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10 best street markets in the world

By: Josh Lew on April 19, 2012, 6:28 p.m.
Portland Farmers Market

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Portland Farmers Market

There are plenty of excellent farmers markets in the U.S., but our list's American entry is the Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University because of its local, organic focus and diversity of items. Aside from super-fresh seafood, this Saturday shopping spot in the City of Roses features exotic foods that are made and grown locally. Vendors hawk everything from Asian vegetables that are hard to get on this side of the Pacific to buffalo meat to organic berries. Overall, Portland has an impressive menu of farmers markets, with Travel and Leisure Magazine calling it one of the best market cities in the entire country.