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The Exchange: A Multi-Cultural Day Market!

Gaby Saldana-Lopez and Christina Estimé, SEUL Staff

SE Uplift, along with our partners Northeast Coalition of Neighbors and the East Portland Community Office, is incredibly excited to work on a new event that brings the SE, NE, and East Portland coalitions together in an effort to support a variety of businesses owned and operated by People of Color!

The Exchange is a multi-cultural day market that will bring together food, art, and performances from a wide spectrum of our community. We want to highlight and make space to support local vendors of color and their respective crafts. Our mission is to make meaningful connections across perceived differences to create more vibrant communities.

The Exchange is scheduled for Saturday, August 17th 2019. It will be located in our very own yard and block (at 3534 SE Main St. Portland, OR 97214) from 12:00pm-6:00 pm. It is completely FREE to attend and merchandise will be for sale! 

Please follow this link to get a ticket: Get your FREE ticket here!


Are there any fees to participate as a guest or vendor?

No, this event is FREE for all! We want to encourage people to support their local vendors by purchasing from them.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, there isn’t a minimum age requirement, this is an ALL AGES event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are several bus routes that are within walking distance from our location including 75, 14, 15, 2, and 20. We also have on-site bike parking.

If you are driving:

There is street parking but predict that it will be difficult to find one. We highly encourage taking public transportation or biking. If you do choose to drive consider carpooling!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Yes, for this event we have two organizers. Feel free to email either or for any questions that you may have regarding the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope, we appreciate you “getting a ticket” to RSVP to the event.

Will vendors accept cards?

Some of our vendors do and some don’t. If you forget the day of there are a couple of banks walking distance from our location with ATM including OnPoint, Wells Fargo, Advantis, Key Bank, Umpqua, and U.S. Bank.


*For more information about this free workshop, please contact Christina or Gaby at (503) 232-0010 ext 312 or 314 or and SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition values meaningful access to all programs, services, and activities. Our space has parking on site and an accessible entrance. Refreshments will be provided with reasonable accommodations to dietary restrictions. Please contact Christina or Gaby at least 48 hours prior to attending to request accommodations.

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