Saturday was the first day the Portland Farmer’s Market opened for the season. Being a decent enough day by Portland standards, read NOT RAINING, the family all decide it would be nice to get out of the house and see what was up. We headed downtown at about 8:30 am to get some breakfast at Mother’s Bistro. Usually this place has a long wait to get seated but we got in rather quickly eventhough the place was packed. The food is always good and consistent, you know that if you order the Eggs Benny it’s going to be ths same as the last time you had it here. We chowed down and set off for Portland State University where the market is staged. The pic to the left is of the Parks Block section near the entrance to the University. I’m not sure who the statue is, somebody famous I’d guess. As we drew closer you could tell many Portlanders had the same idea we did.
We started by traversing up and down each aisle scoping out anything we might need. Plenty of stalls with fresh herbs and vegetables, organic produce and flowers like daffodils and tulips. One of the cooliest things were the dyed Thistle. They were so fluorescent I had to snap a photo to prove it to people. Whenever we go to something like this where people bring their dogs, my daughter has to pet EVERY ONE. We’ve taught her to ask the owners first so she reduces the chance of having her face bit off but even that doesn’t always work. She spooked a Jack Russell and he nipped her but no damage done. One dog we loved was a fat bulldog that couldn’t seem to keep his tongue in his head. He had a cool name which I can’t seem to remember.