Four Things I Learned This Week (October 18)

It’s Friday, so it’s time for Four Things I Learned This Week!

Update on Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters. Remember that contest from Business Impact NW that Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters participated in? They did well—here’s a summary of what happened:

“The business competition you all graciously supported us in took us to Seattle for a final round including a live 6-minute pitch about how our business blesses our community and how we’re going to do that even more! The three of us all presented and answered questions from the judges. We came home to Portland with a giant $2,000 check in our pocket! (figuratively) We’ll put that money towards opening our first coffee shop.”

And now on Saturday, October 26, James and his protegé Lily Helms will be competing in the Cascadia Roaster’s Competition at Buckman Coffee Factory.

Congratulations, Pix! Portland’s own Pix Pâtisserie won the award for Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List (the winner for the sixth year in a row) in the World’s Best Wine List Awards 2019.

The future of Kitchen Share SE. You’ve heard of book libraries, tool libraries, and now there’s the kitchen tool library. Located at 2800 SE Harrison Street,  it’s “a library for kitchen, dining and entertaining tools. You can borrow appliances, gadgets, pots, pans, and prep tools for free. Try out a tool before buying, or just borrow when needed.” They’re having an event on Sunday, October 20 fro 3:30-4:30pm to talk about the future of the library and how to sustain it as a visitor, volunteer, or donor. Cider donuts will be involved.

Culture + Food festivals resource. After seeing so much PR cross my desk for various festivals and events produced by the broad number of cultural communities here in Portland, I wanted to put the info in an easy to reference list, which you can find here: Portland Area Cultural + Food Festivals. It’s a Page, not a Post (in WordPress speak), so the URL won’t change from year to year. I will continue to update it, as well as publish an archive of the year prior when the new year starts. If I’m missing any events you think I should include, just shoot me an email.

Top 5 Posts On Bridgetown Bites, August 2019

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Welcome back to the Top Five Posts! This time around it’s August 2019 (better late than never). Thanks to all of you for visiting and reading!

5. Vote For Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters For More Community Space

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Bottom line: I urge you to vote for Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters in a contest put on by Business Impact NW. $10,000 is at stake and they are in the third round at this point. You can vote here, once a day until Wednesday, August 28 at 11:59pm PST (to vote, click on the black button right under the video that says “Vote for this Business”). Continue reading “Top 5 Posts On Bridgetown Bites, August 2019”

Vote For Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters For More Community Space

rocky-butte-coffee-roasters-logo-portland-oregon

Bottom line: I urge you to vote for Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters in a contest put on by Business Impact NW. $10,000 is at stake and they are in the third round at this point. You can vote here, once a day until Wednesday, August 28 at 11:59pm PST (to vote, click on the black button right under the video that says “Vote for this Business”). The hope is that with this funding, they can work to expand the business in a number of ways, including creating a local cafe space in the Rocky Butte community, a traditionally underserved area of Portland. Continue reading “Vote For Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters For More Community Space”

Rocky Butte Farmers Market Recap

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Some of the beautiful greens from Starry Moon Farm, a Queer-owned, sustainable, urban micro-farm.

As I mentioned last week, the Rocky Butte Farmers Market had its inaugural pop up and by all apparent metrics, it was a great success. Over 1,000 people attended over the four-hour run, there was everything from vegetables and fruit to honey and soap, ceramics to freshly made tacos, cut flowers and more. Continue reading “Rocky Butte Farmers Market Recap”