As the COVID-19 outbreak in Oregon continues to impact the local restaurant market, stories are popping up across the city, from food cart owners giving away free meals to chefs starting Instagram cooking classes. In this new version of AM Intel, we dive into different ways the state’s food service industry has been responding to the global pandemic. For more COVID-19 stories, check out our larger story stream.
DUTCH BROS DONATION — Dutch Bros, the Oregon-born drive-thru coffee chain, will donate 100 percent of its April profits to medical first responders through #FirstRespondersFirst. The company’s philanthropic arm, the Dutch Bros Foundation, dedicated an additional $1 million to help those impacted by the pandemic last week. [EaterWire]
CURBSIDE WINE SHOP — Italian restaurant Nostrana has temporarily closed until further notice, but the restaurant has opened an online wine shop working through its bottle inventory. Customers can order bottles online and pick them up seven days a week, from noon to 3 p.m. [EaterWire]
BIKE DELIVERY — Like many businesses grappling with the COVID-19 outbreak in Oregon, bike tour company Around Portland Tours has switched up its business model: Instead of taking tourists on trips around Portland, the company is now delivering bags of coffee to Portlanders. The company is delivery beans from Water Avenue, Nossa Familia, and Coava, among others. [Willamette Week]