Current Events and Updates

Homeless Citizens Portrait Project Benefit


6 - 8 PM

Come to NoRa on Saturday October 2nd from 6 pm to 8 pm to support the Fifty Sandwiches project and their support of the National Alliance to End Homelessness

Join local artist Beth Mastick as she showcases the Homeless Citizens Portrait Project inspired by Fifty Sandwiches. 

Fifty Sandwiches book

"Fifty Sandwiches is a nonprofit project dedicated to presenting the public with a rare glimpse into the lives and experiences of America’s homeless.” - Justin Wilder Doering - creator of Fifty Sandwiches Organization.

Justin published a book of the faces and stories of our homeless citizens he collected as he traveled the country. By creating an emotional bridge between readers and the struggling strangers they walk past every day, Fifty Sandwiches hopes to foster the realization that there is more to homelessness than being homeless.

Beth felt it was important to translate these faces into art. Where we are unwilling to look life in the face for fear of seeing our own indifference, we are more likely to stay a while in a painting. More willing to be moved - to take action. For those who may not possess the courage to encounter the reality of homelessness on the streets and sidewalks of our towns, art provides a space in which to consider our responsibilities to our brothers and sisters.

Join us Saturday for the following activities:

6:00 to 7:00 pm: View the portraits in NoRa's main area.  Chat with the artist, Beth Mastick.  Enjoy our complimentary tasting of wines or pour overs.  

7:00 pm:  Join Beth in NoRa's Studio either in person or via Zoom for a discussion with the artist.  Learn about the Homeless Citizens Portrait Project and the inspiration behind the work.  Hear about the Fifty Sandwiches Organization, their book and the goal to Humanize the Homeless.   To join via Zoom, please click on this link at 7 pm or go to Zoom and enter Meeting ID: 875 6526 1232  and Passcode:  741343

The funds collected from the purchase of the portraits will support Fifty Sandwiches support of the National Alliance to End Homelessness.  

Also, when you pick up your copy of the book FIFTY SANDWICHES by Justin Wilder Doering for $20, you will be able to see fifty remarkable individuals and read their stories in their words.

NoRa will donate a portion of all food and drink sales during the event to the benefit.  Anyone purchasing art or a book during the event will receive a special thank-you from NoRa.  

Vets to Vets United

Honoring our Vets 

And supporting Vets to Vets United, Inc.

November 11, 2021

NoRa is thankful to all the men and women who served our great country.  To honor all of our servicemen and women, NoRa is giving away a free drink to all veterans and active service members.  In addition, NoRa will be giving free drip coffee to all and collecting donations to support Vets to Vets United.  We will be donating a portion of sales today to Vets to Vets United, Inc in support of their efforts to unite veterans and dogs in helping each other.  Visit for more information.

New NoRa tumblers for sale

New NoRa Tumblers just arrived

What better way to keep your coffee as warm as your heart whether you're at NoRa or cozy at home.  Five beautiful colors to choose from.  Get the rookie set while you can.  Feel free to ask your favorite NoRa team member to autograph them for you.  They're worth more that way.  Only $22 a piece and will eventually get you a discounted drink once we return to normal operations.

Current COVID-19 updates

NoRa regulars are the best people

Back to "somewhat" normal.  Open 7 am to 10 pm every day.  We no longer offer curbside orders or delivery but you can still order for pickup by clicking on the "Order Online" button above.

Mask policy

Due to Wake County mandate and current conditions in North Carolina, masks are REQUIRED inside NoRa at all times by everyone.

A night out without the kids

While still not at full capacity, we have many tables available.  We encourage our guests to maintain proper social distancing while inside or enjoy your beverage outdoors on our patio.