Choose from a variety of empanadas representing different Latin American cuisine at the Empanadas Festival.
The Portland Mercado is the hub of Latin culture in our city. The public market space features eight food carts and six indoor businesses representing the diverse flavors of Latin America.
During the last week of February, the food carts and businesses at the Portland Mercado are cooking up something special.
If you’ve never had one before, an empanada is a baked or fried pastry turnover packed full of delicious savory and sweet filling. There are a variety of empanadas to choose from at the festival.
Empanadas Festival at Portland Mercado
The Empanadas Festival is happening February 22-26, 2023. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. all days.
Each empanada is made from traditional recipes and represents the cuisine and origins of each food cart and business. Savor the flavors of different empanada fillings, baked or fried. Meat and vegetarian options are available.
Cuisine at the Portland Mercado includes Peruvian, Yucatecan, Oaxacan, Costa Rican, Cuban, Mexican, Argentine and Columbian.
You can choose from empanadas at five businesses all featuring traditional Latin American recipes.
Participating Businesses and Empanada Flavors
- Ham and cheese
- Cheese and onion
La Carreta Pura Vida
- Guava and cheese
- Sweet corn topped with mango-passion fruit sauce
You can dine-in and order takeout during the Empanadas Festival. Some businesses will have them available for delivery.
The Portland Mercado is located at 7238 SE Foster Road. For more information and to place your order, visit Portland Mercado’s website.
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