Portland, Multnomah County chip in to Village Market

Portland, Multnomah County chip in to Village Market

Multnomah County chipped in $75,000 to New Columbia's Village Market, and the Portland City Council is considering doing the same.

This is the second year taxpayers have given a financial assist to the shop, which aims to bring healthy food to low-income residents. And it may be the last, said Commissioner Nick Fish.

The store opened two years ago in New Columbia, an 82-acre public housing community tucked between North Lombard Street and North Columbia Boulevard. When Home Forward, formerly the Housing Authority of Portland, rebuilt New Columbia a decade ago, it created a small main street through the neighborhood. The agency hoped a mix of retail and community service organizations would rent out the strip.

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