My People’s Market is back in person for the seventh time, offering an immersive, in-person marketplace featuring 75+ BIPOC vendors each day, cultural performances, musicians, food, and beverages. The three-day event, sponsored by New Seasons and Portland State School of Business, takes place Friday-Sunday, August 6-8 at between NW Davis and Flanders in the North Park Blocks. Find a full vendor list here.
Explore culinary offerings from across the globe including Spice of Africa, Meals 4 Heels, Eleni’s Kitchen Ethiopian Food, Everybody Eats, We Grub, Lo’s Burgers & Friends, Kaah Market, Hapa Pizza, and Favela Brazilian Cafe, among others. Cool off with custom drinks crafted with mixers and syrups direct from market vendors, served at a libation station, Sante Bar (411 NW Park Ave), a woman of color, queer-owned, and operated bar. Wind down with a relaxing wellness activation featuring a sound bath and shoulder massage. Delight and dance along with interactive performances, musicians, and artists curated by Y.G.B. Portland, performing on two MPM stages with the main stage located at 220 NW 8th Ave.
“This year’s market continues to be a safe space for market-goers of color and allies to shop local and support BIPOC business,” said Amanda Park, Prosper Portland project manager. “We’re excited to welcome our community back for a culturally immersive shopping experience that only My People’s Market can provide.”
This year’s theme is In It Together, a celebration and honoring of all that was lost and all that was born during the pandemic. BIPOC businesses were among those hardest hit during the pandemic. The spirit of the market is to celebrate community, culture, and business while reimagining ways to support local multicultural entrepreneurs with broader exposure to grow and support their businesses. Follow the market on Instagram for event updates.
COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place for both vendors and marketgoers. In addition, My People’s Market is happy to host NXNE Community Health Center Mobile COVID Vaccination Unit.
To register (attendance is free), visit EventBrite.
Market dates and times
- Friday, August 6 — 4-8 PM
- Saturday, August 7 — 12-6 PM
- Sunday, August 8 — 12-6 PM
~ Reposted from Prosper Portland