Portside Spring Markets
Brisbane's newest riverside markets are returning — so you can treat yourself to art, plants, ceramics, accessories and more.
Earlier this year, just in time for Mother's Day, Brisbane scored a new riverside market. That was handy then, but it wasn't a once-off. Yes, the Portside Local Markets are returning — because everyone likes shopping by the water, even when they don't have an excuse. And for the event's third outing, it's celebrating spring.
If you really like browsing and buying, taking in the riverside air, and having a reason to stop for a bite and a drink, you'll want to head to Hamilton on Saturday, September 18. From 12–4pm, you can shop, stroll and sip, which sounds like a mighty fine weekend itinerary.
A sizeable lineup of stalls will offer up plenty for you to browse and buy, including art, plants, ceramics, accessories and more. If you've been to markets at the Gasworks, or in Fish Lane, Coorparoo and Gabba South City, you'll have a firm idea of what you're in for — because The Market Folk is behind all of the above, and is running this returning Portside event as well.
To give your shopping a soundtrack, live piano tunes will echo through the Hamilton precinct. And, if those hunger pangs strike — or you're just keen on having a drink — everywhere from Pineapple Express Cafe, Bamboo Basket, Burrito Bar and Ginga Sushi to Mr & Mrs Jones, Belvedere Bar 'n' Grill, Byblos Bar and Restaurant, Gusto da Gianni and Sono will be open.
Images: Claudia Baxter.