Read on to learn more about Mija/Mija and to see a sneak peek of their Pop-Up Party menu!
What’s the story with your pop-up/business? What inspired you?
Mija/Mija is heartfelt and humble Latinx food project highlighting the beauty and layers of the foods they grew up eating en la casa. A plant-based Puerto Rican-Mexican fusion that aims to build community by creating safe and enriching space for everyone, especially POC, LGTBQI+, and other marginalized folks. They believe in the magic of gathering over a meal made with love and intention, the comforting power of rice and beans and the ancestral knowledge passed down through salsas, pasteles, and tortillas. A crew of badass xingonxs who want to feed you as their abuelitas fed them.
Where do you see this going? What’s the dream?
To feed people, to be able to continue sharing a piece of our cultures and history through our food, and to make Mija a permanent addition to the vegan community in Portland as a brick and mortar. That’s the dream.
Where do you like to go out to eat in the Portland area these days?
So, what are you planning to make for June 22nd’s “Pop-Up Party!” crowd?!
We are planning on offering:
Pinchos / ‘Pork’ Skewers with roasted peppers -VG/GF *NEW ITEM*
Pinchos: [ˈpintʃo] literally "thorn" or "spike": Pinchos, Spanish for “spikes,” are a Puerto Rican “fast food” staple. You’ll find them all over the island, sold by vendors who set up makeshift stands on the side of the road and in kiosks near the beach.
Vaso de Ceviche con Platanutres/ Ceviche Cup with Plantain Chips-VG/GF
Tembleque/ Coconut custard with Seasonal Fruits-VG/GF
And here is a sneak peek of their menu!