We believe entrepreneurship empowers immigrants and their families through a growth in assets, income and a sense of achievement.

Micro Mercantes Business Incubator

The kitchen & training 

Micro Mercantes offers several services for small businesses, particularly culinary businesses, including: training, advising, an affordable commercial kitchen and some sales opportunities. We have also developed relationships with community partners that offer additional opportunities such as industry specific training, access to capital, legal advice, and sales. Our focus is businesses owned by people who identify as women or people of color, with a strong emphasis in the Latino community. 

If you are interested in our program, the first step is attending an orientation. Please visit Micro Mercantes to sign up or call us at 971-280-3825.

LA COCINA Y ENTRENAMIENTOS


Micro Mercantes ofrece varios servicios para las pequeñas empresas, en particular las empresas culinarias, incluyendo adiestramiento, asesoramiento, una cocina comercial asequible y algunas oportunidades de ventas. También hemos desarrollado relaciones con socios de la comunidad que ofrecen oportunidades adicionales tales como la formación específica de la industria, el acceso al capital, asesoría jurídica, y ventas. Nuestra atención se centra en propietarios de empresas que se identifican como mujeres o personas de color, con un fuerte énfasis en la comunidad latina.


Si usted está interesado en nuestro programa, el primer paso es asistir a una orientación. Por favor, visite Micro Mercantes para inscribirse o llámenos al 971-373-8514.

portland mercado, the first latino public market in portland -- Now open at 7238 se foster road!

affordable retail space, community events and culturally specific goods and services

Cities around the country have developed public markets that celebrate Latino culture and serve as an engine for economic development both for the Latino community and the region. The first Latino public market in Portland, The Portland Mercado, strives to do the same developing a place for commerce through the richness of Latino culture and cuisine.  Businesses in the Portland Mercado include an affordable commissary kitchen that houses the Micro Mercantes program, fresh and prepared foods from various regions in Latin America, specialty food and products, service providers and other culturally-welcoming businesses trusted by the Latino community. The Portland Metro region is increasingly becoming a diverse melting pot but is still challenged with inequities in terms of who has access to jobs, education, and training. The Portland Mercado provides a piece of the answer through a business incubator modeled to create jobs and affordable retail space for 20 new businesses to start and grow. Consider hosting your next event at the Portland Mercado or check out our facebook page.

To learn more or to become involved, please visit www.portlandmercado.org