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Besaw's Supports Bradley Angle House this March

The official beginning of Spring, 2012 is almost here, with signs popping up all around Besaw's. All this sunshine (and snow!) and budding flowers has us thinking about new beginnings and new life. It is in that spirit that Besaw's has chosen Bradley Angle as our featured charity for the month of March.

In 1975, Bradley Angle became the first domestic violence shelter on the West Coast (and only the fourth in the United States). We are proud to provide our aid to this pioneering organization, founded in Portland.

Over the years, our services have expanded to include a 24- hour crisis line, transitional housing, support groups, community-based advocacy, and three programs unique to Oregon: culturally specific programming for African and African-American survivors, an economic empowerment program called Making Cent$, and support for LGBTQ survivors.

Bradley Angle has a long history of providing local leadership to address unmet community needs and services for domestic violence survivors and their families.

Please join us in support of Bradley Angle this month. During the entire month of March, a portion of our proceeds from Dinner service will go directly toward providing Emergency Services, Transitional Housing, counseling and support for individuals and families in need.

For more information on Bradley Angle, please click here.



This Year in Specials

We love looking at great pictures of food; what restaurant team doesn't? Here are some of the fabulous Besaw's meals you may have missed, courtesy of Chef Michael Uhnak. Photographed by Event Coordinator and Office Manager, Kate Stone.





We're Really Excited About: Radishes!

It's a sunny day in Portland, and we've suddenly noticed the days are a little longer. And while we're pining after the fruits of summer, we're also thankful for Oregon's long growing season, and the special yields of the winter garden.

If you're missing that crunch in your salad, that hint of bright color, that unique seasonal ingredient, try experimenting with one of our favorite ingredients, the radish! Radishes are quick growing, good for the soil, and easy enough for even kids to grow. For us, they satisfy that need for beautiful, colorful, variegated produce in the darkest time of the year.

Yesterday Chef Michael spent the day with one of our farmers, Grey Horton of Morgan's Landing Farm on Sauvie Island, and brought us back the lovely array you see in the photo above. Featured on our menu for January are black, red, white and watermelon radishes, highlighting a juicy Painted Hills flank steak with roasted parsnips and carrots.

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