The Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is a celebration of different cultures and the community that brings us all together. This year, our sponsors were each asked to bring something more to the Fiesta than just themselves. Each were asked to bring an event element that highlights and serves our local Latino community. We’re proud of what our Sponsors achieved this year in making Cinco de Mayo a true community celebration!
About our Community Booth Sponsors: This badge belongs to those sponsors who invest in bringing a local nonprofit to the Fiesta. This program gives the sponsor a booth at the event, and then provides FOR FREE a booth to an amazing local organization. Our Community Booth Sponsors have provided an opportunity for the following nonprofits:
Fiesta Fun: This year we are proud to have Providence Health & Services sponsor our newly expanded Providence Health Plaza de Niños! This is a family friendly zone chock full of fun cultural activities and crafts for children, free face painting, and private spaces for nursing mothers and diaper changes.
About our Sponsor: Providence Health & Services in Oregon is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and affiliated services guided by a Mission of caring that the Sisters of Providence began in the West nearly 160 years ago. Their core values are rooted in compassion, dignity, justice, excellence, and integrity.
Fiesta Fun: The Jose Cuervo Tequila Experience is a bilingual, educational tour of the places, people and process of making tequila. For adults 21 and over, this free attraction ends at our tequila bar where you can learn about and taste premium tequilas, from different tequila distilleries in Jalisco. You can also enjoy special Fiesta Cuervo Cocktails. This is a first for Portland’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, be sure not to miss out!
About our Sponsor: As the largest and oldest tequila producer worldwide, Jose Cuervo is committed to generating positive impact communities and adhering to sustainable agriculture. Learn more about this sustainable process in the Jose Cuervo Tequila Experience.
Fiesta Fun: Test your luck in Lotería, brought to by MetroPCS. Each game is free and 150 prizes are grabs each day: with top prize packages every hour and a daily premier prize. Between games, recharge in the MetroPCS lounge! Relax and charge your phone while reveling in the spirit of the Fiesta.
About our Sponsor: MetroPCS is the flagship prepaid brand of T-Mobile US, Inc., and a leading provider of unlimited data, talk, and text plans with taxes and regulatory fees included – there are no surprises, period. MetroPCS offers the freedom and convenience of an affordable, no-contract wireless service, riding on the 4G LTE T-Mobile network.
Fiesta Fun: The Fiesta is excited to have T-Mobile sponsor TWO Community Nonprofit Booths. Their sponsorship is giving both Latino Network and Oregon Jalisco 4 Kids a free opportunity to join us at the Fiesta and get in front of tens of thousands of people. Stop by their #BeMagenta Truck and say thank you!
About our Sponsor: Headquartered in our Pacific Northwest, T-Mobile is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation.
Fiesta Fun: The Fiesta wouldn’t be the same without our favorite beers: Modelo, Pacifico and Corona! They are bringing the beer and the fun, but they are also giving back in a big way. They are providing great prizes at the Loteria tent, including a raft for your beer cooler and a brand new Pacifico retro cruiser bike!
About our Sponsor: Constellation Brands is the visionary company behind the beer, wine and spirits brands that you love and have celebrated with for over 70 years.
Fiesta Fun: Bloodworks Northwest is bringing their Blood Drive Bus to the Fiesta. Donate at the Bloodmobile inside the festival and help save lives in your local community.
About our Sponsor: Bloodworks Northwest is an independent, non-profit organization providing a safe, lifesaving blood supply to more than 90 Northwest hospitals. Bloodworks Northwest saves lives through research, innovation, education and excellence in blood, medical and laboratory services in partnership with our community. They are a cornerstone of healthcare in the Northwest.
Fiesta Fun: The team at Image Media produced all the beautiful, large signage on SW Naito Parkways and throughout the Fiesta. They’re also responsible for the making the clever holders at the Jose Cuervo Tequila Experience.
About our Sponsor: Locally owned and operated since 1999, Image Media is a team of graphic designers and print production specialists eager to offer experiences that involve more than just a file-upload screen. They believe that personal interaction is the key to a successful relationship between their designers and customers. Image Media is proudly rooted in our community, often helping local schools, events and charities with fundraising and sponsorship opportunities.
Fiesta Fun: The Jupiter Hotel is proud sponsors of the Mariachi Ciudad de Guadalajara. For many years now, The Jupiter has provided free lodging for our musician friends. The Jupiter is also hosting our exclusive welcome party and first performance, a treat for our amazing Volunteers
About our Sponsor: The Jupiter Hotel began with a vision in 2004 when they revitalized an 81 room motor lodge connecting travelers to the vibrancy of Portland’s east side. That vision is alive and well as they prepare to open Jupiter NEXT, a 67 room evolution of their values and passion for community.
Fiesta Fun: This year Xfinity is sponsoring Hacienda Community Development Corp, giving them a free booth to be at the Fiesta. . Hacienda CDC is a Latino Community Development Corporation that strengthens families by providing affordable housing, home ownership support, economic advancement and educational opportunities. Thank you Xfinity!
About our Sponsor: Xfinity from Comcast provides TV, high-speed Internet, phone and home security services that work seamlessly together – anytime, anywhere and on any device. From the fastest, most reliable in-home WiFi to their advanced Xfinity X1 TV experience, they create awesome experiences that people love.
Fiesta Fun: Cricket cares! This year Cricket Wireless is partnering with Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC), giving them a free Community Booth each day of the Fiesta! The POIC is a high school and career training program for youth affected by poverty and homelessness in the city.
About our Sponsor: Cricket Wireless is on a mission to make customers like you satisfied with your cell phone carrier like never before, providing you with wireless service to smile about. That means no annual contracts, cheap cell phone plan prices, and no surprises.
Fiesta Fun: The IBEW Local 48 is offering opportunities at a new career. The IBEW Electrician Apprenticeship is a way for job-seekers to get qualified for well-paying jobs with full benefits, right here in Portland!
About our Sponsor: For over one hundred years, the skilled, trained, professional, and certified Journeyman and Apprentice Electricians of IBEW Local 48 have helped the cities of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington, as well as their surrounding areas, grow and prosper. They have provided the superior and safe electrical construction and maintenance work that has allowed this region’s residences, communities, and businesses to thrive. And they continue to maintain their Vision For The Future.
Fiesta Fun: The IUPAT is at the Fiesta offering opportunities to start or change into a new career. Apprentices in the Finishing Trades go further, do more interesting work, and earn more than those who don’t complete ‘learn while you earn’ training for their careers.
About our Sponsor: The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council #5 is an organization of painters, decorators, wall coverers, drywall finishers, metal polishers, lead abatement workers, carpet & soft tile layers, architectural metal & glass workers, paint makers and allied trades. They cover the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Utah and Northern Idaho.
Fiesta Fun: The Oregon Army National Guard is dedicated to the safety and service of our neighbors. There are great part-time opportunities and full-time careers in the National Guard available. Did you know that The State of Oregon now offers Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers the chance to get an education without having to worry about paying for school tuition? They will be at the Fiesta offering people a way into a new life direction!
About our Sponsor: The Oregon Army National Guard is a federally mandated and equipped military organization responding to state and national emergencies, military conflicts and natural disasters, and conducts search and rescue operations. The history of the militia dates back to the establishment of the first Oregon militia in 1843. The modern Guard includes citizen soldiers, and its motto is “When we are needed, we are there.”
Fiesta Fun: Prosper Portland is bringing the community to the event! They are supporting a nonprofit to have a booth at the Fiesta for free for three days. MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán) is an important partner of the Fiesta. MEChA Chapters from across Portland are volunteering at the Fiesta. This Community Booth is going to host MEChA for three days, and provide a nice homebase for the more than 100 MEChA Student Volunteers.
About our Sponsor: Prosper Portland stimulates job creation, encourages broad economic prosperity, and fosters great places on behalf of the City of Portland. They are committed to growing quality jobs, advancing opportunities for prosperity, creating vibrant neighborhoods and communities, and collaborating with partners to create an equitable city, with prosperity shared by Portlanders of all colors, incomes and neighborhoods.
Fiesta Fun: State Farm is sharing their booth with a community partner! Their commitment to bringing nonprofits to the event includes them giving one of their three days at the Fiesta to a local community group. Thanks State Farm!
About our Sponsor: Being a good neighbor is about more than just being there when things go completely wrong. It’s also about being there for all of life’s moments when things go perfectly right. With a passion for serving customers and giving back in our communities, State Farm has been doing well by doing good for almost 100 years.
Fiesta Fun: TriMet is sharing their booth with community partners! They are supporting LIFT paratransit service, and giving them one of their three days at the Fiesta to a local community group. Thanks TriMet!
About our Sponsor: TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail service in the Portland, Oregon region. Their transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution — making our region a better place to live.
Fiesta Fun: Our Artisan Area has a new look with the art of artist, Mariano Palacios. Dennis’ 7 Dees is helping make our Artisan Area even more beautiful with a donation of plants.
About our Sponsor: Dennis’ 7 Dees has a longstanding commitment to gardening and to community. They aim to help our friends and neighbors beautify their homes and lives with the highest quality plants and flowers available. their dedication to great customer service, expert advice, and vast selection of the highest quality plants in the Northwest make them Oregon’s premier garden center.
About our Sponsor : Ivette Flores Schmidt has experience in real estate and property management going back to her beloved Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She graduated with top honors and she earned her law degree. Ivette is passionate about finding the perfect home for her clients and brings humor wherever she goes. She loves dance, traveling, music and food, and is always in search of the best Guacamole in town. Working with her you won’t be bored. She will find you a home and you will find you a friend for life! Also, she is bilingual English-Spanish
About our Sponsor: David Villalpando is a loan officer located in Lake Oswego, put serving the whole Portland-Metro area. Financing a home is one of the biggest commitments you will ever make – let David help guide you throughout the entire loan process from application to closing and beyond. He looks forward to putting their mortgage service to work for you!