Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Ultimate Market Town?
It's easy to feel a little smug and self-satisfied when you read that Portland has been voted second in the country for having the best farmer's market, or when you see a list of the nearly 40 markets that pop up every spring all around our fair city. But it's a bit of a wake-up when you venture outside of our little corner of the Northwest, whether it's Mazatlan, Korea or, especially, France, where going to the market is part of the fabric of the day for most people. The fishmonger, the cheese shop, the baker, the butcher…they're all part of the community circle, not a once-a-week trip for six months of the year. This video, shot this morning by my brother who's in Paris even as I write, shows us what it could be like right here in river city.
Posted by Kathleen Bauer at 2:19 PM