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My People’s Market Returns this Weekend

Plus, an homage to strawberries, check out a queer wine festival next weekend, and Yonder will reopen as Hissyfit

By Katherine Chew Hamilton June 3, 2022

Zuckercreme's Strawberry Museum

There’s a lot to celebrate this week, from BIPOC food and goods vendors to LGBTQIA+ winemakers (including Hip Chicks Do Wine, Portland’s oldest urban winery) to the beginning of strawberry season. Here’s what to watch out for.

My People’s Market, Featuring BIPOC Vendors, Returns This Weekend

My People’s Market returns this weekend for the ninth time, and the event, organized by Prosper Portland, promises over 120 BIPOC vendors. Look out for hot food vendors including Spice of Africa, Kaah Market, and Black Star Grill, plus makers selling take-home food goods like Diaspora Chai Co, mochi doughnuts from Heyday, teas from Kenya-inspired Mamancy Tea, and hot sauces from Chelo. The lineup also includes apparel, accessories, and wellness vendors, plus music and art performances daily. The event takes place at the Workshop Blocks (1125 SE Water Ave) on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; grab free tickets on Eventbrite

Zuckercreme’s Strawberry Museum Has Returned

"Straw-beary" cookies from Zuckercreme

Zuckercreme, a Montavilla cafe and shop at 414 SE 81st Ave featuring treats and goods from various vendors, launched its month-long Strawberry Museum on June 2. For the entire month of June, the space will be dedicated to all things strawberry. We stopped by on its opening day and were delighted to find vintage and secondhand clothes with strawberry prints or strawberry patches added on, strawberry embroidered baseball caps and berets, handmade strawberry jewelry, strawberry prints and textile arts, and strawberry treats ranging from adorable macarons to strawberry Pop Tarts to strawberry ice cream. Even the playlist is strawberry-themed—we caught an earful of Kid Travis’s “Strawberry Skies.” The shop is open Wed through Sun from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Grab a Bacon-Egg-and-Cheese at the Dimo's SPK Pop-Up June 4-5

The beloved New York breakfast sandwich is making an appearance at Doug Miriello's breakfast pop-up at Dimo's, named for the essential accoutrements of salt, pepper, and ketchup. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for bacon-egg-and-cheese sandwiches on hard poppy rolls, plus Taylor ham/pork roll sandwiches (New Jersey's most contentious sandwich), bagel sandwiches, fish plates, and chocolate hazelnut babka.

The Made With Pride Queer Wine Festival Debuts June 11

Greg Cantu, co-owner of Hooray for You Wine Company, was tired of getting Pride Month requests from corporate and local businesses that didn’t benefit him—asks for discounted prices on wine, expensive costs to participate, and donating time to events, according to a press release. After talking with other LGBTQIA+ winemakers, he decided to start his own Pride event. This is the first Made With Pride event, and will showcase seven Oregon LGBTQIA+ wine purveyors. The event takes place June 11 from noon to 4 p.m. at Cellar 503 (4407 S Corbett Ave); tickets are available on Eventbrite for $20

Maya Lovelace’s Fried Chicken Spot Yonder Will Close June 26, Reopening as Hissyfit

A test dish from the new Hissyfit

June 26 will be Yonder’s last day in its current form at 4636 NE 42nd Ave, selling fried chicken and fluffy angel biscuits. On July 6, chef-owner Maya Lovelace, also formerly of Mae, will unveil a new restaurant in that space: Hissyfit. The draft menu promises a creative blend of Southern cuisine and various influences, from a spring onion cornmeal pajeon to trout with guajillo tomato butter to a koji-cured porkchop. According to a press release, the space is designed to be vibrant yet cozy, with custom botanical wallpaper, plants galore, clay dinnerware, and vintage glassware.  

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