Formed in 1987, the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) is a premier organization of excellence in the United States and a winner of the Vision Award for Excellence given by the Small Business Administration. OAME is a non-profit, tax exempt organization with a mission to promote and develop entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities in the State of Oregon & SW Washington.

The Association is a partnership between minority entrepreneurs, education, government, the community and established businesses. The mission is directed toward eliminating discrimination and racism.