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República — in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon — isn’t a Mexican restaurant as most people are used to. It’s a place of community for Latinx and Hispanic people, delivering authenticity and flavor from Mexico’s history with each Instagram-worthy serving.


Why República? As Ángel explains, it’s all about the community. “¿De qué parte de la república eres?” (What part of the republic are you from?) is how many Mexican people greet and learn more about each other.

República sources ingredients from local BIPOC makers, as well as from family-run organizations in Mexico. The story of where the food comes from is just as important as how it tastes. Co-owners Ángel Medina, Lauro Romero, Olivia Bartruff and their staff tell those origin stories expertly through Instagram, attracting guests craving something they can only find in Mexico and providing an education you can’t find in a history class.

Blurred background image of República's staff group photo.

"We're about community, our culture, making great food and taking care of our own."


Group photo of República's staff.


Hispanic and Latinx people use Meta's apps to connect their communities, celebrate their heritage and define culture on their terms.

Ways to celebrate and support throughout the month

The ARt of My Roots (El Arte de mis RAices)

In partnership with El Museo del Barrio in New York and The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, Meta has launched The ARt of My Roots (El Arte de Mis RAíces), bringing the richness of Latinx art into the metaverse via augmented reality effects that are now available on Instagram and Facebook.

El Museo del Barrio's AR Filters on Facebook or Instagram

The Mexican Museum's AR Filters on Facebook or Instagram

Resources from Meta to Help Businesses Thrive

Meta has panels, training and resources to support Latinx and Hispanic owned businesses on their road to recovery. Hispanic-led SMBs were the most likely to report being closed at 24%. Global State of Small Business Report, September 2021.

Providing a Platform to Share Latinx Stories

Meta's independent journalism platform Bulletin elevates Latinx journalists’ perspectives during Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month — and beyond.


Facebook Watch Celebrates Artists with Compelling Stories About Culture and Community

Celebrate this month with the return of the Daytime Emmy-nominated series Red Table Talk: The Estefans. We’ll also premiere a new series that spotlights major Latinx artists with unique stories about their heritage.

A Conversation with Sheryl Sandberg and Gloria, Emily and Lili Estefan

On September 23, join Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook Live with Gloria, Emily and Lili Estefan to celebrate the return of Red Table Talk: The Estefans. They’ll discuss the importance of bringing culturally relevant conversations that inspire unity and connection to the forefront.