East Multnomah County residents can look forward to getting their fresh produce and other local or handmade items more often, as the Original Gresham Farmers Market (OGFM) will launch a new Twilight Market at Gresham Station Shopping Center starting in June. Due to high demand, OGFM is expanding to include a weeknight hours in a convenient location for those who live, work and play in East Multnomah County. The market is open on Wednesday evenings from June 5 to August 28 at 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Gresham Station Shopping Center, rain or shine. It will be the only weeknight market within the City of Gresham.
More than 40 local vendors are confirmed to join the Gresham Station Twilight Market, many of whom will also showcase their products at the Original Gresham Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. In addition to the local vendors, OGFM brings a wide selection of family-friendly activities, ranging from live music to petting zoos and local celebrities.
“Every Wednesday this summer, we’re bringing new vendors to the Gresham Station Twilight Market, as well as several of our Saturday market favorites,” said Jon Berlin, Market Manager. “We’re really looking forward to providing the community a mid-week opportunity to buy locallygrown food and offering them with a full farmers’ market experience.”
OGFM is partnering with Harsch Investment Properties, which acquired Gresham Station Shopping Center in September 2018. For those venturing from outside of Gresham, plenty of free parking is available at the shopping center. Additionally, for those who wish to utilize public transportation, the market is served by a nearby Trimet MAX Blue Line at stops at Civic Drive and Gresham City Hall.
“We are so excited to continue to make Gresham Station Shopping Center the place to be in Gresham,” said Jordan Schnitzer, President of Harsch Investment Properties. “The Twilight Market will offer the best in farm to table vegetables, meats, flowers, and more that all of us want for our families.”
About Gresham Farmers’ Market
The Original Gresham Farmers’ Market (OGFM) is a 501(c)4 non-profit corporation that hosts a year-round, rain-or-shine, producer only market. The Original Gresham Farmers’ Market mission is to provide a facility, site, and service to vendors who grow agricultural products, prepare foods, and make craft goods and to provide consumers with a place to purchase farm products and other goods directly from the producers. OGFM at historic downtown Gresham happens every Saturday from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm in the Center for the Arts Plaza on NE 3rd Street and NW Hood Avenue. OGFM at Gresham Station happens every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Gresham Station Shopping Center parking lot. Learn more about OGFM at www.greshamfarmersmarket.com.
About Gresham Station Shopping Center
Gresham Station Shopping Center is a neighborhood and lifestyle center located in the heart of Gresham along NW Division Street and NW Eastman Pkwy, immediately adjacent to Gresham City Hall and within walking distance to two distinct Max Stations. Anchored by best-in-class retailers, such as Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Old Navy, and ULTA, Gresham Station provides customers the opportunity to complete all of their shopping and dining needs in just one trip.
Gresham Station Shopping Center is locally owned and operated by Harsch Investment Properties, a privately owned real estate company that acquires, manages and develops properties for its own portfolio. The company owns and operates 26 million square feet of office, multi-tenant industrial, multi-family and retail properties in six western states. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Harsch has regional offices in Portland, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and San Diego.