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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March 04, 2020
Stories from Washington: How YouTube fueled an entrepreneurial dream
Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Beatriz Mercado followed her dreams of moving to the United States and opening her own business.
February 21, 2020
Becoming Lami Autobody
The story of how Mercy Corps Northwest helped a determined refugee get his business off the ground in Portland, Oregon.
January 06, 2020
VISTA stories: Centering the voices Oregonians with disabilities
Yvonne Chung is part of Mercy Corps Northwest’s AmeriCorps VISTA program that places individuals in a year-long community service role at local nonprofits. She served through 2019 at Community Vision in Portland, Oregon.
November 25, 2019
Explore the 2019 Northwest Made lineup
The Northwest Made Holiday Market is returning for its sixth year with even more food, fun, and festivities. Bringing together a new line up of some Portland’s most innovative entrepreneurs, creative confections, and dazzling wares from 40+ vendors, there are endless reasons to #ShopNorthwestMade.
November 06, 2019
Meet Lily-Rygh Glen: The force behind Portland’s Flexible Fitness
As Lily-Rygh makes you do crunches, planks, and lunges, witty exercise quotes graze the walls – helping to re-write dated narratives in the mind of anyone who enters.