Independence Gardens participates in the Sustainable Business Network of Portland, which promotes the Local First initiative: purchasing from local businesses.

So, thanks to SBNP, this week (Sept. 28-Oct. 4) is EAT LOCAL WEEK!

Between Monday, September 28 and Sunday, Oct. 4, you’re encouraged to bike, walk or take TriMet to your favorite locally owned neighborhood restaurant, cafe, or coffee shop…buy a portion of your groceries from neighborhood food co-ops, grocery stores or farmers markets…etc.  Participating businesses are donating a portion of the proceeds from Eat Local Week to Oregon Food Bank.

For a list of participating businesses, visit