The Oregon Trail 2018 travel blog

Saturday Market

Very popular

Well-attended Market

The Market is at the riverfront

Wonderful selection of fresh fruit

So much food to choose from

Air plant cleverly made to grow in a vase to look like...


Clever bird houses

Is this on anyone's Christmas list?

Voodoo Dougnut

The lines for Voodoo are always long


Powell's Book Store is a tourist attraction by itself

Doing a great business


Chinese Garden - a multi-family home

The Chinese home is centered around a lovely pond


Portland, OR The Portland Saturday Market is an outdoor arts and crafts market. It is the largest continuously operated outdoor market in the US. The Market is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Portland, drawing an estimated one million people and annual sales of ten million. We think many come just for the food. Every nationality possible has a food stand. The smells are marvelous. There is an interesting place just on the edge of the Market. It is a little hole in the wall and has huge lines going down the block at any time of the day. Voodoo Doughnut is known for its unusual doughnuts, the eclectic decor of its shops and its iconic pink boxes which feature the company's logo and drawings of voodoo priests. In addition to doughnuts, Voodoo Doughnut offers legal wedding services, complete with doughnuts and coffee for the reception. The Los Angeles Times noted that Voodoo is an international tourist attraction. Just a few of the doughnut options: Voodoo Doll, Bacon Maple Bar, Captain my Captain (includes Captain Crunch), Mango Tango - filled with mango jelly and topped with vanilla frosting - and Tang! Didn't know they still made Tang. We also visited The Chinese Garden (a family residence) and Powell's Book City - the largest independent used and new bookstore in the world. It occupies a full city block, is 3 stories high, has its own parking garage and buys around 3000 used books a day. We loved it.

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