Get all your goods early in the week
The Monday Market at Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland’s latest urban incarnation of its famed farmers market franchise, and since it’s inception a fortnight ago, it’s seen a growing crowd of farmers, foodies, and fans of all things fresh flock to its many booths and vendors. From 10-2 every Monday through October 25 Portlanders may mosey on downtown to explore fresh-grown goods from traditional fruit and veggie stands to more personalized purveyors such as Pesto Outside the Box and Rose City Pepperheads. And when your appetite eventually overtakes you, satisfaction can be found at numerous booths serving up everything from hearty sandwiches to soups and prepared salads to a whole crop of vegan options. Even if you don’t do the green thumb thing, all the natural nourishing goodness you could possibly imagine is here in our own backyard to help kick off your week and dispel that lingering case of “the Mondays.” You might even spot a celebrity chef haggling over the chanterelles! Feast your eyes on our web-exclusive slideshow and let it be your guide to locally sourced sustenance.