These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Oregon For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Oregon offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Oregon? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Oregon farmers markets:

  1. Oregon City Winter Farmers Market, Oregon City, OR
  2. Hollywood Farmers Market, Portland, OR
  3. Salem Saturday Market, Salem, OR
  4. Beaverton Farmers Market, Beaverton, OR
  5. Corvallis Farmers’ Market, Corvallis, OR
  6. Newport Farmer’s Market, Newport, OR
  7. Parkrose Farmers Market – Wednesday, Portland, OR
  8. Portland Farmers Market – Portland State University, Portland, OR
  9. Albany Farmers’ Market, Albany, OR
  10. Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market, Lake Oswego, OR

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Oregon or the cheapest place to live in Oregon.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Oregon?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Oregon, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Beaver State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Oregon, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Oregon City Winter Farmers Market

Oregon City Winter Farmers Market -- Oregon City, OR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 88.6
City: Oregon City, OR
Address: 2051 Kaen Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045
Times: Sat: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Hollywood Farmers Market

Hollywood Farmers Market -- Portland, OR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Portland, OR
Address: NE Hancock St. between 44th and 45th Aves, Portland, OR 97213
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Salem Saturday Market

Salem Saturday Market -- Salem, OR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Salem, OR
Address: Summer & Marion Street (block), Salem, OR 97309
Times: Mon: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Beaverton Farmers Market

Beaverton Farmers Market -- Beaverton, OR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Beaverton, OR
Address: Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97075
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-1:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Corvallis Farmers’ Market

Corvallis Farmers' Market -- Corvallis, OR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Corvallis, OR
Address: 1st & Jackson, Corvallis, OR 97330
Times: Wed: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

6. Newport Farmer’s Market

Newport Farmer's Market -- Newport, OR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Newport, OR
Address: Hwy 101 and Angle St., Newport, OR 97365
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Parkrose Farmers Market – Wednesday

Parkrose Farmers Market - Wednesday -- Portland, OR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Portland, OR
Address: 12505 NE Halsey Street, Portland, OR 97230
Times: Wed: 2:00 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Portland Farmers Market – Portland State University

Portland Farmers Market - Portland State University -- Portland, OR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Portland, OR
Address: SW Park and Montgomery, Portland, OR 97201
Times: Sat: 8:30 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Albany Farmers’ Market

Albany Farmers' Market -- Albany, OR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Albany, OR
Address: 4th Avenue & Ellsworth Street, Albany, OR 97321
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

10. Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market

Lake Oswego Farmers' Market -- Lake Oswego, OR

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Lake Oswego, OR
Address: 200 First Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Times: Sat: 8:30 AM-1:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Oregon

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Beaver State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

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Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Oregon

Name City Rank Score
Oregon City Winter Farmers Market Oregon City 1 88.6
Hollywood Farmers Market Portland 2 85.7
Salem Saturday Market Salem 3 85.7
Beaverton Farmers Market Beaverton 4 85.7
Corvallis Farmers’ Market Corvallis 5 85.7
Newport Farmer’s Market Newport 6 85.7
Parkrose Farmers Market – Wednesday Portland 7 82.9
Portland Farmers Market – Portland State University Portland 8 82.9
Albany Farmers’ Market Albany 9 82.9
Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market Lake Oswego 10 82.9
Coos Bay Downtown Farmer’s Market Coos Bay 11 82.9
Hillsdale Farmers’ Market Portland 12 80.0
Montavilla Farmers Market Portland 13 80.0
Lane County Farmers Market Eugene 14 80.0
Hillsboro Farmers’ Markets – Downtown Hillsboro Hillsboro 15 80.0
Grants Pass Growers’ Market Grants Pass 16 80.0
Oregon City Year-Round Farmers Market Oregon City 17 80.0
Klamath Falls Farmers Market Assoc. Inc. Klamath Falls 18 80.0
Irvington Farmers Market Portland 19 77.1
Parkrose Farmers Market – Saturday Portland 20 77.1
Hillsboro Farmers’ Markets – Orenco Station Hillsboro 21 77.1
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market Ashland 22 77.1
Woodstock Farmers Market Portland 23 71.4
Lane County Farmers Holiday Market Eugene 24 71.4
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market Medford 25 71.4
[email protected]! Springfield 26 71.4
Corvallis Indoor Winter Market Corvallis 27 71.4
Forest Grove Farmers Market Forest Grove 28 71.4
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market Ashland 29 71.4
La Grande Farmers’ Market La Grande 30 71.4
Cedar Mill Farmers Market Portland 31 68.6
Moreland Farmers Market Portland 32 68.6
Lloyd Farmers Market Portland 33 65.7
Portland Farmers Market – Shemanski Park Portland 34 65.7
Salem Public Market Salem 35 65.7
Umpqua Valley Farmers Market Roseburg 36 65.7
Lebanon Downtown Farmers’ Market Lebanon 37 65.7
The Dalles Farmers’ Market The Dalles 38 65.7
Polk County Bounty Market – Dallas Dallas 39 65.7
People’s Farmers Market Portland 40 62.9
St. Johns Farmers Market Portland 41 62.9
Spencer Creek Community Growers’ Market Eugene 42 62.9
Mcminnville Farmers Market Mcminnville 43 62.9
Ohsu Farmers Market Portland 44 60.0
Portland Farmers Market – King Portland 45 60.0
Lincoln County Fairgrounds Farmers Market Newport 46 60.0
Gresham Saturday Market At Mhcc Gresham 47 57.1
Beaverton Farmers Market – Wednesday Beaverton 48 57.1
Salem Saturday Market – Wednesday Farmers Market Salem 49 54.3
Tualatin Farmers Market Tualatin 50 54.3
Woodlawn Farmers Market Portland 51 51.4
Salem Saturday Market – Holiday Market Salem 52 51.4
Lookingglass Grange Farmers Market Roseburg 53 51.4
Portland Farmers Market – Lents International Portland 54 48.6
Salem Saturday Market – Monday Hospital Market Salem 55 48.6
Tigard Farmers Market Tigard 56 48.6
Saturday Market Ontario 57 48.6
Interstate Farmers Market – Lombard Location Portland 58 45.7
Portland Farmers Market – Kenton Portland 59 45.7
Aloha Community Farmers’ Market Aloha 60 45.7
Damascus Farmers Market Damascus 61 45.7
Portland Farmers Market – Northwest Portland 62 42.9
Portland Farmers Market – Pioneer Courthouse Square Portland 63 42.9
Hillsboro Farmers’ Markets – Westside Kaiser Hospital Hillsboro 64 37.1
New Columbia Farmers Market Portland 65 34.3
Sherwood Saturday Market Sherwood 66 28.6
Roseburg Old Town Market Roseburg 67 25.7
Hillsboro Farmers’ Markets – Tuality Hospital Hillsboro 68 22.9
Portland Farmers Market Saturdays At Psu Portland 69 11.4
Troutdale Farmers And Artists Market Troutdale 70 11.4
Tigard Bull Mountain Farmers Market Tigard 71 2.9
Newberg Farmers’ Market Newberg 72 2.9
Fairmount Neighborhood Farmers’ Market Eugene 73 0.0
Hideaway Farmers Market Eugene 74 0.0
King Estate Market Place Eugene 75 0.0
Bend Farmers Market Bend 76 0.0
Eden Valley New Heritage Public Market Medford 77 0.0
Medford Saturday Market Medford 78 0.0
Mcminnville Public Market Mcminnville 79 0.0
Redmond Farmers Market Redmond 80 0.0
West Linn Farmers Market West Linn 81 0.0
Willamette Saturday Farmers Market West Linn 82 0.0
Wellspring Saturday Marketplace Woodburn 83 0.0
Woodburn Farmers Market Woodburn 84 0.0
Thursday Market At The Ville Wilsonville 85 0.0
Villebois Sunday Market Wilsonville 86 0.0
Ashland Tuesday Market Ashland 87 0.0
Milwaukie Sunday Farmers Market Milwaukie 88 0.0
Wednesday Market Place At The Clackamas Town Center Happy Valley 89 0.0
Canby Saturday Market Canby 90 0.0
Hermiston Farmers Market Hermiston 91 0.0
Pendleton Farmers Market Pendleton 92 0.0
Gladstone Summer Farmers Market Gladstone 93 0.0

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