March 2018

Sign Up By March 21 for Broadway Backstage Tour: Health and Wellness 

Your NE Broadway Business Association is creating brand new programming custom designed to increase revenue, generate foot traffic and promote health and wellness businesses!
Meet with potential clients/customers at open houses, demonstrations or events happening up and down NE Broadway on Friday April 20 and Saturday April 21.

Sign up before March 21st to ensure your business is part of the passport.
Your Customers
Friday-Saturday, April 20-21
  • Grab a Health and Wellness Passport at any participating business
  • Collect Passport Stamps when they participate in a health and wellness demonstration, discussion or activity at a participating business
  • Enter to win raffle gift cards and prizes when they turn in the passport
Participate as a Business!
Friday-Saturday, April 20-21
  • Business hosts an open house or activity that educates customers about your services and/or products
  • Give sticker to customers who attend
  • Encourage customers to return to your business and redeem the coupon or special promotion listed for your business
Passport Coupons April 22-May 31
  • The Passport coupons incentivize return visits to businesses
    Businesses may personalize coupon contents and redemption period

$50 participant fee (must be a NE Broadway Business Association Member)

We Provide
  • 2,000+ passports distributed through New Seasons and other participating businesses for two weeks prior to April 20-21 event
  • 150,000 online marketing impressions to nearby residents
  • Day of event promotion (balloons, A-Frames directing pedestrians, etc.)
  • Printed advertising in Hollywood Star
Sponsor! Get extra promotion
Thank You to NW Women's Fitness, our Presenting Sponsor and Footwise - a Major Sponsor. Broadway Backstage Tour: Health & Wellness is possible thanks to a grant from Venture Portland.

$300 Major Sponsor (Available!)
Large logo and listing on print and online promotional materials

$200 Community Sponsor (Available!)
Medium logo and listing on print and online promotional materials

To Sign Up or For More Information:
Contact: Dane Fredericks, NEBBA Organizer
P: 503-477-9648 x302

December 2017

Capitol Bar is Open at NE 15th and Broadway

The old Sugar Labs space at 1440 NE Broadway is now the lively Capitol Bar, bringing more food and drink options to the neighborhood. Think creative cocktails, a stunning light-filled space, a seriously good vegetarian menu and a bit of karaoke too. Open hours are daily from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., with lunch in the works down the road.

A collaborative project from the Lightning Bar Collective (Bye & Bye, Century, Sweet Hereafter, Jackknife, etc.) and other partners, the vision for Capitol Bar is a “neighborhood and date spot,” according to co-owner John Janulis. Contrary to early reports, it’s not a full-on karaoke bar – you’ll be able to rent out a separate karaoke room but won’t hear it in the main bar area.

There's a full cocktail menu, plus wine by the glass and draft beer options. The food menu was created by the chefs behind the well-known Of Roots and Blooms pop-up.

Click here to see the photos and article from Eater PDX

Click here to see the food and drink menus

Woodblock Chocolate manufactory now on 17th Ave. with Cafe coming soon

Local Portland chocolate maker Woodblock Chocolate has moved their manufactory into a large space at 1715 NE 17th Ave, just north of NE Broadway behind Postal Annex. After outgrowing their old space in southeast Portland due to a major expansion, they have been making making chocolate in the new space and are building out a chocolate cafe that should be open by the end of the year. 

Owned and run by wife and husband team Jessica and Charley Wheelock, Woodblock is Portland’s oldest bean to bar chocolate producer, coming up on eight years in business. They produce a variety of single-origin bars, bars with added ingredients, and other cacao products. 

Woodblock joins Creo Chocolate (their factory and cafe is at 122 NE Broadway) in the business district – so you have several options to satisfy that sweet tooth!

More Info:

Chesa space morphs into the Nightwood Society, Kickstarter under way

Chesa restaurant may be gone (Ataula is still going strong in Northwest for your Spanish fix), but an all-woman crew of Portland chefs, butchers, designers and artists have created a private event space where they host unique pop-up dinners, corporate off-sites, networking parties, etc. They note "We're a creative incubator, change agents, and and home to a rotating series of classes" all at 2218 NE Broadway. 

The Nightwood Society is owned by Michaelle Battista and Kati Reardon, former Renata chef Sarah Schneider is culinary director, and Leah Scafe is events director. Camas Davis will run her Portland Meat Collective out of the space as well as oversee Nightwood’s culinary programming, from classes to workshops. Ataula and 180's Cristiina Baéz will continue to host her Puerto Rican Patria pop-ups in the space as well.Add in floral and visual designers and more crew and possibilities are endless. 

All the details are on their website at: The Nightwood Society

The Nightwood has also begun a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 to furnish their new space with chairs, tables, equipment and more. $20,000 has already been pledged and new contributions of any amount are welcome. Here's the link to the Kickstarter to find out more about the project: Nightwood Kickstarter Link


NEBBA Receives Two Grants from Venture Portland

The Northeast Broadway Business Association was recently awarded two grants totaling $5,000 from Venture Portland to expand our business district organizer staffing and help put on the new Health & Wellness Spring Fling Passport coming next April.

Venture Portland is a non-profit group that supports Portland's neighborhood business districts and promotes local business city wide. NEBBA has a seat on the Board of Directors and the business association has received considerable support from Venture Portland over the years to help strengthen NE Broadway's events, communications and membership initiatives.

In FY 16-17 Venture Portland awarded $96,000 to fund 34 projects in 20 business districts, leveraging an additional $521,837 in private investment, a more than 5-to-1 match. Since 1995 Venture Portland has granted more than $1.4 million to fund 519 business district projects, leveraging more than $4.7 million in additional private investment.

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