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

Vendor Fees: 

  • Packaged Food/Wholesale $50 for a split table (we will provide the table and canopy)

    • submit license

    • 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.


  • 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.
Name *
Phone *
Note: All Wholesale/packaged food vendors must limit to 2 items in order to provide optimal experience and a range of choices for customers. Please describe the product and what is in it.
What will you have at your booth? Note: We require that all vendors provide marketing materials, table, chairs, canopy and any equipment and licenses required. If you have attended a Food Boot Camp/receive services from Micro Mercantes, we will provide the tent and tables. Please provide your own chairs.
Do you have a tent and are willing to share with another business to reduce cost and build community?
For food vendors. Please Check this box agreeing that you will get your Temporary Health Permit to sell food and that all food servers will have food handler's cards. *
We require that all vendors have an ODA license who are selling packaged food.
Liability Waiver + Photo Release *
LIABILITY WAIVER I hereby give Hacienda CDC, the Portland Mercado and Micro Mercantes the right to use photographs taken of me or my activity for reproduction in any medium for the purpose of trade, advertising, display and exhibition or editorial use. Release of Liability In consideration of acceptance of my entry in the above described event, I, intended to be legally bound, do hereby for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, waive, release and forever discharge any and all rights and claims for damages which may hereafter accrue to me against the below listed agencies, companies or entities, their officials, employees, and agents of any and all liability or responsibility arising from any injury received or incurred by participating in the event. I promise to inspect the event site and assure myself that the area is safe and further agree that I will not participate in the event unless I am satisfied that the area and conditions are safe. I voluntarily assume all risks arising from conditions related to the event site by others or myself. Applicant further agrees to indemnify and to hold the following organizations, their employees and agents harmless from any liability arising out of the activity applied for: (a) City of Portland, (b) Hacienda CDC, (c) Portland Mercado (d)Micro Mercantes. I hereby acknowledge and accept the above conditions of participation and agree to assume full responsibility for the safety of myself, my equipment and any artwork, and shall not permit potentially hazardous situations within or immediately adjacent to my assigned space. I further agree to hold harmless and release Hacienda CDC, Portland Mercado, Micro Mercantes and the City of Portland all liability therefore. I understand that I must obtain my own insurance if I desire insurance coverage for the event, as no insurance coverage is provided to me by Hacienda CDC, Portland Mercado, Micro Mercantes or the City of Portland. You must accept the terms of this waiver by checking "yes" in order to be considered for 2nd Year Anniversary.
Payment must be recieved before acceptance to 2nd Year Anniversary. For unapproved applications, payment will be returned. You can pay with a card online (No later than 3/29) Deliver check (must be received no later than 3/29) to 7238 SE Foster Road between normal business hours Monday - Thursday 10am-5pm.

Payment (not necessary for Community Action Partners)

Pay for 2 year anniversary