The Portland Saturday Market started up again this month. PSM (not to be confused with PMS) is the largest continually operating outdoor arts and crafts market in the nation. It is an interesting place. My friend Sarah and I walked around and shopped at the booths which included a variety of jewelry, clothing, paintings and photos, food and much more! We also encountered palm readers, face painters, and musicians. These were skilled musicians, too. I mean, how many of us can create a catchy tune out of buckets, plastic carts and empty vodka bottles - while smoking a cigarette?!
It was a cold, windy day down near the river front, so we didn't stay long. Apparently the market really grows in the summer when the weather is nice. The PSM captures the true image of Portland!