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The Portland Blind Cafe Experience

The Portland Blind Cafe Experience

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Rosh, an American singer-songwriter, attended a dark cafe in Reykjavik, Iceland while on tour in 2007. After engaging socially in the dark, he designed an intimate music listening and dinner experience in 100% darkness, music performed by his band Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra. In 2010, Rosh met Rick Hammond, a blind poet and Richie Flores, a blind singer-songwriter and invited them to…
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About The Portland Blind Cafe Experience

The Blind Café is a social impact organization that uses concept of social engagement in 100% darkness to create innovative and imaginative pop-up experiences that profoundly impact people's social perspective. We're sponsored under the 501(c)3 of the Boulder County Arts Alliance, which is dedicated to providing professional development to the arts community through its programming and services.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The Portland Blind Cafe Experience. .

What we’ll do

Welcome to The Portland Blind Café Experience, an award winning positive social impact discussion, sensory tasting dinner, and music in the dark experience. You’ll be challenged to socially engage as you literally break bread at large tables, participate in a social impact discussion with legally blind staff, and experience an intimate music concert in 100% darkness. There will be no distraction…

What else you should know

Please be advised we will be in 100% darkness. It is very easy to become disoriented. You will be in close proximity to other people’s space. Please be respectful and use your voice when needed.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
A Dark Chocolate Tasting A Dark Chocolate tasting of varied brands will be provided.
Drinks
A fixed mystery menu You'll break bread over a family style menu designed to open up your senses that includes gluten-free and vegan options.
Equipment
100% Pure Darkness! We'll provide you with a 100% pitch dark experience. It takes us up to 1.5 days to set up the room. We never use blindfolds!

Guest reviews

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Where you'll be

We’ll visit a unique secret venue with a spacious and sparkling perspective on the city of Portland, OR. You'll be welcomed by your host in a candlelit entrance area embraced by dark chocolate and red wine as you are prepared for your 100% darkness experience.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 90 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Please be advised we will be in 100% darkness. It is very easy to become disoriented. You will be in close proximity to other people’s space. Please be respectful and use your voice when needed.
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social gathering
The Portland Blind Cafe Experience
7 reviews
$85 per person
7 reviews
$85 per person