02.25.2019 Culture, Community, and Business

In town for NTC? Here are some businesses you should support.

Deadstock Coffee's business owner.

Pictured above: Ian Williams, owner of Deadstock Coffee. Photo Credit: Vanndy Ouk @vanndy_ on Instagram.

Can you believe #19NTC is in two weeks? We certainly can’t…

Here at ThinkShout, we’ve been buzzing with excitement over the conference and a chance to share the city we love with the community that we hold in high regard. After all, without you, NTC doesn’t exist. We’re of course anticipating #NTCBeer and our Happy Hour hosted at our office on March 13th (RSVP and reserve your spot if you haven’t yet!). But in the end it gets down to ensuring you have a rich, vibrant experience in our city.

Portland is often branded as a very homogenous city, but there are in fact many LGBTQ- POC- and womxn-owned businesses in town that we love. We hope you take the time to support them while in town. Below is a collection of places the ThinkShout team holds near and dear. This is by no means a comprehensive list, which is why we have included some other resources that could help you find local businesses we encourage you support while you’re here for #19NTC:

HOTELS or PLACES TO WORK FROM WHILE IN TOWN

Sapphire Hotel
Society
Workfrom

COFFEE SHOPS

Deadstock Coffee
Posie’s
SweeDeeDee

FOOD

Almafi’s
Brass Tacks
Dar Salam
E’NJONI CAFE
Rose City Taqueria
Taqueria Santa Cruz
Barreled Bee Honey
Cannon’s BBQ
Pho Jasmine
Nourish NW
Ruby Jewel
Milk Glass Market

DRINK

La Familia Cider - try their Tamarindo cider!! So good.
Brewvana
Freeland Spirits
Olive or Twist

A MIX OF THINGS

Mercatus PDX
AllGo
The Radical Brand Lab
Marie Ernst - If you need buy soap
Champions Barber Shop - Get fly before your session presentation
Abbey Creek - If you need a quick jaunt out of the city

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

Travel Portland list of minority-owned businesses
Racist Sandwich POC directory
Yelp will sort based on parameters you dictate
I love Black food

We look forward to having you in town! Got more suggestions to add to this list? Add it in the Community Thread on nten.org.

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