this post may be a little late but there is a really cool flea market going on today from 10am-7 at the portland garment factory.
the garment factory was started as an answer to the problem local designers were facing when trying to make their designs come to life on the local front. there wasn't a reliable workroom for people to utilize to see the manifestation of their creations take place, other than sending it out of town or doing it themselves on a much smaller scale. hence, the garment factory was created to address this issue and it seems to be doing very well.
the garment factory does pattern drafting, line production and sample construction so designers can keep the work within the city limits.
so back to that cool flea market. there will be vintage clothing, records and other weird stuff according to the portland mercury. the mercury states that se stark and 79th is the new 12th and hawthorne so we'll just have to see about that!
the garment factory is at se 79th and stark 503.752.4030
(photos courtesy of portland mercury)