Bakesale For Japan

1 Apr

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people,
can transform the world. –Howard Zinn

Remember that ridiculously good cake I was telling you about? The banana one with the coconut frosting? Well, in honor of this event we’ll be selling off slices at Ristretto Roasters tomorrow, April 2nd from 10am-2pm. Proceeds from these sales will benefit Peace Winds Japan, a partner of Mercy Corps. This event is actually a nationwide effort originating in Oakland from the brilliant mind of chef Samin Nosrat. Last year sales for relief in Haiti reached $23,000 at the Bakesale for Haiti and we’re hoping to top that number this year. Fortunately for PDX, Intel has agreed to match our donation this year. Please plan on visiting either Barista in the Pearl or Ristretto on Williams tomorrow (from 10am-2pm) for some off the chain baked goods. Many, many heartfelt thanks must go out to Giovanna Zivny and Elizabeth Nathan for helping organize this event in Portland. Can’t make it? You can still make your presence felt by donating here. Thank you for the consideration.

If you get there and our cake is gone, don’t fret.  You can expect yummies from the following bakers (and many more): Little T American Baker, Alder Pastry & Dessert, Woodlawn Coffee and Pastry, Fleur de Lis Bakery and Cafe, Alma Chocolate, Kir Jensen (The Sugar Cube), Kristen Murray (Paley’s Place), Kim Boyce (Golden Oven), Bakery Bar, Suzette, Random Order Coffeehouse & Bakery, Petunia’s Pies & Pastries, Confectionery and Bees & Beans.

UPDATE: (So) Pleased to report we (Portland) earned $7889.93 for Peace Winds America, for a national total of $124,120.38! A big shout out and thank you to everyone who contributed to Bakesale for Japan.

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