Restaurant Reboot: $2000 Grant Awarded To P’s & Q’s Market

Northwest Wine & Food Society is pleased to announce the fourth award in their Restaurant Reboot program. A $2000 grant was awarded on October 13, 2020 to Emily Anderson, co-owner of P’s & Q’s Market in North Portland. The grant is for the support of reopening and ongoing expenses in wake of the pandemic.

P’s & Q’s Market opened its doors seven years ago at NE 13th and Dekum. Husband & wife Emily Anderson and Paul Davis first started tracking down the owners of the spray-painted building that had been vacant for years. It had been a church, and a couple of soul food restaurants—Izogie’s and Sylvia’s Corner. Now, fully gutted and restored, it’s taken to life as a thriving neighborhood market and modest but impressive restaurant.  From the delicious Jerk Chicken sandwich with jalapeño jam to the rosemary dumplings in creamy chicken stew, P’s & Q’s will leave you satisfied and with a smile.

In accepting the grant, Emily said: “This award will kick start an outdoors dinning structure with heaters to serve our customers this winter. Beyond the money, it’s just so heartwarming that our community nominated us for this award.”

The Restaurant Reboot Program was created by NW&FS in response to the challenges faced by the food and beverage industry through the Covid-19 crisis. While the Mission of the NW&FS is to provide educational opportunities in the fermentation sciences, viticulture and culinary arts through scholarships, grants and endowments, the organization recognized the critical need of our local restaurants and wanted to make a difference. The aim of this program is to provide support to local, community-loved restaurants in the Portland metropolitan area for reopening and ongoing expenses.

Previous grants have been awarded to Blue Door Bakery, C’est la Vie French café and Arden. https://nwwfs.org/category/news/ Awards are determined by NW&FS based on community impact and overall excellence.

An initial grant of $10,000 was to be distributed in five $2000 allotments. NW&FS has since raised an additional $5000 toward additional grants. Tax deductible donations can be made at https://wfscc.ejoinme.org/NWFSGeneralDonations

Through grants, scholarships and endowments, Northwest Wine & Food Society, a 501(c)3, has provided over $100,000 in support for Pacific Northwest educational opportunities in the fermentation sciences, viticulture, hospitality and culinary arts programs, as well as support for local restaurants.