Outreach through events at Celilo

Celilo Restaurant & Bar is proud to offer cooking classes in our kitchen, private events in our restaurant, and a myriad of educational opportunities off-site within the Mid-Columbia region. Our goal is to share our mission, increase our impact on the local food economy, and help our communities thrive through great food.

Our Mission at Celilo Restaurant

We at Celilo Restaurant and Bar are committed to a healthy and sustainable future. To achieve our goals of responsible business ownership, we focus on one critical aspect of all that we do: LOCAL.

Local started out as a mantra regarding the purchasing of our ingredients in the kitchen. The reasons there are obvious. We source high quality, fresh food, grown mere miles from our doorstep. We make every attempt to buy naturally raised products and organic products when available.

But other considerations have since come up. We also pay attention to our output. We reuse or recycle all of our glass, plastic, paper, aluminum and tin. We use unbleached paper sourced from consumer recycled fiber. And, we compost all our vegetable and coffee grounds. We convert our used vegetable oils into bio-diesel that we burn in the company car.

Supporting the local economy helps us in turn. We want our producers to use environmentally sound agriculture and sustainable farming practices. They produce great food that is healthy. The fossil fuel impact is minimal. And we benefit from the superior product grown in a safe living environment.

Each small step is important.

We know you will taste the difference. And with a concerted effort, our children will too.

A Columbia River Restaurant who strives for sustainability

A Columbia River Restaurant who strives for sustainability