Pueblo Unido PDX

BIPOC-Led Organization

Mission

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

Donations to Pueblo Unido support a legal defense fund to help people facing deportation hire immigration attorneys, gather supporting evidence, and keep their families stable, so they have the best possible chance to prevail against removal and achieve the right to remain in their communities with their loved ones. In our first 4 years of operation, 42 people supported by Pueblo Unido were released from detention, and 10 people won their cases against deportation and obtained lawful status. Your contributions to Pueblo Unido help protect immigrant rights, reunite families, and restore human dignity.

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“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

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 and hold a variety of immigration experiences, ethnicities, and sexual identities, as well as Brazilian, Guatemalan, Peruvian, Honduran, Mexican, and Panamanian nationalities. We contract and support interpreters and navigators from Indigenous communities in Guatemala and Mexico.

Incentives

THREE DONORS OF $150+ WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED TO WIN EITHER:

- a Sweedeedee gift certificate for a custom picnic for two people AND three bottles of wine from Fossil & Fawn Winery; or, 

- a certificate to a beginners Argentine tango class for one couple at Bridge City Tango ($100 value) AND a $100 gift card to Thunderbird restaurant and bar; or,

- a $100 gift card to The Bye & Bye AND a $100 gift card to Gado Gado
 

ONE DONOR OF $250+ WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED TO WIN:

- a voucher for two tickets to any Oregon Ballet Theatre performance in the 2021/2022 season ($122 value); AND

- a $100 gift card to Victoria Bar; AND,

- a $25 gift card to Someday neighborhood bar
 

ON BIG GIVE DAYS:

- one donor of $50+ will be randomly selected to win two admission passes to the Portland Japanese Garden  ($37.90 value) AND a $30 gift card to Yarnia custom yarn shop

- one donor of $150+ will be randomly selected to win a free initial acupuncture appointment (90 minutes, $135 value), or two 30-minute cupping sessions (60 minutes total, $100 value) from Kyle Yoshioka AND a ¿Por Qué No? gift certificate (amount TBD)

- one donor of $250+ will be randomly selected to win a $100 gift card to Sweet Hereafter AND two tickets to the 2021-2022 Performance Season at Portland Center Stage ($184 value)

Business Partner(s)

Sweedeedee is a cozy cafe offering homestyle breakfast & lunch fare ordered at the counter in a bright, stylish space. Open til 9pm Wednesday-Saturday… who said breakfast food was only for mornings?

Bridge City Tango classes are led by experienced instructors Lee and Sandy in Portland and Vancouver. For the last several years, BCT has helped many people (including Pueblo Unido's Executive Director), “find their feet“.

Someday is a neighborhood bar and speciality shop open for outdoor service. Check out their full list of retail items on their website. Someday was a valued partner of our G!G campaign in 2020.

¿Por Qué No? has 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!

Kyle Yoshioka is offering a free initial acupuncture appointment (90 minutes, $135 value), or two 30-minute cupping sessions (60 minutes total, $100 value).

Gado Gado is a local restaurant serving Indonesian-inspired cuisine. Gado Gado, the iconic Indonesian salad, is the centerpiece for their meals. Gado Gado was another valued partner of Pueblo Unido's 2020 G!G campaign.

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.

Yarnia is the only Portland yarn shop where you can design your very own custom yarn blend. You choose the fiber, color, thickness, and amount, and they'll create your custom yarn for you right on the spot — perfect for knitting, crocheting, or weaving.

Sweet Hereafter, The Bye & Bye , and Victoria Bar are hip, vegan-friendly members of the Lightning Bar Collective. These establishments are long-time supporters of Pueblo Unido. They've hosted events, organized fundraisers, and contributed donor incentives to support our legal defense fund. Show them some love!

Thunderbird is a SE Portland neighborhood restaurant and bar for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike. Thunderbird is the brainchild of two bartenders who wanted a space to consistently create high-quality (mostly vegan) food and drinks and provide inclusive, genuine hospitality in the FoPo neighborhood where everyone is welcome.

Fossil & Fawn Winery began with the notion of making a small amount of wine from a family vineyard as a single-site bottling, and has since become an official wine label. Fossil & Fawn's wines are executed with a natural approach that allows the vineyard to do the talking. That means instead of buying yeast, they culture it from the vineyard itself, with no other additives or enzymes. It also means as-little-as-necessary sulfur additions and aging all of their wines in barrels, with very little new oak. The minimalist, natural approach is a nice way of saying they do things the hard way, by-hand.

Portland Japanese Garden sits nestled in the hills of Portland, Oregon’s iconic Washington Park, overlooking the city and providing a tranquil, urban oasis for locals and travelers alike. Designed in 1963, it encompasses 12 acres with eight separate garden styles, and includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. This is a place to discard worldly thoughts and concerns and see oneself as a small but integral part of the universe.

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 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.

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Year Founded: 2018


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