Vendor & nonprofit attendance application
Join us in celebrating PUEBLO UNIDO: Our 2nd Year Anniversary with food and culture to benefit local organizations serving immigrants. See Schedule and info here
Historically, our events have attracted between 3 - 5,000 guests, creating an estimated economic impact of over $35,000 for the vendors per event while supporting the launch of many new food businesses!
Our 2 Year Anniversary will build on the success of prior events in delivering a unique-to-the-region Latin American culinary and cultural experience, while creating economic development opportunities for entrepreneurs who are at the beginning stage of business. To compliment the diversity of foods and beverages, there will be a wide variety of Latin American entertainment including live music, dancing, kid friendly activities and art.
VENDORS *only accepting FOOD businesses associated with Micro Mercantes Kitchen or Services. Other services such as art & activities do not need to be associated with Micro Mercantes*: Spaces are limited. We are only accepting packaged food products at this time. Please submit your application as a food or service/retail. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis and preference will be given to businesses that represent the diversity of Latin American cuisine and culture, or who have been in the Incubator Services of Micro Mercantes (ex: advising or kitchen rental). Products must not directly compete with existing vendors or service providers.
All food vendors must limit their menu to 3 food items in order to provide optimal experience and a range of choices for customers. The event is free to guests. Completed online applications, along with payment will be reviewed in a timely manner and applicants will be notified and contacted with approval within 2 weeks. The Portland Mercado will refund 100% of vendor fees if your application is not approved. Vendors must use only biodegradable service ware -- NO STYROFOAM and NO PLASTIC
Packaged Food/Wholesale $50 for a split table (we will provide the table and canopy)
may have sampling (we will provide proper sanitary station. You may also have access to our kitchen at added cost)
Service or Retail client of Micro Mercantes $50 for a split table (we will provide the canopy)
Service or Retail, not a client of Micro Mercantes $50 (you must provide your own 10' x 10' canopy)
Recipe Feedback Sampling (for businesses in Boot Camp or beginning advising with Micro Mercantes): $20 (Micro Mercantes provides health safety training, sanitary station, and the tent. Table Space will be shared)
Community Action Partners: no charge
If you rent the Micro Mercantes kitchen you will have access to cold storage and waste water disposal
Please note that in order to be approved vendors must have:
A business name
Marketing materials (clear sign and menu with prices)
Only 1- 2 products (if packaged food)
Provide their own service ware, chairs and canopies (see notes above on your vendor type)
Have proper licensing and proof of insurance (see requirements here)
An Health Department approved kitchen (if applicable)
Hand washing station (supplied by us), and comply with all other health department regulations
Be able to attend our all vendor meeting Thursday April 6th, 4-6pm.
The deadline for submitting this application (and payment) is MARCH 29, 2017.
Please pay online at the bottom of this page, or bring your check to: Portland Mercado ℅ Hannah Edlefsen 7238 SE Foster Road Portland, Oregon 97206. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 10am-5pm. Cancellations made a week ahead of the event will be fully refunded. Cancellations made less than a week before the event will not receive a refund.
COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERS:
- Must have proof of insurance (see requirements here)
- There is no tabling fee for this event - we are happy partner with other nonprofits for this event!
- Provide your own canopy. Must be 10' x 10' Please indicate if you are willing to share your tent space.
Payment (not necessary for Community Action Partners)