‘Parkrose Marketplace’ connects makers with neighbors

INCLUDES VIDEO TOUR | Meet some of the vendors who make up the Parkrose Marketplace. It’s open this weekend …

July 9, families come to shop, and enjoy a treat, at the Parkrose Marketplace.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

Continuing one weekend each month throughout the summer is the outdoor bazaar known as the Parkrose Marketplace.

Started in 2021, the Parkrose Marketplace was begun by Terry Murphy, who previously created Parkrose Stepping Up – the food-and-clothing support program that operated during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

It’s the Berry family, of S&L Columbia River Salmon, selling their fresh, Native- American-caught salmon.

Murphy told East Portland News that the Parkrose Marketplace has been a series of bazaars intended to increase community involvement. “It’s a place for crafters, food producers, and meal vendors to earn some money with their small and micro businesses,” he explained.

“It’s also a place for neighbors – in fact, for people from all over the Portland area – to meet, shop, and have a fun, safe, place to be,” Murphy remarked.

Joel Scheley of Gateway Brewing is pours a cup of their Hefeweizen for a customer.

Expect to see numerous vendors at this special fair, on both Saturdays and Sundays, offering arts and crafts items – clothing, jewelry, homemade toiletries, prepared foods, and ready-to-eat treats – as well as a beer garden, featuring Gateway Brewing.

“The Parkrose Marketplace continues to welcome BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, and People of Color] vendors, making it one of the most inclusive markets you’ll find,” Murphy asserted.

It’s hard to pass by the booth of Devin Johnson and Deatrice Peters, laden with delicious treats from their company, Dee’s Sweets.

You’ll find the Parkrose Marketplace in the “Public Street Plaza” established by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, along NE 108th Avenue, just south of Sandy Boulevard.

Take a tour, and meet several Parkrose Marketplace vendors:

Parkrose Marketplace

  • August 6 and 7
  • From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • This weekend, featuring music of the John Walling Jazz Band
  • The market continues September 10 and 11, and October 8 and 9
  • Off NE Sandy Boulevard, south along the NE 108th Avenue “Street Plaza”
  • For more information, including affordable vendor spaces, CLICK HERE.


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