After more than a decade working in corporate and non-profit settings, CHRIS SHIMAMOTO was excited to use the bar space at the Portland Mercado to connect to the local southeast neighborhood and community. As the only non-Hispanic business owner at the Portland Mercado, he was drawn to its mission and enjoys learning from his fellow business owners.
Barrio serves a wide selection of Latin American drinks, keeping everything from Chilean or Argentinian wine to Mexican beer on stock. On weekday evenings, local hosts take over the bar for community-based events, often based around specific themes such as poetry, comedy, and live music. Come grab a glass and stay awhile.