Portland Saturday Market
On Saturdays, the nation’s largest ongoing outdoor arts and crafts market unfolds. Here you’ll find artisans selling beeswax candles, blown-glass hummingbird feeders, bamboo “saxaflutes,” papier-mâché face masks, hand-carved kitchen utensils, and plenty of other idiosyncratic knickknacks, curios, and housewares. Food vendors hawk everything from pierogi and falafel to organic coffee beans and home-baked peach cobbler; blues and folk bands entertain the crowds from a main stage. It all feels like a happy throwback to the early 1970s, which is when the market first began.