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Old Town Portal Market

Support local makers, the Portal is open for business!

About the Old Town Portal

For Program Information

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Historic Old Town hosts the Portal Market located on the east side of the Old Town Plaza. The Market operates daily from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. however, the vendors sell at their discretion, so the number of vendors varies from day to day. The Market serves as an outlet for local artisans to sell their handmade jewelry. Turquoise, a popular New Mexican gem, along with other precious minerals can be found incorporated in bracelets, earrings, and necklaces alike. If you're looking to purchase authentic, handcrafted jewelry of the Southwest, the Old Town Portal Market is the place to be.

Become a Part of the Portal Market

Interested local artisans are encouraged to join the Albuquerque Old Town Portal Market. The City program is happy to accept applications from vendors of all backgrounds, something that makes this Portal Market unique from other programs around the state.

Applying to the Portal Market

Applications to participate in the Old Town Portal Market are now closed. 

Old Town Portal Market Advisory Board

The Old Town Portal Market Advisory Board reviews the policy for solicitations and acts to promote communication and collaboration among the parties affected by the Portal Market activities in the Old Town HPO 5 Zone by conducting public meetings on a bi-monthly basis.

The Old Town Portal Market Advisory Board is composed of five members including two representatives of the merchants or property owners in the Old Town HPO 5 Zone, two representatives of the Portal Market and one member-at-large.


View membership on this board.

Schedule of Meetings:

Meetings are held at the Albuquerque Museum Conference Room at 4 p.m. 

  • January 11, 2023 
  • April 19, 2023 
  • June 21, 2023
  • October 18, 2023
  • December 20, 2023
  • February 21, 2024
  • April 17, 2024
  • June 12, 2024 (Meeting in the Auditorium)
  • August 21, 2024 
  • October 16, 2024 
  • December 18, 2024 

Agendas & Minutes