Meet the owner of Portland's only all-vegan popsicle shop
Ice Queen's refreshing flavors and “cute” aesthetic make it a favorite for Portlanders. The shop's growth was made possible by a small business (IDA) grant from Mercy Corps Northwest.
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June 07, 2022
Daphne’s Botanicals Blossoms in Downtown Portland
Most afternoons, you can find Daphne Peters in Redux Collective’s shop window, caring for her plants while helping customers find the best foliage for their spaces. From banking to botany, Daphne left her finance career in the concrete jungle that is New York City almost a decade ago.
April 11, 2022
Your Guide To Building An Eco-Friendly Small Business
Small businesses often lead the charge when it comes to keeping local and sustainable practices at the forefront. But not all small businesses have a plan for how to operate in a sustainable and climate-smart manner. Read our tips to see if you're on the right track.
March 16, 2022
Good Rain Farm – Growing From Native Roots
Michelle Week is the owner and founder of x̌ast sq̓it or Good Rain Farm in Portland, Oregon. She is working to sustainably bring First Nation foods back into daily diets after receiving an IDA small business grant.
February 01, 2022
Regina Morgan put her faith in hair braiding
Regina Morgan is the owner of 10:30 Hair Braiding and Natural Hair in Vancouver, Washington. Her small business is now thriving thanks to a Mercy Corps Northwest COVID relief grant she earned in 2021.
January 18, 2022
In the community – M&M Marketplace + Pollos Aguilar
The M&M Marketplace is a weekend market in Hillsboro, Oregon that is filled with goods and flavors from across Latin America. They've supported businesses like Pollos Aguilar with business education classes from Mercy Corps Northwest.