Entrepreneurs & Employers

If you need help starting a business or with your existing business, there are many local resources that can help you reach your goals.

Mulu Terefe is an Employment and Training Advisor working in our community (as well as working with Our 42nd Avenue).  Mulu can meet with you in the Cully neighborhood, so please reach out to her today.

Mulu Terefe, Employment and Training Advisor
Office: (971) 722-2140, Cell: (503) 969-2769

Micro Mercantes Business Incubator

The Micro Mercantes Business Incubator operated by Hacienda CDC offers several services for small businesses, particularly culinary businesses, including training, advising, an affordable commercial kitchen and some sales opportunities.

Micro Mercantes
(971) 280-3825

NAYA Micro Enterprise

The NAYA Family Center offers a Small Business Class as well as other micro enterprise services and individual coaching.

Micro Enterprise
Santiago Vazquez, Microenterprise Coach
(503) 288-8177 ext. 280

Our 42nd Avenue

Are you a district business owner? Manage a business on 42nd or within commuting distance to Cully, Concordia, or Beaumont-Wilshire? Send Our 42nd Avenue your job postings and they’ll put them in their newsletter that goes out to almost over 500 local residents.

Our 42nd Avenue
5140A NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218
(503) 895-4952

Portland SCORE

Portland SCORE is part of a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. Portland SCORE has 70 counseling volunteers and counsels 1,100+ clients a year to help small business owners, as well as people considering starting their own business.

Portland SCORE
620 SW Main, Suite 313
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 326-5211

Workforce Network

The Workforce Network is the training division of Portland Community College (PCC) and aims to serve the highest number of businesses; public or private, big and small.

Portland Community College – Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center
5600 NE 42nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97218

Eddie Lincoln
(971) 722-2179

Gerardo Madriigal
(971) 722-2181

WorkSource Oregon

WorkSource Oregon is the state’s public workforce system that can help you find solutions to your workforce challenges, including finding skilled workers with your needs and providing training and business incentives.

WorkSource Oregon
30 N Webster Street, Suite E
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 257-HIRE (4473)


If you are looking for a job, check out the resources available for you.

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