A licensed commissary kitchen
with a mission, for rent!

The Portland Mercado Commissary kitchen is a 24/7, accessible, non-profit Commercial Kitchen in Portland, Oregon. We welcome entrepreneurs in the beginning stages of their food business or who are looking to expand their small scale business. The current businesses that rent our licensed kitchen vary greatly - from Kenyan catered meals to packaged hot sauce selling at local and regional groceries to tamales at the local farmers markets.

Online Scheduling & Payment

Online Scheduling & Payment


How do I apply/contact the kitchen?

Fill out a quick inquiry/application form.

To get your questions answered, best is to come to a tour . You can also call/text 503.459.7725 or email

How much does it cost?

We are the only kitchen in Portland that applies rent based on your income. We have prices that vary based on the time of night or number of hours you rent. Fill out our inquiry to find out what you qualify for!

Where are you located?


At the Portland Mercado - a vibrant Latin American market right here in Portland.
The address is 7238 SE Foster Rd.

What is the application process?
what documents do I need?

What Equipment is in the kitchen?

We have a brand new, licensed kitchen with lots of amenities. Contact us for the latest info or specific questions.
Here is a list of some of the amenities.

Where does the profit go?

The rent you pay goes directly into the operating costs of the kitchen.  Any profit above that goes right back to this kitchen to keep providing an excellent facility for our community!

When is the kitchen open?

The kitchen is open every day of the week, 24 hours a day, including holidays. We want to make it easier for you to get started, and a flexible schedule helps as you balance work, business and family commitments.