Portland Mercado

Project needs: 

Brand Messaging & Storytelling
Copywriting & Editing

Organization mission statement:  Low income entrepreneurs will launch, grow and keep their food businesses in the City of Portland, creating wealth and jobs for their families and communities. They will be the forefront of the food trends in the city and beyond, innovating and creating new products and markets and making the city’s food landscape more vibrant and inclusive.

Are you a:: Organization

This organization or cause is a 501(c)3 non-profit: Yes

What community or cause does your organization serve?: The Commissary Kitchen at the Portland Mercado is the only nonprofit Commissary in Portland. The Portland Mercado serves as the production space for 60+ small businesses, as well as offers bilingual advising and classes to 100+ more entrepreneurs. 85% of our renters in the Kitchen are low income.

Project description: Searching for an engaged and dedicated volunteer who will conduct interviews with our clients and produce copy for our website (currently in a remodel).

It is important for us to be able to show an inside view into the world of our clients - entrepreneurs who are creating the economy and culture of Portland. This volunteer would provide copy for our Marketing Coordinator who would market on our website, Facebook and print media. The stories would also serve an important role in grant applications. Spanish/English speakers are preferred. Please inquire, even if monolingual.

How will this creative work help you overcome challenges or meet specific goals?: We lack the time/funds for our staff to do these important one on one interviews with out clients. We want the greater Portland area the clients that are making up the small businesses in Portland, and what our kitchen and advising program offers.

Project needs: storytelling

Project Timeline: 1-2 months

Current website: http://www.portlandmercado.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PortlandMercado/

Instagram: @PortlandMercado