The Powerhouse Cafe
The Redd is proud to host the Powerhouse — a brick and mortar opportunity for BIPOC-owned food businesses to access the full suite of resources provided by the Redd campus, as well as ongoing business support.
About the Powerhouse
The Powerhouse is a brick and mortar opportunity for BIPOC-owned food businesses to access the full suite of resources provided by the Redd campus, as well as ongoing business support. As a restaurant-in-residence, it is ideal for an established food truck, coffee and bakery, or catering business that is looking to scale their reach through a secondary location. We are open to shared use models, where one business operates during open hours and another utilizes space during off-hours. The Powerhouse is 150 sq ft, with a small outdoor eating space, and equipped with a food safe certified kitchen (including a type 1 hood, gas range, dishwasher, prep sink, hand sink, prep table, and shelving). Priority is given to BIPOC-owned, non-binary-owned, and women-owned businesses, who are able to lease the Powerhouse space on the Redd campus for two years. Apply to the Powerhouse program by November 2nd, 2020. Our ideal powerhouse applicant shares and integrates into the Redd's mission, has a strong operating history, and well-established financials.
Rent in the Powerhouse is seasonally adjusted, at $1,000/mo through summer and fall. $500/mo through winter and spring. NNN is $200/mo. If rent is beyond your business’ budget, we encourage you to still apply and directly address the social and environmental benefits the business will achieve, as well as, the rent rates you can afford.
View slide deck from info session October 8, 2020.
Portland Pupusas & Taqueria
Established in 2018, Portland Pupusas and Taqueria crafts fresh salsas, tacos, pupusas, and more! Owner Eli Marroquin sources high-quality ingredients from many of the Redd’s community members including Three Sisters Nixtamal, Wilder Land and Sea and Cattail Creek Lamb and features rotating weekly specials. You can also find a well stocked grab-and-go refrigerator at the Powerhouse, featuring products from fellow Hacienda food and beverage businesses.
Originally finding success selling at the Gresham Farmer’s market, Eli is a graduate of the Hacienda CDC’s Food Business Boot Camp. He continues to work with their one-on-one business advisors and collaborate with businesses at the Portland Mercado. Eli has also recently been accepted into the Business Outreach Program, formerly with PSU, aimed at bringing a proof of concept to scale.