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Fox 12 Oregon News Features NWFS’s Restaurant Reboot Summer 2021 Program

Large check from NWFS given to Little Conejo
Little Conejo receives grant from NWFS

Northwest Wine & Food Society’s board members had a BIG day May 5, 2021! They went to five local restaurants in the Vancouver and Portland metro areas in order to hand out the Restaurant Reboot grants in person. The grants are awarded to local restaurants that are trying to overcome the financial struggles brought on by COVID-19. FOX 12 Oregon news interviewed board member Russell Brent about NWFS’s mission. In addition, one of the five Restaurant Reboot grant recipients, Little Conejo, is also featured in the story. Michal Dynes and Mark Wooten co-own the Mexican restaurant located in downtown Vancouver, WA.

Read more about our story and the Restaurant Reboot Program here:

“This is going to give us the chance to do some maintenance repairs and stuff, but a big portion of it is going to go to a staff party and we’re really excited about that. Just kind of saying thank you to the crew for grinding it out for the last year and a half.”

Michal Dynes, co-owner of Little Conejo.

You can help us continue programs like Restaurant Reboot by donating today! Click the link here to make a donation. Thank you for your support!

KOIN AM Extra News Features Restaurant Reboot

The Northwest Wine & Food Societies Restaurant Reboot is featured on KOIN Local News!

The support from our community is overwhelming and we thank all our participants. Our ability to support local restaurants with grants and awards continues to grow with every donation and recognition.

The aim of the Restaurant Reboot Program is to provide support to local, community-loved restaurants in the Portland metropolitan area as they face the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis. We recognize the importance of our local restaurants and wanted to make an immediate difference. If you’re interested in investing in future grants, donations are accepted here.


Restaurant Reboot: $2,000 Grant Awarded to Arden

Northwest Wine & Food Society is proud to announce the award of the second grant in the new Restaurant Reboot Program! On July 25th, Kelsey Glasser, owner and sommelier of Portland restaurant Arden, received the second $2000 grant. 

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Announcing Restaurant Reboot Program

Northwest Wine & Food Society is thrilled to announce our latest grant program. Restaurant Reboot! We’re awarding $2,000 grants to small businesses with big community impact.

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