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Taste of Latin America

Portland Mercado and Hispanicpros present the very first Taste of Latin America in Portland!

What a better way to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrate independence days from various Latin American countries than to come to the Portland Mercado for TASTE of Latin America. There will be bands, a DJ, crafts, food and beverages from over 20 regions of Latin America, activities for kids and more!

Thank you to our current sponsors: Jarritos (Novamex) Comcast, Metro, Warner Pacific, Zipcar, AAA, Banner Bank, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, Uno Mas Taquiza, Andina & SE Uplift (Construct your nicho or shadowbox display!) 

Music Lineup: 

12pm DJ Blas/Chavez Cumbia, salsa, pop, bachata and more) - all day

2pm  Grupo Latitudes (Andean style folklore)

5:30pm Cilantro (Latin American Tropical)

7:15pm Mariachi Mexico en la piel (Mexican fiesta jams)

Specials: If you Zip to Taste of Latin America with Zipcar Portland, they will reward you with a discount on a future drive and we will reward you with a $10 gift card that you can spend at any Portland Mercado business (does not include temporary booths). AAA will be raffling off  a bike jersey and a PLUS year membership and Jarritos will be giving away plenty of gear!

For Sponsors: Interested in partnering with us through sponsorship? Please contact Jorge Guzman at for more information.

Interested in volunteering?

Click here to RSVP on Facebook! 

Full press release