The winter market runs every Saturday from February through April and gives locals access to so many great vendors and products. From pizza and bakeries to vineyards, there are plenty of items to stock your pantries with or grab for gifts. Plus there are many farms there every week, soap vendors, breweries…you name, you can buy it! Set in an easy-to-access spot, this is a market you shouldn’t miss.
Bonus: If you’ve been curious about our products and want to give them an, ahem, test run you can catch us there next month! Come out and get to know American SaniCan a little bit better.
Markets in Salem, Oregon
Salem Saturday Market – Opening April 4, 2020, this long-held Saturday market is a must see. With over 150 vendors, this market provides a bounty of handmade, hand grown, and hand crafted goods for you to sample and take home.
Salem Public Market – As the oldest public market in Oregon, you should make the trip (if you’re not a local) to check it out. Open every Saturday at 8:30am, it offers lots to choose from in food and crafts.
Markets in Vancouver, Washington
Vancouver Farmers Market Downtown – Set to open in just one short week on March 21, 2020, this market will help you feel like spring truly has arrived. This market is open Saturdays and Sundays, making it accessible to more community members. And 2020 marks their 30th year so you can expect lots of fun all year long as vendors and the community celebrates.
Bonus: This market provides a vendor map that you can use to map out your shopping if you need to keep things short and quick.