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Opening Portland's first Paleo/Primal Friendly Restaurant
Opening Portland's first Paleo/Primal Friendly Restaurant
429 backers pledged $33,300 to help bring this project to life.

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Cultured Caveman: 

First, The West Coast's First 100% Paleo Friendly Food Cart. 

Now COMING SOON, Portland's First 100% Paleo Friendly Restaurant!!!

What's Paleo?

We take a scientific approach to eating paleo, rather than a history-based approach. We want to eat optimally, using all the best modern resources available, so we can be totally badass 120 year olds. That means we're eating plenty of grass fed and pastured meats, lots of healthy fats, and more veggies than many vegetarians.

The paleo diet is sometimes described by what it isn't: no gluten, no dairy, no added sugar, no soy, and no legumes. We will serve healthful, nourishing entrees, sides and salads that are 100% gluten, soy, and dairy free.

Who We Are:

photo cred goes to Michelle Tam aka Nom Nom Paleo
photo cred goes to Michelle Tam aka Nom Nom Paleo

Heather: accounting genius, 14 years food & beverage experience, business school dropout, and the most hyper adult you'll meet all day.

Joe: paleo/primal diet follower, fitness freak, nerd about town, lover of meat.

The Location:

The space... before paint job/face lift!
The space... before paint job/face lift!

We'll be located right in the heart of our own neighborhood, Kenton, in North Portland. We're one block from the Max stop and less than a mile to I-5. 

The restaurant will be counter service casual dining. Bring your date! Bring your mom! Bring your babies! We'll be creating a kid's play/reading area to make sure everyone feels welcome. Because you are.

Our customers mean the world to us. Just to clarify. We plan on keeping ALL 3 CARTS OPEN!

The Food:

Chicken Tenders - photo by Michelle Tam
Chicken Tenders - photo by Michelle Tam

Local grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish, pastured poultry, and a wide variety of organic and seasonal veggies.

We plan on serving up Zoodles and Grass Fed Meatballs, Lamb Curry over Cauliflower Rice, Seasonal Salads, Grain Free Chicken and Waffles, Bulletproof Coffee, Kombucha, and more!!! Maybe.... maybe even bringing the fries back... this time as Curly Fries!!!

Why We Need You:

We've used most of our savings from the cart to secure the restaurant space, and we've secured some of the equipment we'll need to get started. 

We still need quite a few of the bigger ticket items to make this place super amazing!

Walk in cooler - $7000

Freezer (2) - $3500

Flat top - $1200

Prep Fridge - $3000

Smallwares (plates/cups/etc) - $3500

Signage and Build out - $9000

1st Month Inventory - $7500

1st Month Operating Costs - $15000

Yeah... that's $49,700. Unless we go WAY over, we're totally taking on that responsibility ourselves. Like a boss.

Wrap up:

Portland. You. Are. Amazing. We've seen how wonderful and supportive the paleo community is here. Remember that time we raised money to launch in 4 days... or maxed out a vacant store for a Primal Palate, Balanced Bites, Nom Nom Paleo book signing?!? We can do this. And we can only do this together. Tell your friends. Tell your friends' friends.

Thank you so much for helping to make our dream jobs a bit closer to reality!!!

~Heather & Joe

PS! PRIZES TALK!

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Risks and challenges

There are always unexpected costs and challenges.

Opening 3 food carts has prepared us only so much as that we are aware that we are never quite as prepared as we think we are.

Our only super power is that we work really really really hard.

To see where we started: Check out our first Kickstarter here: http://kck.st/HhyC4J

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    Paleo 101 Cooking Class!

    I, Heather, will personally show you any and all of my tricks as we make (and eat) a few of my paleo favorites! I'll keep class sizes to under 10 people so everyone will have plenty of time to ask a billion questions and pick my brain!

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    Joe will be your workout buddy for 1 hour! He'll show you his favorite body weight and kettlebell tricks. Ask him fitness questions! Ask him supplement and nootropic questions! Ask him *almost* any question! PLUS 1 invite to the exclusive "Kickstarter backers only" soft opening event at the new restaurant.

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    I will hand bake you one dozen Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies. It's my version of Primal Palate's infamous ones aka double the bacon and chocolate chips and half the honey.

    Pick it up at the new restaurant!!!

    Ingredients:
    Bacon,Dairy/soy free chocolate chips, Almond Meal, Coconut oil, Eggs, Raw local honey, Sea Salt, Vanilla Extract, Baking Soda

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    I will make and deliver a "design your own paleo bowl" style catering for a party in Portland for you and up to 10 of your buds.

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    The Batch Cooker - 12 pints of assorted veggies, meats, and bone broth... packaged up and frozen in mason jars and ready to be taken home with you to be enjoyed for months... or a week!!! PLUS 2 invites to the exclusive "Kickstarter backers only" soft opening event at the new restaurant.

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    One hour coffee with me and Joe to talk about whatever you want. We will do food cart/marketing/business consulting or just talk about nootropics and your cat. Whatevs.

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    We will host and cater a 4 hour private event for you and 100 of your closest friends at the restaurant.

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