Pueblo Unido PDX

BIPOC-Led Organization


Pueblo Unido creates hope for and amplifies the voices of communities with vulnerable immigration status by connecting them to legal, social, and Indigenous language interpretation services. We envision a world in which all people live in freedom, and where they and their communities can be safe, feel supported and thrive.

Bottom Line for Portland

Since our formation in April 2017, WE--our donors, volunteers, clients, staff, and partners--have collaborated to facilitate more than 500 free legal consultations, connect over 600 individuals to legal representation, provide financial assistance towards more than 100 rent and utility payments, and deliver Indigenous language interpretation services during over 200 legal appointments. This work protects due process rights, promotes household stability, and secures language justice, and it could not be possible without your support. Your contributions are crucial to keeping families together, protecting immigrant rights, and restoring human dignity.


“Ellos me hicieron sentir segura" 

("They made me feel safe") – Pueblo Unido Client


“Pueblo Unido empowers [members of the Collective of Indigenous Interpreters of Oregon] to preserve and use our languages, and to grow personally and to provide for our families.” – Member of the Collective of Indigenous Interpreters of Oregon


"Yo estoy muy agradecido con Pueblo Unido, ellos inmediatamente me brindaron ayuda para la vivienda"

("I am very grateful to Pueblo Unido, they immediately provided me with housing assistance.")

- Javier Cruz, Pueblo Unido Client  

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Pueblo Unido's programs are focused on addressing long-standing inequities and promoting social inclusion by helping people with vulnerable immigration status overcome financial, technological, literacy, linguistic, and bureaucratic barriers to essential human rights and services. Our Board members and staff are predominantly Latinx or Indigenous and hold a variety of immigration experiences, ethnicities, and sexual identities, as well as Brazilian, Dominican, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, and Panamanian nationalities. We contract and support interpreters and navigators from Indigenous communities in Guatemala and Mexico.


- The second and third donors of $25+ on Friday, Nov 4 will win a $25 gift card to ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria.

- The third person to donate $50+ on Friday, Nov 11 will win a $50 gift card to Cafe Olli!

- The third person to donate $50+ on Friday, Nov 25 will win a $50 gift card to Bar Carlo. 

- The second person to donate $15+ on Friday, Dec 23 will win a $70 gift certificate to Big Town Hero.

- The third person to donate $15+ on Friday, Dec 23 will win a Family Membership valued at $80 to the Oregon Historical Society. The benefits of this membership apply to two adults and all children, grandchildren or minors that reside in the same household. Benefits include:

    --UNLIMITED FREE ADMISSION to the Oregon Historical Society

    --Free subscriptions to the Oregon Historical Quarterly and The Historian

    --10% Discount at the Museum Store

    --Invitations to member's nights, including select exhibit openings and other public programming

    --First notice on public events and lectures

    --Complimentary membership in Time Travelers, a network of historical societies and museums across the country

Final Week of Giving:  

  • - The first 3 donors of $10+ on Monday, Dec 26 will receive a $50 gift card to Vitality Bowls!
  • - The first 2 donors of $10+ on Tuesday, Dec 27 will win a $25 gift card to ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria.
  • - The second person to donate $10+ on Wednesday, Dec 28 will win a $25 gift card to Hip Chicks do Wine and a $50 gift card to ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria.
  • - The second person to donate $30 or more on Thursday, Dec 29 will win a 2 ticket voucher valued at $196 to Portland Center Stage!
  • - The second person to donate $30 or more on Friday, Dec 30 will win a 2 ticket voucher valued at $244 to Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Business Partner(s)

Bar Carlo is a full-service Mexican-American cafe featuring from-scratch cooking made with fresh ingredients. They serve brunch, lunch & dinner fare, plus cocktails. Bar Carlo has proudly served Portland since 2007, and has been Foster-Powell’s favorite neighborhood cafe for more than a decade!


Big Town Hero Gresham is a culinary destination for fresh sandwiches on homemade bread. Big Town Hero features an on-site bakery where they prepare their famous bread from scratch daily, they create an authentic community experience while providing healthy sandwiches!


Cafe Olli is an ​​all-day cafe that makes simple food from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. They are committed to doing everything they can to start building a sustainable future through employee ownership, inclusive governance, open-book accounting, environmentally sustainable practices, and deep ties to their community and local farms.


Hip Chicks do Wine is Portland’s Oldest Urban Winery. Hip Chicks do Wine was established in SE Portland in 1999 and opened their tasting room doors in 2001. Hip Chicks do Wine is open for wine tasting three days a week with a ton of fun events on the weekends. 


Oregon Ballet Theatre is the largest professional ballet company in Oregon. The company is rooted in the traditions of classical ballet, and seeks to inspire beauty and excellence in the hearts and minds of Oregonians through the creation and preservation of the highest quality classical and contemporary ballet performances. Oregon Ballet Theatre  was a valued partner of Pueblo Unido's 2021 G!G campaign.


Oregon Historical Society is dedicated to making Oregon’s long, rich history visible and accessible to all. For more than a century, they have served as the state’s collective memory, gathering and preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, films, manuscripts, books, and oral histories. The Oregon Historical Society shares their vast collection through thought-provoking museum exhibits and robust digital platforms. 

¿Por Qué No? is a taqueria chain with locations on Mississippi and Hawthorne offering indoor and outdoor dining. PQN taqueria has consistently supported Pueblo Unido since our incorporation in 2018. These folks have our back, so have theirs, too!


Portland Center Stage is the largest theater company in Portland, and among the top 20 regional theaters in the country. They offer a mix of classical, contemporary and world premiere productions, along with the annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival, and a variety of high quality education and community programs. Portland Center Stage was a valued partner of Pueblo Unido's 2021 G!G campaign and has been a longtime supporter of Pueblo Unido PDX and our vision of a world in which all people live in freedom, and where they and their communities can be safe, feel supported and thrive. 


Vitality Bowls was created out of a strong commitment to bring health and wellness to every community across the country through fresh, high-quality superfoods. They specialize in making delicious açaí bowls, and other antioxidant-rich menu items like smoothies, fresh juices, soups, salads and panini. Vitality Bowls’ mission is to revolutionize healthy food across the country.

$15,410 raised of $25,000 goal
176 donations
62% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2018

Tax ID: 822488480

Pueblo Unido PDX is in the Human Services category which is sponsored by The Standard

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