Old Town Portal Market

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

About the Old Town Portal

For Program Information

Please contact City of Albuquerque Community Events:

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

January 7 - January 13, 2021
January 14 - January 20, 2021
January 21 - January 27, 2021
January 28 - February 3, 2021
February 4 - February 10, 2021 
February 11 - February 17, 2021
February 18 - February 24, 2021 
February 25 - March 3, 2021
March 4 - March 10, 2021 
March 11 - March 17, 2021
March 18 - March 24, 2021 
March 25 - March 31, 2021
April 1 - April 7, 2021
April 8 - April 14, 2021 
April 15 - April 21, 2021
April 22 - April 28, 2021 
April 29 - May 5, 2021
May 6 - May 12, 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 virtually 5:30 p.m.

Schedule of Meetings

  • July 17, 2019 - Rescheduled
  • July 31, 2019
  • September 4, 2019
  • September 18, 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • March 18, 2020 - Rescheduled

Agendas & Minutes