El Grito PDX kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month, Mexico's Independence Day

The event welcomed dozens of Latino-owned businesses, ranging from taquerias to handmade clothes and crafts to bakers — all from Portland.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hispanic peoples all over the world, including right here in Portland, are celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day this week. The big day is September 16 but many also celebrate the night before; like with El Grito PDX 2022 at the Moda Center.

This event also kicked off the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, lasting from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Mexico’s Independence Day is not to be mistaken with El Cinco de Mayo. For many Latin American countries, Sept. 15 — El Dia de

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