Filming or Photographing at Markets

Filming and Photography at Markets

We are delighted that you are considering filming and/or photographing at one of our farmers markets for commercial/business purposes.

Since we have many requests and we need to ensure that our vendors’ sales are not impacted, filming and/or photography for commercial purposes must be approved and pay a fee in advance .

We welcome the opportunity to make your project a success and will guide and assist you at our markets.  Our fee is based on factors including but not limited to; project scope, Portland Farmers Market staff time required, and degree of impact on market vendors and shoppers.

If you’re interested to move forward, please read the Rules & Guidelines then fill out a Film/Photo Request Form below and receive permission at least three business days prior to the date of the activity.  Please allow us up to two business days to respond to your project request. Fees typically range from $500 to $1500 depending on the impact and management required.  Fees must be paid in full at least two business days prior to activity at market. We accept payment via check, credit card (+3% fee), or PayPal (+3% fee). If your project is approved, we will follow up with payment details.

At-Market Rules & Guidelines

  • Bring no more than 4 crew members and 2 talent members/models to film.
  • Limit the amount of equipment you bring as much as possible to ensure safety and comfort of our shoppers.
  • Arrive as early as possible to begin filming (it may be possible to start filming before market opens)
  • Check-in at the Info Booth when you arrive so staff know you’re on site
  • Ask for a vendor’s permission before filming their booth  
  • Ask shopper’s permission before filming them.
  • No dogs are allowed during filming/photography projects.
  • Drone cameras are NOT allowed without prior permission from both Portland Parks & Rec as well as Portland State University.
  • Do not block walkways.
  • Do not block entrances to vendor booths or prevent shoppers from accessing vendor products.
  • We strongly recommend purchasing produce or other products from vendors you are filming or photographing. They are generally welcoming of groups filming at market but it is always a nice gesture to support them by buying products. 

Film/Photo Request Form

Please allow two business days for us to reply. We will contact you and let you know the fee.