Bites for Rights

Our most delicious fundraiser of the year! 2014 marks the 15th annual Bites for Rights Event.

On June 19th, 2014, 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 2013 we had our biggest year to date for Bites for Rights with over 100 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, Genoa Restaurant, Big Ass Sandwiches and Mother’s Bistro & Bar 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 this year’s 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 Joe LeBlanc at or 503.222.6151 x124 for more details.

Mark your calendars for this year’s Bites for Rights – Thursday, June 19, 2014.

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 here!

Community partners interested in participating contact 

Stay tuned for details on our upcoming social media contest.




We would like to thank our 2013 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor


Media Sponsors

Official LGBTQ Publication for Basic Rights Education Fund