Every city has its sights and landmarks that visitors truly must see. New York City has the Statue of Liberty and politico-filled prostitution rings, Los Angeles has Disneyland and impenetrable smog as far as the eye can see – Portland has the Portland Saturday Market.

Opening for its 38th year on March 5th and 6th, the Portland Saturday Market attracts obscure vendors and sideshow acts for as far as the eye can see, or at least enough to fill a few blocks at the corner of SW Ankeny Street and Naito Parkway.

It’s a great place to eat good food (and try to avoid the not-so-good food), listen to live music (if they can’t play well, at least they play LOUD) and buy artwork ranging from I-never-thought-of-using-eating-utensils-like-that windchimes to homemade catnip-filled (at least we thought it was catnip) cat toys plus everything in-between.

If you haven’t visited Portland’s Saturday Market, we highly recommend it – it’s open Saturdays from 10am-5pm and Sundays (ironically) from 11am-4:30pm every weekend from the first weekend in March right up until December 24th.

More details: Portland’s Saturday Market (homepage)