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Fostering Business Profile: The Portland Mercado

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This month’s Fostering Business Profile is of our second newest board members, Hacienda CDC. For the profile on our newest board member, check out Cathy Chang by clicking the link.

Known on Foster as the driving force behind the Portland Mercado and Micro Mercantes Kitchen, Community Development Corporation, Hacienda is dedicated to strengthening families by providing affordable housing, home-ownership support, economic advancement and educational opportunities to the Latino community in Portland.

I interviewed Jamie Melton, Marketing Coordinator for the Mercado.

How long have you been in business on Foster?

We’ve been here 1 year and 1 month.

What’s your favorite thing about what you do?

Bringing diverse communities together to celebrate and learn about Latin American heritage, and helping start-ups develop their products and business models.

What’s the best way to take a break on Foster?

I like to walk to the Holgate library or get drinks at any of the great patios (Bar Maven, Bar Carlo, Barrio 😉 )

What snack should we have at the next FABA meeting?

Ceviche, patacones, mole bowl, Tacos del Barrio, Tlayuda, Kaah market chips and salsa, pupusas… How does one pick?!