My People's Market - Connections
Friday, November 9*
Public Market 5 pm - 10 pm
*The date published in October Portland Monthly issue is incorrect
A diverse marketplace of multicultural vendors
My People’s Market is a marketplace re-imagined as a gathering of Portland’s diverse and vibrant entrepreneurs, makers, artists, culinary wizards and beverage crafters.
Bring your friends and family to explore the diverse entrepreneurial talent of Portland at this free annual event. Support the community and shop at over 80 local multicultural businesses, talk with vendors, and network with local business owners of color. My People's Market is a celebration of equity and inclusion and has a festive and inclusive atmosphere. There will be live music, art, performances, activities, and of course, plenty to eat and drink from some of Portland's best eateries.
900 Southeast Main Street
Portland, OR 97214
A CELEBRATION OF BUSINESS, CULTURE, COMMUNITY
Launched in November 2017, My People's Market grew from a desire to create pathways for entrepreneurs of color to connect with the travel industry and new market opportunities.
My People's Market is a collaborative event organized by Travel Portland and Prosper Portland. The marketplace is aimed to advance opportunities for business owners of color by connecting them to the travel industry and other professionals who can help expand and scale their businesses. All the vendors are sourced from Mercatus. This event is one of a series of connection opportunities for the Inclusive Business Resource Network of Prosper Portland.
Last year's inaugural market featured more than 80 POC owned small businesses, a dozen performers, and a crowd of over 1,000. Check out the video below for a snapshot of the 2017 market.
2017's INAUGURAL market
bring your friends and family
The more the merrier. Bring your friends and family to share in celebrating Portland's local talent at our 2018 event.