By Steve Dubb
April 5, 2023 – A Black woman with a bucket hat smiling and resting on a coffee shop window counter. There is a sign below the counter that reads, “Black Businesses Matter.”
“From Owing to Owning,” reads a sign at the entrance of Plaza 122, a 29,000-square-foot strip mall near the corner of SE 122nd Avenue and SE Market Street in Portland, OR. The complex is modest, but it houses an estimated 27 primarily immigrant-led small businesses and nonprofits. What makes the strip mall unique is its community ownership. Read More.