The Back to Back Cafe's last day of operation at their
current location of 614 E. Burnside will be May 14th,
marking the end of four years of caffeinating the
resistance. To celebrate this sad, yet momentous
occasion we will be holding an all day music
extravaganza, featuring The Marsupials, Guau Guau, The
Advisory, Alan Singley, Please Step Out of the Vehicle
and Drunken Boat.
Music starts at 5 pm and goes till the cops show up.
The Back to Back Cafe is a worker owned and operated
coffee shop, serving shade-grown, organic, fair trade
coffee as well as a variety of yummy vegetarian food.
We promote an alternate way to run a business,
focusing on supporting social & economic justice and
sustainable practices and dismantling hierarchical
systems. The cafe has also served as a much needed all
ages venue, as a meeting space for many groups and as
a classroom for free ESL classes. We pride ourselves
on being a resource to our community and more than
just another coffee shop. Our space is shared with the
Portland branch of the Industrial Workers of the World
(IWW) and the offices of the Portland Central America
Solidarity Committee, as a result of which we've
formed many enriching & rewarding relationships across
class and cultural lines.
After four years at 614 E.Burnside our building has
been sold and we are being forced to move. We hope to
re-open in NE Portland by late summer and continue to
serve the people from our new home. Please join us for
a celebration of our life so far and everything to
come in the future.