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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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.
November 01, 2019
Inspired by tradition – PDX Empanadas
Inés Berón and Walter Rodríguez left Uruguay during a financial crisis in South America in the early 2000s in search of new opportunity.
September 19, 2019
Stories from Washington: The road to Dani’s Cleaner
With 7 years of experience working for a cleaning company, her GED, and a partner in Mercy Corps Northwest, Veronica Alvarado finally realized her dream of starting her own cleaning business.
August 20, 2019
Portland’s Ringed helps couples forge their own commitment jewelry
Allison Ullmer has been a jeweler and metalsmith for over 16 years. Her Portland business, Ringed, teaches people how to craft each other's wedding bands, ceremonial rings, and engagement rings.