Visit Portland's First and Longest Running Saturday & Sunday Market!

We’re here every weekend, 

rain or shine,

all the way through

Christmas Eve!

Come down and join the fun! 

Listen to the local music & have a bite to eat at the food court.

And meet with some of the best local artists, craftsmen, and businesses 

in Portland!

The Skidmore Fountain

The Skidmore Fountain is a historic fountain in Portland, Oregon, United States. Erected in 1888, the fountain was intended to provide refreshment for "horses, men, and dogs," and it did that for many years. Today, however, the bronze and granite fountain is primarily decorative. It was dedicated September 22, 1888 in memory of Stephen G. Skidmore and partly financed by his will. Designed and built by sculptor Olin Warner for $18,000, all of which was donated. It is styled after fountains Skidmore viewed on his visit to the 1878 Paris Exposition and intended for "horses, men and dogs" to drink from Henry Weinhard offered to pump beer into the fountain at the dedication.The fountain is located near the west end of the Burnside Bridge at SW First and Pine streets within downtown Portland. The MAX Light Rail line runs past it and has a nearby stop named after the fountain.

Hours of operation

Saturday    10 to 5.30

Sunday         11 to 5

Map & Directions

We’re Easy to Find!

We’re just on the West side of the Burnside bridge. On Ankeny between 1st and 2nd street! Just look for the tents and listen for the music!

Good Food

Mediterranean Express

Mandarin House

NW Burgers

Philly’s steak & cheese

Elephant Ears

Gyros Falafel

Cajun Caramels

Next to Portland Saturday Market

TriMet‘s MAX Light Rail line which stops near the market at the Skidmore Fountain stop. It has become a central economic engine for the historic Old Town Chinatown neighborhood, and attracts an estimated 750,000 visitors to this area each year