Today, we went to the Portland Farmers Market downtown (my idea). When we lived in Durham, NC, the hours of the Saturday Farmers Market were 8am – noon. My question is: who wants to wake up that early on a Saturday? We certainly don’t, we like sleeping. So when I found out that the market here in Portland ended at 2pm I was happy. We left the house around 11am with still plenty of time to hang out at the market.
When we arrived, the weather was a crisp 13C (55F), increasing over a couple hours to a sunny 18C (64F). My kind of perfect weather.
Our first mission was to get some coffee and we found Spunky Monkey Coffee. Josh got a lavender latte, and I got a mocha. Then, we had lunch from Verde Cocina: Northwest farm-to-fork ingredients with a Mexican flair. I ordered a Chorizo Quesadilla and Josh ordered a Pollo in Adobo. Both dishes came with freshly made corn tortillas and a big serving of freshly grilled veggies. My chorizo and quesadillas were super delicious, the cotija cheese they use was so flavorful. Josh said his food needed a little salt, but otherwise very good. Unfortunately, neither of us finished our food, the plates were very big. Next time, I think we will share. We ate our food at the tables while listening to a live band with a toy C3PO collecting tips.
There is no farmers market without flowers, and there were lots in this market; very beautiful flowers that made my heart smile. I just love the bright colors and all the different styles of flowers.
I loved the basket/barrel vegetable setup at this stand, and I think the hat added character too.
We both very much enjoyed coming to this farmers market.