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Chocolate for Congo


11 Portland restaurants and bakeries to feature chocolate desserts all month long to raise funds for the Eastern Congo Initiative

This March, indulge in a chocolate dessert at one of your favorite bakeries or restaurants and help people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The 3rd Annual Chocolate for Congo Benefit will be taking place for the entire month of March.  This year, there are eleven restaurants and bakeries participating to raise money. Dine at any or all participating locations in March and help cultivate a brighter future for the DRC.  One dollar from the sale of select chocolate desserts will be donated to Eastern Congo Initiative, the first U.S. based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. Theo Chocolate is donating chocolate for the benefit and local non-profit Never Again Coalition is also sponsoring the event.

Dine out at any of these locations to support Chocolate for the Congo in March: Bar AvignonBaker & SpiceThe CakeryCaffe MingoCoquineDOCLe PigeonLittle Bird BistroOxPie Spot and SE Wine Collective.

Here’s a sneak peak into what some of the pastry chefs will be making; 

Nora Antene of Le Pigeon will be making a truffled chocolate chip ice cream sandwich with butterscotch pudding and fresh Oregon truffles. Baker & Spice and The Cakery will be serving flourless chocolate cakes & cake-lets according to founder Julie Richardson. Althea Potter, chef at SE Wine Collective will be making warm gooey chocolate chip cookies for two with sea salt caramel and cream.  Bar Avignon’s Eric Joppie will be serving up mud pie sundaes. Not to be missed are the milk chocolate chess pie holes at Pie Spot.

For more details, visit our Chocolate for Congo page.

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Later Event: April 17
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