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Pike Place style-market planned for downtown waterfront in Bellingham

Port to bring fish, farmstands to the Portal Container Village

An aerial view of Portal Container Village on downtown Bellingham's waterfront.
The Portal Container Village pictured in June 2023 on downtown Bellingham's waterfront. A market with products from local farmers and fishermen is planned for spring 2025 in the Portal Container Village. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By CDN Staff

The Port of Bellingham announced the arrival of a Pike Place-style market to the Portal Container Village slated for spring 2025.

“We’d love to have this place be run like a co-op, by locals,” Carey Hansen, the container village’s manager, said in a release. “What we like about that idea is that it allows the participants to be involved and sell their products, but not have to commit so much time and staffing.”

The hope is to establish a year-round market featuring goods from local farms and fishermen, housed in one of the 20-foot containers. The project would potentially include a nursery and Youngstock’s-type farm stand, Hansen said.

Currently, most businesses in the Portal close for the winter season, but the Port hopes to open more year-round operations as development of the former GP site continues. Zeeks Pizza and Bin 13 Wine Bar will open this spring and operate all four seasons.

Hansen said they’re already receiving response from interested parties, but local fishermen and farmers are encouraged to reach out to Hansen if interested in being a part of the program.

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