The Powerhouse Cafe
The Redd is proud to host the Powerhouse — a brick and mortar opportunity for minority-owned food businesses to access the full suite of resources provided by the Redd campus, as well as ongoing business support. In 2018, the Redd welcomed Portland Pupusas and Taqueria as our inaugural Powerhouse tenant.
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.
About the Powerhouse
As an incubator space, the Powerhouse is ideal for food truck and catering businesses that are looking to scale their reach. The Powerhouse is approximately 620 SF comprised of indoor space of 150 SF and additional patio space for seating. The indoor space is equipped with a type 1 hood, gas range, dishwasher, prep sink, hand sink, prep table, and shelving. Priority is given to minority-owned and women-owned business, who are able to to lease the Powerhouse space on the Redd campus for two years. Think your business is a good fit? Get in touch & let’s chat!