Join our Board of Directors

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of our Board of Directors. Your expertise can guide Portland Farmers Market’s efforts as a strategic, well-managed and values-based organization.

Portland Farmers Market (PFM) is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of 12 to 18 members. Our current board is made up of community leaders, farmers market vendors, professionals and entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, all of whom are deeply dedicated to the mission and success of Portland Farmers Market.

Joining PFM’s board of directors is an excellent opportunity to expand your experience in nonprofit leadership and contribute your unique skills and perspective to support a highly-regarded organization that provides an essential service to the Portland community.

What we’re seeking:

We are currently recruiting for a new cohort board members to begin in July. We are looking for applicants with a passion for farmers markets, an interest in board service, and a commitment to equity and inclusion. Familiarity with our farmers markets and/or past nonprofit experience is preferred, but not required.

If you feel that your unique skills or perspective would be valuable to our Board of Directors, we look forward to hearing from you!

We are particularly seeking applicants with interest or expertise in these specific areas:
1) legal knowledge particularly around nonprofit organizations, food and beverage, and/or event liability; 2) experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at an organizational level; 3) involvement with local government, parks and recreation, or downtown revitalization; or 4) financial management.

We believe that having a diversity of perspectives and life experiences on our board is critical to understanding and effectively meeting the needs of our vendors, shoppers, staff, and the communities in which our markets call home.  We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous and people of color, LGBTQ+ people, recent immigrants, people with disabilities, and applicants from diverse generational, economic, religious and educational backgrounds to apply.

Learn More

Learn more about PFM by wandering through this site. Find our Strategic Plan in the About Us section. See the Vendors section for vendor qualifications and policies. Find details about the board member selection process, our board meeting schedule and committees.

Click here for more details about board member responsibilities and expectations, our meeting schedule and committees, and the board selection process.

Next Steps

If you’d like to take the next step, let us know more about you by completing the form below. If you have questions, please contact Katy Kolker, Executive Director at or by calling 503-241-0032.

Board Interest Form

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