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One Cart. One Cafe. One dream to create the most sustainable restaurant in Portland, Or. Green, Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, Awesomeness! Read more

Portland, OR Food
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This project's funding goal was not reached on September 27, 2012.

One Cart. One Cafe. One dream to create the most sustainable restaurant in Portland, Or. Green, Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, Awesomeness!

Portland, OR Food
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About this project

Our goal is to consolidate our current operations; a solar-paneled food cart, Off the Griddle, and our small 5 table cafe, A.n.D Cafe, into one all encompassing restaurant. We will put our Kickstarter funds toward outfitting our new, expanded location with a host of sustainable features; including solar panels, LEED Certification, reclaimed furniture, recycled plastic chairs, new energy efficient equipment, low wattage fixtures & lighting, recycled or reclaimed countertops, low flow plumbing, grey water recycling program, building gardens for our garden to table program, rainwater harvesting, and ensuring that new building materials are made with post-consumer content or otherwise sustainably sourced.

Check out the solar panels!
Check out the solar panels!

The Kickstarter program provides all with a focused opportunity to vote with our wallets. Quite simply, it is “grassroots economics”. That's why we support socially responsible projects and why we're excited to make ours a part of it. With your help, we will continue to show Portland and beyond how satisfying and scrumptious our food is while remaining as locally sourced as possible, entirely sustainable and wonderfully affordable. We want to personally thank everyone for their contribution; whether it's spreading the word via social media, taking some fliers to pass out to friends & colleagues, or pledging your financial support.

Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger with Homemade Pickles :P
Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger with Homemade Pickles :P

We encourage your questions & comments. For investment opportunities please contact us.

Soundtrack by Half Acre Day "Fall from an Airplane" available on ITunes.

Reclaimed Planter Box
Reclaimed Planter Box
A.N.D Vegan & Gluten Free Blue Corn Waffle
A.N.D Vegan & Gluten Free Blue Corn Waffle
Jackfruit Tacos & Coconut Spritzer Cocktail
Jackfruit Tacos & Coconut Spritzer Cocktail

FAQ

  • We will operate the cart until the end of September. We will have a free veggie burger day some time in September and our Kickstarter Backers will be the first to know :)

    We won't be abandoning the cart concept completely but our time in the food cart pod will be coming to an end. We intend on upgrading to a newer truck version at some point in our long term growth plan. We would like to keep the cart going for festivals, catering, & to visit public schools to teach students about healthy eating & sustainability.

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    Pledge $5 or more
    About $5 USD

    6 backers

    How-to cooking video link "Jackfruit Tacos"- you'll see us turn an enourmous, prickly, alien fruit into delicious & healthy vegan tacos. Watch our video & become the vegan chef you always wanted to be. In addition you'll get high fives for life & a shout out on our pages.

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    Pledge $15 or more
    About $15 USD

    22 backers

    Organic Garden Starter Kit- heirloom seeds galore, detailed planting layout guide, and recipes to turn your harvest into delicious vegan meals. It will be delivered right in time for Spring :D Includes Chioggia Beets, Blue Curled Kale, Gold Rush Lettuce & many more. Plus the $5 reward above.

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    9 backers Limited (191 left of 200)

    Choose a Vegan & Gluten free Item: 1 bottle of our signature sauce or blue corn waffle mix delivered to your door. (please include additional cost for international shipping)

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    15 backers

    A free entrée for one to be redeemed whenever you decide plus a button, the video, shout out, & high fives for life.

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    Pledge $45 or more
    About $45 USD

    7 backers

    Breakfast or Lunch for (4) at the cafe or new restaurant. Includes entree & n/a bev. Get the family or friends together for the holidays or any occasion. Great food, friends, & hospitality!!

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    Pledge $50 or more
    About $50 USD

    12 backers

    T-shirt & Reusable To Go Bag. Use your new bag to take home your 1st entree, on us, at our new location. Trade the meal for free shipping in US & add $10 for international shipping.

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    Pledge $75 or more
    About $75 USD

    12 backers

    VIP invite to a grand opening party with lots of samples, your first beverage is on the house. Plus some OTG swag!

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    Pledge $155 or more
    About $155 USD

    10 backers

    Off the Griddle & Cafe CSA- 1 jar of homemade goodness per month for a year. Including Pickles, Sauerkraut, Spiced Pickled Beets, Pepperberry Compote, Lemon Curd, Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, Kimchi & a few of our signature sauces. All canned goods are made w/ local, seasonal ingredients. Vegan & Gluten-free. Local pick up or get a total of 6 jars every other month delivered in the Portland Metro area.

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    Pledge $300 or more
    About $300 USD

    4 backers

    Off the Griddle & Cafe Freebie Book. Free items include waffles, burgers, sandwiches, sides, & drinks. Plus get a free t-shirt, bottle of sauce, & an invitation to our Ugly Sweater Christmas Party 2013. Redeemable at our new location, a $300 value!

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    A burger, a waffle, & a pastry every month for a year. $1 off Friend of Griddle (FOG) Card.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    A Big Ole Party at our cafe or new location with 20 of your friends. Includes light apps, 1 entree & 1 drink per person. Plan your Holiday Party with us!!

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    Pledge $2,000 or more
    About $2,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    We will cater your event in the Portland Area with up to 50 people. You will get to name a signature dish & we'll create the perfect vegan menu just for your event. Includes per person entree, sides & drink. We'll bring the food, you plan the rest.

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Funding period

- (48 days)