Portland eatery wins $3,000 grant from the ‘Great American Tip-Off’

The money was divided evenly among the 14 hourly employees at Cooperativa, an Italian marketplace, food hall and bar in the Pearl District.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Employees at Cooperativa, an Italian marketplace, food hall and bar in the Pearl District, won a $3,000 grant as part of a national program called The Great American Tip-Off.

Amber Ceohan said she found work at Cooperativa after being laid off at from another restaurant. The business opened in August 2020, a few months into the pandemic. 

“Honestly, this job has been a blessing in the middle of what was otherwise a really, really stressful period of time,”

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