This week Back to Eden Bakery is celebrating three years of being open to the public and we are showing our customer appreciation all week long with special deals, drawings and giveaways. Everyone who makes a purchase in the shop Monday-Sunday this week (September 17th-24th) can enter our drawing to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Back to Eden or our newly minted T-shirt! We will also be drawing on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to give away tickets to VegFest happening next Saturday and Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center sponsored by NW Veg. VegFest is a two day event celebrating all things plant-based with products, samples, speakers and film screenings. If you've never attended, here's your chance to win tickets! Wish us a happy anniversary on Saturday the 22nd or Sunday the 23rd and receive a bandana with a Department of Transportation Greenway Bike Map! Hurry on in Saturday and Sunday because once the bandanas are gone, they're gone! On Friday through Sunday we will also be offering Buy Three Items, Get One Free to celebrate three years of business going into our fourth. What a deal! There's so much going on all week long! We look forward to seeing your lovely faces during our celebration. We wouldn't be here without you!
New Website Coming Soon!
Many of you have commented that our website has had a 'coming soon' page for some time. Guess what?Our website is coming soon! This Friday in fact! We've been working hard with our neighbors atTrestle Media all summer to bring you a dynamically modern website with everything you need to stay current with what's happening at Back to Eden Bakery. We are launching the new site just in time for our anniversary weekend with the debut of some new fall menu items including some fresh lunch options, mouth-watering photos, special order information, a link to our blog and much, much more! This new website will also feature ourSoup Of The Day and our weekly Soft Serve Flavors as well as our Instagram feed where we will be uploading pictures as new products are introduced. The website will launch with a very special message from the baker so stay tuned for that important announcement. We can't wait for you to see all the new changes we are excited to unveil!
While our newsletters are a great way of getting big announcements from us, we encourage everyone to also follow us on Facebook or Twitter for daily specials, promotions, new product launches and up-to-date information about the bakery. Next week we'll be announcing changes as they happen in real time as well as special deals on both Facebook and Twitter so make sure you 'like' us or follow usso you don't miss out. Want to see what other customers are saying about us? Check out our Yelppage! We recently uploaded tons of new pictures so hop on to check out our slideshow. We'd love it if you wrote us a review while you're there!
Thank you all for all your support as we couldn't have done it with out you! We hope to see you sometime this week!
Greetings Family, Friends, Neighbors, Associates and Acquaintances!
We humbly ask you to take just a minute and hear us out. After 5 years of hard work Back to Eden Bakery is on the brink of finally getting some recognition from rather influential sources. We were recently nominated for a VegNews Veggie Award in the category of Best Vegan Bakery (Storefront) nationwide! VegNews Magazine creates an online survey every year that allows people to vote for their favorite vegan businesses and products and then publishes the results in an issue dedicated to the best of the vegan world. We couldn’t be more honored to be among the running for Best of 2012!
We have big ambitions for affecting the culture in a profoundly positive way and it could certainly help propel us into the future with this award at our back. Back to Eden is going places regardless but we would be most grateful if you took a moment to participate and cast a vote for us. We are up against some tough competition and as the underdog we need all the votes we can get. If you could also please share the link with your family and friends you would absolutely make our day if not year!
Thank you for your support and for helping make Back to Eden a success!
(Our apologies for any redundancy if you have already given us your vote and are in fact helping to spread the word!)
Back to Eden Bakery Has Been Nominated For Best Vegan Bakery!
Hello friends! We are very excited to announce that VegNews Magazine has nominated us for Best Vegan Bakery for their annual Veggie Awards! We are completely flattered, humbled and thrilled to be listed with such respectable vegan bakeries across the land. We're blushing! If you could please take a minute to VOTE for us, it would mean the world to us! Just by voting you get entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Vegan Caribbean Cruise! If that opportunity isn't worth five minutes of your time, we don't know what is! Some of the other prizes include a Vitamix Blender, an Ice Cream Party and a $250 Shopping Spree. All you have to do to be eligible for these great prizes is fill out this surveybetween now and August 31st. Make us the happiest bakery in the world by casting yourvote for Back to Eden for Best Vegan Bakery! If you could also take a moment to share this newsletter with all of your family and friends and ask them to vote for us as well, we would just be besides ourselves with joy. Thank you!
Portland has been nominated for most veg-friendly city! We're not surprised since Portland has so many amazing local, vegan businesses. We would like to give our fellow nominees a well-deserved shout out. Please consider voting for Portobello for Favorite Fancy Restaurant, Blossoming Lotus for Favorite Casual Restaurant, Homegrown Smokerand Native Bowl for Favorite Street Cart plus Food Fight! Grocery and Herbivove Clothing Company for both Favorite Vegan Storefront and Favorite Online Store. We also want to congratulate Heidi Ho Organics for being nominated for Best Vegan Cheese and our friend,Isa Chandra Moskowitz, for once again being listed for Best Cookbook Author. We are so proud of all our neighboring vegan businesses and friends representing Portland. Please vote for them, for Portland and for Back to Eden!
We began this business with the intention of being a part of the community and giving back to causes we support as much as possible. Every month we choose an organization and contribute a percentage of the day's sales to support the work they are doing. In June we had a successful fundraiser for Bites for Rights Oregon. Thank you to all who participated and came out to support us, Basic Rights Oregon and the LGBT community. We truly believe that together we can be the positive change we want to see in the world.
Sisters Of The Road
On Tuesday, July 17th we are donating 10% of our sales to Sisters Of The Road as part of their Dining with Dignity fundraiser. A few local Portland businesses are donating part of their sales for the day to help fight hunger in Portland by providing healthy, mindfully sourced food in a safe environment. Help us support this great cause simply by spending money in our shop on Tuesday and 10% of your what you spend will be donated to Sisters Of The Road. Please do share this email with your family and friends so they also have an opportunity to participate. For a list of other busineses donating to Sisters Of The Road in July, click here: Dining with Dignity events calendar.
New Ice Cream Toppings
Our ever popular Soft Serve just got better with the addition of whipped cream and homemade granola! The whipped cream is fluffy and rich and amazing. Try it on a Deluxe Banana Split with Soft Serve, Chocolate Sauce, Caramel Sauce, Marionberry Sauce, Peanuts, Whipped Cream and a Maraschino Cherry. Summer doesn't get better than that! The granola is made in house with gluten-free oats, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, brown sugar and cinnamon. It's so good on Vanilla Soft Serve! Come by during Soft Serve Happy Hour (Mon-Thurs 4pm-7pm) and receive $1 off any Soft Serve treat. Now that's a deal!