Last weekend we made our summer trek to one of my favorite cities – Portland, Oregon. As usual we had a wonderful time, visiting old haunts like Powell’s Bookstore and the Saturday Market and a new-to-us venue, the PSU Farmers’ Market.
What a charming event! The location is perfect, providing just enough shade to keep everyone cool. The booths, stretched around the green, remind me of a European market. There was an excellent selection too, and I found myself back-tracking to re-visit several booths. We have wonderful farmers’ markets here in the Mid-Columbia, but the PSU version was larger and more varied. I came home with fresh figs (which I can never find anywhere locally), some Oregon locally made goat cheese, and two homemade pies that the hubby just couldn’t resist. There was everything there from fresh eggs, to locally grown meats, to mounds of fresh fruit and berries to gorgeous heirloom tomatoes. Prepared food vendors and roving musicians help you turn the visit into a relaxing half-day event. I will be going back. You should too!