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November 2014

Festival: 14th Annual Oyster Cloyster Festival

November 1
Unnamed Venue,
Newport, OR United States
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Sample the imaginative and exciting taste temptations chefs cleverly create from one of Oregon’s freshest products: oysters! Delicious clam chowder, platters of tantalizing appetizers, luscious desserts and rich coffee, plus, a no-host bar featuring select Oregon wines and microbrews.

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$16/adults - $8/children

Dinner: Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner

November 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Visitation Catholic Church,
4285 NW Visitation Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116 United States
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If you love tradition, then you will love our 80th annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Community Dinner. Come join the 80 years of handmade sausage, sauerkraut and applesauce made solely by hundreds of community volunteers and generations of families that have been in Verboort for over 150 years. Come sit down with folks that have attended over 50 consecutive dinners. See the Giant Sequoia Redwood trees brought to Verboort as seeds from Giant Sequoias in California upon Mr. Porter’s return from …

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Reading: “Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home”

November 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Powell's ,
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Marcus Samuelsson, the chef who former President Bill Clinton says “has reinvigorated and reimagined what it means to be American” serves up the dishes he makes at his Harlem home for his wife and friends. The recipes blend a rainbow of the flavors he experienced in his travels–Ethiopian, Swedish, Mexican, Caribbean, Italian, and Southern soul.

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Reading: “Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious”

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Powell's ,
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Dan Pashman’s award-winning writing combined with his unparalleled field research, collected over thirty-seven years of eating at least three times a day – delivers entertaining, fascinating, and practical insights that will satisfy your mind and stomach, and change the way you look at food forever.

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Reading: The Pollan Family Table: The Best Recipes and Kitchen Wisdom for Delicious, Healthy Family Meals

November 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Powell's ,
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A gorgeous, fully illustrated collection of recipes, cooking techniques, and pantry wisdom for delicious, healthy, and harmonious family meals from the incredible Pollan family–with a foreword from Michael Pollan.
In The Pollan Family Table, Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of their family’s best recipes. For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local ingredients to cook healthy, irresistible meals. Michael Pollan, whose bestselling books have changed our culture and the …

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$40

Book signing and recipe demo with Alice Medrich, author of Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole & Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Baker & Spice Cakery,
6306 SW Capitol Hwy OR United States
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Award-winning cookbook author Alice Medrich joins Pages to Plate for a sweet evening class celebrating the release of her newest cookbook, Flavor Flours. Alice will demonstrate her recipes for Lemon Cornflour Chiffon Cake and Fig and Anise Scones. She’ll also discuss techniques and recipes that will help home cooks bring a variety of exciting flours into the kitchen. The $40 class includes instruction, samples of the evening’s featured recipes (plus a few chocolate treats) and a signed copy of Flavor …

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Conference: T40 – Tilth’s 40th Anniversary Conference, Re-Imagine Agriculture

November 7 @ 8:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
Vancouver Hilton ,
301 West 6th Street , Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The Tilth Producers conference is the region’s premier opportunity to join fellow farmers to learn, network, and share stories and knowledge from the season just completed while gaining insight to help make the following year even more successful. Join more than 700 farmers, researchers, advocates and organic industry representatives who will convene for three days of educational and networking events focused on organic and sustainable agriculture.
This anniversary year conference promises to be better than ever as we celebrate Tilth’s history …

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Our Table Cooperative Grocery Grand Opening!

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Our Table Cooperative Farm,
13390 SW Morgan Road, Sherwood, OR 97140 United States
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Enjoy food, drink, and festivity at the grand opening of Our Table’s on-farm grocery and kitchen. The co-op is celebrating with tastings, giveaways, and cooking demonstrations throughout the day.
The grocery offers a curated selection of foods and products, including dairy, produce, meat, health and wellness, dry goods, and prepared meals. A bulk section and a beer, wine, and growler station round out the offerings. The grocery is 85% Oregon sourced and 90% Organic!

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$5 one-day admission includes 10 tasting-sized portions

Festival: Clam Chowder Festival

November 8 @ 11:00 am - November 9 @ 4:00 pm
Tanger Outlets,
1500 SE East Devils Lake Road, Lincoln City, OR United States
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This fun-filled event features a “Best Chowder” competition, local beers and wines (Saturday only), live music, kids activities, a Native American heritage celebration and much more! This year only YOUR vote matters! Help your favorite chowder take home the People’s Choice Award by casting your vote.
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION
Native American Heritage Celebration at the Chowder Cook-Off in Lincoln City, OR
The Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians and Chinook Winds Casino Resort will sponsor a day of Native American Heritage Celebration …

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Class: Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard: Putting the Orchard to Bed Work Party

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard,
4375 N Trenton St, Portland, OR 97203 United States
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Join Portland Fruit Tree Project and Village Gardens at Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard for this May work party when we’ll put the orchard to bed for the coming winter by raking, weeding, and mulching around the trees.

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Film: InFARMation (and Beer!)

November 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Holocene,
1001 SE Morrison Street, Portland, OR United States
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Since January 2009, Friends of Family Farmers has hosted InFARMation (and Beer!) each month in Portland. This is an opportunity to bring the issues that Oregon family farmers face onto 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 in our state. When eaters connect with farmers, it makes our food web stronger and real changes in …

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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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$75

Festival: Food and Wine Festival

November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Lloyd Center,
1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232 United States
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On November 15th The Northwest Food and Wine Festival returns. Superior restaurants paired with outstanding wines from the Pacific Northwest and beyond will charm your palette. Exceptional spirits and beers too! Visit the cocktail camp! Try wines and spirits from more than 60 tasting rooms – save time and gas and buy right at the festival! Over 30 restaurants and food vendors pull out the stops for you. Gourmet food focus on pate’s, lamb, sausage, mushrooms, cheese, oysters and so …

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$100

Dinner: Our Table in the Field fall dinner

November 15 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Our Table Cooperative Farm,
13390 SW Morgan Road, Sherwood, OR 97140 United States
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Our Table friend and fellow farmer Chef Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene’s restaurant will return to the farm to create the next dinner in its seasonal series.
On the menu, a pig roast for a group of 60 guests at smaller tables indoors paired with wines from Sherwood-based Beckham Estate Vineyard.

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Class: Sabin Community Orchard: Putting the Orchard to Bed Party

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sabin Community Orchard, NE Portland,
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Learn about how to put your orchard to bed for the winter season, in addition to helping out with orchard maintenance. No experience is necessary, and all are welcome (kids included)!

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$35

Class: Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Salt Marketplace,
5027 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland, OR United States
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Are you hosting Thanksgiving for the first time? Or joining a dinner, but was asked to bring a side dish? Or wanting to start some new family traditions by adding some new side dishes to the Thanksgiving dinner table.
Thanksgiving Crostini
Fall Fruits Salad
Roasted brussel sprouts with bacon and raisins
Green bean casserole (with homemade creamy mushroom dressing)
Vegetable Gratin
Feel free to bring wine or beer to enjoy during the class.

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Celebration: Olio Nuovo Festa…A Celebration of New Olive Oil!

November 21 @ 10:00 am - November 23 @ 3:00 pm
Red Ridge Farms,
5510 NE Breyman Orchard Road, Dayton, OR United States
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Celebrate the completion of the year’s olive milling season and taste and purchase our brand new olive oil. Olio Nuovo will be paired with some delicious appetizers and wine. Tours of the olive mill will be offered all day. This is a complimentary event and no reservations are required. 10-4 all three days.

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Festival: Olio Nuovo Festival

November 21 @ 10:00 am - November 23 @ 4:00 pm
Red Ridge Farms,
5510 NE Breyman Orchard Road, Dayton, OR United States
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Come celebrate the completion of the year’s olive milling season. This is the first chance to taste and purchase our brand new olive oil. Olio Nuovo will be paired with some delicious appetizers and wine. Tours of the olive mill will be offered all day. This is a complimentary event and no reservations are required. 10-4 all three days.

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$35

Class: Thanksgiving Pie Making Workshop

November 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Old Salt Marketplace,
5027 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland, OR United States
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I have been waiting all year for this class! Let your kids spend the morning with me preparing Thanksgiving Pies. Kiddos will come home with two pies ready to bake! Your family gets homemade pies AND no additional kitchen messes.
We will walk through the steps to making the perfect pie crust and then different pie fillings.
Students can bring their own pie dishes or take home a disposable pie tin. (Please note in the comments if you will be sending your …

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Event: Wine Country Thanksgiving

November 28 @ 11:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
around Oregon,
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Willamette Valley wineries throw open their doors for special events each year during Thanksgiving Weekend to celebrate friends, family, and the completion of another harvest. Join us to kick off the holiday season as 160+ wineries offer special tastings, food pairings, live music, holiday discounts, and more. Each winery celebrates the festive weekend with its own flair.

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December 2014
$35

Class: Edible Gift Making

December 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Old Salt Marketplace,
5027 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland, OR United States
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In this class, students will make edible holiday gifts to share with family, teachers and friends.
Students will leave with 4 gifts to packaged to give away.
We will nibble our snacks during class.
Menu:
Sweet and (Sorta) Spicy Roasted Nuts
Fruity Granola
Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Sweet and Sparkly Pretzel Sticks
** This class is open to students 6 years old and older **
(And as a parental bonus: Old Salt Marketplace has a pretty sweet Sunday brunch that parents can linger over while your kiddos “slave” …

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Festival: Oregon Truffle Festival

January 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am - January 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
around Oregon,
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In the rarified world of truffles, Oregon is known as the premier center of research and expertise outside of Europe. A lineage of eminent scientists has maintained that standing for almost a century, and continues to hold it to this day. Oregon is also blessed with an abundance of wild truffles with culinary qualities equal to those of Europe, and as with French grapes, Oregon has the perfect climate for cultivation of the renowned French truffles. As the ultimate culinary …

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