PSU Farmers Market#14 in Best Things To Do in Portland, OR
If you're in Portland on a Saturday, make a morning stop at the PSU Farmers Market. In addition to great local produce, vendors peddle meat, beverages (including alcohol), dairy products and more. The market offers live music each Saturday and a Chef in the Market event, during which local chefs give cooking demonstrations.
Past visitors said the market is worth walking through even if you don't plan on buying produce. Others were impressed with the beautiful flowers for sale. Past travelers also raved about the prepared foods at the market, including burritos, biscuits, cookies and more.
The farmers market is open each Saturday, rain or shine, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April to October; November through March it's open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The market is located on the Portland State University campus, within walking distance of downtown. You can reach the market via the streetcar (all three lines stop near the market), the light rail or the bus. You can also drive to the market, as street parking and several garages are available. Go to the Farmers Market website to learn more.
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#1 Washington Park
Many critics, travelers and locals agree that of all of Portland's parks (and they are numerous), Washington Park is perhaps the best. Home to such notable landscaping feats as the Portland Japanese Garden and the International Rose Test Garden, as well as the World Forestry Center, Hoyt Arboretum and several memorials dedicated to pivotal points in Oregon's history.
There are also family-friendly attractions like the Oregon Zoo and Portland Children's Museum along with a large playground, soccer fields, tennis courts and an archery range. Just make sure you save plenty of time for a leisurely stroll down one of the many shady paths, which are often decorated with flower displays and fountains.
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