Originally Posted by PDX City-State
Second, the food markets will remain separate from the Saturday market.
I know we will never see them combine, it makes no sense to me, but I am sure there is a bunch of inner politics among the two groups that will make this separation continue.
I do think Portland could support a 7 day a week farmer's market, simply because we are close to that as it is. But I think for it to be truly successful, it would need to be located close to the streetcar and lightrail, and it would need to be somewhere in the middle of the one that happens at PSU, the north end of the South Park Blocks, and the one at the Ecotrust building. Without paying attention to who owns the land, it would probably be very ideal to have this on any of the parking lots along 11th or 12th. At 11th and Salmon, 3/4 of that block could be redeveloped for this. Having it in that area would give it much easier access to people downtown, the Pearl, Goose Hollow, and the Northwest District.
But again, this whole public market thing is a load of crap and its supporters need to wake up and realize they are being scammed.