Old Town Portal Market

As of December 4, 2020, the Portal Market is open for business!

About the Old Town Portal

For Program Information

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OT Portal 1

Historic Old Town hosts the Portal Market located on the east side of the Old Town Plaza. 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

To become part of the Portal Market an application must be submitted for an Old Town Solicitations Permit. This allows applicants eligibility to participate in the issuance of permits for the H-1 Historic Old Town Zone for a one-year commitment, which ends June 30 of each year. There are 50 active craft units in operation at one time, if the program is full, applicants are added to a waiting list. Applications are welcome throughout the year.

Application for FY22 Permit Cycle.

A $25 non-refundable application fee is due upon submission of Portal Market Application.

Old Town Portal Craft Units

Space Assignments

July 22- July 28, 2021 
July 29 - August 4, 2021 
August 5 - August 11, 2021 
August 12 - August 18, 2021 
August 19 - August 25, 2021 
August 26 - September 1, 2021 
September 2 - September 8, 2021 
September 9 - September 15, 2021
September 16 - September 22, 2021 
September 23 - September 29, 2021 
September 30 - October 6, 2021 
October 7 - October 13, 2021 
October 14 - October 20, 2021
October 21 - October 27, 2021 

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 H-1 Historic Old Town 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 H-1 Historic Old Town Zone, two representatives of the Portal Market and one member-at-large.


View membership on this board.


Meetings are held at the Old Town Police Substation at 4 p.m. 

Schedule of Meetings

  • March 18, 2020 - Rescheduled 
  • June 2, 2021  
  • July 21, 2021 
  • August 25, 2021 
  • October 13, 2021 
  • December 8, 2021 
  • February 16, 2022 
  • April 13, 2022 
  • June 8, 2022 

Agendas & Minutes