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. 


Arden was founded in Spring 2018 by sommelier Kelsey Glasser. She offers seasonal cuisine featuring local ingredients and quality wines from around the globe. Named after Shakespeare’s Forest of Arden, Glasser’s restaurant offers “an opportunity to escape, indulge and restore.” Arden currently offers outdoor dining as well as virtual wine tastings via Instagram and Facebook Live.

Left to Right are: Julie Olson, NW&FS treasurer, Russell Brent NW&FS secretary, Kim Brent NW&FS board member, Kelsey Glasser, owner of Arden, & Melinda Hinkley NW&FS board president.

Northwest Wine & Food Society created the Restaurant Reboot Program in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The aim of the program is to provide support to local, community-loved restaurants in the Portland metropolitan area for reopening and ongoing expenses. 

Future grants will be determined by community vote. Nominate your favorite community restaurant here! Fund future grants by making a tax deductible donation at NW&FS.