Community Spotlight: The Blind Cafe

Community Spotlight is an occasional look at some of the fantastic organizations around the beautiful Portland metro area. We are deeply involved in our community and want to put some focus on the special parts of it. This week’s spotlight covers the Portland Blind Café.

 

Image from theblindcafe.com

Image from theblindcafe.com

The Blind Café is a national event that aims to connect a community with each other. This event does not happen very frequently or in many cities, so it’s pretty special that it’s coming to Portland (Nov. 13-15).

 

The meal (which is priced on a sliding scale from $55-$195 depending on how much you can afford) takes place entirely in the dark, and is served by a blind waitstaff. The goal is not to simulate blindness, but rather to bring the blind and seeing community together in a comfortable atmosphere, fostering organic conversation and focusing on the sensory experience of eating. The meal itself is vegetarian and can be altered to accommodate dietary restrictions. The organization contributes profits to local Blind organizations and overall is a very positive outreach event for the area is takes place in.

 

This part might be of interest to business owners: The Blind Café offers corporate events! Companies can do dinner in the dark or team building events for their employees. If you are not able to make it to the Portland dinner coming up in a few weeks, then this is always an option, and would surely be a positive and unique activity for the people you work with.

 

For tickets to The Blind Café, visit this link and buy them before they sell out! This is a unique event that does not happen very often. Those who cannot afford the full-priced tickets can apply on the linked page to earn one of the discounted tickets.

 

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Other Community Spotlight posts: Park and RecreationFarmers Markets, Portland Community College, An Interview with Free Geek