In the News

News stories featuring the Montavilla Food Co-op.

Welcome Caitlin Dickinson to the Board!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017

Ballots have been counted and our food co-op would like to officially welcome Caitlin to our Board of Directors! Thank you to all who voted in the election. Your participation in our co-op democracy is so important. In fact, it is what makes co-op ownership unique! Welcome Caitlin, and we look forward to working with you! Learn more about Caitlin Caitlin Dickinson grew up in Southwest Portland and has lived in the Montavilla Neighborhood since 2013. She is thrilled about the MFC, and sees it as a vehicle for building community connections, supporting local farmers, and encouraging local,...

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Our growth is in the news!

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

Our growth is in the news!

We’re getting noticed! Check out this great article about our membership growth, next steps, and the success of our pancake breakfast in David Ashton’s new East PDX news article. Montavilla Food Co-op reports membership...

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Save the Date – MFC Pancake Breakfast on June 3, 2017!

Posted by on May 7, 2017

Save the Date – MFC Pancake Breakfast on June 3, 2017!

It’s that time of a year again! Flowers are blooming, the sun is out (sometimes), and your food co-op is making pancakes! Join us for our annual pancake breakfast fundraiser and friendraiser! We’ll have great food for most diets (carnivores, vegetarians, gluten-free), music, a raffle, door prizes and more. Breakfast is $10 ($5 for kids), and anyone who becomes a member between now and the breakfast eats for free! So mark your calendars and join us! When: Saturday, June 3 at 8 AM – 12 PM Where: Montavilla United Methodist Church 232 SE 80th RSVP: Not necessary to attend, but...

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Welcome to our new Project Manager!

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017

Welcome to our new Project Manager!

The Montavilla Food Co-op (MFC) is excited to introduce Colby Clipston as our new Project Manager and newest member-owner! Colby will focus on volunteer recruitment, training, and engagement; events coordination; as well as provide support to our ongoing effort to recruit more member-owners. Our co-op has made significant progress in recent years and we are well on our way toward 600 members! But as we mature as an organization and continue to expand, our volunteer-led group needs to rely on more professional help to manage all our responsibilities. Colby joins us at a critical time in our...

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4th Annual Craft Sale Fundraiser – November 26th

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016

4th Annual Craft Sale Fundraiser – November 26th

  The Montavilla Food Co-op is hosting it’s fourth Craft Sale fundraiser on November 26th from 10-4 at Wix Insurance at 81st and Stark! The sale features locally crafted pottery and glassware, soap, jewelry, candles, cards and more. Every dollar raised benefits the effort to establish a community owned grocery store in Montavilla. Most items are less that $20. For more information, view the event page on...

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A message for our community

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016

A message for our community

Dear Montavilla Food Co-op Member-Owners, Volunteers, and Community, We know many of you are reeling from the election this year. Whether you are celebrating a victory or mourning a loss, many of us are shocked at the deep divisions in our country highlighted by the election results and aftermath. The Montavilla Food Co-op is not a political organization, and does not take a stance on political candidates. We welcome and value member-owners from all political persuasions, celebrate bipartisan cooperation, and do not want to alienate anyone based on politics. That said, we feel it’s important...

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