Farmers Markets, South Park Blocks and Waterfront Park

NADO ATC Self-Guided Walking Tour

Farmers Markets, South Park Blocks and Waterfront Park

Portland, Oregon 97204, United States

Created By: NADO

Tour Information

Visit Portland’s largest farmers market at Portland State University (Saturdays only), stop by Shemanski Park Farmers Market (Wednesdays only), experience the South Park Blocks—part of the Green Loop initiative—view the Willamette River waterfront at South Hawthorne Waterfront Park, and perhaps take in the Portland Art Museum along the way. This walk features local food culture, arts and history, and Portland’s scenic parks.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Start from the Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW 6th Avenue.  From the Hilton, cross SW Salmon Street and walk southwest on SW Broadway, turning right on SW Main Street.
Pass the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. History: It all began in 1917, when Portland citizens opened the city’s first publicly-owned assembly center, the Municipal Auditorium. And as the need for performing and gathering spaces grew, Port... Read more
Shemanski Park farmers market is held on Wednesdays. From Shemanski Park walk along South Park Blocks toward the art museum.  The South Park Blocks Master Plan features an expanded tree canopy, new native plants and artwork to recognize th... Read more
The oldest art museum in the Pacific Northwest, the Portland Art Museum was founded in late 1892 when seven leaders from Portland’s business and cultural institutions created the Portland Art Association. The goal of the Association was t... Read more
From "Portland’s dining scene is legendary. But not every great meal is served at a restaurant or a food cart. Each spring, the city’s farmers’ markets come to life, creating a food lover’s paradise, loaded with ... Read more
From the PSU farmers market area, walk back northeast along SW Park Avenue.  Turn right onto SW Clay Street toward the Willamette River and South Hawthorne Waterfront Park. ...
Walk along SW 3rd Avenue and pass three Portland courthouse park squares that have an interesting history.  "The Plaza Blocks were lively places where orators held forth and citizens assembled. They are characterized in part by several lar... Read more
Return to the Hilton Downtown Portland near the intersection of SW Salmon Street and SW 6th Avenue. 


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