Friday evenings in downtown Long Beach will find a large gathering of locals and tourists perusing vendors' wares at the Columbia Pacific Farmers Market. Here, you'll find only items that are grown, raised, caught, crafted, created, baked, or prepared by farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. Eggs, dairy, produce, seafood, meat, and foul are the freshest you can get, and if you have nowhere to cook any such things, you can also buy food prepared on-site from qualified vendors and enjoy your fare while you listen to live music or hobnob with the locals. The market runs from 4:00 to 7:00, ending just as your evening is beginning. Since you're already downtown, have dinner at a local eatery or find a tavern to hole up in for a night of cocktails and darts.
The Ilwaco Saturday Market is a lively event that draws locals and out-of-towners alike. There's a... Read more