Meet Your Neighbor: Chad Miller of Food Fight! Grocery

Chad Miller is the co-owner of Food Fight! Grocery with Emiko Badillo providing all vegan convenience foods to the community while supporting local non-profit organizations.  Food Fight! Grocery is located near 112th and Halsey in the heart of Gateway. What does your business do?  We’re a vegan grocery / convenience store with two locations in Portland. How long have you been doing business in Gateway? We started our first store in 2003 at 41st and Division before moving to 12th and Stark in 2007.  We opened our second location in Gateway in February 2017. What do you enjoy most about your business?   The most rewarding part of our business is our events which support local non-profits and communities.  We host non-profit fundraising events and raise donations for non-profits in our community. What might readers be surprised to know about your business?   Junk Food!  We are not a health food store and we don’t focus on diet trends.  We’re an all vegan store with Twinkies, corn dogs, and all your favorite snacks. Do you have any events or promotions coming up? On the last Sunday of every month we donate 10% of our sales to a non-profit or community organization. Last month we donated funds to support Mental Health Providers Unite. Check out our Facebook page for all upcoming events. What are your favorite business activities in Gateway?  The oil change at Cooper’s Auto Service can’t be beat and it’s always a good time at McGillacuddy’s Sports Bar. Food Fight! Grocery is located at 11155 NE Halsey St and is open from 9am-8pm, 7 days a...

Featured Member – May 2017

Meet Your Neighbor: Glenn Austin, Minuteman Press   How long have you been doing business in Gateway? I’ve been working in the district for about 4 years. My wife, who I met in college, has lived in the Portland area for nearly her entire life. She’s the co-owner, so it’s been great to stay involved in Gateway with her! What do you enjoy most about your business? #1 is the people – there is a huge variety of clients that come through our doors. It’s a pleasure to work with customers ranging from local businesses, artists and parents. We recently printed a newsletter for a family that has roots dating back to the American Revolution! I love that I get to work on projects that result in very real products for people. I’m very hands-on, so this fits my working style well. It’s very satisfying to take a blank piece of paper and help a client realize their vision. What are some of your favorite businesses in Gateway? I really like the people over at Cooper’s Auto. They’ve been in Gateway for a long time and are always great to work with. I’ve really enjoyed being neighbors to the people over at Colour Authority, who provide a range of haircare services. And I love the great food in our neighborhood. For Mexican, I can’t get enough of the Arroz con Pollo from El Indio, and for Thai food, I love Siam Grill. What are some of your hobbies outside of your business? When I’m not at Minuteman Press, I’m often reading and writing. I’m a big classical music fan...