TIERRA DEL SOL

Using fresh and organic ingredients, Tierra del Sol introduces us to the rich history of traditional cuisine from Oaxaca, Mexico. From their enchiladas and aguas frescas, to their tlayudas and tetelas, these handmade dishes will make you feel at home instantly. Tierra del sol has been growing their small business in Micro Mercantes Incubator since 2012, selling their products at farmer's markets and through catering. Having a food cart at the Portland Mercado will be their first permanent location. 

meet the owners

Meet Amalia and Juan Vazquez, husband and wife, co-owners of Tierra del Sol cuisine. Amalia worked as a social worker advocating for migrant agricultural workers for the oregon child development coalition from 2002 to 2009. She then decided to focus on her business and raising their 3 children, who often help with cooking, sales and marketing. Amalia and Juan trace their recipes back generations to their parents and grandparents -- recipes that they hope will ring their family version of el sabor oaxaqueño throughout Portland. 

about 

country of origin Santa cruz tacache de mina, oaxaca, mexico

living in portland for 22 years

significance of name  the name tierra del sol describes the spirit of oaxaca, from the famous song "canciÓn mixteca" by oaxacan composer JOSÉ LÓPEZ ALAVEZ

likes about Portland  friendly people, good food, community

favorite dish tlayuda, a traditional oaxacan dish, consisting of a 14" baked corn tortilla usually with meat, cheese, beans, tomato, cabbage, radish, avocado and salsa

goals for business to show our culture through our food by sharing various cultural traditions, and to get to know the people in our community


La gente Latina está creciendo mucho y es lógico que hace falta un tipo de mercado grande donde cualquier tipo de persona pueda conocer nuestra cultura
— Juan Vazquez Silva, Tierra del Sol

sobre 

país de ORIGEN  santa cruz tacache de mina, oaxaca, mÉxico

viviendo en Portland por 22 aÑos 

significado de nombre TIERRA DEL SOL, DESCRIBE EL ESPÍRITU DE OAXACA, DE LA CANCIÓN FAMOSA "CANCIÓN MIXTECA" POR EL COMPOSITOR OAXAQUEÑO JOSÉ LÓPEZ ALAVEZ

que Le gusta de Portland gente amigable, comida rica, comunidad

especialidad de la casa la tlayuda, un plato tradicional de oaxaca consistiendo de una tortilla de maiz dorada con carne, queso, frijoles, tomate, repollo, aguacate y salsa

metas para su negocio   mostrar nuestra cultura por medio de la comida y compartir varias cosas culturales con nuestros clientes, y a llegar a conocer la gente en nuestra comunidad


contact

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(503) 975-4805

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