Community Booth Request

Portland Farmers Market (PFM) proudly offers booth space at our three neighborhood markets (King, Kenton and Lents International Farmers Markets) to non-profit or community-serving groups and organizations to engage with shoppers and provide information about their work to improve the community. 

Please read the steps below to learn how your group/organization can submit a request for booth space at our markets.


STEP 1: Confirm your group/organization qualifies for space at the market.

We are interested in hosting groups and organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • Must be non-profit and or community-serving.
  • Local connection, or particular relevance, to the market’s neighborhood.
  • Significant focus on a topic related to the local food system and farms or other aspects of PFM’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Political advocacy for issues directly related to Oregon and SW Washington farmers.

Please note we allow religious organizations to conduct education and outreach with non-religious messages.

STEP 2: Learn more about groups/organizations at market policies.

  • There is no fee for groups/organizations offered booth space at our farmers markets.
  • All groups/organizations must submit an interest form to be considered for a booth space at the market. 
  • We are only offering booth space at our three neighborhood markets.
    • We can occasionally accommodate groups/organizations at our PSU and Shemanski Park Farmers Markets; however, our neighborhood markets are the priority.
  • Groups/organizations may be scheduled for one date per season at each neighborhood market, as space allows.

STEP 3: Read our at-market guidelines.

Day-of Guidelines

  • Arrive no later than 30 minutes before the market opening.
  • PFM will provide and set up a 10 x 10-foot canopy, one six-foot table, and two chairs. 
  • You will need to bring and set up the following items:
    •  A tablecloth (required)
    • Banner, signage and other items to create an attractive display
    • Handouts and pamphlets
    • Friendly staff/volunteers appropriately dressed for the weather.
    • An activity to engage shoppers in conversation and contribute to the dynamic market environment.
  • You must staff your booth for the entire duration of the market. Speak with the market manager before the scheduled market day to make special arrangements.

Groups/organizations are prohibited from engaging in the following activities at the market:

  • Selling items from the booth (i.e., merchandise, raffle tickets, etc.) or fundraising (i.e., donation jars, in-kind products or services, etc.)
  • Providing personal services, such as chiropractic care, massage or acupuncture.
  • Giving away items that directly impact the sales of market vendors.
  • Engaging in political or religious activities in a partisan manner. 
  • Leaving the market early. 

Community Booth Rating

  • Market staff will provide feedback to PFM’s Community Engagement Manager regarding your group’s interaction with shoppers and vendors.
  • Groups that provide poor or lack of engagement may not be invited to return the following season.

Cancellation Policy

  • Please contact us as soon as possible if you cannot attend the market on your scheduled date at any of our markets.
  • Communicate your inability to attend to ensure your ability to participate in future markets.

STEP 4: Submit a Community Booth Request Form.

If your group/organization qualifies and you agree to the policies and guidelines cited above, please complete the request form here.