Back to Eden Blog

Let's Race for the Animals on June 30th!

Posted on Jun 10, 2013


Are you a walker, jogger, or a runner? Do you enjoy participating in community events that help the animals? Come join Northwest Veg and some of the Back to Eden staff for a 5k/10k fun trail run/walk on June 30th at Mt. Tabor! Race for the Animals is an annual event that works to generate awareness of a plant-based lifestyle and raise money for education and outreach campaigns by Northwest Veg. 

By participating in the 4th annual Race for the Animals, you will be making a difference for the animals, the planet, and your health. You will also be supporting Out to Pasture Sanctuary. Out to Pasture is a no-kill sanctuary in Estacada, Oregon. It is a place where all animals are treated with kindness and compassion. Back to Eden is loyal in supporting animal causes and we would love to see our community of amazing customers run or walk with us as we promote a cause about which we are so passionate!

So lace up those shoes and let’s move to advocate for the animals!


Sign up for the run HERE

Check out Out to Pasture HERE

Dine out on June 20th and 25% of Back to Eden Sales will go to Basic Rights Oregon

Posted on Jun 2, 2013



For the second year in a row Back to Eden is proud to partner with Basic Rights Oregon for their 14th annual Bites for Rights fundraising campaign on June 20th. If you aren’t familiar with Basic Rights Oregon, we would like to introduce this influential organization that works to promote equality throughout Oregon. BRO is an organization that was formed in 1996 to sustain and strengthen Oregon’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights movement. Since it’s inception, BRO has passed two landmark laws to establish Domestic Partnerships and ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. BRO’s mission is to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonian’s experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories. Because of the work of Basic Rights Oregon, Oregonians are more educated on the movement for equality of all Oregonians. Back to Eden could not be more proud to support an organization that does so much to promote an ideology of tolerance, love, equality and respect.

To help fund the important work of Basic Rights Oregon, Back to Eden is participating in their 14th annual Bites for Rights campaign. We could not think of a better (or tastier!) way to involve our business, our community, and our customers in helping raise awareness for equality for all Oregonians. On June 20th, 25% of all our sales will go to help fund BRO’s campaigns for transgender and racial justice and marriage equality. We hope that you will stop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or a treat and feel good that a quarter of your purchase going to a worthy cause. We will be participating with over 100 other businesses across Oregon that are standing together to raise awareness and support for the LGBT community.

We hope that you mark your calendars, and dine out all day on June 20th! For every meal, drink, dessert, or product you purchase, you will be standing with us. Not only will you be dining on scrumptious food, but you will be sure that every bite is going to support the equal rights of all Oregonians.

Welcome Summer with one of our Waffle Cones!

Posted on May 25, 2013

Nothing reminds us more of summer than a delectable, crispy, golden waffle cone filled with smooth, creamy ice cream. The smell of freshly baked waffle cones wafting down the street invites you to indulge in this summertime tradition. If you’ve lost hope that you’d ever have another one of these treats again, you are in luck! Whether you are gluten-free, vegan, or are just looking for an amazing waffle cone, this treat is sure to please and bring back fond memories.

Our inspired creative team has developed a nostalgic cone that will have you reminiscing over sun-soaked, lazy afternoons and the pure bliss of indulging in summer. We are offering our waffle cones for an additional $2. Fill it with creamy, dreamy coconut bliss or out-of-this-world soft serve!

Come in and try one today!



Help Support Our Small Business that is Growing Strong!

Posted on May 7, 2013

Have you heard? Back to Eden has a wish.. A wish to expand our soft serve offerings and provide you, our wonderful patrons, with the tastiest, most allergen friendly, and satisfying options in town! Small Business, Growing Strong is a contest supported by Intuit that is granting wishes to small businesses all across the United States and Canada. Intuit believes that small businesses are the heart of the economy and the team here at Back to Eden couldn’t agree more!

Now, if you’ve been following our Facebook page, you may have seen our humble requests for votes. You might be wondering,  “what is this contest is all about?” Well, we are vying for a chance at up to $5000 to purchase a second soft serve machine and a few other items to bring you more options this summer!

As the days heat up, just imagine yourself enjoying our non-dairy soft serve or a scoop of Coconut Bliss in a house-made, vegan, and gluten-free waffle cone! I, personally, cannot wait! Has your Alberta Park Sundae been missing hot fudge? I know mine has! We’ve heard your requests and want to grant YOUR wish for waffle cones, hot fudge, whipped cream, and so much more. Before that all can happen we need your help. Here’s what you do:

Follow the link HERE, and click “Vote for Us”.

It’s just that simple. No personal information to enter, no form to fill out, no hoops to jump through. The best part? You can vote every day until the contest ends on May 12!

The creative team has been hard at work in the kitchen coming up with new soft serve flavors, including soy-free and nut-free options, waffle cones, exciting topping, and so much more. We want to offer the best experience for you and your family. If you've been missing a satisfying soy-free option or wish we offered pints of our soft serve to go, help us make those a reality.

At Back to Eden, we are dedicated to offering our customers the best products in town. You are what makes Back to Eden so great and as a Thank You for voting, we are offering 10% off all our ice cream products if you come in between now and the 12th. Just mention that you voted for us in the Small Business, Growing Strong contest! With the temperature floating in the 80’s, what could be cooler?

Oh, and when you stop in, don't forget your punch card! Buy 10  ice cream treats and get a cone on us!