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.
2023 My People’s Market Holiday Event
The market is taking place Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center.
My People’s Market features 160 small businesses selling apparel and accessories, home goods, art, wellness and beauty products, books, stationery, and children’s items and food and beverages.
The event also hosts interactive performances, musicians, and artists on the main stage, including:
- Marilyn T. Keller, Vocal Instrument
- Ballet Folkorico Academia Gabriela
- Mestizos Dance Group
- Candid Ramblings
- DJ A.T.M.
Make sure you arrive with an empty stomach so you can fill up on culinary offerings from La Casa de Mamá, Yoonique Phở & Grill, Himalayan Dumplings by Kyikyi and 11 more hot food and drink vendors. There are also many vendors offering snacks, sweet treats, beverages and pantry items.
Other special activities at the December market are crafts, a letter writing station, face painting, a photo booth, giving tree, photos with Black Santa and a reading corner with Nikki Brown Clown and Bolivia Carmicheals and an art showcase by Ori Gallery and Natalia Garica.
The event is free to attend.
The market is held at the Oregon Convention Center at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. in Portland. For more information, visit the My People’s Market website.
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