Portland Saturday Market
- Type: Shopping
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Whether you're craving exotic foods or are in search of a unique souvenir, the Portland Saturday Market -- the largest open-air craft market in North America -- is the place to look. Several hundred local craftsmen set up shop in the historic Old Town District, inviting you to check out their art, clothing, toys and pet supplies manufactured from every material imaginable. After you've had your fill of shopping, satisfy your appetite at one of the many food booths, which serve everything from Nepalese to Polish cuisine. Make sure to take your time here; you're sure not to get bored thanks to the numerous performances and special events that also occupy the market.
Despite its name, the Portland Saturday Market is open from mid-morning to late afternoon both Saturday and Sunday between early March and late December. You don't have to pay to peruse, but you may want to make sure you bring a fair amount of cash with you -- you never know what you may find. For more information about the booths, the food and the entertainment, visit the Portland Saturday Market website.