Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Nucleus Cafe Grand Opening

Greetings OHSU students,
After over a year of planning, I'm happy to announce that the "Nucleus Global Cafe" is now open for business. The Student Center Committee, The Student Center Director, Karen Seresun, and other important individuals at OHSU's Food & Nutrition Department did our best to provide students and employees of OHSU with alternative food and drink options that feature (as much as possible) local produce from local vendors, as well as variety and low cost. We did our best to employ the results from the survey the Student Center Committee sent around last year. We weren't able to accommodate all requests in the survey, but we think we have a good start and look forward to seeing the Nucleus Global Cafe and the Nucleus Lounge become revered installments to student and employee life.

While the next month or so will be a time to work out any kinks in the operation, we are planning a grand opening party to coincide with the annual GSO barbecue on Friday, September 25th. In the meantime, stop into the Nucleus Global Cafe on Wednesday, August 12th or Thursday, August 13th from 9-11am for a FREE LATTE or COFFEE of your choice. I attached a more detailed description of the Nucleus Global Cafe below, which was provided by Riikka Salonen in the OHSU Food & Nutrition Department.

-Dustin Johnsen and the Student Center Committee

oh, and PS: once we can prove that the Nucleus Global Cafe and the Nucleus Lounge are a success, OHSU will consider adding some beer to the menu, something nearly all the survey respondents (including myself) favored.


From Riikka Salonen:
Join us for the opening of the Nucleus Global Café at the OHSU Student Center on Monday, August 10th. Grand opening is following in September. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Nucleus Global Café is located on Campus Drive, near Doernbecher parking lot in the Fitness and Sports Center/Bookstore building.

Food and pastries are prepared by local immigrant and women-run businesses by using local, and often times organic ingredients. Lunch menu offers choices of Afghan, Czech, Ethiopian, Japanese, Mexican, Southern Fusion, Syrian, and Thai cuisine.

Café has a full espresso bar, including iced coffee drinks and smoothies. Nucleus Global Café will also feature the first loose-leaf tea house on campus. Bakery case has locally made bagels and vegan pastries, later featuring also Armenian and Vietnamese pastries. Café offers a wide selection of healthy snacks familiar from “It’s All Good” Natural Foods Store.

During the first week all purchase will be accompanied with a raffle ticket. At the end of the day our staff will draw three tickets for prizes. The payment options at the café are cash, OHSU debit card, and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard).

The Food & Nutrition Department’s Nucleus Global Café team warmly welcomes you to come and taste the world of difference! If you have any questions, Nucleus Global Café team leaders Riikka Salonen (<, 6-0781) and Justin Becker (<, 4-5182) are happy to help you. You can also call directly the Nucleus Global Café at 8-0036.

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