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Village Market

Village Market, a non-profit grocery store, has been serving the New Columbia neighborhood since May 28th, 2011.

Store Hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 7:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am-9:00pm

Good. Fresh. Local.

Village Market Kitchen offers healthy catering options for your next event or meeting. Check out our catering menu or contact Megan at

A Healthy Corner Store Project

Across the country projects are forming to improve access to healthy food in neighborhoods traditionally lacking in healthy food retail outlets.  In some of these areas where people have to travel 3-4 miles to purchase fresh food, corner stores selling chips, soda, alcohol and tobacco may be the only nearby options available.  In the New Columbia neighborhood of North Portland, stakeholders have come together to offer their community a new alternative for healthy food.

Building on years of strong community relationships and demonstrated leadership in health promotion and job creation, Village Gardens has taken on an ambitious new project: a community-run grocery store! Currently, there is no source of  groceries within a mile of the New Columbia community. The effort required to get affordable food is a huge strain on families who are traveling mostly by bus and foot.

With support from Janus staff and volunteers, the Housing Authority of Portland, and local and national business consultants, a resident committee created a project vision, a business plan, finalized the store layout, visited over 40 food wholesalers in the area, hired staff, stocked the shelves, and opened their doors to the neighborhood.

Our Mission

Located in the vibrant new neighborhood of New Columbia, The Village Market is committed to providing its community with quality, fresh, healthy, affordable groceries.  The Store will be a convenient, safe and clean environment for everyone, and it will reflect the needs of the community.

Our Products and Services

The store offers meats, produce, dairy, breads, household items, ethnic spices, fresh coffee, a selection of grab and go, healthy snacks for kids, and bulk items.  We offer a selection of grab n’ go items, including healthy soups, sandwiches, and salads.  The store is WIC and SNAP authorized, in addition to credit cards, and cash.

Directions to Village Market

4632 North Trenton Street
Portland, OR 97203
(503) 548-0374
15 Comments leave one →
  1. New Columbia Resident permalink
    October 30, 2011 4:51 am

    Actually, the nearest outlet is much closer than 15 miles away. Grocery Outlet is about 2 miles away.

  2. Moana permalink
    February 20, 2012 8:58 am

    My kids loved making and eating purple mashed potatoes with the purple potatoes you had for only .59 cents per pound! They were a big hit.

  3. July 6, 2012 3:54 pm

    I have been hearing about Village Market and so loved the idea of it. During the recent Sunday Parkways in the area I was able to visit for the first time. I am so happy that you exist for the neighborhood, and celebrate the space and the gift to the community you are offering. I bought a few things while there. One was half a vegetarian wrap, which was delicious, thank you. Your store gives me hope for the world.


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