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Back in Portland!
So I've been back in Portland for a little over a week now, and I'm so glad to come back to my little hippie-cool city. The weather is expected (more like confirmed) that it'll be in the triple digits today! To prepare for my near melt-down, I bought the new issue of Domino and Teen Vogue and will watch reruns of Project Runway to keep me occupied on my day off from work. Today I spotted a link on the MSN homepage about Farmer's Markets, and lo and behold, a little video popped up about the Portland Farmer's Market right next to my apartment in the lovely South Park Blocks! Check out the video here.
The Portland Farmer's Market happens every week in various places around downtown and east Portland and boasts the freshest produce around. Going to the market is an adventure–people love to bring their adorable dogs and babies with baskets ready to fill with amazing food and goodies. I absolutely love taking food pictures here, everything looks so presentable and yummy its hard to not buy anything! I'll always leave with flowers or a jar of fresh berry jam for toast. It's something not to be missed when in Portland. You can find their website and list of seasonal activities here.
Tomorrow's farmer's market will be hot (I'll miss it because of work! drats!) but won't disappoint. So whereever you are, take advantage of your local farmer's and artisans–your support goes directly to their business and not to some huge corporate grocery chain (not that I don't buy things from them!) that only gives back a small amount from purchases to growers. So stay cool and enjoy the rest of the summer!
All pictures taken by me and can be found here.