Walking down to the Deering Oaks Farmer’s Market here in Portland is a weekly tradition for Ryan + me.
There are several markets a week in our area, but this is without a doubt the very best one. Reason being, it’s located under tall, tall oaks in the middle of our city’s largest park. During the height of our locavore diet, we would frequent any market we had time for, and fill up our totes with produce galore. But the other locations don’t lend the same exciting fair-feel as this one does.
Not only is there freshly grown food a plenty, but the Deering Oaks market is also a-buzz with music, and laughter, and the main path through is lined with the booths of handmade venders. A tight rope walker regularly sets up his wire between two trees and children learn to hula hoop by practicing, practicing, practicing while their parents do some shopping.
Since you may be too far away to experience this weekly ritual yourself, here are some photos I took last week to share with you:
So there you go!
If you’re ever in Portland on a Saturday during the growing season, make sure that a trip to our Deering Oaks Farmer’s Market is on your to-do list.