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PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET ON ST. PADDY’S DAY

Looking west across Front Ave.

Looking west across Front Ave.

On a crisp spring day you wake up with the idea of doing something outside with someone you care about.

You could do yard work.

Wash the car.

Walk in the park.

Or all three. Since it is St. Patrick’s Day though, start it right.

When is the last time you hit the Market? Don’t let too many years go by.

Portland’s Old Town isn’t getting any younger.

St. Paddy’s Day works best if you’re shopping for a good beer at Saturday Market.

One side of the Market has an assortment of twenty ounce beers at $5.50. The other side has one brewery with $4 smaller cups.

Both sides give a chance to play peek-a-boo with Big Pink (US Bancorp Tower.)

Portland's Big Pink hiding behind a tree.

Portland’s Big Pink hiding behind a tree.

The beauty of Big Pink is the contrast between it and older buildings.

Big Pink, dumpster diving?

Big Pink, dumpster diving?

Architectural students love Portland’s cast iron buildings, but the buildings love Big Pink.

Big Pink stays square with the neighborhood.

Big Pink stays square with the neighborhood.

Over the years land shifts and settles, but when old corners still run parallel to new, it’s a happy neighborhood.

The more things change, the more they stay the same? Saturday Market is closer to the river, but the old sign still reminds visitors of days passed.

Neon says it best under the Burnside Bridge.

Neon says it best under the Burnside Bridge.

Portland Baby Boomers take to the Saturday Market for fun and food.

They notice boomer vendors and boomer visitors.

Whether Portland Saturday Market, or Baby Boomer Saturday Market, you’re outside and moving around and living it up.

Any doctor in the world would prescribe that sort of medicine for you, but you already know.

Keep it up. When you get home, go ahead and rake the leaves and wash the car.

You’re on a roll.

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