Creating a Community Gathering Place

Gallery Bistro Port Moody

Last year we told you that Port Moody’s Gallery Bistro was under new ownership. After a year in the capable hands of Rainer and Helen Daniels, the cafe and gallery has undergone something of a renaissance. It closed for several months last year to undergo an extensive renovation process. The gallery was re-opened after being closed under the previous owner, and the space has played host to a number of events.

“Gallery Bistro has been a venue for a pop-up theatre event, an artists’ Christmas office party, workshops and meeting space for the arts. We also started a small French conversation group that meets each week – it’s called Chez Hélène after a CBC TV show of that name that was part of my French class in grade five. We were happy also to have been chosen as the place to celebrate special birthdays – from a first birthday to a 99th birthday,” Helen Daniels shares.

On top of all that, of course, the Gallery Bistro is just a great place to eat. The soups and sandwiches they’re known for haven’t changed, and they keep people coming back.

There are a number of events coming up at Gallery Bistro in the near future. Make note of them, and drop by for a heaping helping of food and community.

Upcoming Events at Gallery Bistro

Soul of the City Gathering
February 26, 2014, 7:00-9:30pm
Art, music, fun, interconnectedness, open-heartedness, celebration & play – these are what make the soul of a city joyful. Come, play, learn, move, and connect. Experience the energy centres in your body, in fun, silly, and enlivening ways in this playful, interactive workshop. Dress comfortably, and be prepared to move. Register at

Après Festival du Bois Performance
March 3, 2014, 7:30-9:00pm
Enjoy a memorable intimate concert of cultural fusion featuring JouTou (“play all”). Featuring André Thibault, multi -instrumentalist and vocalist, and Quia Xia He, Chinese pipa genius, together with Oscar Villenueva Martinez, master Peruvian percussionist. Tickets are $12 in advance at the bistro or $15 at the door (cash only). Concession will feature light Peruvian fare.

Melodies in Mind
March 4, 2014, 8:00-10:00pm
On Tuesday March 4th Ryan Fletcher is bringing his award winning CJSF 90.1 radio show Melodies in Mind down Burnaby mountain into Port Moody for a special live radio broadcast. The episode will feature live performances and interviews with Port Moody talent Land of Deborah, Shelly Cassivi, and The Prevailing Westerlies. The radio program has been broadcasting from SFU for nine years and has revealed to the wider world musical talents like Dan Mangan, Hannah Georgas, Wanting, Hilary Grist, David Blair and more!

There’s a whole lot more happening at the Gallery Bistro, too, so follow them on Facebook at or pay them a visit at 2411 Clarke Street in downtown Port Moody to find out more.

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