Wellspent Market To Honor
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Outdoor Marketplace & Gathering
Featuring Portland’s AAPI-Owned Small Businesses
Saturday, May 22, 2021
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Join Wellspent Market in recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Island Americans to our culture with an outdoor marketplace and gathering, in the parking lot, featuring food, drinks and goods from some of the AAPI-owned local small businesses they love including Fulamingo, Poppy & Finch, Sato Sharpening and more. The Wellspent Market team will also highlight their collection of pantry products from favorite AAPI-owned companies. Social distance and mask protocols will be followed and enforced.
Allie Guevarra’s baked goods pop-up inspired by Filipino culture & flavors.
Savory and sweet pastries for sale to enjoy onsite or to-go
Daphne Kauahi`ilani Jenkins’ is a holistic nutritionist, educator and artist behind Umauma Wellness and the creator of Aloha Friday Butter Mochi, the weekly IG bakesale that specializes in creative takes on the classic Hawaiian treat.
Butter Mochi for sale to enjoy onsite or to-go
Kana Hinohara Hanson and Erik Hanson’s delivery and pick-up grocery in North Portland that specializes in Japanese snacks, sake, and other cool items.
Snacks and Sake for sale to enjoy onsite or to-go
Weina Dinata’s design studio is inspired by the beauty, versatility and the crucial role of our naturally occurring native plants for our habitat. Poppy & Finch helps people to connect with nature in a deeper, meaningful and ecological way through their one-of-a-kind upcycle table-top garden, wall-mounted or hanging garden, educational gift-products, hands-on workshops and small-scale gardening consultation.
Living centerpieces for sale
Mobile knife sharpening business run by Yohhei Sato with the help of his best friend Noelle Eaton. Yohhei sharpens all kinds of blades by hand using his signature sharpening style that draws on tradition and his own experience.
On-site offering Knife and Garden Tool Sharpening by Yohhei
This year’s vintage of the namesake wine is a collaboration with local winemakers, Landmass. This sparkling wine was crafted using 3% of grapes from the gardens of Sorta Summer House pressed with some of the oldest Gewürztraminer in Oregon. Like a Champagne, each bottle rested on its fine lees, producing a smooth, dry, tropical Pét-Nat with tiny bubbles and a generous nose of roasted pineapple that fades into rain-drenched island Plumeria. The label was inspired by Hawaiian appliqué quilts, a tedious and ridiculously beautiful art form. Brett Stenson designed each element on the label to pay homage to a collective history shared with Hawaii by Brett the designer, Nicole Sakai of Sorta Summer House, and Malia Myers of Landmass Wines.
Wellspent Market is the exclusive retail partner to sell this year’s Sorta Summer Wine
Where: Wellspent Market, 935 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232
FREE and open to the public
Registration is recommended via Eventbrite but not required for entry
Real Good Food to Wellspent Market – A History
Real Good Food was started by former food writer and James Beard journalism award finalist, Jim Dixon, more than 20 years ago when he started shipping in olive oil from a farm he and his wife discovered on a trip to Italy. In order to support his own habit, he’d bring in a few bottles and sell some to his chef friends and neighbors. Once a year, chefs and food lovers would stride up his driveway, empty wine bottles in hand, ready to capture and take home some liquid gold. The business grew into a brick and mortar with a talented team, and during the pandemic blossomed into a national distributor of local and internationally sourced products under a new name, Wellspent Market. While the Real Good Food name has changed, this tradition has not!