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Please review the VENDOR VILLAGE FACTS below
before registering as a vendor.

Vendor registration opens on July 1, 2019

The MLK Dream Run & Vendor Fair is a weekend celebration honoring the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech delivered in August of 1963 in reference to economic equity for all.  It begins on Saturday with our Vendor Village that features products, services, arts, crafts, food and beverages from Soul District businesses & supporters. It will also showcase the talents of local music and performing artist on the entertainment stage.  Then bright and early Sunday morning celebrate the serenity of the Soul District by joining hundreds of runners and walkers for the 5k, 10k and 15K race through our district’s beautiful neighborhoods and finish up with a cold drink and grilled cheese sandwiches and lots of post-race fun!

The MLK Dream Run is fundraising event which benefits the Soul District Business Association’s Youth Entrepreneur Programs. 



Pricing is based on the type of vendor and the specific locations named below.

Space Pricing With Run Entries:

Level # 6 Sponsor: “Pursuit of Happiness” - Onsite Vendor Village 

6-A-           $1,000

  • 10x10 table display space

  • 10 run entries

  • Swag bag item inclusion

  • Listed on website under “onsite benefits” section

  • Listed in event program


6-B-           $500

  • 10x10 table display space

  • Swag bag item inclusion

  • 5 Run entries

  • Listed on event program


6-C-           $150

  • Swag bag item inclusion

  • SDBA Membership ( for companies with 15 or fewer employees)

  • 10x10 table display space

  • $10 off any run registration entry

For all types and spaces – The allocated per space size is 10′ x 10′ space at the fair.  Tables, tents, and chairs are not included but can be rented if not bringing your own.

Vendor Space Location Option Descriptions

These descriptions are for where vendors are located regardless of your vendor category.

Rental Pricing

  • All vendors must supply their own 10 x 10 tent, table and chairs. If you need any of these items please contact for a rental quote


Vendor Categories

  • Advocacy / Political

  • Apparel

  • Arts / Craftsmanship (examples: independent artists, handmade goods)

  • Construction/ Housing

  • Family and Kid Activity & Entertainment (arts & crafts, face painting, kid amusement)

  • Food

  • General Retail

  • Health and Wellness

  • Jewelry

  • Local Food Products (items not prepared on site, must be prepared for takeaway or sampling)

  • Other (because not everyone fits into a box)

  • Non-Profits

Do you need more than one space (more than 10 x 10)?

If you are a vendor that requires more than a 10 x 10 space please purchase two spaces in your category. 

Food Vendor – Electricity Package

If you are a food vendor, we have a limited number of spaces with electricity. If you choose this package you will get the following:

  • 10 x 10 ft space

  • 1x 20 amp dedicated power source (additional power can be purchased, but is not included)

  • Location near Moriorty Building

  • You must have proper permit from Multnomah County Health Department and insurance




  • All vendors must supply their own 10 x 10 tent, table and chairs. 
    If you need any of these items please contact for a rental quote

  • NO POWER is provided and generators are not allowed at any booth space.

  • Space size is 10’ x 10’ – Vendors are granted a 10’x10′ space and cannot exceed this area.
    Your supplies and storage must remain in this area.

  • Vendors are required to clean up their own garbage and recyclables at the end of the event. Vendors who do not clean up their booth space may not be allowed into the event next year. The volunteers who are cleaning up the event appreciate your efforts to leave your space as clean as you found it at the beginning of the day!

  • Please participate in “Green” by reducing your usage of non recycled materials such as styrofoam, plastic bags and etc...

      when at all possible

  • Vendor Code of Conduct: Registration includes your adherence to our vendor code of conduct as follows:

    • The MLK Dream Run expects that vendors that provide products and/or services to our company comply with the letter and spirit of all applicable laws, rules and regulations in the countries in which they operate.


Contact the vendor coordinator via email to cancel your space. All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

Cancellation and Refund Deadlines

  • Full Refund: by Wednesday, August 7 at 6:00 PM

  • 50% Partial Refund: by Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6:00 PM

  • No Refund: Any time after August 28, 2019


We reserve the right to refuse vendors.


We will assign you a space number within the proper category and email this information to you approximately two weeks before the event.


Vendor customer service hours will vary. Hours will expand closer to the event. We will respond within 1-2 business days.

MLK Dream Run Beneficiary

Funds raised through the  MLK Dream Run will benefit the Soul District Fellows Youth Entrepreneur Career Leadership Program  designed to help emerging entrepreneurs (ages 16-24) improve and expand skills that come from operating successful businesses. Our Fellows are able to leverage these skills to secure opportunities for better employment and pathways to higher education. Each year, in collaboration with the generous support of Multnomah County’s Summer Works program, approximately 20-30 interns are employed to help put the MLK Dream Run together. Simultaneously their work plan helps both connect them with the business community while leaving a sustainable and positive impact in the community.

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