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What’s So Great About Street Markets?

By July 18, 2019No Comments

Video: “Beaverton Night Market July 21 and August 11 2018” by Beaverton City Government
View original video link HERE.

Here at The Printory, we talk a lot about night markets, art fairs, and other kinds of street markets. But what is a street market and why is it so special?

A street market is when businesses and artists from the community come together and sell products from their businesses in a tent along a street or walkway. Going to a street market is a great way to get to know your community and to interact with organizations and businesses that you may not have known existed. From carefully crafted jewelry made from butterfly wings found on the ground to fresh baklava, there truly is something there for everyone.

And don’t get me started on the food. If you, like me, are a fan of trying all kinds of new and delicious food, a street market is the best place you can go. I found some of my favorite restaurants and cafes through the Beaverton Night Market.

Street markets happen all year round, but they’re most common during the summer. You can find out which street fairs are happening in your area by checking out your city’s newspaper, social media, or event sites such as If you’re in the Portland Metro Area, the Beaverton Night Market is this Saturday, July 20th. It’s free to attend, and there is no set schedule. Just drop by when you have time.

Hope to see you there!

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