Local Makers2021-02-01T14:29:02-08:00
Deep Roots. Full-Circle Philosophy.

LOCAL – MARKET OF CHOICE

When you shop with us, you’re choosing to support an independent, family-owned and operated Oregon grocer that carries more than 7,000 local products and employs more than 1,400 Oregonians. In addition to offering thousands of local products, we help many food and beverage makers get their businesses off the ground. We offer our professional advice, assist with product distribution and share their stories with you, our customers.

We also purposefully promote and celebrate our BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and WOMXN makers and partner with organizations that do the same. We define a local maker as someone who is able to deliver to our stores and return home for dinner the same day.

This full-circle philosophy of supporting local translates into healthier communities, meaningful jobs and a stronger state-wide economy. Follow along as we share local maker stories, learn more about our local programs, and stop in and see how many local products you can find!

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Amplify Program

MOJO & AMPLIFY

Through our Mojo and Amplify programs and meaningful partnerships, we support local makers by providing guidance, development support, targeted funding, distribution solutions and amplification.

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Working With Purpose

WORKING WITH PURPOSE

We believe in working with purpose. To us, that means caring about our communities and demonstrating our commitment to giving back and following through on actions related to social justice and kindness.

FOLLOW ALONG

Dig Local

DIG LOCAL

By partnering with Oregon farmers to help grow their farm offerings, we’re able to bring you fresh, local, unique produce throughout the season. Together, we’re cultivating a stronger food community.

DIG LOCAL FARMS

Block and Blade

BLOCK & BLADE

We develop close relationships with ranchers and fisherfolk to bring you the highest quality, best-tasting sustainably sourced seafood and humanely raised beef, pork, poultry and lamb.

MEAT & SEAFOOD

Local Makers

Felton & Mary’s

Felton and Mary Campbell were adventurous free spirits, loving grandparents, urban farmers and generous hosts who were known for turning strangers into friends and friends into family.

Portland Creamery

Meet Shawn Fels, president of Portland Creamery, who shares his passion for making single-origin, farmstead chèvre with fresh milk that comes from an award-winning, pasture-raised herd of dairy goats in Molalla, Oregon.

Hibisbloom

Popular throughout West Africa, hibiscus flower tea is a tradition that Hibisbloom owner Affouet Price wanted to share with the world. This Portland-based company was started by Affouet and her mother in June 2019 to do just that.

Villa Jerada

Market of Choice works closely with local makers and importers, like Mehdi Boujrada, owner of Villa Jerada in Portland, to source the very best products from around the world and close to home.

Bloom Caramel

Handcrafted in Portland, Bloom Caramel sauces are made with organic cane sugar, Oregon sea salt, vanilla and coconut milk. The result is a caramel that is wonderfully flavorful, vegan-friendly and free of allergens.

La Porteña Chimichurri

Bring abundant taste and tradition to the table with La Porteña Chimichurri. Made in Portland with locally sourced ingredients, this small-batch chimichurri is crafted from a family recipe with Argentinian roots.

PDXPOP!

A subsidiary of Meals on Wheels People, PDXPOP! produces flavor-forward gourmet popcorn in small batches, featuring natural, Non-GMO ingredients. Proceeds help fund hot and nutritious meals to homebound elderly in the Portland area.

Swiss Rösti

While traveling abroad, Portlander Steve Caldwell tasted a Swiss rösti for the first time and immediately fell in love. A chef in his own right, Steve created his own crispy potato pockets bursting with warm delicious flavors.

Roons

Naturally gluten-free and oh-so-good, Roons macaroons are simply marvelous! Crafted in Portland with the highest quality ingredients, they have a sweet, but not-too-sweet flavor that is sure to make you swoon.

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