At Bamboo Sushi, we strongly believe that community involvement is a cornerstone to any, sustainable business. That said, we participate and donate a great deal of time, money, and effort to a multitude of causes and charities. We believe that to have a sustainable and lasting business, we first need a strong community. Because all communities and people are connected, it is vital to contribute to both the causes that directly effect you and your business, as well as those that do so peripherally. Doing good cannot be put into a box, but rather, is the active participation in doing something for others, each and every day. Here is our community involvement: (if you are interested in having us work with you, please contact us at and explain to us how we can help and why we would be a great partner for you)

Bamboo Sushi’s Events/Participation 2012

Charitable Events:
  • Taste of The Nation
  • TEDx Portland
  • Albertina Kerr Dinner Series
  • Zoo La La
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Bristol Bay Week
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • TEDx Portland
  • Mercy Corps
  • Taste of The Nation
  • Surfrider
  • Born Again Pit Bull Rescue
  • Albertina Kerr

Bamboo Sushi’s Events/Participation 2011

Charitable Events:

  • TAP Project (Unicef)
  • Red Cross Dinner Japan
  • Cooking For Solutions
  • Taste of the Nation
  • TEDx Portland


  • Red Cross
  • Native Fish Society
  • Taste of the Nation


  • Local Hero Award 2011, Restaurant Category

Bamboo Sushi’s Events/Participation 2010

Charitable Events:

  • Taste of the Nation – Share our Strength (Child Hunger)
  • Cooking for Solutions – Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Native Fish Society Benefit Dinner
  • Freshwater Trust Benefit Auction
  • Earth Aid (Washington DC/PGE)
  • World Ocean Day at Eco Trust (catered event & keynote speaker)
  • Zoo La La – Oregon Zoo Benefit
  • Japanese Garden – Golden Crane Dinner
  • Oregon Environmental Council – Donation Day
  • Doernbecher Hospital Gala


  • Harmony Montessori School
  • Japan Exchange & Teaching Alumni
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Hawthorne Elementary School Fundraiser
  • MSC
  • Unicef
  • Josiah Hill III Clinic (Leaving a Legacy Annual Fundraiser)
  • Native Fish Society
  • Freshwater Trust
  • Oregon Environmental Council


  • 2010 BEST Award – Small Business of the Year in Portland
  • Most Sustainable Seafood Restaurant in United States (fish2fork – UK)
  • 5 Best New Dishes of the Year – GQ (Black Cod)

Bamboo Sushi’s Events/Participation 2009

Charitable Events:

  • Taste of The Nation – Share our Strength (Child Hunger)
  • Three Rivers Land Conservation
  • Jellyfish Jubilee – Newport Aquarium
  • Zoo La La – Benefiting Oregon Zoo for New Animal Enclosures
  • Oregon Food Bank – Benefiting Families who cannot afford to eat
  • T.A.P Unicef (Clean Water for Children – Africa)
  • Re-Sport Eco Certification Gala – Green Certified Sports Event
  • Chef’s Collaborative Sustainable Sushi Gala
  • Sea Change – World Affairs Council/U of O
  • Eco Challenge – NW Earth Institute
  • Marine Stewardship Council/Denver Chef Show
  • Cooking for Solutions 2010
  • Eco Trust – Andy Revkin Speech
  • Future of Fish Project – Ashoka & Packard Foundation


  • BBB
  • Zoo
  • Aquarium – Newport
  • Unicef
  • Mercy Corps
  • Re-Sport
  • Sauvie Island Organics
  • MSC
  • Eco Trust
  • 10. Chef’s Collaborative
  • 11. At least 10 other local schools, charity dinners/benefits, and causes


  • Seafood Summit 2009
  • Chef’s Collaborative – Keynote Panelist
  • National Restaurant Association (Pac NW) Going Green and Saving $
  • Food Alliance – Portland – Panelist/Roundtable


  • 2009 BBB Torch Award – Small Business of the Year in Oregon

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