Elevate your business in new industries and undiscovered markets. Connect with other entrepreneurs and a network of business resources.

What is Mercatus Membership? 

As a Mercatus Member, you are joining hundreds of other racially and ethnically diverse business owners. Collectively the Mercatus community is elevating a vibrant and multicultural narrative of business ownership. As a member, your business can benefit from greater exposure, new business leads, and community wealth building opportunities. 

Mercatus has partnered with Travel Portland, Portland Means Progress, and the City of Portland to elevate the directory which receives hundreds of visitors each month. 


  • An easy-to-find business page on the Mercatus website. You can include a personalized business description, contact info, logo, and a photo gallery. Use your profile to build your digital presence.
  • Mercatus Magazine and business directory


  • Support through Prosper Portland’s Inclusive Business Resource Network
  • First access to signature Mercatus events like: My People’s Market and Mercatus Mixer
  • Monthly “Members Only” newsletter that includes: business news, training, and special deals


Mercatus provides pathways to new business opportunities including access to booming Portland industries like: athletic and outdoor, technology, green cities, manufacturing, and tourism. 

In addition, as a member be the first to know of trade shows and procurement opportunities.

Pick the membership that works for you and your business.
Level Up

Maximize your visibility and take your business to another level.

List Your Business

Great if you are registered and operating business.

Mercatus Community

Perfect for the arts community and new businesses.

$100/ yr
Mercatus Member Newsletter with discount, resources, and events designed just for you.
Exclusive access to events like My People's Market and Momentous
Your business listed on the online Mercatus Business Directory
Reach new audiences with a business profile featured in the Mercatus Magazine

As a Level Up Member your listing is twice the size and includes a color logo or image

Market directly to hundred's of businesses in the Mercatus Community with a "Member Message" email. (One per year per member)
  1. Fill out the application – Takes about 5-10 minutes
  2. Check your email (and your junk box just in case). You will receive your user name and password to keep your profile up to date.
  3. The Mercatus team will review your profile and notify when you have been added.