It will be the second location for Revolución owner Maria Garcia, joining at least 18 other businesses, including seven food trucks, in the indoor/outdoor market.
Portland Mercado, now five years in the making, is a project let by Hacienda CDC, designed to provide space for small and new Latino-owned businesses that might not otherwise have an opportunity to develop. It is one part economic development and one part cultural, arts and food hub.
A former employee of the Portland Mexican Consulate, Garcia opened her first coffee shop in SW Portland in February 2014 under the name Revolución Coffee House, specializing in coffees from Mexico and Guatemala roasted by Eugene-based Café Mam, as well as coffees from Nicaragua roasted by Portland-based Sandino Brothers Coffee.
The existing cafe’s drink menu includes numerous atoles inspired by traditional recipes, a spiced cafe de olla prepared traditionally in a clay pot, filter drip coffees and espresso drinks, and a sizable fresh food menu including tamales and pan dulce.
Eater Portland has reported that a soft opening of Portland Mercado, located at 7238 SE Foster Road, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, while the grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, April 11.