Registered Vendor Updates

(August 7, 2017) Vendor Update

(posted on the event portal)
Subject: Important 2017 Alberta Street Fair Vendor Information – Saturday, August 12th

Thank you for choosing to participate at The 20th Annual Alberta Street Fair, presented by car2go, on Saturday, August 12, 2017. This message contains important information about the day, including your vendor assignment. Please read it thoroughly! This message was sent to you as the contact who registered for the event, if there are others who need information leading up to the street fair, please forward to them!

First, please know that I am human and if I’ve made a mistake I will try very hard to fix it – with over 300 vendors covering 20 blocks of Alberta Street, this is a really big complicated puzzle. I did my best to accommodate all of your hopes and dreams, updates and changes while putting this together. That said, in order to maintain any level of sanity over the next few days, please do not ask the question, “Can you move me to XXX?” We continue to increase activity throughout the event so every spot is a good spot.

Your assignment will consist of two numbers. The first number is your block number, indicating within which block your space is located. (Block #11 is between 11th-12th Ave, 12 between 12th-13th Ave, etc.). The second number is your space number. Odd numbers are located on the north side of Alberta, even space numbers on the south side. Smaller numbers are located toward the west end of the block–larger numbers toward the east end. Note: if your assignment includes “Int.” this means your space is in the intersection. I have or will provide further instructions about your specific location.

Assignments will be marked on the CURB of each block with the space number written between two marked lines. Please stay within the lines and do not move to an “empty” space without approval. Out of respect for our on-street businesses and residents, some spaces must stay empty.

Please review our vendor load-in instructions.

Vendor Check In Options
Option 1. If you feel confident finding your spot, you can go directly to it and begin set up starting at 8:30 AM. A volunteer will come by with your permit between 10-11AM. There is no need to stand in line. If you have ANY questions about whether or not you are in the right space, please ask before setting up! Setting up in the wrong space might mean having to move accordingly.
Option 2. Walk to the vendor check-in station which will be located at the SW corner of NE 18th and Alberta (at the bus stop by the Beaver). Please do not drive to this location!

Permits: All vendors must display a small vendor permit within your space. Permits will be provide on Saturday. Please be bring whatever you need to attach the permit to your display.

Cancellations: The deadline for cancellations was July 15th. At this point we are unable to issue refunds for cancellations, but if for some reason you can’t make it – please let me know!

Other Info and Links: The Alberta Street Fair website has a ton of information – if you haven’t already, be sure to check it out.

  • First Aid Station: at 14th Place (Zoom+Care) – in the event of an emergency please call 911 – a bike paramedic team will be onsite.
  • Portable Restroom Locations: 11th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 25th and 29th
  • Alberta Main Street Information Booth: Between 17th – 18th on the South side.
  • Garbage/Recycling: Located throughout the event. Dumpster located at NE 16th Ave (north of Alberta).

Special Instructions for Food Vendors
Multnomah County Temporary Restaurant License: Each entity that wishes to sell or give out food to the general public during a special event is required by Oregon law to obtain a temporary restaurant license, with limited exceptions. For more information visit You should be prepared to undergo a health inspection on-site).

Propane Permit: Food vendors are required to have Propane and/or Natural Gas Permits. Contact Portland Fire & Rescue Permit Office online or call 503-823-3712 to obtain Propane Permit Application Form # 300.71.
Food vendor instructions (cont’d)

Meal Tickets: All prepared food vendors must provide 10 meals to The Alberta Street Fair. We will produce coupons which are redeemable at your booth during the day of the event; you may select what menu item you would like us to use to honor the food voucher. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Insurance: All food vendors must supply Alberta Main Street with a $1,000,000 Certificate of Insurance. The certificate must name Alberta Main Street as an additional insured party for the date of the event. Please email electronic copies to me or fax to (503) 688-1325, or mail/drop off at Alberta Main Street – 1722 NE Alberta Street – Portland, OR 97211.

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Questions: Please review the FAQs and if you can’t find the answer, send me an email. On the day of event, I can be reached at 503-208-6184. Please remember there are over 300 vendors and only one of me. Thank you for vending at Alberta Street Fair! I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

2017 Vendor Assignments

Kimberly Pillon, Vendor Coordinator
Alberta Street Fair 2017

(July 21, 2017) Vendor Update

(posted on the event portal)
Thank you for choosing to vend at the 20th annual Alberta Street Fair, presented by car2go, on Saturday, August 12th. We are only three weeks away…so much to do and so little time! We are excited to see so many familiar names and welcome many of you as first time vendors.

  1. Vendor Load-In Instructions. Please take a few moments to review these instructions prior to the event. We really appreciate your help making the event a smashing success.
  2. Vendor Location Assignments: We are currently working on vendor assignments and anticipate getting these to you on or before Monday, August 7th.
  3. Cancellations: This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to receive a partial refund for cancellations was July 15, 2017. Cancellation requests received after July 15, 2017 are non-refundable. If something does come up and you are unable to attend the event, we would appreciate you letting us know by sending and email to
  4. Call for Volunteers: We have over 100 volunteer shifts to fill and would really appreciate your help getting the word out. Here is the link to online volunteer sign up: We have posted quite a few messages on our social media outlets so please share if you can!
    That’s all for now, have a great weekend and stay tuned for more information.
    ~Alberta Street Fair


(March 24, 2017) Vendor Registration is Open 

(email message)
Held annually on the second Saturday in August, Alberta Street Fair provides over 300 vendor spaces to artists, craftspeople, food purveyors, jewelers, photographers, ceramicists, retailers, non profit organizations, and service businesses. All vendors must reserve a space in advance. Alberta Street Fair is Saturday, August 12, 2017