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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

El Espíritu del Emprendedor

Join the Portland Mercado this Thursday for the grand opening of El Espíritu del Emprendedor (the Spirit of Entrepreneurship), an exhibit about Latinos in Oregon.


El Espíritu del Emprendedor highlights our region’s proud and diverse culture of Latino entrepreneurship. The exhibit shares stories dating back to the 1800s, before census data even captured the Latino community in Oregon.  El Espíritu presents an important conversation about transitioning from employee to business owner, and from immigrant to Oregonian.


The Mercado is a grassroots economic development project of Hacienda CDC in southeast Portland. It celebrates Portland’s Latino cultural heritage with food, entertainment, and art.


El Espíritu del Emprendedor is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s project grant program. Nick is proud to serve as Council Liaison to RACC, as it invests in diverse and accessible arts and culture programs that reach all people in our community.


Check out the Portland Mercado’s website to learn more about the exhibit.


El Espíritu del Emprendedor: Latinos in Oregon Exhibition

Portland Mercado

7238 SE Foster Rd.

Grand Opening: Thursday, October 15, 6 – 7:30 pm

The exhibit runs through the end of the year.

Photo courtesy of Portland Mercado.