Win Gift Card ($25): Portland Saturday Market @ Waterfront & Ankeny Parks | New Artists, Food, Crafts

We are giving away a $25 gift card to the Portland Saturday Market. To win, comment on this post about your favorite Saturday Market experience. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 18, 2012.

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From our sponsors at Saturday Market:
Cygnet Silks @ Portland Saturday Market Portland Saturday Market
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE | All Ages
More Info: www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com

Waterfront & Ankeny Parks
Downtown Portland, OR

Spring has sprung and the Market has too. Like the blooming of new buds, so are the new artists at the Portland Saturday Market.

As you explore this year’s market, keep an eye out for: 1. Elzbeads, where you will find beautifully intricate lampwork beads from artist Elzbieta Gerla. Gerla is a big fan of color and her beads are pretty enough to wear alone on a simple chain or bracelet, but they are even better in a set. Each bead is a tiny work of art made by using a torch to heat colored glass rods which are melted and rotated around a stainless steel rod or mandrel. After that, Gerla adds her own personal flair, from delicate flowers carefully arranged on single beads to bright, vibrant sets adorned with so many ruffles, curlicues and dots, they are like a jazz band at Mardi Gras.

New to Portland and to the Market is: 2. Frances Cameron of Cygnet Silks, is a recent transplant from Illinois who joined the Market almost immediately after moving to town. Having grown up in the Midwest, Cameron was enticed by Portland’s “vibrant artistic community” and its appreciation for the arts and handmade things. She brings with her an array of beautifully hand-painted scarves, wraps and hankies in patterns so rich, they look almost like liquid. What starts as plain, white silk is painted and dyed in a stunning assortment of colors using a French method known as the Serti technique. Every piece is individually designed, so each one is both striking and unique. These days, Cameron is inspired by the spring flowers blooming all over town and the flashes of color she sees in the eyes of people she meets.

Finally: 3. Flying Frog Apparel, a perfect spot to check out if you’ve got a budding artist of your own. Besides being a busy mom, artist Hayley Hacker knows how to satisfy a scrupulous sense of style with her adorable appliquéd t-shirts, bodysuits and accessories. Each of Hacker’s pieces is handmade using organic and recycled materials, and each is unique with unexpected patterns, contrast stitching and 3-D elements. What’s more, she also creates color-your-own t-shirts with gorgeous designs that your little Picasso can fill in all on his or her own.

So, if you haven’t ventured down to the Market yet this year, what are you waiting for?

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118 Responses to Win Gift Card ($25): Portland Saturday Market @ Waterfront & Ankeny Parks | New Artists, Food, Crafts

  1. kristen May 16, 2012 at 15:18 #

    i would happily be a walking advertisement for local merchants is i win this :)

  2. Juli May 16, 2012 at 15:21 #

    I’ve yet to experience a Saturday Market! Looking forward to my first, especially if I have an extra $25 in my pocket!

  3. Kelly May 16, 2012 at 15:22 #

    I love taking friends and family to the market when they come to visit! The best was when my mom bought a stone massage tool for her husband there- the next year when I went home to MN, she said I could keep it. WIN!

  4. Kayte CookWatts May 16, 2012 at 15:24 #

    Loved going down there as a kid for elephant ears! Now as adult, we always shop there for Christmas gifts so out of state loved ones can have Portland treats!

  5. Danielle May 16, 2012 at 15:29 #

    My favorite experience at the Saturday Market is when I went there just two weekends ago. My boyfriend and I were celebrating our four years together. We had a great time shopping around, having lunch, and lounging on the grass people-watching. I would love to do it again!

  6. Anya May 16, 2012 at 15:32 #

    I still remember my very first experience at the Portland Saturday Market when I moved here, it’s a memory of joy and copious amounts of cash being spent. Portland is home to some amazing people and their talents. Keep it local. Keep it weird.

  7. stacey May 16, 2012 at 15:32 #

    My favorite pastime is going to Saturday Market with my family.
    I have so much wonderful Portland art and jewelry that I have collected over the years.

  8. Minna May 16, 2012 at 15:38 #

    Haven’t really checked out the market since it moved from underneath the bridge. I do remember having a great conversation with a vendor who sold pendants with resin-preserved flowers. I believe the business was a family affair. I had to get a Frida Kahlo pendant for my best friend, who loves the artist! Oh and also: elephant ears.

  9. Karri May 16, 2012 at 15:38 #

    Bringing Midwestern grandparents to the market for a lunch of Hawaiian style yakisoba!

  10. ryan May 16, 2012 at 15:40 #

    I love to just sit in the park or by the skidmore fountain and people watch

  11. Allie May 16, 2012 at 15:41 #

    My favorite memory at the Saturday Market was on my birthday about four years ago. I was walking through with my dad and we stopped by a local portrait artist. We were looking at the sketches, and my dad started talking to the artist. She then pulled out a fantastic pastel rendition of an old photo of me dancing–my dad had been very sneaky and it was a total surprise! I love the art and artists at the Saturday Market!

  12. Sierra May 16, 2012 at 15:41 #

    I have a lot of out of town friends that come to visit. I always take them to Saturday Market! Everyone has been impressed at how awesome it is. Most of them decide it’s a great time to start their Holiday shopping because there is such diversity there.
    So it’s hard to pick one experience over another, because I always experience something new and more amazing each time I go.

  13. Keven May 16, 2012 at 15:46 #

    Oh! This would be a perfect gift to my in-laws who are visiting from England this summer!

    I’ve been going as long as I can remember. My favorite thing was my bunny rabbit hand puppet when I was 8. I wonder if that vendor is still around?

  14. Amber Jobe May 16, 2012 at 15:46 #

    My first visit to Portland was three years ago. My girlfriend happily took us to Saturday Market. The sun was out ans it was a gorgeous day. As we walked past the “Keep Portland Weird” sign, my husband and I decided to pose like the rest of the tourist that had come before. We perused through the market, and had a few beers. It was such a wonderful experience. The people were so nice, explaining how they made things and as we made our way to the waterfront, I knew I wanted to come back for good. I kept the photo on my fridge, as a reminder to work hard to get where I wanted to be, and here we are. I live in SW Portland, minutes away from the Market, and plan on applying to sell my ware too at some point. The Market is an inspiring place, and when we go now, I look at my husband and smile. Portland is so beautiful.

  15. Ashley May 16, 2012 at 15:46 #

    We recently moved to Portland and we just love it! We came from an area of the country where there really was no sense of community or support of the arts, etc. I love the fact that Portland supports all of that. The Saturday Market is what that is all about. What a wonderful and refreshing concept…locals supporting their own community!

  16. Nataly Corona May 16, 2012 at 15:48 #

    my first experience at the portland saturday market was a learning experience. I recently moved here from Venice Beach, CA and much of the culture here reminded me of home. Evenn though Portland is somewhat similar to Venice, I loved getting the feel of Portland’s unique vibe.

  17. Eboney May 16, 2012 at 15:53 #

    My Favorite Saturday Market experience is when my mother and all of my sisters get to hang out on a Saturday or beautiful Sunday togather & the 1st thing we always think of is saturday market. there are so many unique things! For example we were able to get cute spray on tattoo’s & gorgeous earrings from a very unique vendor! What fun to have a cool tattoo for a day or two. Not to mention the awesome live music! I love Portland!

  18. Clarissa Villa May 16, 2012 at 16:06 #

    I LOVE the Saturday Market! First Portland and Oregon experience I had! I am from TEXAS! I have been here in Portland, Oregon one year now and still visit the Saturday Market frequently! I take visitors and newbies to the area. Last weekend I bought a purse, incense, and some earrings! I may go again this weekend for my 28th B-Day!

  19. Lucy May 16, 2012 at 16:09 #

    I love every trip to the market, seeing all the products, trying the different foods, watching my girls play in the fountain

  20. Katy May 16, 2012 at 16:20 #

    My favorite experience was shopping at the Saturday Market with my friends visiting from Japan. They loved it and we had some awesome food at one of the carts that day too!

  21. Stephanie May 16, 2012 at 16:21 #

    I love going down to get a massage. It is quick and easy. Best of all the trip is a great excuse for an elephant ear and to people watch. Saturday Market is a great Portland experience and is a wonderful place for natives and visitors alike.

  22. Scott May 16, 2012 at 16:30 #

    This last weekend I brought a friend from Cyprus, in two hours we covered maybe 1/2 of the market. It was wonderful to see it through her eyes.

  23. Chris Renning May 16, 2012 at 16:48 #

    My favorite experience was the first time I took my son. He was so excited to be outside, in the finally nice weather, and the only thing he could think about was getting a chocolate dipped banana.

  24. marc May 16, 2012 at 17:36 #

    One time at Saturday Market a bug flew in my mouth, and I ate it.

  25. Leonard May 16, 2012 at 18:38 #

    Have gone there since a kid

  26. allison May 16, 2012 at 19:25 #

    I was like a kid in a candy store on my first visit. I was visiting from out of state (live in Portland now) and bought so many wonderful items that I had to ship a box home because there was no room left in my suitcase. Now that I live here, I hit the market frequently to buy art, clothing, and gifts.

  27. Ola May 16, 2012 at 19:27 #

    My favorite experience was the first time I went to the Saturday Market before I moved here when I was visiting friends. Now I have a friend visiting me here and I’m taking her there this weekend. I’m fairly certain it will be one of the many things about Portland that will convince her to move here too!

  28. jenny May 16, 2012 at 21:38 #

    cygnet scarves are gorgeous! Check them out.

  29. kwong May 17, 2012 at 01:00 #

    I always get a spring roll. Hot and tasty with a killer sauce.

  30. Audrey May 17, 2012 at 07:24 #

    I know summer is finally here when the Market opens!! that’s always my favorite memory!! :)

  31. Lisa May 17, 2012 at 08:17 #

    There is the best homemade dog cookie booth. The $25 would go far to spoiling my pooches!

  32. rhonda May 17, 2012 at 08:55 #

    My favorite experience at the market was my first. I had just moved here from Montana, with my young daughter. She was about 7 and had such a blast looking at all of the cool things. There is nothing like it back home. We ended up spending all of our shopping money that day, but came home with some great finds!

  33. Misty May 17, 2012 at 10:42 #

    I love the Portland Saturday Market! One of a kind!

  34. Terri May 17, 2012 at 12:16 #

    Ohh i have never been yet but so want to goo my girlfriend tells me how fun it is. I am new to pdx so trying to try new things in this beautiful city my GF told me about pdx pipeline so been trying my luck and having fun with this tying to win free tix thing lol

  35. Jared May 17, 2012 at 13:01 #

    Yeaaaaargulemanos. I can has?

  36. T Underwood May 17, 2012 at 13:04 #

    Out of towner would like to see Sat. Market. It’s been 10 yrs or so since we visited.

  37. Alan Silver May 17, 2012 at 13:05 #

    I’ve been mugged twice at Saturday morning, and had my bike stolen once. You wouldn’t think this sort of thing could happen with all so many people around, but it does. Anyway, I think that heading down to the Market to buy some crystals/prisms to refocus energy might re-balance the force fields and make everything come out alright.

    Alan

  38. Elena May 17, 2012 at 13:05 #

    Portland Saturday Market is full of so many treasures! Would love an extra excuse to go and find some unique handmade gifts for friends!

  39. Miranda May 17, 2012 at 13:05 #

    I would like to win so I can pick up one of those pretty scarves, which I will then wrap around my face to keep bugs from flying into my mouth. WIN!

  40. Terry May 17, 2012 at 13:09 #

    Last year, I was at the Thirsty Lion watching at U of Michigan football game when I got a call inviting me to a Halloween costume party later that evening. I walked over to the market after the game-it was near to closing-and found a booth with wonderful masks. I bought two, which was an unusual impulse buy for me. However, the party experience was a great success and the masks aare now art on my wall at home. Thank you, Saturday Market!

  41. Carolyn May 17, 2012 at 13:10 #

    So much beautiful work going on there. I would love an excuse to go!

  42. Mary Magdic May 17, 2012 at 13:14 #

    A $25 gift card to spend at Saturday Market? Awesome! Now where to spend it? So many wonderful choices!

  43. Tanika Campbell May 17, 2012 at 13:16 #

    My favorite Portland Saturday Market experience was the first time I went. I just moved here from the desert and I was amazed and inspired at how many talented artists and booths there were. I spent the entire day at the Water front wandering and exploring. I have decorated my home with quite a few pieces of the art I found.

  44. Brianna May 17, 2012 at 13:19 #

    I once found some really unique bowls there for my mother.. they made the perfect gift when I was struggling to find something for her!

  45. gayleen williams May 17, 2012 at 13:19 #

    This is my anniversary/birthday weekend…great get out of the house things to do is Saturday Market. My daughter & I were down there last month and got engraved bracelets from a vendor. I’m sorry but I forgot the names. Great products and price. Thank you

  46. Julie May 17, 2012 at 13:22 #

    There used to be vender (over 20 years ago!) who made hand-quilted “houseplants.” I still have the cactus I got from her.

  47. Jessica May 17, 2012 at 13:28 #

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to try to win the gift card! Love the Saturday Market, btw. :)

  48. Alethea May 17, 2012 at 13:30 #

    My parents are coming to visit for the first time and I think this is the perfect place to find them a unique souvenir.

  49. Rachel Benton May 17, 2012 at 13:33 #

    My favorite expeience was sitting near the fountain, eating a delicious, fresh made breakfast, and watching a group of people engaged in the most mesmerizing dance. It was surreal, and seemed to have a code I couldn’t break. I finally asked a girl who for some reason was ‘out’ what it was all about… she said it was some game they made up called ‘slap’. I seriously watched them for an hour at least, and had no idea it was a game. I thought it was a performance piece.

  50. Jaimee May 17, 2012 at 13:40 #

    I would love to win this, there are so many useful things at the market (soap, doggie treats) and also so much fun art and clothing!

  51. Jaimee May 17, 2012 at 13:41 #

    Oh, and my favorite experience would be when I was able to take my family from Wyoming to the market, they thought it was so cool!

  52. Hana May 17, 2012 at 13:42 #

    I love the Saturday Market! I always get a boba tea to sip on and it seems like I am constantly taking friends and family :)

  53. Tamara May 17, 2012 at 13:45 #

    My favorite Saturday Market experience is being heckled to sign petitions to legalize marijuana.

  54. Chris May 17, 2012 at 13:47 #

    One of my favorite Saturday Market experiences was watching an impromptu break dance show right outside the entrance. So cool!

  55. Roberto May 17, 2012 at 13:50 #

    I’ve been using the same coffee mug I purchased from a potter at Saturday Market for the last 15 years….

  56. Lindsay May 17, 2012 at 13:51 #

    My favorite experience was when I went to the market on what seemed like a nice day and as soon as we got there, a huge storm hit, it started raining and the wind was was blowing umbrellas and vendor tents every which way. But no one left and we all just crowded under vendor tents and laughed at how crazy it was. Then the storm passed and the market resumed as normal. You can’t stop Portland’s Saturday Market!

  57. Meg May 17, 2012 at 14:01 #

    I once found a new tye-dyed tee-shirt in a paper bag on a bench in Waterfront Park. I recognized that it came from a vendor at Saturday Market, so I returned the recently purchased item there and explained that I thought the customer might come back looking for it. The merchant smiled broadly and said something like, “That shirt must be meant for you. Keep it!”

  58. Kathy May 17, 2012 at 14:09 #

    My husband and I drove big-trucks, long haul for a few years, and one time when we had time-off, we went to the Saturday market, and after all the concrete and freeways we had been seeing, the Market was so fun and beautiful and bright and pretty that I cried! It was just kind of a Norman Rockwell experience for me!!

  59. Olivia May 17, 2012 at 14:17 #

    I love all the unique finds at the Saturday Market.There’s always something interesting that you can’t find anywhere else! Love the food and there’s always good people watching.

  60. Lara May 17, 2012 at 14:23 #

    Love the market and especially the food vendors.

  61. Sherry May 17, 2012 at 14:23 #

    I’m actually old enough to remember when the Portland Saturday Market first started! It’s been a joy to see it develop from its very humble beginnings to the Portland institution that it is now. It’s just something else that makes our city so special.

  62. Julie May 17, 2012 at 14:34 #

    My favorite Saturday Market experience involved the street musician who wears Mickey Mouse ears (Kirk Reeves?), an elephant ear and patchouli. Enough said.

  63. Rain May 17, 2012 at 14:35 #

    My wife and I bought our wedding rings at Saturday Market – it’s the best!

  64. daVe May 17, 2012 at 14:44 #

    cannot wait to take my mom to the market. it’s got all the quirks without the crazy of bussey’s flea market back home (and of course, cooler stuff)!!

  65. David May 17, 2012 at 14:49 #

    The 18th is actually my birtday. The least you could do is give me a card.

  66. Johnny May 17, 2012 at 14:55 #

    I miss Elvis.

  67. jules May 17, 2012 at 14:58 #

    i “heart” saturday market on Sunday!

  68. Tim May 17, 2012 at 14:59 #

    Love Saturday Market!!

  69. Vikki May 17, 2012 at 15:01 #

    Love love love the Saturday market! My son, our dog and I spend almost every Saturday meandering around the market people watching. We support the vendors as much as we can, but being a single parent on a budget does not allow for a lot of spending allowance! Would live a gift card… I already know what I would use it for!

  70. melissa magic May 17, 2012 at 15:04 #

    Going to Saturday market is one of my favorite PORTLAND things! There is always something to see, hear, and learn and there is a smile on everyone’s face everywhere you look! Creativity abounds in this city and especially at the Saturday Market!!

  71. Lisa May 17, 2012 at 15:10 #

    As a new resident, this market exemplifies why I’m falling in love with this city so completely and so very quickly!

  72. Sarah May 17, 2012 at 15:28 #

    The Saturday Market is always changing! In recent years I’ve enjoyed watching it transform into a sophisticated marketplace of Portland talent. Recently the best part has been the musical acts! Most weekends there is a full marimba set bringing joyful sounds to shoppers strolling by. It is also nice to see so much pride at the showcases, so much economy and kids having fun dancing! There is a love of Portland all around at the Saturday Market.

  73. Selena J May 17, 2012 at 15:32 #

    Saturday market is the first thing that made me fall in love with Portland.

  74. Brooke May 17, 2012 at 15:36 #

    People watching is the BEST! Of course, keeping Oregon weird, my momst memorable experience is probably when I saw a tranvestive with a purple wig and mini skirt hitchhiking (???) through the Saturday market! Maybe s/he wanted a ride on a bike to give those platform clad tootsies a rest? Not sure. Definitely a memory that stuck :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  75. Anna May 17, 2012 at 15:38 #

    I would LOVE to win some money to the market. Such a great event.

  76. Jen May 17, 2012 at 15:47 #

    Was planning our first trip of the season to the market this weekend. Would LOVE to make it extra special!

  77. Toby May 17, 2012 at 16:14 #

    Best experience was the first time I went and found a great gift for my sister, had garden gnomes made in from my nephews pictures; they were freaky but fun!

  78. Ben May 17, 2012 at 16:34 #

    Who doesn’t love the Saturday market? And what could possibly make it better now that we finally have some nice weather? Of course giving away free stuff to it!

  79. Terry Baker May 17, 2012 at 16:41 #

    Buy local!

  80. margit May 17, 2012 at 16:48 #

    Great!

  81. Amy May 17, 2012 at 16:52 #

    My parents, who live out of state, brag about Portland Saturday market to everyone. They’re coming to visit this summer, and rearranged all their travel plans just to be sure to get here in time to include a trip to Saturday market. I’m pretty proud of Portland and it’s local artisans who continue to make that impression on people everywhere!

  82. Shanna May 17, 2012 at 16:54 #

    PDX Pipeline Rocks – I want to say I WIN!!!

  83. Michelle May 17, 2012 at 17:11 #

    I would buy a set of those cool garden gnomes made to look like our family! How cool would that be!

  84. Ian May 17, 2012 at 17:28 #

    Yay!

  85. Rachel May 17, 2012 at 18:03 #

    I love that there is a section for imported goods and one for crafts. It lets me shop for all the things I love and give credit where it is due. Its also a great place for me to take visitors in town.

  86. Beth May 17, 2012 at 18:39 #

    I always love to visit the Saturday Market. Keep it local! :)

  87. Lisa May 17, 2012 at 19:27 #

    Love the Saturday Market!

  88. jimbobber May 17, 2012 at 19:53 #

    My favorite Saturday Market experience is Yakisoba Noodles and an Elephant Ear!

  89. Nina May 17, 2012 at 20:21 #

    I just moved here and have never been…and would love to go!

  90. Candace May 17, 2012 at 21:33 #

    St. Party’s day weekend we enjoyed one of the first sunny weekends of the year. Great Irish music and amazing Philly steak sandwiches down by the waterfront. Saturday market is always a great place to hang out! I wouldn’t mind another Philly.

  91. Kamya stevenson May 17, 2012 at 21:46 #

    Love to make a day of it, grab a coffee,ride max down. Enjoy delicious food, great music and amazing people watching :-)

  92. Eileen May 17, 2012 at 22:24 #

    can’t wait to see all the new vendors. thanks for the chance to win!

  93. viola rose May 17, 2012 at 22:44 #

    oooohh I am really in need of a DIY shopping spree!!

  94. shobha grace May 17, 2012 at 22:45 #

    I been thinking about splurging for one of those fork and spoon mobiles! this would do the trick!

  95. Sarah May 17, 2012 at 22:56 #

    I haven’t been to the market in years! Would love to visit again now that I live here!

  96. Pauline May 17, 2012 at 23:10 #

    I finally will be checking out Saturday Market this season! I have heard so much about it since I moved here and I am excited to see the heart & soul or Portland on a beautiful Saturday this month! Plus, I heard there’s a “Spoon Guy” who makes awesome art work out of utensils, I would love a Spoon Hat or Wind chime! Sunny fun times ahead!

  97. Jess May 18, 2012 at 00:01 #

    I used to love coming to Saturday Market with my mom at the weekend. My mom tells me that one time we were hanging out near the fountain (probably snacking on some honey sticks) and people watching when a clown on stilts wandered by… I was terrified. BUT I told my mom it would be ok if we were introduced properly. So, she had the guy lean down, shake my hand, and we introduced ourselves. I calmed down quite a bit after that.

    Haven’t been back to the market since I moved back to Portland!

  98. CJ May 18, 2012 at 00:10 #

    Many years ago…walking around, see a booth of familiar things and it was a friend I hadn’t seen in 10 years!!! What a great day!! :~)

  99. Dave Raynalds May 18, 2012 at 05:50 #

    Can’t wait. I love my market!

  100. jim May 18, 2012 at 06:41 #

    My favorite experience at the Saturday market was spending a $25 gift card I won on local art and food with my girlfriend

  101. Sabrina May 18, 2012 at 07:33 #

    I love strolling through the Saturday market on a nice sunny day

  102. Mark May 18, 2012 at 07:44 #

    My favorite Saturday Market experience was buying one of those funky fork-and-spoon wind chimes and then topping it off with an Elephant ear. Talk about a perfect Saturday!

  103. Mike May 18, 2012 at 07:58 #

    Best place to buy Christmas presents EVER! I’m able to find something for everyone as it is one of the most diverse shopping experience in Portland.

  104. Kara May 18, 2012 at 08:01 #

    Elephant ears and the great food!

  105. Lynn Sargent May 18, 2012 at 08:55 #

    I love to people watch at the Saturday Market. And it’s great to check out the local arts and crafts.

  106. Minda May 18, 2012 at 09:27 #

    Who doesn’t love Saturday Market!?!? Love, love, love.

  107. Lana May 18, 2012 at 11:01 #

    i love all the crusty kids and otherwise unwashed bands playing their stringed instruments. i also enjoy watching the way the tidy people interact with the homeless, especially the smell of piss under the bridge where the max stops. and the kids and others getting silly in the fountain is pretty wonderful. plus, the smell of elephant ears blending with other food cart cuisine is so deliciously saturday market.

  108. Randy Emery May 18, 2012 at 13:17 #

    I treasure the portrait of my daughter done by pencil and drawn by a Chinese lady artist at the Saturday Market. Love sipping bubble tea while going around the market.

  109. Jennifer May 18, 2012 at 15:13 #

    I would love to win this, saturday market is me and my girl’s favorite thing to do during the summer.

  110. Alison May 18, 2012 at 15:19 #

    Because of the wares at the Saturday Market I have developed an addiction for fingerless gloves. I have about 5 pairs of them and can always use more.

  111. Nick May 18, 2012 at 16:33 #

    If my daughter makes a few bucks singing at the market, the take is all hers. She is unlikely to spend it wisely. I, however, with a $25 gift certificate, would buy a beautiful little something for my usually penniless wife.

  112. ginger May 18, 2012 at 21:27 #

    woo hoo! Saturday market.
    the one destination my monster-in-law and i can agree on during her visits!

  113. Jessica May 18, 2012 at 22:05 #

    I have to say that my absolute favorite memory of the Saturday market was when, during spring break, I brought my entire family (I have 5 younger brothers and sisters) to the Saturday Market. I am going to college here in Oregon, my family lives in Montana. They were so funny to watch as we wandered around because none of them are used to the diversity. They just openly stared at all the different people and all of them were enthralled with the different tastes, sights, and smells. We had so much fun! We rented two of the four person bikes and rode around on them together. We were so hilarious on our bikes, we were ringing the bells and cheering and laughing, that a photographer stopped to take pictures of us. It is probably my best memory of spring break.

  114. Amy Spears May 18, 2012 at 23:50 #

    I grew up going to Saturday Market, it has a special place in my heart. I would love to pick up something nice for my mom for her birthday on July 4th!

  115. Karmell Johnson May 19, 2012 at 10:29 #

    My fav experience is having icecream
    And sitting by the water watching the rowers. Then wandering the whole market and marveling at what people can create! I go every other week and always find more treasures!

  116. Michelle Paul May 20, 2012 at 11:16 #

    I love hanging out at Saturday Market with my family. Would love to receive a gift card.

  117. Jaime Rose May 20, 2012 at 13:31 #

    My favorite thing about Saturday market is the unique items such as an amazing water bottle that keeps beverages cold for 24 hours! As well as fantastic food!

  118. jenniffe June 12, 2014 at 20:48 #

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