Man, it’s been a minute since I last checked out the Portland Flea + Food (featuring tons of vintage and local crafts, held on the last Sunday of the month). News flash: It may have gotten better! When I say it’s been a minute, I mean I actually drove to Portland Flea’s old location on Union + Pine, because even though I follow them on Instagram and keep hearing good things, I most certainly did not retain the information that in 2016 they moved to SE 6th and Salmon (between Jacobsen Salt Co. and Rejuvenation). When I finally got there, I walked around and checked out my favorite vintage hawkers, Zero Wave, Bristlecone, and the like—all awesome as expected. But then I got word there were a lot more vendors, and when I found the tent out back I realized the Flea had really stepped it up, especially in the vintage department. Not only was there a lot more in general, but especially so in the way of men’s vintage, which can be really tough to find. Plus there were mimosas, a Bunk sandwich cart, as well as baskets, aprons, and a bunch of rugs for sale. Okay, now you’ve got my attention, the Flea! See you next month, because I’m officially back on the Flea wagon!
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