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My People’s Market Goes Down Tonight, Featuring Nong’s Khao Man Gai and More

The progressive market unites people of color

Breakout food cart Black Star Grill’s sesame-ginger steak bites with fried plantains and jollof rice
Facebook/Black Star Grill

One of the strongest rallying calls for entrepreneurs of color this city has ever seen, My People’s Market brings together nearly 100 vendors operated by Portlanders of color this evening, November 9. The inaugural My People’s Market is free to attend, with each vendor offering their goods for sale, and runs 4:30 to 8 p.m., inside The Redd on Salmon St. building, at 831 SE Salmon St.

Besides furnishing a way to connect with and support people of color, the market is designed to share live music, performances, gift ideas, and food by some of the city’s top restaurants. Spots to check out include the nationally recognized Nong’s Khao Man Gai, as well as Portland’s first Africa American-owned winery, Abbey Creek Vineyard. It is also a chance to try the new and noteworthy Black Star Grill food cart, serving plates from Ghana and West Africa.

This is just the beginning. See the full list of vendors on My People’s Market’s Eventbrite listing. The event is put on through a partnership with Travel Portland, Partners in Diversity, and Prosper Portland.