- Founded in 1974, Portland Saturday Market located in Waterfront Park and Ankeny Plaza in Portland's historic Old Town.
- Everything at the Market is handcrafted by the vendors and is being sold by the person who made it. The Market offers a unique opportunity for customers to meet the artists and often to see pieces being made right in the booths.
- The Market is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Portland, drawing an estimated one million people and annual sales of ten million.
- Portland Saturday Market is the largest continuously operating weekly open-air crafts market in the United States.
- Started with grant assistance from the Metropolitan Arts Commission, Portland Saturday Market has earned a national reputation for service to artists.
- Portland Saturday Market is a juried market. Every item is submitted for review to a panel of members who assure that it meets the Market’s standards of quality and hand craftsmanship.
- The vendors who sell at the Market are individual small business owners from all over Oregon and Washington who participate in Market operations as members of the non-profit corporation.
- On average, over a dozen new craftspeople join the Market each month during the season.
- The Market has 184 regular spaces for craft and food booths each weekend. With almost 400 artists participating in the Market each season, there is a different mix of products here every weekend.
- The Market is open every Saturday from March through Christmas Eve. The Market is also open the entire week prior to Christmas for its annual “Festival of the Last Minute”.