March 2018

Broadway Backstage Tour: Health and Wellness is Fri & Sat April 20-21

The NE Broadway Business Association is inviting Portlanders on a backstage tour of Portland’s best Health & Wellness Businesses - enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, tastings, demonstrations and more on NE Broadway

On Friday April 20 and Saturday April 21 from Noon-5pm, participating businesses will offer open houses, seminars, classes, demonstrations, tastings and other activities up and down NE Broadway during this brand-new event. 

Your ticket to the Broadway Backstage Tour is the Health & Wellness Passport. Pick up this handy pocket-sized guide at participating businesses and New Seasons Market Grant Park. It contains a list and map of participating businesses, a guide to the many activities happening over the two days, plus coupon offers for great discounts and specials valid through the end of May.

During the event, attendees can collect Passport Stamps when visiting or participating in a demonstration, discussion or activity at a participating business – then turn them in to win gift cards and prizes in a raffle.

For the full list of participating Broadway Backstage Tour businesses, their special offers, and a list of openhouses and events visit http://www.nebroadway.com/index.php?page/annual_events

 

January 2018

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: https://woodblock.myshopify.com


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


Chesa space morphs into the Nightwood Society

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

 

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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