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PDX Feeds Puerto Rico is a fundraiser that takes places in the city of Portland, OR. The initiative was taken by Ataula founders chef José Chesa, co-owner, Puerto Rico native Cristina Báez, and General Manager Emily Metivier launching #PDX4PR, an entire week of culinary fundraising events benefiting Hurricane Maria relief efforts by donating 10% to Animal Rescue relief fund and 90% to Cosa Nuestra Relief Fund. An issue near to the group of friends.It has been nearly two months since the hurricane devastated the small island and rebuilding efforts, medical support, food, water and supply distribution is still in dire shape. That’s why chefs like Rick Gencarelli of Lardo, José Chesa of Ataula, Gregory Gourdet of Departure, Peter Cho of Han Oak, Tyler Malek of Salt & Straw and more, have joined forces to raise money for the cause. Beginning Monday, December 4th through Sunday, December 10th.

With the help of party thrower extraordinaire Natalia Toral, Chesa and Báez will launch a series of citywide events to raise funds to send directly to Puerto Rico, providing immediate help. With the help of Puerto Rican company Don Q they will be bringing chefs and stars from the coffee world from Puerto Rico to Portland for a special week of fundraising events. Tapping the incredible support and true collaborative spirit of the Portland food and beverage industry. With the help of Don Q Portland will welcome 2 chefs and 2 baristas from Puerto Rico to cook and serve us some of Puerto Rico's favorite drink: coffee. For the first time in Portland you can eat and drink for a great cause throughout the city with full-on Puerto Rican flavors.

From a tropical bar takeover filled with mojitos and daiquiris to an Asian-Rican night at Han Oak to a traditional Puerto Rican feast, to the Caribbean brunch of your dreams.

You can play a crucial role.  On Thursday, December 7th, the Nightwood Collective will play host to and epic Puerto Rican bash featuring festive food, salsa dancing and dominoes games. There will also be a panel moderated by Cristina Báez with Puerto Rican business owners, opening up about what it’s like operating a business on the storm-ravaged island; how to survive and stay positive, and what’s next.
“Knowing that response has been slow, that basic needs still 2 months later are scarce; the daily struggle of knowing that friends and family are hurting, I felt so helpless - I just had to jump in and do something, anything! I called my friends and began putting something together. Culturally, Puerto Ricans help everybody. We’re simply trying to do our part from far away, and we hope people will join us to make a huge impact,” said Ataula co-owner and PDX Feeds Puerto Rico founder, Cristina Báez.
All events throughout the week will raise crucial funds for Cosa Nuestra Relief Fund. PDX Feeds Puerto Rico will serve as a place to make monetary donations that will go directly to chefs on the island working to feed people in need NOW.





Paxx caraballo

Paxx is the chef and co-owner of El Baoricua in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he serves inventive bao buns filled with local ingredients and flavors. He’s been working in kitchens since the early 2000s, spending time in the restaurants of José Enrique, Alfredo Ayala, and Roberto Treviño, and worked with chef Jason Vincent at the prestigious JE Invites events.

His work has been covered widely, in outlets such as the New York Times, Munchies, and the Village Voice. He was prominently featured in a documentary, Mala Mala, about gender identity in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria forced the closure of El Baoricua, but Paxx has more projects already in the works

Instagram: @paxxito  @elbaoricua




Co-founder of ARETE pop-ups, Chef/Owner Pernileria Los Proceres a cart in an airstream trailer. Started ARETE, a series of pop-ups that were wildly popular for years - including being featured in the New York Times - before he opened PLP. After training in New York City and San Sebastián, Spain, Mario Juan returned to his native Puerto Rico where he got his start doing a series of pop-up dinners under the name ARETĒ. Now Mario Juan is the Chef/Co-owner of Pernilerīa Los Prōceres, an Airstream Trailer in Lote 23, Santurce Puerto Rico where he and his team serve casual fare focused on pernil, Puerto Rican-style roasted pork shoulder. After Hurricane María, he has been working hard to keep his business running under challenging conditions while cooking for others and organizations aiding in relief efforts.

Instagram: @mariojuanarete, @pernilerialosproceres




Abner Roldan

Founder and Barista of Cafe Comunion in Santurce Puerto Rico, along side his wife Karla, is the co-owner of Café Comunión and a writer and editor for Perfect Daily Grind.

Abner was the Puerto Rico National Latte Art Champion in 2014 and 2015. He did a residence in Portland at Barista and traveled the world studying coffee culture before planning to open his own spot in PR, which was scheduled to open one week before Hurricane Maria.  After the storm, his storefront was too damaged to start business, so he plans to open after visiting Portland with help from his GoFundMe - giving him press from Munchies, Sprudge.com, Barista Magazine and a long list of local press. Instagram: @cafecomunion





Owner of Café Regina, from Pennsylvania. After working in the food industry for 5 years in NYC, Kali moved to Puerto Rico and worked alongside Mario Juan at their pop-up ARETĒ dinners while learning about coffee at Hacienda San Pedro. She competed in the National Latte Art competition where she made it to the finals as the only female and placed 4th. Kali opened her specialty coffee shop, Café Regina, in Santurce, PR. Her knowledge of food & coffee shines in her rotating specialty drink menu. Among some favorites she serves a Café Stormy, which consists of cold brew, ginger beer, lime, cardamom and coconut and a cold latte with house made brown butter washed cold brew, macadamia nut milk, chocolate salt & maple.

Hurricane Maria has made running a new small business much more difficult. To help in the relief efforts she partnered with Xavier from Metric Coffee, Chicago, and Stephen from La Penultima, San Juan, and created Beans for Puerto Rico. They are currently collecting donated roasted beans from roasters across the United States to distribute to shops in PR who have suffered from Maria. The damage to coffee farms across the island will limit their ability to obtain locally grown beans. More HERE about Beans for PR.

Instagram: @caferegina_pr





Join us for a whole week of special events, take overs and pop ups filled with Puerto Rican flavors through the city of Portland, OR! See more details below. 


Friday December 1st

TOURNANT: Oyster social

Join us for Bubbles and shucked to order oysters! 

10% of sales will be donated.



Monday December 4th

Han oak

Asian-Rican special all night long!

Join us as Chef Paxx pops up at Portland's favorite Monday spot. A special dish and cocktail will be available a la carte to support our efforts.

All sales of specials will be donated.

Water Avenue Coffee

Tuesday december 5th

water ave coffee

Come for your daily coffee fix and a grab a Chef's special toast while you catch up on work and join our Baristas Kali and Abner as they pop up and serve you their coffee with a chocolate covered 180 xurros.

A % of sales will be donated.


wednesday December 6th

foxy coffee co.

Coffee, Dominoes and Xurros!

Hurricane Maria wiped out Puerto Rico's coffee plantations and there will be no harvest for several years.  
We've got our hands on 5-8 pounds of the good stuff: Puerto Rican coffee beans. 
Known for its dark, nutty, chocolaty and sometimes floral flavors this is a treasure for coffee drinkers. Because of import/export laws, PR doesn't export green coffee beans for others to roast. Because of this, the coffee we're serving is perfectly roasted by the coffee masters on the Island. 
Join us at Foxy Coffee as we completely take over their space to transform it into a Puerto Rican café. Enjoy masterfully created coffee drinks, 180 Xurros, dominoes, and traditional music. 
Best nomadic office or lunch break in town.  
Come on by 11:00am-5:00pm

All sales will be donated. 

The Nightwood Society

Thursday december 7th

The nightwood

For this party at The Nightwood Society - visiting chefs and baristas will come together in one place to throw an event honoring Portland's strong sense of community in support of Puerto Rican hurricane relief. Proceeds will go directly to Cosa Nuestra and will include one main food dish, three bites and a coffee beverage. Enjoy the tastes of PR while we dance, play games and enjoy a short panel to talk to the visiting VIPs about their experience and outreach for PR, moderated by Cristina Báez from Ataula.

LIVE Music by the awesome Neftali Rivera & Grupo Borikuas. Cash bar will be available.  
Tickets $30 advance, $35 at the door. 
Cash or card accepted.

All sales will be donated.

Friday December 8th

RUE restaurant

For one truly special dinner Chef Jason Roberts of Rue will welcome to his kitchen José Chesa of Ataula in Portland and Mario Pagan of ARETE in Puerto Rico.
You should not miss this beautiful chance to enjoy Puerto Rican style food and drink from three of the best chefs around. 
$65 four-course pre fixed special Puerto Rican menu during regular dinner service. Reservations not needed.

All sales will be donated.


friday december 8th

STUMPTOWN coffee downtown

Come for your daily coffee break and join our Baristas Kali and Abner as they pop up and serve you their coffee with a chocolate covered 180 xurros.

A % of sales will be donated.  


sunday december 10th

ataula brunch

Chef Mario Pagan, Paxx, Cristina Baez alongside Baristas Abner and Kali wil take over Ataula Restaurant and create a Rican Brunch with Caribbean spices to spare! Ataula's brunch was once one of the most popular in Portland and it's back for one day, this time with a Puerto Rican twist! 

At the end of the week, for our last event they will all come together to present a Puerto Rican brunch!

11AM to 4PM

No reservations, just walk right in! We're serving all this delicious mangu and coffee until it's gone! - Open to the Public.

All sales will be donated.


all week long specials around Portland!

When you drink and dine at your favorite spots throughout town ask for their #PDX4PR Specials filled with Puerto Rican flavors. Available all week December 4th thru December 10th. Extra specials dishes at Ataula and Wiz Bang Bar. A little sneak peak: Lardo will be serving Mofongo!

All participating restaurants and cafes will donate a % of sales of the special to our cause.


1314 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97208

Dig A pony

736 SE Grand Ave 

Portland, OR 97214

la moule

2500 SE Clinton St

Portland, OR 97212


olympia oyster bar


4214 N Mississippi Ave Portland, OR 97217


solo club

2110 NW Raleigh St Portland, OR 97210


wiz bang bar

Special Magic Cone
126 SW 2nd Ave

Portland, OR 97204



Dish + Cocktail 
1818 NW 23rd PL

Portland OR 97210



801 NW 23rd Ave

Portland OR 97210



Both Locations
1212 SE Hawthorne

1205 SW Washington St


6 SE 28th Ave

Portland, OR 97214



527 SW 12th Ave

Portland, OR 97205



1733 NE Alberta St

Portland OR 97211



720 SE Grand Ave

Portland OR 97214

les caves

Wine Special
1719 NE Alberta St

Portland, OR 97211


pizza jerk

5028 NE 42nd Ave

Portland, OR 97218


taqueria nueve

727 SE Washington St Portland, OR 97214




537 SE Ash St, Unit 102

Portland, OR 97214


527 SW 12th Ave

Portland, OR 97205

little bird bistro

219 SW 6th Ave

Portland, OR 97204


720 SE Sandy Blvd

 Portland, OR 97214


upper left roasters

Special Coffee
1204 SE Clay St

Portland, OR 97214



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