My People’s Market is back, offering an immersive, in-person marketplace featuring 140+ BIPOC vendors each day, cultural performances, musicians, food, and beverages. The two-day event, sponsored by New Seasons, TriMet and Oregon State University, takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18 at the Bridge Lot at OMSI, 2201 SE 2nd Place in Portland’s central eastside. Find a full vendor list here.
This fall’s market joins the celebration of TriMet’s new FX2-Division line. Ride FX2-Divison for free on Saturday and visit other festivals planned along the route. TriMet will host special activities including mural painting and prizes.
Explore culinary offerings from across the globe including Black Star Grill, Maruka Loka, ReCoop, Spice of Africa, and We Grub. Thunder Island Brewing Company will provide cold adult beverages.
Sweet treat vendors at the market include Da Shave Ice Shack, Cake’N It Better, and Portland Chocolate Laboratory.
Performers on the YGB Portland Stage, presented by TriMet, include Taiko ensemble Unit Souzou; Mariachi Una Voz; and Bridge City Revival, bringing together Portland's finest soul music musicians.
The Numberz Stage will broadcast live from the market, featuring a carefully curated lineup of Portland DJ talent.
The market also coincides with OSU football, coming to Portland on September 17 at Providence Park! Join the OSU crew at My People’s Market Saturday before the game for prizes, giveaways and interactive workshops, all sponsored by the OSU Foundation, OSU Alumni Association, Office of Institutional Diversity, Office of Student Affairs, and OSU Extension and Engagement.
“Only My People’s Market can provide this kind of culturally immersive shopping experience,” said Amanda Park, Prosper Portland project manager. “The spirit of the market celebrates community, culture, and business while reimagining ways to support local multicultural entrepreneurs with broader exposure to grow and support their businesses.”
This year’s market continues to be a safe space for marketgoers of color and allies to shop local and support BIPOC businesses.
Follow the market on Instagram for event updates.
To register (attendance is free), visit EventBrite.
Market dates and times:
- Saturday, September 17 — 11 AM-5 PM
- Sunday, September 18 — 11 AM-5 PM
Source: Prosper Portland