We Work With the Best Local Vendors to Bring You Great Food and Drink
Since our founding, Bipartisan Café has prided itself on working with many of the Portland area’s best bread and bagel bakers and the region’s most reliably great coffee, juice, dairy and tea producers. We work with the best in order to bring you the best food and drink that you can find in the Montavilla neighborhood.
Read on for a list highlighting some of the best of the best that Portland has to offer. We’re happy to recommend these businesses, many of which do retail business of their own. Working with other local small businesses is one way we ensure quality and keep the dollars that you spend in the café working in the local community.
Water Avenue Coffee
Water Avenue Coffee, located on Water Avenue in Portland’s Southeast Industrial area, opened its doors in 2009. Since then, they have been micro-roasting the best coffees in the Portland area. They tirelessly search the international coffee market looking for the best available green coffees to bring home to Portland, and they only buy fresh, current crop green coffee.
Finally, they often work directly with growers around the world. And if you’ve ever had a piece of our amazing pie (some of the best pies in Portland, in our humble opinion!), then you know just how great Water Avenue coffee really is.
Dragonfly Chai burst onto the Northwest tea and coffee scene, reinvigorating what had become a rather dull beverage category with their handcrafted, microbrewed teas. They make a wide variety of iced teas and chai varieties in their facility in Northwest Portland’s industrial area.
The brand also grinds their own spices and they only use organic, fair-trade tea and organic sweeteners and spices. They compost all of their used ingredients, and re-use all of the glass bottles that they deliver their tea in.
Sunshine Dairy was started back in the thirties by a Greek restaurateur who wanted to deliver dairy products to Portland-area food businesses. Since then, it has grown into one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most respected dairy products companies.
They use the latest equipment and techniques to screen each batch of milk for antibiotics, and have product standards that are more rigorous than the federal standards for food safety and quality.
They are also an Oregon Tilth and Organic Certifiers-certified organic dairy producer. Sunshine Dairy produces and delivers a wide variety of milk products, and they source their raw ingredients from Farmers Cooperative Creamery, an Oregon dairy collective.
Columbia Gorge Organic Juice
Award-winning Columbia Gorge Organic is more than just the region’s best juice producer; they are also a genuine family farming operation. Run by the Stewart family in the Hood River area, Columbia Gorge Juice is a 180-acre spread that’s been in operation since 1989.
They produce more than sixty different varieties of stone fruit, apples, and pears, and they also make their juice right on the farm. They do all their own fruit and vegetable juice processing, compost all their organic waste, and buy whatever they can’t produce themselves directly from other small growing operations.
Founded by a New York transplant in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood, Bowery Bagels has always tried to replicate a true genuine New York style bagel.
With their light crust, chewy interior, and malty flavor, Bowery Bagels are known for being the best in the City of Portland. They’re hand-rolled, fermented, proofed and boiled in small batches before they are baked in the traditional manner.
Bowery uses all Pacific Northwest-produced flour and grains, malt, yeast, salt, water, and nothing else.
Fleur de Lis Bakery
Bipartisan Café’s sandwich bread purveyor, Fleur de Lis Bakery, prides itself on producing some of the highest quality breads and baked goods in the Portland area. Located at Thirty-Ninth and NE Hancock in Portland’s Hollywood District, Fleur de Lis wholesales Greg Mistell’s baked pastries and breads to restaurants and coffee shops throughout the Portland metro area.
Udi’s is a gluten-free bakery that’s headquartered in Colorado. They make some of the best gluten-free bread, pastries, and other baked goods in the country, and are distributed internationally. Though they aren’t local, they are the best.
Bipartisan Is Proud to Use the Best of the Best Vendors
From our juice purveyor, to our bread and bagel bakeries, Bipartisan is proud to be working with and selling products from some of the best of the best in Portland’s near-ridiculously high quality food scene. You can rest assured that we’ll always partner with whomever is delivering the best products, so we can pass that quality on to our customers.
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