I just recently returned from a short trip to Portland, Oregon. Nestled within a state known for its natural scenery, Portland is a funky city that has been ranked as one of the "greenest" cities in the USA. Not only does Portland seem to be environmentally conscious, but there seems to be very strong support for local businesses and an expanding and thriving handmade community!
During my visit, I had the opportunity to check out their famous Portland Saturday Market - and it was quite a site to behold! The sheer number of handmade artisans was already awe-inspiring and to see how well-attended it was, so very exciting to see!
It wouldnt be Portland without some tie-dye!
Some neat signs made out of saws
impressive ideas for lawn ornaments
You can even buy some gourmet catnip here!
I just love how colorful this booth was
very cool wooden sculptures
These were only a small sample of the 250+ vendors that were there! Definitely worth checking out!