Several years after first proposal, the James Beard Public Market and its partner, Melvin Mark Development Co. were awarded a three acre site, located in the western end of the Morrison Bridgehead. The site will act as a year-round farmers market and will offer a good mix of downtown location with great access to public transportation. Multnomah County commissioners voted last Thursday 4-0 to approve the $10.4 million deal. Plans to open the market are set for 2016. Read more about it here.