Immerse yourself in a vibrant community of Portland creators at our city’s largest BIPOC marketplace, My People’s Market.
Started in November 2017, My People’s Market was created to help entrepreneurs of color to the travel industry and professionals who can help scale their businesses. It has since become our city’s largest Black, Indigenous, and people of color maker’s market.
This event lets you connect with BIPOC entrepreneurs, makers, artists, culinary artisans, beverage crafters and performers.
Here’s information about the upcoming event.
2022 My People’s Market
The market is taking place Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
My People’s Market features 120 vendors selling apparel and accessories, home goods, art, wellness and beauty products, books, stationery, and children’s items and food and beverages.
This is My People’s Market 5th anniversary. The first 500 visitors will get free birthday cakes on Saturday and Sunday along with limited edition birthday swag.
The event also hosts interactive performances, musicians, and artists on two stages. Here’s the entertainment schedule:
Saturday, November 19
- 11-11:10 a.m. Izzy The Real // Spoken word
- 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. DJ K Marie // Live DJ set
- 1:20-1:50 p.m. Brown Calvin // Live Music set
- 2:00-4:55 p.m. DJ Mami Miami // Live DJ set
Sunday, November 20
- 11:10 a.m.- 1:10 p.m. DJ Myrie // Live DJ set
- 1:15 -1:40 p.m. Mic Capes // Live Hip Hop set
- 1:45-3:00 p.m. DJ Lapaushi // Live DJ set
- 3-3:30 p.m. PsychoTropika // Live Electronic music and DJ set
- 4:10-4:55 p.m. Edna Vazquez with Mariachi Portland (// Live Mariachi Music and Dance
There is also a kids section with free craft activities, including writing a letter to Santa, paper bag stars, piñata kits, ornaments and more.
Make sure you arrive with an empty stomach so you can fill up on culinary offerings from Maruka Loka, Spice of Africa, La Casa de Mamá, Himalayan Dumplings by Kyikyi, and more. There are also seven vendors selling sweet treats.
The event is free to attend, but organizers do encourage you to register in advance for the day you plan to visit.
The market is held at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., in Portland. For more information, visit the My People’s Market website.
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