Restaurant Reboot: $2000 awarded to Bleu Door Bakery

Northwest Wine & Food Society is excited to announce the first award in their Restaurant Reboot program! The $2000 grant was awarded on July 15th to Bonnie Brasure of Bleu Door Bakery in Vancouver.

Bonnie Brasure accepts the first Restaurant Reboot Grant.

Bonnie Brasure established Bleu Door Bakery in 2011. Since then Bleu Door Bakery has won multiple awards including Vancouver Business Journal’s Best in Business Award for five consecutive years and is a three time winner of The Columbian’s Best of Clark County.  Bleu Door Bakery offers artisan sandwiches served on fresh house-baked bread as well as diverse breakfast options. Currently Bleu Door Bakery is serving through their Express Window Tuesday through Saturday. 

(Left to Right) Julie Olson, Treasurer of the NW&FS, Bonnie Brasure Owner of the Bleu Door Bakery in Vancouver, WA, and Melinda Hinkley, President of the NW&FS board

The Restaurant Reboot Program was created by Northwest Wine & Food Society in response to the challenges faced by the food and beverage industry through 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. 

The original $10,000 grant was to be distributed into five $2000 allotments. NW&FS has since raised an additional $5000 toward additional grants. Tax deductible donations can be made at NW&FS. Future grants will be determined by community vote. Nominations can be made at the voting page