Portland Saturday Market asks community for financial help

The popular Portland tourist destination is trying to raise $150,000 to offset losses sustained last year because of pandemic restrictions and Oregon’s wildfires.

PORTLAND, Ore. — One of Portland’s top tourist destinations is asking the community for financial help. The movement is called “Back the Saturday Market” and they’re trying to raise $150,000 to offset last year’s losses.

At this point, the GoFundMe has raised more than $15,000 toward its goal. Howie Bierbaum, executive director for the Portland Saturday Market, said the money will go to paying taxes, rent and insurance.

Pandemic restrictions and Oregon’s wildfires hit the market hard last year, creating a

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