Micro Mercantes Kitchen: Licensed Commissary Kitchen with a Mission for Rent

Micro Mercantes Kitchen: Licensed Commissary Kitchen with a Mission for Rent

How to Rent:

Sign up for our Information Session by visiting www.micromercantes.com/information. The information Session is where you will get all of your questions answered and a tour of the kitchen.


The Micro Mercantes kitchen is an affordable, licensed non-profit commissary kitchen in Portland, Oregon that welcomes folks that are in the beginning stages of their food business or who are looking to expand. We offer a kitchen, trainings and advising and some sales opportunities. The current businesses that rent our licensed kitchen vary greatly - from Kenyan catered meals to real NY style bagels selling at cafes to tamales at the local farmers markets.  We :

  • Are a non-profit, so 100% of our profits go back in to our program
  • Offer our kitchen at an affordable rate
  • Connect each business in our kitchen to our free business advising & training
  • Happy to help guide you as you apply & start in our kitchen



The kitchen is open every day of the week, 24 hours a day, including holidays. 


In our sister project, the Portland Mercado - a vibrant Latin American market right here in Portland. The address is 7238 SE Foster Road.

Here is a list of some of the amenities: 

  • A modern, clean look with skylights, bright turquoise walls, concrete floors, pendant lights & wood truss ceiling.
  • Utilities, including compost
  • Wi-Fi
  • A/C
  • Cleaning supplies and towel & mop head service
  • Equipment, including:
    • 10x20 walk-in cooler
    • Reach-in freezer
    • Reach-in refrigerator
    • Ice maker
    • Secure dry storage units (first come, first serve)
    • Charbroiler
    • Convection Oven
    • Fryer
    • Range, 60", 5 burners, 24" griddle
    • Range, 8 burners
    • Kettle filler 
    • Tilt skillet
    • Boilerless convection steamer
    • Large exhaust hood
    • Mixer, Planetary 30 qt floor model
    • 1 mixers, planetary (table, 8 qrt)
    • 2 food processors
    • Pan racks and pans 
    • Large pots and pans
    • Large cutting boards
    • Immersion blender
    • 2 Vitamix mixers 
    • Tortilla Press 
    • Rice cooker
    • Hand sinks and prep sinks
    • Soak sink 
    • Rinse sink
    • High Temperature Sanitizer Dishwasher 
    • 9 large work/prep tables, stainless steel
    • Cleaning supplies and towels
    • 20 stools for classes

Contact Information

  • 7238 SE Foster
    Portland, 97206
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  • Phone: 971-280-3825
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  • Hours

    Sunday 6:00 am - 5:30 am
    Monday 6:00 am - 5:30 am
    Tuesday 6:00 am - 5:30 am
    Wednesday 6:00 am - 5:30 am
    Thursday 6:00 am - 5:30 am
    Friday 6:00 am - 5:30 am
    Saturday 6:00 am - 5:30 am