Enjoy a distinctive experience at Portland Saturday Market, the nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market.
Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them, and enjoy live music and international snacks. Located in Waterfont Park, at the Skidmore Fountain MAX station. Make a $25 purchase and receive a free TriMet ticket or a two-hour parking validation at any Smart Park garage.
Open rain or shine, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., March through December 24; free.
From humble storefront beginnings in 1971, Powell’s has grown into a Portland landmark and one of the world’s great bookstores.
Covering an entire city block, Powell’s City of Books contains more than 1 million books in 3,500 different sections. Get a cup of joe at the in-store coffee shop, grab a map to the nine color-coded rooms, and lose yourself in the largest independent used and new bookstore on Earth.
Open 9 a.m.-11 p.m., 365 days a year; free.