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Portland Farmers’ Market

Posted date:  June 6, 2007


One of the highlights of my visit to Oregon was the chance to finally visit the Portland Farmers’ Market. It is considered one of the premier farmers’ markets in the US, and features all the stuff I dream about while in Thailand: cheese, fresh herbs, wild mushrooms, wine, oysters and depending on the season, a huge variety of other produce.


I was there in May, very early summer, so understandably there wasn’t a huge amount of stuff available. There were lots of cold-weather veggies, including carrots:




and some early strawberries:


And perhaps more unusually, fern shoots:


Mushrooms from the forests of Oregon looked particularly interesting:


There is also heaps of delicious-looking prepared food, including these pizzas:


baked in this mobile wood-burning oven:


Another stall tossed its pizza dough on site:


This stall selling Italian sausage sandwiches was particularly popular:


I was particularly interested in the breads and baked goods, including these amazing looking loaves from Ken’s, currently considered one of Portland’s best bakeries:


Italian-style loaves from a German bakery:


and baked sweets, such as tiny lemon tart:


There were also lots of happy customers:



Including me.

4 Comments for Portland Farmers’ Market

I bet you had a great time in the market. I’ve never seen such interesting mushrooms. And I wonder how’s the fern root taste like. SOunds a bit weird to me though. :p
The sausages are drooling over me!
Nice shots!

Thanks for taking me on the trip with you. Saw fern sprouts for the first time and the crusty Italian bread – well I just wanted to break off a piece and munch on it as we made our way around the market.

What’s the point? We should just move to Portland…

That’s my home market. I envy you thailand. Wanna switch ~grin~? It is a great market, though I miss the markets in Thailand. Ah well…

Love you blog. Makes me homesick for the one place I ever felt at home.

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