About Us

Everything you wanted to know about your Montavilla Food Co-op!


The Montavilla Food Cooperative started in 2010 as a simple idea to bring the kind of food we wanted to buy year-round to the Montavilla neighborhood. Since that time, we have been building community support through memberships and engagement and are excited at the prospect of one day opening a cooperatively owned grocery store in Montavilla!

MFC Mission

To connect the east Portland community to healthy food, support local farmers and producers, build community wealth and advance sustainability initiatives all within a centrally located, cooperative grocery.

MFC Goals

  • Operate a full service, cooperative grocery store
  • Reinforce participatory democracy in our co-op by empowering our members through leadership and training opportunities with our Board of Directors, Committees and food initiatives
  • Keep more dollars in our local economy
  • Provide the community with a kitchen space for food education and small business incubation
  • Support nearby local businesses by working with them to attract neighbors to our business district
  • Serve as a community gathering place for events, education, entrepreneurship and friendship.


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