In the winter/early spring of 1997, a diverse but small group of northeast neighbors sat around a table and put together a plan to create the Hollywood Farmers Market. By May of that year the market opened in the Washington Mutual parking lot with 10 vendors.
Since that time the market has grown, moved and been sustained by even more neighbors. With the cooperation of Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Value Village Thrift Store and the City of Portland, the HFM moved in 2000 to its present location on NE Hancock Street between NE 44th and 45th Avenues.
This location now comes alive every Saturday from May until Thanksgiving, with over 50 vendors plus community booths, musicians, volunteers and neighbors.