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August 2014
$135 per person

Dinner: Plate & Pitchfork Dinner

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zenger Farm,
11741 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97266 United States
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Dine at Zenger Farm this summer during a Plate & Pitchfork Dinner. This dinner features Chef Ingrid Chen and Chef Jeff McCarthy of Remedy Wine Bar with Chef Andrew Garrett of NW Elixirs with J.K. Carriere Wines.

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$22-$50/sliding scale

Workshop: Wild Foods of Native Americans

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Around Portland,
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Join wild food expert John Kallas to explore traditional foodways of Native North Americans. Learn how Native North Americans made a living off of the abundance of food they found in nature.
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$50/person. Note: 24 hour advanced registration required

Class: Vegan Vitality Cooking Class

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nourish Northwest,
4418 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Research suggests that adopting a vegan diet can be one of the most healthful ways to eat. While following this diet is not for everyone, limiting your overall intake of animal based foods can protect against numerous health concerns, promote longevity and help the environment. Learn how to make delicious vegan fare that is both seasonal and satisfying. Menu includes: Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca, Chilled Cucumber Melon Soup, Summer Veggie Tacos and Mexican Chocolate Torte. No dairy, eggs or meat …

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$35.00

Class: Summer Fruit Dinner Party

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Salt Marketplace,
5027 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland, OR United States
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This class will incorporate summer fruit into a four course dinner, perfect to recreate for your own dinner party!
Menu:
Apricot, prosciutto, and honey crostini
Summer salad with peach vinaigrette
Green beans with garlicy bread crumbs
Roasted Cauliflower with garlic and herbs
Roast Pork Loin with Peach Chutney
Berry Crisp

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$5-$42

Celebration: Bite of Oregon

August 8 - 10
Tom McCall Waterfront Park,
Portland, OR United States
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From coast to Cascades to canyons, the Bite of Oregon is a stunning celebration of Oregon, its food, its people and its extraordinary quality of life. Come join the fun at the best summer party on the Portland waterfront and discover Oregon’s Bounty!

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Event: Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge

August 9 - 10
(south side of Yaquina Bay Bridge),
2000 Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR United States
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The $3,000 Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge and the Great Albacore Tuna Battle at the Brunch: The Culinary Student Challenge will be on Saturday and Sunday August 9 & 10, 2014 at the Port of Newport, home of NOAA Marine Operations Center-Pacific and the NOAA West Coast Fleet. This incredible and unique culinary event, featuring fresh-caught Albacore Tuna, is produced by the Oregon Albacore Commission and the Port of Newport with major commercial sponsors.
Last August our judging lineup included  Margo …

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Festival: Winter’s Hill Estate Summer Festival

August 9 @ 11:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm
Winter's Hill Vineyard,
6451 Hilltop Lane, Dayton, OR 97114 United States
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Summer is the most beautiful time in the Willamette Valley, and we invite you to celebrate with us. Join us Saturday and Sunday, August 9 & 10 for our annual Summer Festival.
Equestrian Wine Tours will be here offering carriage rides through our vineyards. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy a ride that will highlight the breathtaking views of the Dundee Hills.
You can’t have a Summer Festival without grilling. Therefore we will be grilling up bratwurst, and vegetarian brats for …

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$85 per person

Dinner: Our Table in the Field dinner with Chef Joshua McFadden

August 9 @ 4:30 pm - August 10 @ 9:00 pm
Our Table Farm,
13390 SW Morgan Road, Sherwood, OR 97140 United States
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There’s nothing like summer in Oregon–meals outdoors, views of surrounding mountains and the sweet juiciness of fresh fruits. This August, Our Table would like to invite guests to share in this special time of year through the Our Table in the Field dinner series. We are delighted to have Chef Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene’s in Portland craft a multiple course meal based on ingredients grown and raised in our fields.
We will be hosting two nights of dinners. Each …

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Event: Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers Origin ’14 In-the-Vineyard Wine Event

August 9 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ArborBrook Vineyards,
17770 NE Calkins Ln, Newberg, OR 97132 United States
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Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers (CMW) is proud to announce the return of the Origin ’14 event.  In its fifth year, Origin will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at ArborBrook Vineyards from 4:30-8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $60 at http://www.chehalemmountains.org/events.

The CMW boasts more wineries than any other Oregon AVA. The region is renown for its 150 vineyards and distinctive combination of soil types and remarkable micro-climates. This geologic phenomenon was developed from virtually simultaneous cataclysmic floods, tumultuous winds, …

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$45

Event: Winter’s Hill Vineyard Run

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Winter's Hill Vineyard,
6451 Hilltop Lane, Dayton, OR 97114 United States
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Run. Eat. Wine! Put your running/walking shoes on and join us for a 3 mile fun run/walk around and through our beautiful vineyards while admiring the picturesque views of Dundee Hills.
This is a challenging 3 mile hilly course that takes place on vineyard trails and some gravel road sections. The course will take you through a wooded section, up and down the vineyard hills, and across an open field that showcases the beauty of Winter’s Hill Vineyards and …

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$30 for both Back to School Series or $20 for one workshop

Class: Healthy Lunch Ideas for Your Kids

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Nourish Northwest,
4418 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215 United States
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It’s that time of year again! Time to gear up and get ready to send the kids off to school! Figuring out how to provide your children with nutritious meals and snacks that won’t end up coming back home can be a challenge. The dietitians at Nourish Northwest will take the stress out of this task in this 2 part educational series. You will learn how to get your kids involved and excited about healthy food, how to prepare quick …

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$75

Dinner: Farm to Able

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a five-course farm dinner prepared by Chef Megan Denton of Able Farms, featuring craft wine by Tartan Wines and highlighting Able Farms and other local small farms.

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Conversation: InFARMation (and Beer!)

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Holocene,
1001 SE Morrison Street, Portland, OR United States
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Where skinny jeans meets overalls!- InFARMation puts the issues that Oregon family farmers face on the radar of urban consumers and the community in general.  The topic changes each month, but always focuses on the larger picture of the connection between food and farms.
Whole event runs from 5:30-8:30 pm, Presentations from 6:30-8.

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$35 – Scholarships for SNAP recipients

Class: Growing Seeds for your garden and community

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
See Website for Details,
Portland, OR United States
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- Which vegetables are easiest to grow to seed?
- How can I be sure my seed will breed true?
- Choosing the best plants to save seed from
- Hands-on:  harvest and storage
- Planning the garden for seed saving
Seed swap after workshop.  Feel free to bring seeds to share.  Some homegrown seeds will be available to take home.
Have a favorite open-pollinated tomato plant?  Bring a ripe tomato and we will help you to process the seeds for best plant growth.
This class will be outdoors, …

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$20 advance / $25 day of event

Event: appetizers for IMPROVEMENT

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coelho Winery Tasting Room ,
111 5th Street, Amity, OR 97101 United States
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Please join us for an open air evening of live music, small bites, fine wines from local wineries and silent auction.
All proceeds from the event benefit Amity DIG, a non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to cultivate an attractive and thriving community by acting as a hub to empower people and businesses.

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$30 for both Back to School Series or $20 for one workshop

Class: Healthy After School Snacks

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Nourish Northwest,
4418 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215 United States
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It’s that time of year again! Time to gear up and get ready to send the kids off to school! Figuring out how to provide your children with nutritious meals and snacks that won’t end up coming back home can be a challenge. The dietitians at Nourish Northwest will take the stress out of this task in this 2 part educational series. You will learn how to get your kids involved and excited healthy food, how to prepare quick and …

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$50/person. Note: 24 hour advanced registration required

Class: Summer BBQ Cooking Class (Vegan and Gluten Free)

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nourish Northwest,
4418 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Eating at barbeques doesn’t have to mean sabotaging your healthy lifestyle. Learn how to put a new twist on a summer cookout that will satisfy all party-goers. Menu includes: Lemon Basil Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Grilled Vegetable Salad with Poppyseed Dressing and Mixed Berry Sorbet. Contains optional dairy; otherwise this class is both vegan and gluten free!

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$8/general admission

Film Screening: Above All Else

August 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hollywood Theatre,
4122 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97212 United States
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An intimate portrait of a group of landowners and activists in East Texas who tried to stop the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion project slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. These stories of resistance and direct action explore the human spirit and how social change happens in America.

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$15/person or $20/families

Event: 2014 Rural Living Field Day

August 23 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Howell Territorial Park,
Sauvie Island OR United States
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Rural Living Field Day is a fun event for rural landowners and this year the event is sponsored by West Multnomah, Tualatin and Columbia Soil & Water Conservation Districts and the Oregon Small Woodland Association. Our partners include the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council, the Oregon Forest Resource Institute, and the Skyline Ridge Neighborhood Association. The event features speakers addressing a wide variety of issues that face rural homeowners, farmers, and land managers every day. Topics include wildlife, forests, …

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$22-$50/sliding scale

Workshop: Wild Foods in Wilderness Survival

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Around Portland,
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Join wild food expert John Kallas to learn how to determine if and when wild foods are desirable to use, which plants to seek, what are your priorities in both recreational and unplanned survival situations.  Information is good for camping and hiking to real survival situations. See major poisonous plants.
See website for details and registration

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September 2014

Book Release: Food Lover’s Guide to Portland

September 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reverend Nat's Cidery & Public Taproom,
1813 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97212 United States
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For residents and visitors alike, Food Lover’s Guide to Portland is a road map to finding the best of the best in America’s favorite do-it-yourself foodie mecca. Navigate Portland’s edible bounty with this all-access pass to hundreds of producers, purveyors, distillers, bakers, food carts, and farmers markets. This book is the indispensable guide to it all. In the second edition, readers get 30+ new full listings, 150+ new businesses, a new food cart chapter by food cart expert Brett Burmeister, …

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Competition: Nicky USA’s Wild About Game

September 7
Timberline Lodge in the Wy'east Annex,
27500 E Timberline Rd., Timberline, OR United States
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Nicky USA is excited to announce that this year’s annual culinary competition, Nicky USA’s Wild About Game, will take place once again at the historic and picturesque Timberline Lodge, in Timberline, Oregon on September 7, 2014. Nicky USA products are featured in some of the region’s best dishes and restaurants, and the Pacific Northwest’s favorite specialty meat purveyor hosts the event to thank the farmers, artisans and chefs who use and love their high quality products.
In a battle of …

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$50

Event: Able Farms Pop-Up Dinner Series

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sauvie Island ,
Portland, OR United States
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An Able Farms dinner benefiting the Friends of Outdoor School. Join Able Farms on Sauvie Island for a 3 course dinner created with farm fresh food prepared by chef Jane Hashimawari of ippai. Logsdon Farmhouse Ales paired with each coarse.

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Event: Organicology and Organically Grown in Oregon Week

September 14 - 20
around Oregon,
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September 14th to 20th, 2014, marks the 26th anniversary of Organically Grown in Oregon Week (OGOW), a tradition that began in 1988 to celebrate Oregon’s organic industry and recognize the leaders of the movement. To introduce Oregonians to the state’s riches, a selection of organic farms, retailers, certifiers and farmers markets have lined up a slate of educational, family-friendly activities that will provide firsthand experiences with exposure to the cornucopia of delicious, healthful foods produced by the local organic community.
“Oregon’s …

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$8/general admission

Film Screening: Tiny: A Story About Small Living

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hollywood Theatre,
4122 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97212 United States
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A documentary about home and how we find it, the film follows one couple’s attempt to build a “tiny home” from scratch and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into homes smaller than the average parking space.

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October 2014

Fair: Hillsdale Urban Fair at Hillsdale Farmers’ Market

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hillsdale Farmers Market,
SW Sunset Blvd and SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239 United States
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Our take on a county fair, the Urban Fair celebrates local produce and the home cooks who transform it. The event features a Preserves Showcase, in which home-preservers can enter their best 2014 creations for ribbons and prizes, a sampling station of various preserves made at the market throughout the season, and a Cooking Arts Demonstration Series covering topics such as: cooking with dried beans, baking with whole grains, and lacto-fermentation. We intend the event to be a celebration of …

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Festival: Harvest Fest

October 18 @ 11:00 am - October 19 @ 4:00 pm
Food Front Cooperative Grocery (different locations),

Come on out and taste the flavors of the season! We will have apple tastings, cider pressing, pumpkin painting and caramel apple making. Fun for the whole family!
October 18 @ our NW Thurman Location
October 19th at our Hillsdale Location
Kid friendly!

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Program: Mysterious Mushrooms of the Tillamook State Forest

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tillamook State Forest,
45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook, OR 97141 United States
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An amazing variety of fungi thrive in the Tillamook State Forest! Join State Park Ranger Dane Osis for a program on these wild forest mushrooms. You will view freshly picked fungi, learn to identify edible and poisonous varieties, and discover the important role fungi play in forest health. Following the talk, you can take an optional short hike with Dane to search for and identify mushrooms. Feel free to bring in samples of mushrooms for identification!
Programs are at 10:30am and …

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November 2014

Tasting: Thanksgiving Tasting

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Food Front Cooperative Grocery (different locations),

Come on out to Food Front to plan your Thanksgiving meal! We will have samples of local free range turkey and all of the fixin’s plus recipes to take home!

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