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Vivienne Becomes Portland's Culinary Bookstore

Culinary Books, Afternoon Pastries, Natural WIne, Secret Bar

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Campaign Ends on November 8, 2021

Project Description

Hello Friends! 

As a neighborhood favorite restaurant, this last year we've been on our toes pivoting all over the place with no end in sight, but we've finally landed on the pivot to end all pivots! The best pivot yet! We are ready to transform what used to be our tiny sweet dining room into a culinary bookstore and we're asking you to join us in support! 

As a bookstore (with a kitchen attached!), we will offer cookbooks, kitchen memoirs, and other food related titles. We'll also host author events, book signings, chef demonstrations and most excitingly, a program of classes inspired by our favorite cookbooks. I'll bring my professional culinary perspective to the table and we'll approach the recipes together. I can't think of a better way to build community around food. 

Don't worry, we're not getting rid of all the amazing things we already offer, we're just diversifying our business and coming up with our dream solution for cooking and engaging with the community.

We'll still offer your favorite baked goods like baby cakes, chocolate chunk cookies, and berry galettes, just in the afternoon. We'll continue with pantry staples like bake at home biscuits, green mac, and bone broth. We'll still be your stop for the best small producer wines curated by our amazing friend Dana Frank. Newly, we'll begin offering a selection of our favorite vintage and new kitchenwares to make your experience even more functional and charming. But that's not all. 

Finally, you'll forget all about brunch when you see our afternoon menu. We we'll be open from noon-6pm and will serve European inspired bar food; simple+elegant+quick, natural wine pours and vermouth cocktails. We'll continue with outdoor seating through the Fall, and looking toward the future we're designing seats in our open kitchen so you can sit at our hidden bar-inside-a-bookstore.    

We've set up the accounts, studied the cookbooks, and worked with designers to visualize this dream, and now we're raising money to bring that vision to life. Your monetary contribution and reward purchase will allow us to buy inventory, make modest renovations to the space, and have some working capital to get the business running. Please join us in being part of building Portland's culinary bookstore, plus afternoon bakeshop, natural wine shop, vintage kitchenware store, and secret bar!

Thank you in advance for trusting us to make this most delightful store a reality and thank you for showing us how much you love what we do by supporting us through the pandemic. We feel it and are so ready to embark on this culinary adventure with you.

Love,

Robin Wheelright

Chef Owner

Vivienne Kitchen & Pantry

 

 

 

 

 

The Campaign FAQs

Vivienne Kitchen & Pantry is a 100% woman owned and operated business in operation in Portland, Oregon since April 2016. 

We are an ethics driven business, striving to support our local food system, sustainable transportation, and zero waste and social  justice efforts. 

Reward redemptions will be booked following the close of the fundraiser where applicable.

Our classes will have limited attendance and all safety precautions will be followed. 

Our campaign  on this platform is flexible funding, meaning we will receive your contribution even if our final goal is not reached.  We have selected a women owned and operated funding platform and expect to pay around 8-10% in fees including campaign fees and credit card processing. 

Wayne
10/21/2021
25% Off Any Book for a Year
$50
Rushie Ellenwood
10/21/2021
Naked Lady Reading Book Bag
$40
Jane Hashimawari
10/19/2021
Bake at home Biscuit 6pack
$20
Beth Gates
10/18/2021
25% Off Any Book for a Year
$50
Amye Scavarda Perrin
10/18/2021
Choice of 3 Cookbook Classes
$250
Kayla Stewart
10/18/2021
Naked Lady Reading Book Bag
$40
10/18/2021
25% Off Any Book 2 years
$100
Alizah Rotramel
10/17/2021
Choice of 1 Cookbook Class
$100
10/16/2021
Naked Lady Reading Book Bag
$40
10/13/2021
Choice of 1 Cookbook Class
$100
Monetary Contribution

Every dollar counts, be a building block in our bookstore at any level.  You will receive a custom designed postcard for any contribution over $5 .

491 Left
9 Supporters
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20.00 USD
Bake at home Biscuit 6pack

Take home a package of our bake at home butter and cream biscuits to enjoy hot out of the oven at your leisure, and help build the bookstore. 

41 Left
9 Supporters
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25.00 USD
10% Off Any Book for a Year

Get your money's worth and then some with 10% off any new regular priced book for a whole year.   

 

496 Left
4 Supporters
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30.00 USD
Bone Broth Quart

Get a quart of our famous turmeric coconut chicken bone broth and help build the book store.  It's like a warm hug for your belly. 

47 Left
3 Supporters
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40.00 USD
Naked Lady Reading Book Bag

Introducing this tote bag made for us by artist Emily Winfield Martin as part of her "Naked Ladies Reading" series. Choose this reward and you'll help build the bookstore and have cutest book bag around. 

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22 Supporters
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50.00 USD
25% Off Any Book for a Year

Your contribution will earn 25% your purchase of any regularly priced new book for one year and you will be helping build the book store! Available for in person or online purchases. 

486 Left
14 Supporters
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100.00 USD
25% Off Any Book 2 years

Double down.  With this reward you'll receive 25% any new regular priced book for 2 years and you will be building the bookstore! 

492 Left
8 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Choice of 1 Cookbook Class

Your reward will earn you a seat at one of our cookbook driven classes.  You'll receive advance notice of the class schedule and will have priority for the class of your choice

73 Left
27 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Choice of 3 Cookbook Classes

Your contribution will earn you a seat at 3 of our cookbook driven classes.  You will receive an advance schedule of classes and priority registration.  Attend yourself, with a friend, or give as a gift. 

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10 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Choice of 6 Cookbook Classes

Your reward will buy you a seat at your choice of 6 of our nerdy cookbook driven classes.  You will get early access to the schedule of classes and will be able to choose six to attend or to gift to your loved ones. 

100 Left
0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Private Dinner Party

Your contribution at this level will earn you a private party at Vivienne for 2- 6 guests.  We'll design a custom menu based on your preferences, guests, and the occasion.  We'll take care of every detail, provide all the service and safety precautions. You'll have the place to yourselves, delicious food and drink, and it will be magic.

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6 Supporters
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
The Whole Shebang

Your most generous contribution will be used to build our collection and stock our inventory.   

In exchange you will receive all the rewards

Baby Cake

25% purchase of any books for a year

Attendance at 10 cookbook driven classes 

A private dinner party at Vivienne for up to 6 people

 

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Every dollar counts, be a building block in our bookstore at any level.  You will receive a custom designed postcard for any contribution over $5 .

491 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Bake at home Biscuit 6pack

Take home a package of our bake at home butter and cream biscuits to enjoy hot out of the oven at your leisure, and help build the bookstore. 

41 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
10% Off Any Book for a Year

Get your money's worth and then some with 10% off any new regular priced book for a whole year.   

 

496 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD
Bone Broth Quart

Get a quart of our famous turmeric coconut chicken bone broth and help build the book store.  It's like a warm hug for your belly. 

47 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
Naked Lady Reading Book Bag

Introducing this tote bag made for us by artist Emily Winfield Martin as part of her "Naked Ladies Reading" series. Choose this reward and you'll help build the bookstore and have cutest book bag around. 

23 Left
22 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
25% Off Any Book for a Year

Your contribution will earn 25% your purchase of any regularly priced new book for one year and you will be helping build the book store! Available for in person or online purchases. 

486 Left
14 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
25% Off Any Book 2 years

Double down.  With this reward you'll receive 25% any new regular priced book for 2 years and you will be building the bookstore! 

492 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Choice of 1 Cookbook Class

Your reward will earn you a seat at one of our cookbook driven classes.  You'll receive advance notice of the class schedule and will have priority for the class of your choice

73 Left
27 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Choice of 3 Cookbook Classes

Your contribution will earn you a seat at 3 of our cookbook driven classes.  You will receive an advance schedule of classes and priority registration.  Attend yourself, with a friend, or give as a gift. 

90 Left
10 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Choice of 6 Cookbook Classes

Your reward will buy you a seat at your choice of 6 of our nerdy cookbook driven classes.  You will get early access to the schedule of classes and will be able to choose six to attend or to gift to your loved ones. 

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Private Dinner Party

Your contribution at this level will earn you a private party at Vivienne for 2- 6 guests.  We'll design a custom menu based on your preferences, guests, and the occasion.  We'll take care of every detail, provide all the service and safety precautions. You'll have the place to yourselves, delicious food and drink, and it will be magic.

19 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
The Whole Shebang

Your most generous contribution will be used to build our collection and stock our inventory.   

In exchange you will receive all the rewards

Baby Cake

25% purchase of any books for a year

Attendance at 10 cookbook driven classes 

A private dinner party at Vivienne for up to 6 people

 

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward