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Wolf from the Door - Saturday, August 23rd
Join us on Saturday, August 23rd 6:00—8:30pm for an unforgettable night as Elena and Sophia DeLeonibus host their annual “Wolf from the Door” pop-up restaurant to benefit Sisters Of The Road. After 12 incredible years, this will be the young women’s final event before their senior year.
Wolf from the Door has been a beautiful offering since the girls were 5 years old, flowering in generosity as their inspiration grew. This final year they are planning to pull out all the stops with a full block-party and putting tables and cheers into the street! While eating your amazing home cooked dinner, you will make new friends and celebrate these girls’ kind and generous ingenuity to support Sisters Of The Road with their own hands.
What does Wolf from the Door mean?
The term “keeping the wolf from the door” means to have just enough to eat and live. At Sisters Of The Road we offer the chance for customers to be part of a community too. In addition to serving hot, nourishing meals, we work hand in hand with our community to address the root causes of hunger and inequality. We are deeply honored to do this work of hospitality, food justice and community organizing.
Mark Your Calendars now for a community dinner to remember!
Wolf from the Door details:
Saturday, August 23rd 6:00pm-*8:30pm
3007 NE 56th Ave, Portland, OR
Suggested donation: $10 per adult & $5 for kids. All proceeds come directly to Sisters Of The Road, along with any tips.
Thank you for supporting Sisters Of The Road for all of these years Elena & Sophia! We can hardly wait to see what your future holds!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dining with Dignity - Dig in, Dine out, and make a difference!
The Last Farmers Market Field Trip! Thursday, September 11th to Northwest Portland
Meet at the cafe at 2:00pm and join the Farmers Market field trip! This time to Northwest Portland! at the corner of NW 19th Avenue and NW Everett Street
More about the new Sisters Of The Road/Portland Farmers Market partnership
Sisters has always been at the forefront of challenging a food system that does not prioritize the right to “good food” to those experiencing homelessness and poverty. This summer, Sisters is initiating a pilot project in partnership with New Seasons Market and Portland Famers Market that will once again show there is a way for healthy food to be truly accessible for all of us.
While our customers can count on salad, sides of fruits, and vegetable-based meals in our Cafe, outside of Sisters these types of choices can be out of reach for so many in our community. Sisters pilot project with New Seasons Market and Portland Farmers Market will increase our customers’ access to healthy food, even after they leave the hospitality of our Cafe. Currently, approximately 54% of what we serve are purchased by customers who trade work for their meals. Many of the folks serving our food and drinks, bussing tables, and hosting our timeslot system or bathrooms are paid in “punch cards”. A half hour of work is worth $3.00 in punch cards, which is enough to buy a meal and a drink for two. This summer, our customers also will be able to redeem these punch cards at area farmers markets. With a grant from New Seasons Market, our customers will be able to shop at a number of markets downtown and on the eastside. We will organize field trips and provide bus tickets and support to our community so that everyone feels comfortable navigating through a bustling farmers market.
We hope to see over 250 visits to the Portland Farmers Market over the summer by Sisters Of The Road community members. Our customers have the opportunity to increase their monthly grocery bill by $90 by using barter cards at these markets. We hope that many of our customers, who have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables will participate in the farmers markets and have the opportunity to make healthier choices for themselves and their loved ones
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