Community Resources

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Portland Area

Micro Mercantes – Hacienda CDC 

Business development for low income food entrepreneurs

  • A “hotline” for people just starting a food business that functions as a great, live Q&A. It is 971-280-3825 or
  • Evening orientation that explores entrepreneurship and owning a food business.
  • Two week (6 evenings) food business boot camp that introduces entrepreneurs to resources such as New Seasons buyers, farmers market managers, food cart owners, caterers, health inspectors, insurance agents, marketing and more.
  • IDAs – or matched savings accounts – to help buy things for their business.
  • Monthly lending circle paired with financial education.
  • Affordable commissary kitchen for rent