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 29, 2021
Startup 101: What you need to know
Mercy Corps Northwest offers resources to help guide you on your journey to become a business owner.
June 15, 2021
Stories from Southern Washington – Dorothy Golson of Southern Girl Delights
Dorothy Golson reopened her food cart, Southern Girl Delights, and Creative Catering by Dorothy, with support from Mercy Corps Northwest.
May 04, 2021
Stories from Walla Walla – Antonio Garcia of Abzuya Woodworking
Antonio Garcia leveraged a grant from Mercy Corps Northwest to launch Abzuya Woodworking in Walla Walla.
March 09, 2021
Meet Rebecca Smith: Native-Latinx-owned Ice Queen offers sweet solace during COVID-19
With support from Mercy Corps Northwest, Rebecca Smith has opened the world’s only all-vegan popsicle shop on Portland’s famed vegan strip: Ice Queen
February 19, 2021
Community first: Black entrepreneurs show us what’s possible
Across the Pacific Northwest, Black entrepreneurs show us what’s possible for local communities – showcasing craft, perseverance, and the power of humanity.