Top 5 Favorite: Reasons to Visit the Farmer's Market

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REASONS TO VISIT THE FARMER'S MARKET

Spring is springing up all over Portland! One of our favorite ways to celebrate the beautiful bounty of the Pacific Northwest is by enjoying the fruits it has to offer—literally! With neighborhood farmer's markets scattered daily throughout Portland, you'll have your pick of the orchard. But before you make your way to the market, make sure you...

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TASTE THE RAINBOW

Whether you're new to the farmer's market scene or it's old hat, it's hard to get over the bright, abundant display of fresh produce available at farmer's markets across the city. You'll find fresh-from-the-farm options like bright green tomatillos, purple cauliflower, Oregon quinces, and so many favorites like orchard-fresh apples, berries, and every kind of kale you can imagine (and some you didn't even know existed!). Grab a stack of cherry tomatoes to snack on, or get your whole fresh meal together at once. You'll love it.

Portland State University Farmer's Market | Saturdays, year-round

TIS THE SEASON

With all the produce available at farmer's markets, one of our favorite things about going year-round is how seasonal the goods are! Berries in summer, apples in the fall... Every time we go, it's a whole new spread of exciting fruits and vegetables to add to our ever-growing plate. What's good in spring? So many things! Lettuce, kale, radishes, lemons, limes, broccoli; sounds like the beginnings of a delicious spring salad, and we are totally here for it.

Farmer's Market Spring Salad Recipe

MORE THAN JUST FRUITS & VEGGIES

In our humble opinion, farmer's markets are one of the most underutilized spots to grab souvenirs while traveling. Besides the delectable produce situation, you can always find tons of baked goods, local honey, artisanal hot sauce, meats, cheeses, and so much more! Whatever meal you're thinking of, you'll be covered. If you need a rad local gift, the farmer's market is where it's at. Plus, if you're looking for a reminder of exactly how beautiful the world is, stop by one of the incredible flower stalls for the most epic bouquet you'll ever find. Just tell them the Jupiter sent you!

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CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

At Jupiter Hotel, we're all about connecting with our community, and we want you to feel welcome to do the same! A great way to get immersed in the local scene is to stop by the farmer's market on Saturday morning at PSU, or one of the Sunday or Wednesday markets, depending on the year. Almost every single market will have live music, performances, and other awesome events for you, your friends, and your fam to enjoy while you peruse the fresh goods all around you.

Events Calendar at PSU Farmer's Market

SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS

And, of course, by shopping at farmer's market, you're getting your goods directly from the source—often the very farmers that grow the food themselves! In a time when it's more important than ever to be aware of where your money is going, what better way to feel good about how you're shopping than by handing cash, cards, or SNAP benefits to the people who put the real work in. Now that's something we can totally get behind.

List of Vendors at PSU Farmers Market

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT

Even if you're just looking for a great place to walk around, all of the Portland neighborhood farmer's markets offer snacks, breakfast, and/or baked goods galore. Grab a fresh-squeezed juice, smoothie, or a colorful concha to take with you while you stroll.

Need a place to cozy up before heading to your room for the evening? Stop in at Hey Love for a night cap and enjoy it by the NEXT's lobby fireplace. Spring at Jupiter Hotel is unparalleled. All we need is YOU!

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