Hot Chocolate Pops A truffle on a spoon to melt into your choice of milk: organic whole milk, soy, almond, etc (as available). Choose sweet, or spicy Mexican style. Can be made vegan. 5
Guru’s Chai Traditional Indian Chai, prepared with organic whole milk, black tea and spices. Prepared throughout the day. Sweeten to your liking. 3/4/5
Dirty Chai A decaf chai, made with soymilk, spices and a coffee-like mix of roots. Many say that it is like African chai. Prepared throughout the day. Sweeten to your liking. Vegan. 3/4/5
ORGANIC and HERBAL BLENDS 3 cup/5 pot
Tulsi and Rose Also known as Holi Basil, Tulsi is a very respected herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It is an adaptogen. It helps the body resist stress, soothes the nerves and is good for cancer, blood sugar issues and inflammatory conditions. Super yummy too! Traditionally served with Rose.
TrifectaRed Root*, Rose Hips, and Fennel. This blend is great when you’re feeling under the weather, or just want a health promoting warm beverage. Good for spleen and lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestion, skin, heart and circulation and autoimmune sensitivities.
This is a Dream Agrimony, Mugwort* and Rose. Mugwort is a spacy, dreamy herb that brings the light of the moon and space of nature into dreamtime. Agrimony helps you in the waking time when feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place. Become more lucid in both the waking and sleeping dreams. A very gentle and floral taste.
Artist’s Dream Tea Red root*, skullcap, rooibos, lavender, and rosemary. I recommend this tea to people who are already dreamers but would like to clear and refresh their dream energies. It helps improve recall and falling asleep. Also excellent for writers and artists experiencing creative blocks.
Sweet DreamsChamomile, catnip, lemon verbena, and thyme. Herbal tea to help relax, sleep and eliminate nightmares. Great for wee ones or adults. Pleasing and mild flavor. Due to the thyme in this also helpful for colds.
Worker’s Woes Hops, Blue Vervein* and Agrimony. This blend can be a little on the bitter side but, it is sure to put a relaxed smile on your face. Good for workaholics, bossy bosses, and job finding troubles.
Mother’s Little Helper Rooibos, Skullcap, lavender, Rosemary. This blend is soothing to the nerves for moms and anyone who has been under prolonged stress with a little rosemary to brighten a dulled mind.
*Use contraindicated during pregnancy. Use other herbs with caution during pregnancy.
TEAS high quality: $4-6 rare: $7+
Rare Tea Flight 3 teas $12
The Chinese tea selection varies with the seasons, to offer you the highest quality tea experience.
Early Springgreen and white teas
Summerlight to medium roasted oolongs
Autumndark roasted oolongs to black tea
Winter black teas and
Pu'er's are always in season.
**We have on hand green, oolong, black and pu’ers all year, but have a greater selection of the in season teas.
FIRE COOKING (weekends only)
Our very own chef, Jesse Carpenter, cooks over the fire outside. He prepares a selection of simple modern American vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Including soups, salads, kabobs, and breads all prepared over the fire. You may enjoy them in our cozy indoor seating area...or close to the fire outside. 4-18
A varying selection of Indian sweets and savories, herbal truffles and candies, local nuts, seaweeds and berries. These days, we typically have fresh, “house”-made samosas (served with chutney), herbal , truffles and ladoos.
Herbal Truffles Made in house. large $3.25; box of four small truffles $9
Samosas–A spiced savory Indian potato turnover with chutney on the side.$4 ea/$7 for two
COLD DRINKS 4/16oz
Kombucha fromLion Heart, unsweetened
Sweet Lime Teablack tea and lime, sweetened with agave
Hibiscus sweet, tangy, magenta
Kombucha Cooler mix a cold Sweet Lime Tea or Hibsiscus with kombucha
Menu updated as of December 2014
Herbal truffles made by Arati.
Fly Awake is about lucidity in the waking time. Once we are aware we are dreaming we can join together and dream a positive reality. A happy, strong community makes space and offers a sense of harmony to all inhabitants. That includes kids and elders, blacks and whites, all members of our post binary gender and sexual expression, police officers and our nonhuman residents (bugs, butterflies, birds, etc). We all share the space. Let's get along, realize our common desires for love, safety, respect, etc and have fun. Here are some ways we like to create a happy world and we invite you to join in.
Flower of Life
Here we are painting the flower of life at on the intersection of NE 12th Ave and NE Beech St. Original painting done in May 2014.
This was a magical day...over a hundred people stopped by to paint and join in the fun. Real synergy.
This project was organized by Arati, with the generous help from City Repair and the Village Building Convergence. Many people helped and many local businesses donated food and money to support the project.
Flower of Life Intersection Painting
Complete! View from above. It looks amazing. Feels pretty great too!
Laying out the Four Directions Design
Here we have most elements of the Four Directions design layed out. This design was created by Arati and was inspired by the medicines of our area and their associations with the cardinal directions. In the west we see a sketch of a life size gray whale.
Neighborhood Kids Painting the Sun Rise
Here are some kids from the neighborhood painting the sun coming up over Mount Hood in the area of the design that points east. The kids did a great job helping with the sun and stenciling birds and flowers. This intersection painting is at NE 13th Ave and NE Beech St. The goal of the Beech St. Project is to create a happy corridor with more plants for the pollinators to enjoy and beautiful street paintings and mosaics to see. There is also a small bench to stop at and chat with neighbors. The corridor connects the Albina Library, Ariadne Community Garden, and runs near Irvington Park and Two Plums Park. Prior to the Beech St Project there was already an amazing mural on the side of the library facing Beech. We have a beautiful community and beautiful street.