Red and Black PDX Guide

Here is a list of (mostly) local spaces and organizations we support. This list includes worker co-ops and labor groups, infoshops and radical bookstores, local media and community resources, vegan eateries and activist groups, and more!  This page is a work in progress.  Please e-mail suggestions to redandblackcafe@riseup.net.  Thanks!

Worker Collectives


Free Geek
www.freegeek.org
A collectively-run non-profit that recycles and refurbishes computers and electronics. Free Geek provided our office equipment and the free computers in the dining room!  Thank you, Free Geek!

People’s Co-op
www.peoples.coop
An all-vegetarian, member-owned, collectively-managed grocery store. People’s also hosts a great year-round farmer’s market every Wednesday!

Magpie Messenger Collective
www.magpiemessenger.com
Portland’s collectively-run bike messenger service.

Stumptown Printers
www.stumptownprinters.com
Portland’s collectively-run print shop.

A Better Cycle
www.abettercycle.blogspot.com
A worker-owned bike shop in Southeast Portland.

Portland Pedal People
http://www.portlandpedalpower.com
A collectively-run bike delivery service!

Farmageddon Growers’ Collective
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Farmageddon-Growers-Collective
An Oregon Tilth Certified Organic vegetable farm located in Northwest Portland!  Collectively owned and operated.

Breitenbush Hot Springs
http://www.breitenbush.com/
A cooperatively-run retreat center located in Detroit, Oregon.  Breitenbush is a beautiful place to attend workshops and conferences, enjoy a massage or a yoga class, or soak in the natural hot springs!

Resources for Worker Cooperatives


Portland Alliance of Worker Collectives (PAWC)
Pronounced “Posse.”  Currently inactive.  Wanna start it up again?

Western Worker Cooperative Conference (WWCC)
www.west.usworker.coop
A bi-annual conference for worker co-ops on the West Coast.

United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC)
www.usworker.coop
We are a member!  Check out their website for more co-op resources, regional networks, upcoming conferences, media, and job listings.

Cultivate.Coop
www.cultivate.coop
Cultivate.Coop is a wiki for cooperative enthusiasts.  Includes many great resources on democratic decision-making, conflict resolution, anti-oppression work, and the nuts and bolts of starting and managing cooperative organizations.

Labor Activism


Industrial Workers of the World (Portland)
http://portlandiww.org
We are proud members of Portland’s IWW branch!

Portland Restaurant Workers’ Association (PRWA)
http://pdxrwa.org
A great resource for restaurant workers.

VOZ
portlandvoz.org
A workers’ empowerment and education project, serving immigrants and day laborers.  Located in the Saint Francis Church, right across the street from the Red & Black.  VOZ also operates the Martin Luther King, Jr. Worker Center.

Housing Justice and Related Services


Portland Collective Housing
www.portlandcollectivehousing.org
A collectively-owned and -managed housing cooperative for low-income folks. PCH currently owns 2 large houses in Portland.

Community Alliance of Tenants
http://oregoncat.org
Resources for renters, including a hotline. Property is theft.

Right 2 Survive

An organization led by unhoused and formerly houseless folks, advocating for the rights of the unhoused and poor.

right2survive.wordpress.com

Sisters of the Road Cafe
www.sistersoftheroadcafe.org
A non-profit cafe located in Portland’s Old Town. Sisters of the Road offers nearly-free meals, and accepts food stamps and barter.

Dignity Village
www.dignityvillage.org
A “tent city” that developed into a democratic community for otherwise houseless folks.

Janus Youth Shelters
www.janusyouth.org
A variety of housing and other programs for houseless youth. The workers are organizing with the IWW. Support the workers and the clients!

Portland Catholic Worker
www.catholicworker.org/communities
The Dorothy Day House is located at the Saint Francis Parish, right across the street from the Red & Black Cafe.

Queer, Trans, and Women’s Resources

Resources PDX
www.resourcespdx.org
A very comprehensive online list of local trans / gender / queer resources.  Includes health resources, legal resources, educational and social events, and more!

Q Center
www.pdxqcenter.org
A non-profit queer community center and events space in North Portland. Located right near the Black Rose Infoshop and and North Portland Bike Works.

Sexual Minorites Youth Resource Center (SMYRC)
www.smyrc.org
Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and Questioning youth.

Portland Women’s Crisis Line
http://www.pwcl.org
A crisis line, website, and other services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The Red & Black Cafe is a drop-off center for used cell phones, which can be donated to the PWCL for emergency use.

Health Resources


Outside In Clinic
www.outsidein.org
A sliding-scale clinic offering allopathic and naturopathic care for low income people. Outside In also offers a variety of services for houseless and queer youth.

Northwest College of Natural Medicine Community Clinics
www.ncnm.edu/teaching-clinic/community-clinics.php
Several low-cost teaching clinics offering naturopathic care.

Integrated Medicine Group
www.integratedmedicinegroup.com
A vegan-friendly clinic in East Portland specializing in allopathic and naturopathic treatments.

Breitenbush Hot Springs
http://www.breitenbush.com/
A cooperatively-run retreat center located in Detroit, Oregon.  Breitenbush is a beautiful place to attend workshops and conferences, enjoy a massage or a yoga class, or soak in the natural hot springs!

Common Ground Wellness Clinic
http://cgwc.org
A cooperatively-owned bathhouse (sauna and hot tubs!) and center for alternative health services, including massage, acupuncture, naturopathy, counseling, and more.

7 Star Acupuncture & Apothecary
http://sevenstarpdx.com
An acupuncture clinic and Chinese medicine apothecary located on the same block as the Red & Black Cafe. 7 Star offers affordable group rates and discounts for service industry workers and combat veterans.

Working Class Acupuncture
http://www.workingclassacupuncture.org
A sliding-scale clinic offering acupuncture at working class prices.

Rosehip Medic Collective
www.rosehipmedics.org
A volunteer street medic collective offering wellness resources, trainings, and emergency care at demonstrations and direct actions.

Portland Healing Project
http://portlandhealingproject.com
A blog emphasizing naturopathic, holistic, and DIY healthcare.

The Herb Shoppe and Wellness Clinic
www.thehebshoppe.net
A medicinal herbs shop in Southeast Portland.  The Herb Shoppe also hosts workshops and clinicians.

Animal Liberation and Environmental Activism


In Defense of Animals
www.idanw.org
Struggling to end animal cruelty and exploitation. IDA’s office is located on Northeast Alberta, near the Alberta Street Co-op and the Community Cycling Center.

Portland Animal Defense League
www.pdxanimaldefense.org
A grassroots non-profit dedicated to ending animal exploitation.

Cascadia Rising Tide

www.risingtidenorthamerica.org
The local chapter of an international grassroots organization dedicated to confronting the root causes of climate change.

Other Activist Organizations

The Cascadia Center
www.tryonfarm.org/cc
A collective offering training and support for effective and enjoyable social and environmental justice organizing.

BrainSilo
www.brainsilo.org
A democratically-run non-profit dedicated to education, hacking, and maker culture.  BrainSilo provides a workspace for members, and a meeting and workshop space for any event compatible with their mission .

Recruiter Watch PDX
www.myspace.com/rwpdxcoalition
An organization dedicated to limiting military recruitment in schools, challenging the poverty draft, and sharing information with high school students and their families.  E-mail rwpdxcoalition@gmail.com for information or counter-recruiting support.

Rose City Cop Watch
www.rosecitycopwatch.org
A group that seeks to “disrupt the ability of the police to enforce race and class lines,” and holds “Know Your Rights” trainings for the public.

Rosehip Medic Collective
www.rosehipmedics.org
A volunteer street medic collective offering wellness resources, trainings, and emergency care at demonstrations and direct actions.

Infoshops and Radical Bookstores


Black Rose Infoshop
www.myspace.com/blackrosepdx
A collectively-managed, volunteer-run bookstore and infoshop with a radical lending library and a freecycle. Located in North Portland, right near the Q Center and North Portland Bike Works. A small selection of Black Rose’s books is available for sale at the Red & Black Cafe.

In Other Words Women’s Books and Resources
www.inotherwords.org
A non-profit feminist bookstore, resource center, and events space.  Located in North Portland. A small selection of IOW’s books is available for sale at the Red & Black Cafe.

Laughing Horse Books
www.myspace.com/laughinghorsecollective
A collectively-managed, volunteer-run infoshop. Located near the Red & Black Cafe, just north of Burnside on 10th Avenue. A small selection of Laughing Horse’s books is available for sale at the Red & Black Cafe.

CopyLeft Books

A new bookstore located near the Red & Black at 833 SE Main, #110.  No website.

Blue Heron Infoshop
An infoshop located on the Reed College Campus.  No website.

Reading Frenzy
www.readingfrenzy.com
A bookstore specializing in zines and comics. Located just below the Independent Publishers’ Resource Center downtown.

Multnomah County Library
www.multcolib.org
OK, it’s the public library. But they have zines!

Local Media and Publishing


KBOO
www.kboo.org
A community radio station located near the Red & Black Cafe and Laughing Horse Books in the Buckman neighborhood.  Tune in at 90.7 FM.

Street Roots
www.streetroots.org
A non-profit newspaper sold primarily by houseless individuals, with an emphasis on local social justice issues.

The Portland Observer
http://portlandobserver.com
A progressive paper “committed to cultural diversity,” with an emphasis on issues affecting local communities of color.

The Portland Alliance
www.theportlandalliance.org
A non-profit, volunteer-driven progressive newspaper.

Bitch Magazine

www.bitchmagazine.com
A quarterly feminist response to pop culture- now based in Northeast Portland just off Alberta Street!  The Bitch office is now home to a feminist lending library, open Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Portland Indymedia
portland.indymedia.org
A grassroots news site with an emphasis on local issues.

Independent Publishers’ Resource Center (IPRC)
www.iprc.org
A resource center for self-publishing writers and artists!  The IPRC is also home to an amazing zine library, and is located just above Reading Frenzy downtown.

Radix Media
http://radixmedia.org
A radical graphic design, publishing, and printing company.  Radix produces and distributes posters, zines, and other media.

Eberhardt Press
www.eberhardtpress.org
A small anti-authoritarian printer and publisher based here in Portland.

Bikes


A Better Cycle
www.abettercycle.blogspot.com
A worker-owned bike shop in Southeast Portland.

Veloshop
www.mollycameron.com
Portland’s all-vegan bike shop!  No leather products.

North Portland Bike Works

www.northportlandbikeworks.org
A non-profit community bike shop located near the Black Rose Infoshop and the Q Center in North Portland.

The Community Cycling Center
www.communitycyclingcenter.org
A non-profit bike shop and bike advocacy center based in Northeast Portland, right near the Alberta Street Grocery Co-op.

Bike Farm
http://bikefarm.org
A volunteer-run collective dedicated to bicycle repairs and education.

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance
www.bta4bikes.org
A non-profit bicycle advocacy group.

100% Vegan Eateries


Blossoming Lotus
www.blossominglotus.com
Yummy vegan food, with an emphasis on healthy and raw cuisine.  Visit the new location in the Irvington Neighborhood.

The Bye & Bye
www.myspace.com/byeandbyeportland
An all-vegan bar on Northeast Alberta, serving up tasty vegan food and beverages until 2 am.

Papa G’s Vegan Organic Deli
www.pappags.com
Located on Southeast Division, Papa G’s offers great vegan deli food, soups, and salads.

Back to Eden
www.backtoedenbakery.com
An amazing new all-vegan bakery located on Northeast Alberta.

Dovetail Bakery

http://dovetailbakery.blogspot.com/

Another new all-vegan bakery on Northeast Alberta!

Sweetpea Baking Company
http://sweetpeabaking.com
An all-vegan bakery located just around the corner from the Red & Black Cafe, in the vegan mini mall.

The Ruby Dragon
http://therubydragonpdx.blogspot.com
A Thai-inspired vegan food cart on North Mississippi.

Open Heart Cafe

A vegan Korean food cart at NE 23rd and Alberta.  No website.

Other Vegan Stores


Food Fight! Vegan Grocery
http://foodfightgrocery.com
An all-vegan grocery store located just around the corner from the Red & Black Cafe in the vegan mini mall.  Food Fight! has a great blog and website, which includes a comprehensive vegan-centric PDX guide.

Scapegoat Tattoo
www.myspace.com/scapegoattattoo
An all-vegan, eco-conscious tattoo shop located just around the corner in the vegan mini mall.  Many Red & Black and mini mall workers got inked at Scapegoat.

Herbivore Clothing Company
www.herbivoreclothing.com
A vegan clothing and accessories store located in the vegan mini mall.

Veloshop
www.mollycameron.com
Portland’s all-vegan bike shop!  No leather products.

Held Vegan Belts
http://veganbelts.blogspot.com
Vegan belts, bags, and wallets!  Right on Northeast Alberta Street.

Grocery Co-ops


People’s Co-op
www.peoples.coop
An all-vegetarian, member-owned, collectively-managed grocery store.  People’s also hosts a great year-round farmer’s market every Wednesday.

Alberta Street Grocery Co-op
www.albertagrocery.coop
A vegan-friendly member-owned co-op on Northeast Alberta.

Food Front
www.foodfront.coop
Member-owned grocery co-ops located in Northwest Portland and Hillsdale.

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