Portland has totally come alive this summer. We found a very cool open-air market this past weekend, and it's a must-do destination. The East End Vend is on the corner of Congress Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Portland.

From the East End Vend website:

East End Vend is a small and festive outdoor market in Portland, Maine, for members (of the Maine Crafts Association) and non-members to participate as vendors alongside farmers and foodies. East End Vend markets are typically four hours long, held on multiple dates, and offer a wide variety of art, craft, and other Maine products in a laid-back and community neighborhood setting.

GET A LISTING OF ALL THE EAST END VEND VENDORS HERE 

 

HERE's the East End Vend schedule for the summer:

JULY

  • Sunday, July 4th, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Friday, July 16th, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, July 18th, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

AUGUST

  • Sunday, August 8th 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Friday, August 20th 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, August 22nd 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SEPTEMBER

  • Friday, September 3rd 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, September 5th, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

There will also be a few dates this summer of the market setting up at Congress Square Park.

CONGRESS SQUARE PARK MARKET DATES:

JULY

  • Friday, July 2nd, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

AUGUST

  • Friday, August 6th 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

 

East End Vend popped up last Summer. All the larger craft shows had been canceled because of the pandemic, so this small outdoor market was a perfect solution. We will see you at East End Vend this summer!

 

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