The mission of the Bistro Willamette and Rick’s Cafe is to actively facilitate an inclusive environment for students to grow professionally and socially, while providing a distinctive venue for student voice and expression.
We have high standards for our food and beverages. Everything you see in the Bistro's case is made completely from scratch right here in our kitchen, often using the family recipes of current or former employees. Our kitchen is running 16 hours a day cranking out warm cookies, our famous bars, and fresh lunch and dinner items.
The Bistro takes pride in the vendors that we use to provide our coffee, bagels, produce, and milk. All of these vendors are local, so that our ingredients are as fresh as possible when they arrive at our store. Our coffee supplier is Portland Roasting. All our coffee is organically grown, fair-trade certified, and always brewed fresh. Speilman Bagels provides us with fresh bagels every morning, hand-rolled and kettle-boiled the old-fashioned way.