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Black, Indigenous and People of Color Entrepreneurs near PSU Campus

 

We are proud to live in a city that encourages entrepreneurship and creativity. Vote with your dollar and support these local Black, Indigenous and People of Color-owned businesses. All of these are within walking distance of the Portland State University campus or accessible by public transit.

For a full list of Black-owned businesses in the Portland area, visit this Black-owned business directory from Mercatus. Also, check out the full directory of Black-owned restaurants in Portland.

Our fellow PSU blog, the Graduate Business Blog, compiled a list of BIPOC-owned cafes near PSU.

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Cafes, Restaurants and Food Carts

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Business & Student Needs

  • REDe Print n Shop - A print shop located directly on campus.
  • Annie Weller Consulting - Founded and owned by a Native American woman entrepreneur. Annie also founded The Leadership Lab, a nonprofit career, academic and transitional coaching organization that focuses on veterans, minorities and LGBTQ communities.
  • Design+Culture Lab - an Oregon certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), and Emerging Business Enterprise (ESB), this is a consulting agency that focuses on underserved populations and making positive change.
  • Smartr Management - They provide agile training methods for companies, career coaching and project management skills.
  • NewsBling - A daily email newsletter that uses quick, concise bullets to cover the latest news topics.
  • Oregon Web Solutions - This marketing company will help you reach your business goals.
  • Synergy Consulting - They provide software solutions and service for Energy Efficiency and Renewables Industries.
  • The Radical Brand Lab - They are a collective of brand strategists, inventors and artists to help companies develop their brand in a unique and radical way.

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Retail Clothing, Products and Art

  • Palette at Pioneer Place - Sells a variety of goods created by entrepreneurs of color in the local Portland area.
  • Quintana Galleries - Native American, Arctic and Mexican art gallery.
  • High sparrow - A boho chic clothing company.
  • Faro Fabrics - Anti-colonialist fashion label. Clothing is created by refugee women in Palestine and 100% of profits go to the Center for Study and Preservation of Palestine, Self Enhancement Inc., The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and region specific indigenous/marginalized community organizations during traveling pop-ups.
  • Produce Portland - Creative retail store that sells locally-made products and provides a social atmosphere for creatives throughout Portland.
  • Orox Leather Co. - Handcrafted leather products sold by a family from Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Health, Wellness and Beauty

  • Eber Health - Provides individualized preventive health check-ups from the comfort of your home.
  • Magnus Strength & Conditioning - This inclusive functional fitness gym includes Crossfit techniques and weightlifting.
  • Glory Tarot - Get your tarot card readings by a nonbinary Caribbean clairvoyant.
  • Bare Beauty LLC - They provide inclusive, personalized beauty services.
  • Elite Body Studio PDX - They provide body contouring and sculpting services.