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Portland Saturday Market

Of note: Largest open-air crafts market in the United States

Where: Under the Burnside Bridge at Southwest First Avenue and Burnside Street

Telephone: 503-222-6072

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine, March to December. It has closed only twice in its history Ñ once for a blizzard and once for a volcanic eruption.

Vendors: The market has 274 spaces each weekend for craft and food booths. Five hundred vendors participate each season. Potential vendors' work must be approved by a review committee.

Visitors: The market draws an estimated 750,000 visitors each year.

Gross revenues: Sales are approximately $10 million annually.

Costs: Vendor fees pay for the approximately $700,000 a year required to run the market.

Staff: Portland Saturday Market's daily operations are managed by a staff of eight full-time employees and eight part-time employees.

Source: www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com