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Helping the Peace Camp

Higgins Restaurant comes through with hot fair-trade organic coffee for the Peace Camp that continues to maintain a 24/7 vigil at 4th and SW Madison.

Higgins Restaurant is located at SW Jefferson and 7th.
I volunteered to walk up to a mini-mart type place and fill the coffee jugs. On the way, I saw a "fancy" restaurant with people dining inside. I decided - what the heck - and walked in. I didn't look like one of their patrons but politely asked if they wanted to donate coffee to the Peace Camp.

The man looked at me and said...I think WE DO.
He took the jugs and went to the back. The woman at the cash register told me that it was also fair-trade organic coffee. Then she showed me a paper that had the "philosophy" of the restaurant on it.

It talked of utilizing produce from local organic farms as their way to aid in sustainability.

I'm glad I walked in there. I'm glad I dropped the stereotype of "oh, they wouldn't help out". In not prejudging them in advance - a door was held open from both sides and....

the Peace Camp sure appreciated the coffee. THANKS!

and to all of you out there in indyland - hot soup, hot food in the late night hours when its cold and rainy is a treasure.

the Peace Camp has been holding their own with the police and doing it in style!!!
excellent!!! 24.Mar.2003 21:14


wow, that is so cool! higgins is indeed one of the fancy-pants restaurants. next time i get some real cash i'll have to go down and support them right back.

and good for you for asking!

does the peace camp need anything else? blankies or anything?

peace camp 24.Mar.2003 21:32

could use

tarps, UMBRELLAS, waterproof sleeping mats
they cannot erect tents but they are allowed to sleep on the grassy area

and they love people to stop by and say hello :)

is the peacecamp vegan? 24.Mar.2003 22:52

prospective cheesecake donor

hey, is the peace camp vegan? My mum brought me this chocolate cheesecake today, but I really can't eat dairy, gets me sick. I had a little and she had a little, but there's like 3/4s left that I'm trying to figure out what to do with. figured I could bring it down with some other stuff (hot coffee or some kinda food?) tomorrow if it was okay...

how to really help the peace camp 24.Mar.2003 23:41

Dan from the peace camp

If you can't bring supplies, or want to do more, we would really appreciate you e mailing and calling Mayor Katz' office as well as City Commisioner Eric Sten, who voted for the anti war resolution that failed, and let them know what a good job they are doing.

They have been recieving criticism for NOT cracking down harder on us. I REPEAT give them verbal praise, and mention the peace camp. That would help us out a lot.

Erik Sten
Commissioner of Public Works
1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 240, 97204
Phone: (503)823-3589
E-mail:  erik@ci.portland.or.us

Vera Katz, Mayor
Commissioner of Finance and Administration
1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 340, 97204
Phone: (503)823-4120
E-mail:  mayorkatz@ci.portland.or.us

Judy Tuttle
Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of Mayor Vera Katz
1221 S.W. Fourth Ave., Suite 340
Portland, OR 97204-1995

Work: (503) 823-4267
Fax: (503) 823-3588
E-mail:  jtschedule@ci.portland.or.us

Elise Marshall
Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of Mayor Vera Katz
1221 S.W. Fourth Ave.
Suite 340
Portland, OR 97204-1995

Work: (503) 823-4142
Fax: (503) 823-3588
E-mail:  emarshall@ci.portland.or.us

Be sure to say nice things to Elise Marshall and Judy Tuttle.

Thank You.