Niky and Martha come from Colombia and New Enlgand (respectively). After traveling South America, Central America and the Caribbean, they landed in Portland, ME to launch MAIZ. At MAIZ they combine their passion for simple, healthy food with the delicious experience of traveling through taste. They share the Caribbean habit of slowing down to savor the little moments and love connecting with the incredible community of Portland. 

Wecome to a little slice of Colombia in Portland, ME. 

Cooking - and letting others in our communities cook for us - is how we become good citizens who engage in the communities around us. That connection is how we create change.
— Korda Wilson
To think deeply about food is to also think deeply about the environment, the economy, immigration,education, community, culture, families, race, gener and identity. Food is about people, all people.
— Julia Turshen