We strive to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
We use dry ice in creative ways to reduce water waste. You can read more about water waste within the bar industry here.
For every LGBTQ+ wedding we serve at, we donate 10% of our profits to The Trevor Project, a non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning and other queer youth. You can read more about their work here.
We pay a living wage to our staff. In many American communities, families working in low-wage jobs make insufficient income to live locally given the local cost of living. Recently, in a number of high-cost communities, community organizers and citizens have successfully argued that the prevailing wage offered by the public sector and key businesses should reflect a wage rate required to meet minimum standards of living. We want our staff and partners to thrive, so we pay them fairly for their time and efforts. You can read more about living wages in quickly-gentrifying Portland here.
We exclusively work with spirits distilled in Oregon unless our clients specifically ask for something else. A handful of innovative distilleries are making handcrafted, locally-distilled spirits available locally. The heart of this movement lies in an up-and-coming neighborhood of small warehouses and light industrial buildings in Southeast Portland, known as the Lower East Side Industrial District. Independent distilleries are producing more than twenty unique liquors – everything from vodkas and gins, rums and whiskeys, and even more specialized spirits like aquavit and flavored liqueurs. You can schedule a tasting and tour here.
We are proud to support our neighbors who inspire us to keep doing and to be radically inclusive. As part of our community, you help us directly contribute to small businesses and organizations that we care about.