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New Northeast Portland food center to unite restaurants, urban farms

A new food center to be housed in the old Delphina’s Bakery.

The space will function as a very well-equipped commissary kitchen, featuring both a massive walk-in fridge and freezer, an extensive cookbook library, double dish pits and a separated baker’s stall

Nov 22, 2017


In food circles, Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood might be best known for two things: it’s patchwork of urban farms, and the unlikely collection of quality restaurants lining Northeast 42nd Avenue.

A new food center coming to the old Delphina’s Bakery seeks to unite these two elements with a restaurant, a bakery, a green grocer and more.

The business that perhaps most completely encapsulates this new center’s mission is a “community supported kitchen” from “Chopped” Champion and noted urban farmer Stacey Givens, whose goal is to bring neighborhood food producers, chefs and farmers into one economically equitable space.

“This will give more direct access to a kitchen for farms and artisan producers,” Givens says. “Prices have gone up to rent kitchens, to rent commissary space, even just to rent your apartment.”

Bakers, farmers, food truck owners and caterers have all been part of the conversation for future tenants for the kitchen project which will take up 2,400 square feet of the former bakery’s 13,500 square feet.

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