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Pambiche logoAbout

Pambiche is a Cuban restaurant established by John Connell Maribona, Hada Salinas Pereya, and Roseanne Romaine, on February 14th, 2000. The three partners along with a strong staff have worked hard over the last twenty years to find ways to re-purpose, re-use and reduce restaurant waste. Pambiche was one of the first restaurants in Portland to participate in the voluntary composting project.

Pambiche feels strongly that all of us need to do our part in creating a cleaner, healthier business environment. They take pride in working creatively to promote the beauty and simplicity of scratch made authentic Cuban food while honoring the health of our city and our planet. Portland and its citizens have given so much love to Pambiche; working to improve our sustainability is one way they have found to give back and show gratitude.


  • One of the first restaurants to participate in the Portland Composts! program.
  • Voluntarily stopped the use of plastic straws in 2017.
  • Designed, funded and installed a bike corral for staff and customers.
  • Petitioned the city to install the two bioswales along our store front.
  • Installed all LED lighting in both kitchens and dining area.
  • Reuse and repurpose paper and cardboard in our daily office duties.
  • Reuse bread ends and plantain ends for breadcrumbs and thickeners.
  • Purchase our seafood from sustainable sources.
  • Buy local whenever possible.
  • Have always offered a wide range of vegan and vegetarian options.
  • Encourage our staff and customers to bike for work and play.
  • Provide employee meals for each shift worked.
  • Offer living wages for all employees.
  • Donate to our numerous Local Latinx community groups, Habitat for Humanity, PPS, PSU, and, other neighborhood, city, state, and national community and immigrant focused organizations.

Pambiche restaurant


2811 NE Glisan St