Red and Black Café, Portland, OR - CLOSED

black and red cafe
The Red and Black is dedicated to providing delicious, wholesome foods at the lowest prices possible. We use organic, local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible.

black and red cafeWe strive to provide a community space that is safe and welcoming to all. We hope this space is used for local voices to bring awareness and education on the issues facing us today. We work to be an example of ethical, non-hierarchal business. The cafe is worker-run and worker-owned. Our space and our community are always growing and changing. We evolve based on the energy, enthusiasm and direction of our fellow workers and our neighborhood in accordance with our ideals.

The Red & Black Cafe is located on SE 12th avenue and SE Oak street in wonderful Portland, Oregon. We have been proudly displaying our colors as a community-minded worker's collective since 2000 and we're still going strong. We boast a delicious, ENTIRELY VEGAN seasonally-sensitive menu, fair trade organic coffee, and a changing selection of organic red wines and local microbrews. As of recently, we decided to become a closed IWW shop.

But wait, there's more. We love good music and good films. If you're a musician, artist, or group looking to do a lecture or film screening at the cafe, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us at the e-mail address above and let's talk about it!

Cooperative organizational structure

The Black and Red Café is a worker-owned cooperative.

Meetings and Management Work:

All workers are required to attend biweekly collective meetings. We make decisions by consensus, so an ability to compromise and collaborate is a must!

All workers are expected to participate in the management of the cafe. In order to become a collective member, workers must participate on at least one of the following management committees:

  • Ordering & Pricing
  • Maintenance & Tech Support
  • Bookkeeping & Finances
  • Event and Art Booking
  • Advertising & Outreach
  • Personnel
  • Other ad hoc committees formed as needed

Most committees meet at least once a month. Members typically spend an additional 3-7 hours per week fulfilling management duties.

quadro nero Black and Red Café

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