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Farmer’s Market, Pioneer Courthouse Square

My most recent Portland trip fell on a weekend that, before my arrival, I thought nothing special was happening.  Wrong!  A wonderful display of classic cars was to be found in the streets surrounding the exceptional Portland Art Museum. 

Another substantial exhibition of “green” vehicles (all-electric and hybrid cars) was a few blocks away at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The gala final concert of the Oregon Bach Festival was being held at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. 

An important major league soccer match between the hometown Timbers and visiting Seattle Sounders was the talk of the town. A big bicycle race and accompanying “street fair” was based at Lloyd Center. 

Of course, the “Portland Saturday Market” was also in full swing. Interestingly enough, the market, reportedly the largest continuously operated open-air market in the country, is also open on Sundays. Finally, before my departure on Monday, a Farmers’ Market had replaced the ecologically correct cars on Pioneer Courthouse Square!