Portland Flea coming to the King School parking lot this spring/summer?

Kate Keefe Sullivan writes us:

I run the Portland Flea, which takes place the third Saturday of every month from May – Oct. We’re looking for a new location for the entire season which starts next month on May 19th.

I live by King and enjoy the PFM there on Sundays during the warmer months. I’ve been talking with the PFM and we were thinking that it could be beneficial to have the Flea there on Saturdays and the PFM on Sundays. Thinking it will help raise the profile of both markets and create more of a consistent community gathering place in our neighborhood. (Flea would not be every Saturday – just the 3rd Saturday of the month for this 6 month period May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, August 18th, September 15th and October 20th.)

We share similar goals with the PFM around sustainability and community building. Our focus is re-use. Vendors don’t offer “new” items in the Flea unless they are made from recycled/vintage materials. Also, we give a free booth at each Flea to a local non-profit. For example, Ethos Music, which is close to the King neighborhood, participated in our September Flea – we were entertained all day by student musicians!

Vendors: Most of the vendors are antique and vintage dealers. We have one food vendor: The VooDoo Doughnut van (which is actually a non-profit serving Urban Opportunities). They do not require water or electricity hook up. We would like more food vendors, but are waiting to confirm a space and understand the policy before we start heavily recruiting.

Layout: We will have 20-30 vendors each with 10’x10′ booths. I imagine the layout to be very similar to the Farmer’s Market. S

Hours: Market hours are 10am-5pm.

Questions, comments, concerns? Email Kate – kate@pdxflea.com – or get in touch with King NA at info@kingneighborhood.org.