Bites for Rights


Our most delicious fundraiser of the year! 2015 marks the 16th annual Bites for Rights Event.

On June 18th, 2015, restaurants, coffee shops, bars and bakeries around the state will donate a generous percentage of their day’s proceeds to Basic Rights Oregon. On this one day, you can feast to promote fairness for all LGBT Oregonians.

In 2014 we had our biggest year to date for Bites for Rights with 130 restaurants state-wide taking part in Bites for Rights including the Astoria Coffeehouse in Astoria, Strictly Organic Coffee Co in Bend, Sweet Life Patisserie in Eugene, and Left Coast Siesta in Manzanita. Along with Byways Café, Cupcake Jones, Big Ass Sandwiches and Las Primas to name a few from Portland. We also had the biggest amount of buzz with our community via social media posts and photos and the most media coverage for Bites for Rights including our television commercial on Comcast!

Take a stand for equality by going out for coffee, brunch, drinks, dinner and dessert. With your help, we can send a powerful message to business owners that supporting LGBT equality is not only the right thing to do, but it’s good business too! By dining out all day long, YOU can help sustain Basic Rights Oregon’s efforts in transgender justice, racial justice and marriage equality.

Are you a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, food cart interested in participating in Bites for Rights? Does your business, organization, or community group want to take part in Bites for Rights for your monthly meeting with a restaurant near you? Contact Contact Justin Pabalate or 503.222.6151 x105 for more details.

Mark your calendars for the next Bites for Rights – Thursday, June 18, 2015.

Bon Appetit!




Click here for a list of our 2014 Bites for Rights Participating Restaurants

Is your favorite place not on our list? Let us know and we’ll invite them to participate.

View Bites for Rights 2014 on a larger map!

Check out our list of participating community partners for 2014 here!

Community partners interested in participating contact

Check out our 2014 social media contest with prizes from Salt & Straw Ice Cream!

We would like to thank our 2014 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor


Media Sponsor

Portland Monthly