Help Rebuild Verde Cocina at Sylvan Highlands

We, staff, family and friends, are heartbroken to share that Verde Cocina  has had to close their Sylvan Highlands café  due to a fire that started in the early morning hours of July 22nd. Cause of the fire is unknown at this time. What we do know is that Anna and Noé' Garnica's beautiful cafe is currently inoperable because of extensive damage to the west roof, offices, back kitchen, bar, and bar patio. 

Closure of the Sylvan Highlands location is particularly costly for Verde Cocina not only because the company relies on sales from this cafe, but because the majority of food preparation and all food storage supporting Verde Cocina's cafes, catering, and farmers market stands takes place here. 

Anna and Noé are far from giving up hope. They are resilient small business owners who have grown their business from the ground up over the last 10+ years. While Verde Cocina has been blessed with many successes, the company has also faced substantial hurdles including water damage requiring costly repairs to their Pearl District cafe, the recent closure of that same cafe a little over a year after reopening, and ongoing operational losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Today Verde Cocina needs your support!

We've started this campaign to help Verde Cocina offset cash flow and operational losses due to the closure of their Sylvan Highlands cafe. Your financial contribution will go directly to the owners, Anna and Noé Garnica, to support and expedite the reopening of this location.

Since 2009, Verde Cocina has given so much to the community, making fresh, locally sourced food accessible and delicious; considering many dietary restrictions in their menu offering; and supporting local and regional farmers and purveyors with their sourcing. They've also made considerable in-kind contributions to many local nonprofits supporting education and food security. We hope you will join us in giving back to Verde Cocina today to keep them going during this incredibly challenging time.

We know you've landed on this page because you care and we thank you so much for your consideration.

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    • $50 
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    • $20 
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    • $100 
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    • $100 
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Fundraising team: Verde Cocina Friends & Family (4)

Jocelyn SyCip
Portland, OR
Anna Garnica
Adriana Alvarez
Team member
Meghan McHale
Team member

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