This has been an incredibly difficult time for most small business. Through the pandemic we have seen some getting assistance while others are denied, some close temporarily or pivot their focus while others close for good. Additionally, we have seen this massive movement for racial justice that ultimately is moving things in the right direction, but in the interim the struggles of small businesses are not going away.
In light of this, don’t forget to continue shopping local, particularly at Black-owned businesses. Please use the resources Mercatus, Black American Chamber, Black PDX, and I Love Black Food and show your support with $$ if you can, now and always: https://mercatuspdx.com/directory/black-owned-businesses/