'Tis farmers' market season in the Tualatin Valley. Taste the season this season through locally grown produce, baked-that-morning pastries, fragrant florals and even libations from local distilleries, wineries and breweries.
The Beaverton Farmers Market (Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) is a hubbub of culinary delights. Gourmands flock to the largest all-agricultural farmers market in the state of Oregon for its robust offerings of berries, bok choy and maybe even a little beer or spirits from the “local liquid” section.
The Downtown Hillsboro Farmers Market (Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) is a Hillsboro tradition that spans over three decades. The open-air market is set is a large pavilion with a water feature and over 100 vendors—no wonder it is one of the longest running farmers markets in the northwest.
In Cannery Square of Old Town Sherwood, the Sherwood Saturday Market (Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) is a weekly meeting place for dozens of vendors selling flowers, farm produce, art, crafts and specialty bites. Groove to the live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each week.
The Tigard Area Farmers Market (Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) is the place to get inspired for your spring landscaping projects—and to maybe even stash a few flower bulbs in your suitcase. Of course, the more edible offerings are lovely, too.
Bridgeport Village hosts a Farmers Market each Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m., from June through September. Sample fresh produce, find unique gift items and savor tasty treats.
The Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market (Tuesdays from 5-8:30 p.m., starting June 13) is a festive evening market, complete with fresh produce, artisan baked goods, live music and more.
The Forest Grove Farmers Market (Wednesdays from 4-8 p.m.) spills onto the streets of downtown Forest Grove with live music and a festive atmosphere.
The Tigard Bull Mountain Farmers Market (Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) is a morning farmers' market that does not skimp on music, food, and activities for all ages.
The Aloha Community Farmers Market (Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.) is in its second year of offering fresh local produce and specialty goods at its community gathering space. Each week, the market has a theme, ranging from a luau to a hummus day.