On October 15th, 2013 the Red & Black Cafe will be 13 years old! We’ve been through a lot and would love to share with you our history and some of our favorite stories. We also want to hear about your best moments at the cafe through out the years!
This will be a warm up event to get us excited for our Birthday Bash on October 18th! (details to be announced soon!)
Please, take a look at our birthday wish list. If you could donate any of these items to us, it would be greatly appreciated (this is an incomplete list!) ♥
Whipped cream dispenser
New seals for seltzer dispenser
New burrs for espresso grinder / seals for porta filters
Pour over coffee maker
Dinning Room Items:
Large amounts of velvet fabric, curtain rods & brackets
Track lighting (for art)
Lockable toilet paper holder thing
In wall bathroom fan
Lumber, plywood, wood finish
Dimmable or regular compact flourescent light bulbs
(borrow) pressure washer
Conduit & wiring for outdoor lights
Labor we could use:
Sign painting skillz
Cold, rainy weather is here, with freezing temperatures putting those who are exposed to the elements at high risk for extreme discomfort, sickness and even death. Each sleeping bag will make the difference for those in need through this harsh season, and could be essential for survival in the Oregon winter.
With over 1,895 people in Portland living without shelter (2013 Street Count), sleeping bags provide crucial protection from discomfort, illness and death. Portland’s houseless population need your help!
The Red & Black & Laughing Horse Book collectives have been teamed up for several years to collect sleeping bags and donations (which will go directly towards sleeping bags as well as weatherproof tarps to protect from the weather) to be distributed in the local area.
With so many Portlanders living without adequate shelter and vulnerable to the dangerous, harsh winter conditions sleeping near our homes and businesses, it’s our duty to provide what resources we have to assist those in need.
Drop off NEW or CLEAN sleeping bags or TARPS at one of the following locations in Portland:
The Red & Black
400 SE 12th Ave
Laughing Horse Books
12 NE 10th Ave
Open Mon-Sat 11AM-7PM
(503) 236-2893 (volunteer run, please call for availability)