My People's Market

My People’s Market is designed and supported by

Prosper Portland and Travel Portland

Launched in November 2017, this event brought the diverse and vibrant communities of Portland together to celebrate entrepreneurs, makers, artist, culinary wizards, and beverage crafters. 

The market grew from the desire to create pathways for entrepreneurs of color to connect with the travel industry and new market opportunities. 

Get Involved

There are a lot of ways to join the Mercatus community and support My People's Market. 

  • Add your business to the Mercatus Directory 
  • Be a vendor at the market. This year we have two markets, one in June and one in November. Application will be available by February. Join the Mercatus Newsletter to make sure you don't miss out. 
  • Join us at our My People's Market Networking events, check the events page for a list of what's coming up
  • Sponsor or volunteer. It takes a lot of time and resources to pull together a celebration like this. Let us know if you are interested in learning more. Email Amanda Park at
  • Come to the market and bring your friends! 

It takes community to support community