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April 2014

Festival: Traditional Blossom Fest Weekend

April 12 - 27
Hood River,
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Nothing says spring quite like fruit trees in bloom, and Hood River County celebrates the arrival of spring in style with their three-week annual Blossom Time. Hood River Valley, which spans the north slope of Mount Hood to the south shore of the Columbia River Gorge, is the largest pear-growing region in Oregon, producing 50% of the nation’s winter pear crop. It’s also home to an abundance of cherry and apples orchards. This translates into acres and acres of beautiful …

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$55-$75, sliding scale

Cooking Class: Know Your Pulses

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Keuken Kitchen,
5031 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland, OR United States
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Favorite Fruits of the Musical Variety – Beans
Expand your bean horizons and discover the satisfying deliciousness and versatility of beans of different shapes, sizes, colors and textures.
Crunchy Roasted Bean & Radicchio Salad
Warm Scarlet Runner Beans with Herbs
Asparagus and Refried Pebble Bean (Quesa)dillas
Chick-pea-nut Butter Cookies & Tea
Cooking In Color: Celebrating the full spectrum of Pacific Northwest Bounty Get out of your produce rut, be inspired and play with your veggies. Cooking classes with Lauren focus on what is right under …

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$10/adult $5/child

Festival: Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival

April 25 - 27
Clatsop County Fairgrounds,
92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, OR United States
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Enjoy a great spread of northwest cuisine, myriad arts and crafts, a selection of Oregon and Washington’s finest wineries, the beer garden and more. The Rotary Club of Astoria will be serving their traditional crab dinner all weekend long. Live music will be on the stage in the exhibit hall all weekend.

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Festival: Brewfest

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - April 27 @ 11:00 pm
Oregon Garden,
879 W. Main St, Silverton, OR 97381 United States
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Mark your calendar for our 10th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest presented by Growl Movement, April 25-27, 2014. The festival will feature: 60+ breweries, pouring 120+ beers, ciders and meads from throughout Oregon and across the country, great regional bands on two stages, amazing food from local vendors, and beer tasting lessons.

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Supper Series: Tabor Bread Whole Grain Supper Series: Red Fife Wheat

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tabor Bread,
5051 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Tabor Bread and Chef Kathryn Yeomans explore the diversity of Pacific Northwest-grown grains in this series. Come sit by the wood-fired oven and enjoy locally-grown whole grains in a multitude of manifestations, as well as treats cooked in the wood-fired oven. Suppers are by reservation only.

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$40/person ($35 if purchased by 4/12)

Event: Best of Dundee Hills

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 27 @ 8:00 pm
Multiple ,
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The last weekend in April, the members of the Dundee Hills AVA are opening their doors (and maybe their libraries) and hosting a most delicious wine and food tasting event. Each participating member will be pouring their favorite wine, paired perfectly with a dish of their choosing. And, if that’s not enough the restaurants and Inns are extending their hospitality in unique ways. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience The Best of the Dundee Hills.
Only 500 tickets available for the …

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Ages 12 and Under FREE Adults $9

Festival: Oregon Ag Fest

April 26 @ 8:30 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm
Oregon State Fairgrounds,
Salem, OR United States
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Oregon Ag Fest is an activity-filled festival where kids (and grown ups too!) can touch, taste and experience life on the farm. Learn where our food, horticulture and fiber comes from, how livestock is raised, the importance of forests for our ecology and survival, plus much more.

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$25/per person

Performance: Tom Bergeron Brasil Band

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coelho Winery Tasting Room ,
111 5th Street, Amity, OR 97101 United States
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Performance featuring an eclectic mix of Brazilian style music, including samba and bossa nova.
We will be pouring our wines by the glass.
* Wine Club Members call to purchase tickets and receive discount on ticket price.

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Class: Seed to Supper: Growing Veggies on a Budget

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Anawim Christian Community,
19626 NE Glisan, Gresham, OR 97230 United States
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A free five week long gardening class (Spanish translation available) is being offered in the Rockwood neighborhood of Gresham to garden on a budget and improve nutrition. Every week participants will learn a new gardening skill, like learning low-cost ways to build healthy soil, choosing crops that fit your needs and tastes, and the perfect time to harvest veggies. The class is for adults and other independent learners only, but children’s activities will be offered. Class participants will …

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$25/per class or a 5 class package for $100

Multiple Classes: Cooking with Kids (see schedule)

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tabor Space Kitchen,
5441 SE Belmont, Portland, OR United States
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Cooking with Kids is a class series for kids and their guardians to cook exciting delicious meals together. Learn techniques for maximizing nutrition in your child’s diet. Each class will cover a new recipe for kids to taste, touch, smell, chop, cook, and eat.
Class objectives: build children’s confidence, promote healthy eating, teach parents new ways to involve their children in the kitchen
Schedule: Every other Wednesday @5:30, in the Tabor Space Kitchen 5441 SE Belmont
April 30, May 14, May 28, June …

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May 2014
$50 for course, $180 for full series

Class: Growing Fruits and Berries

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Onsite at Clackamas Community College and The Home Orchard Society Arboretum,
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Want to grow delicious fruit?
You’ll learn the necessary fruit horticultural practices to grow blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, strawberries, grapes, huckleberries, gooseberries, currants and other small fruits while also learning how to landscape with small fruit plants and manage pests. Whether you’re a hobbyist gardener, a professional landscaper or a licensed pesticide applicator needing to develop your knowledge of gardening in the Pacific Northwest, join us for the opportunity to grow your knowledge of fruit with this one-day onsite continuing education course.
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$25-50 sliding scale

Workshop: Wild Foods of Jessup Bluff

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jessup Bluff; see website for details,
Portland Metro Area, OR United States
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Join wild food expert John Kallas to explore edible and poisonous plants in one of Portlands most diverse and unique landscapes. See and sample from plants you pass by everyday and others you’ll find regularly. Most of these plants can be found in your own neighborhoods, fields, and local woodlands. Learn identification, use, and processing of fennel, chicory, black mustard, knotweed, wild sweet pea, bull thistle and many others.
Enrollment Limited! – Advanced registration reserves you a place in the event.

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Class: Seed to Supper: Growing Veggies on a Budget

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Anawim Christian Community,
19626 NE Glisan, Gresham, OR 97230 United States
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A free five week long gardening class (Spanish translation available) is being offered in the Rockwood neighborhood of Gresham to garden on a budget and improve nutrition. Every week participants will learn a new gardening skill, like learning low-cost ways to build healthy soil, choosing crops that fit your needs and tastes, and the perfect time to harvest veggies. The class is for adults and other independent learners only, but children’s activities will be offered. Class participants will …

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$40

Class: Quinoa with Lauren Chandler Cooks

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kwan Yin Healing Arts Center East,
3115 NE Sandy Blvd, Suite 231, Portland, OR 97232 United States
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Discover the wonderful ways of quinoa. This protein-packed little seed is a cinch to prepare and is extremely versatile. Learn how to make a variety of tasty dishes featuring this gluten-free nutritional powerhouse and be sure to bring your appetite.

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Reading: One-Hour Cheese. Fresh and simple cheeses you can make in an hour or less!

May 7 @ 5:00 pm
Powell's ,
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Claudia Lucero One-Hour Cheese: Ricotta, Mozzarella, Chevre, Paneer–Even Burrata. Fresh and Simple Cheeses You Can Make in an Hour or Less!
It’s a DIY cook s dream come true: It’s pizza night, and you’ve made not only the crust and sauce but the mozzarella, too. Or you’re whipping up quesadillas for a snack, using your homemade Triple Pepper Hack. Or the dinner party is in high gear and out comes the cheese plate and yes, you’ve made all the cheeses …

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Class: Honing your Skills and How to Harvest

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
4446 NE Going St, Portland, OR United States
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This class will give you skills you need in May to manage your year-round garden. Topics covered: seeding tips and tricks, tomatoes: keys to success, weed control, pest prevention, troubleshooting, harvesting and vegetable preparation techniques, and novel spring recipes and cooking demonstration.

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$50/person

Class: Mother’s Day Brunch Healthy Cooking Class

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Nourish Northwest,
4418 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Make your Mother’s Day one to remember by spending it with your family learning how to prepare a delicious brunch. You will enjoy dishes that will satisfy both the sweet and the savory palates. Menu includes: Eggs Benedict, Tofu Scramble with Seasonal Veggies and Whole Grain Sourdough Waffles with Berry Compote. Contains: gluten, dairy, soy.
Note: 24 hour advanced registration required 

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Free

Discussion: InFARMation (and Beer!)

May 13 @ 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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$45-65

Class: Using Spring Produce: Sides, Salads & More!

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland's Culinary Workshop,
807 N Russell Street, Portland, OR United States
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Do you want to utilize all that beautiful local produce that is showing up in the stores and farmer’s markets? Capture spring in a dish and learn some new ideas for that delicious sun, trapped by produce.

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Class: Salad Season is Every Season

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Living Room Realty,
1401 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 United States
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FREE CLASS with Lauren of Lauren Chandler Cooks as part of Living Room Realty’s Monthly Workshop Series!
Be inspired to prepare salads this season and throughout the year. Expand your repertoire of recipes and ingredients, discover unexpected ways to toss together familiar ingredients, and pick up new techniques. Come with an empty belly!
Space is limited! RSVP by May 12th to rsvp@livingroomre.com to confirm your attendance.

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$24/person

BBQ: Oysters with Dave Coelho

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coelho Winery Tasting Room ,
111 5th Street, Amity, OR 97101 United States
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Father’s Day BBQ Oysters with owner Dave Coelho.
$24 per dozen includes a glass of Renovacao Estate Pinot Gris!
 

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Free

Film: Food Film

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Forest Grove Grange,
1917 “B” Street, Forest Grove, OR United States
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Such a deal! Absolutely free popcorn and a free film to go with it. Meet your neighbors and friends (maybe they’re one and the same?!) at the Forest Grove Grange, 1917 “B” Street every third Thursday for a good flick and conversation following.

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$25 ($20 for early birds!) or $10 for youth

Festival: Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Festival

May 17 @ 11:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm
Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum,
1600 Air Museum Rd, Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Raise your glass and join us for this annual event held in the heart of Wine and Pear Country. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.

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$20/per person

Class: Spring Vegetable Preparation 101

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nourish Northwest,
4418 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Knowing how to prepare vegetables in a delicious, satisfying way rather than dumping them out of a can will have a huge impact on your vegetable consumption. We will show you how to create delicious, simple vegetable dishes that will make the task of “eating your veggies” something to look forward to. You will learn tips for selection, storage and several preparation techniques. Sample delectable veggie dishes and leave with recipes.

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Tickets start at $45

Event: Dishcrawl Portland

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Around Portland,
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Come celebrate hump day with us on Wednesday, May 21st as we crawl through Northwest Portland and explore the diverse tastes of Nob Hill. We will reveal the names of the three restaurants we will be noshing at 48 hours before the event so come hungry and ready to try some exciting food!
It’s a guessing game! We’re keeping the names of the restaurants we will be visiting a secret for now, but here and there we’ll give you some hints. …

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$55-$75, sliding scale

Cooking Class: Tender Green Shoots

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Keuken Kitchen,
5031 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland, OR United States
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Eat ‘em before they bolt!
Simply taking the step of adding more greens in your diet will have a great impact on your health. Learn fresh ideas for integrating all types of greens into your every day.
Greetings with Jason’s’ Kale Chips
Sorrel Salad
XX Caldo Verde – The Greenest Soup
Chard Wraps with Quinoa, All the Greens, and Arugula Pesto
Tea & a Sweet
Cooking In Color: Celebrating the full spectrum of Pacific Northwest Bounty Get out of your produce rut, be inspired and play with …

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Wine Event: Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country

May 24 - 26
Multiple; see website for more details,
Ashland, OR United States
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More than 150 wineries throw open their doors for special festivities during one of the biggest Willamette Valley events of the year. Enjoy barrel samples, vineyard tours, live music, food pairings, stunning views, special discounts and more. 11am-5pm at more than 150 wineries throughout the Willamette Valley.

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$16/person

Event: Coelho Winery vintage release

May 24 @ 11:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Coelho Winery Tasting Room ,
111 5th Street, Amity, OR 97101 United States
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Join us for the public release of our 2012 vintage of Atracao Pinot noir, Paciencia Pinot noir, Tradicao Portuguese Red, and Antecipacao Petite Sirah!
$15 per person. Includes gourmet hor d’oeuvres!

 

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$8/general admission

Film Screening: “Bringing It Home”

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hollywood Theatre,
4122 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97212 United States
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The film explores the story of hemp: past, present and future and a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more. Attending panelists include:

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, founding sponsor of Hemp History Week
Christina Volgyesi, Hemp History Week Project Coordinator, Director of Marketing Dr. Bronner’s

 

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Celebration: Cheers to Belgian Beers

May 30 - 31
Metalcraft Fabrication,
723 N Tillamook Street, Portland, OR United States
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Hosted by the Oregon Brewers Guild, this annual event is a celebration of Northwest breweries making Belgian-style beers.
Cheers to Belgian Beers Yeast Strain:
YEAST STRAIN: 3538 PC | Leuven Pale Ale 4Q12
This vigerous top fermenting Belgian style strain produces a distinct spicy character along with mild esters. Phenolics developed during fermentation may dissipate with conditioning. This strain is an excellent choice for a variety of Belgian beer styles including pales, dubbels and brown ales.
Origin: Leuven, Belgium
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 75-78%
Temperature Range: 65-80F …

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$10-$15 see website for details

Event: Childhood Hunger Forum

May 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mercy Corps Action Center, Aceh Room,
45 SW Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97204 United States
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Urban Gleaner’s is happy to host the inaugural Childhood Hunger Forum. We invite the Portland community to meet in the inspiring MercyCorps Action Center to engage with our two guest speakers: Anna Lappe of the Small Planet Institute and LaDonna Redmond of the Campaign for Food Justice Now. Both of our speakers will share there knowledge on childhood hunger and how deeply rooted the issues are in our political and economic systems. Both speakers will address how we can de-institutionalize …

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$30-$50 sliding scale

Adventure: Pacific Coast Clam Dig

May 31 @ 7:40 am - 3:40 pm
Tillamook, Oregon; see website for meeting site,
Tillamook, OR United States
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Learn how to find, dig, transport, clean, and prepare cockle clams during one of the lowest tides this year. Learn gathering regulations and limits. Learn how Native Americans gathered these same clams. The times we meet are dictated by when the tides are low enough to for us to reach the clams.

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$65

Class: Pie oh My!

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portland's Culinary Workshop,
807 N Russell Street, Portland, OR United States
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Tired of tough crust and soggy fillings? You will learn to make fabulous crusts from scratch from the classic to the unique. From fruit pies to cream pies and beyond! You’ll make your own pies and take them home too!

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June 2014

Farmer’s Market: Opening Day at Lents International Market

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lents International Farmers' Market,
SE 92nd & Foster Road , Portland, OR United States
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Special opening day activities include a free raffle for Bob’s Red Mill product, goats!, a Mariachi band and new Food Scouts activities.
Portland’s only internationally focused market, LIFM provides fresh, affordable, and culturally unique produce to the diverse Lents community and offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrant, emerging farmers, and new business owners. This year we will have an amazing variety of fresh produce from our vendors, including unique varieties from our Hmong, Latino, & Russian farmers.

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Reading: David Sax “The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes But Fed Up with Fondue”

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Powell's City of Books on Burnside ,
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR United States
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Tastemaker, n. Anyone with the power to make you eat quinoa.
Kale. Spicy sriracha sauce. Honeycrisp apples. Cupcakes. These days, it seems we are constantly discovering a new food that will make us healthier, happier, or even somehow cooler. Chia seeds, after a brief life as a novelty houseplant and I Love the ’80s punchline, are suddenly a superfood. Not long ago, that same distinction was held by pomegranate seeds, acai berries, and the fermented drink known as kombucha. So what …

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Reading: Dan Barber “The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food”

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Powell's City of Books on Burnside ,
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR United States
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An award-winning chef moves beyond ‘farm-to-table’ to offer a revolutionary new way of eating.
The Third Plate is chef Dan Barber’s extraordinary vision for a new future of American eating. After more than a decade spent investigating farming communities around the world in pursuit of singular flavor, Barber finally concluded that–for the sake of our food, our health, and the future of the land–America’s cuisine required a radical transformation.
The revelations Barber shares in The Third Plate took root in his restaurant’s …

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$35

Class: Garden Feast

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Masala Pop Kitchen,
1640 SE 3rd Ave., Portland, OR United States
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Do you ever wander through the farmer’s market, or open you CSA box and wonder what the heck to do with all those veggies? This is the class for you! Let’s celebrate the beginning of Summer’s garden bounty! We will be fixing up a multi-course meal fresh from the garden.

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Conversation: InFARMation (and Beer!)

June 10 @ 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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$40

Class: Rawesome Summer with Lauren Chandler Cooks

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kwan Yin Healing Arts Center East,
3115 NE Sandy Blvd, Suite 231, Portland, OR 97232 United States
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As the weather heats up, we tend to gravitate towards and benefit from less cooked and more raw foods. When there is so much fun to be had outdoors, who wants to spend time at the stove heating up their already warm kitchen?! Packed with scrumptious plant power, this class will get you inspired for the season. Come hungry!

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$35 – Scholarships for SNAP recipients

Class: Water Conservation/Summer Planning for Winter Eating

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
See Website for Details,
Portland, OR United States
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Keep your lettuces sweet and your water bills low.
And did you know?
The carrots you eat next January…are the ones you plant in June.
· Water conservation tips for healthy plants
. Tomatoes: more keys to success
. Planting for winter abundance
· making the most of your garden space
· Novel recipes for early-summer treats
This class will be outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

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$30-50

Workshop: Butter, Steamer, Gaper Clam Dig

June 14 @ 6:40 am - 2:40 pm
Tillamook, Oregon; see website for meeting site,
Tillamook, OR United States
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Learn how to find, dig, transport, clean, and prepare butter, steamer, and gaper clams during one of the lowest tides in 2014. Learn gathering regulations and limits. Learn how Native Americans gathered these same clams. The times we meet are dictated by when the tides are low enough to for us to reach the clams.
See website for more details.
 

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$145

Class: Sausage Making

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
See Website for Details,
Portland, OR United States
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Grilling season is here! Come learn the art of preparing French, German, Spanish, and Italian-style links, among many other varieties, with Mary Kay Gehring, former owner of Viande Meats and Sausage Co and Oregon Food Bank instructor. Students will learn how to select the right meat and trimmings from the appropriate muscle groups, and how to grind, flavor and stuff their sausage of choice. At the end of this hands-on class, students will go home with more than enough links …

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Reading: Nina Planck “The Real Food Cookbook: Traditional Dishes for Modern Cooks”

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Powell's City of Books on Burnside ,
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR United States
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When Nina Planck toured to promote her two earlier books, Real Food and Real Food for Mother and Baby, the question she heard most was, “When are you going to write a cookbook?” At long last, The Real Food Cookbook is here. In a dietary landscape overfull with low-carb bread and dubious advice about triglycerides, Planck is revolutionary in her complete embrace of a more old-fashioned and diverse way of eating. Aptly described by the Washington Post as “a cross …

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Reading: Patrick Martins “The Carnivore’s Manifesto: Eating Well, Eating Responsibly, and Eating Meat”

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Pastaworks on Hawthorne,
3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR United States
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Fifty ways to be an enlightened carnivore, while taking better care of our planet and ourselves, from the founder of Slow Food USA.
We have evolved as meat eaters, proclaims Patrick Martins, and it’s futile to deny it. But, given the destructive forces of the fast-food industry and factory farming, we need to make smart, informed choices about the food we eat and where it comes from. In 50 short chapters, Martins cuts through organize zealotry and the misleading jargon of …

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$20 includes pizza and wine

Class: Pizza Making with Winter’s Hill Wine

June 21
Winter's Hill Vineyard,
6451 Hilltop Lane, Dayton, OR 97114 United States
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Love Pizza? Love Wine? We love both! Red Hills Market is firing up their wood-fire oven, and driving it to the top of the hill for a delicious pizza making class with Winter’s Hill Wine. You will get to work with with the chef to create your own masterpiece. Then sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy the day. There will be several sessions throughout the day beginning at 11:00am. Each session will have up to 10 people …

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Kids’ Day at Hollywood Farmers Market

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hollywood Farmers' Market,
NE 44th and Hancock OR United States
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Enjoy live music, face painting, and the kickoff of our monthly series of kids’ cooking demos with Joanna Sooper from Turnip the Heat cooking school!
Kid friendly!

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$35

Class: Let’s Get Jamming! Strawberry Jam and Scones

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whole Foods Market, Hollywood,
4301 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR United States
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Turnip the Heat Cooking is kicking off their partnership with the Whole Foods Market, Hollywood by exploring strawberries! We will be making strawberry jam (everyone will be taking a jar home!) and scones. We will also whip up a strawberry salad dressing perfect for adding to a summer salad.
Scholarships available! (Don’t be shy! We want every child to have a chance to do a bit of cooking!)

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$225-290/week

Camp: Zenger Farm Summer Camp

June 23 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
Zenger Farm,
11741 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97266 United States
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Zenger Farm’s nine weeks of summer camps kick off! Campers eat, play and explore at our urban educational farm, participate in cooking challenges, craft with plants and go on farm scavenger hunts.
Summer Camps are for youth entering 1st-9th grade in Fall 2014
Register a sibling and receive $25 off the camp fee
Parents and Family are invited to come early on the Friday (or last day) of each camp week at 2:30pm for an Open House with food and farm fun
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$10

Class: Cooking with Preschoolers, Session 1

June 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Whole Foods Market, Fremont,
3535 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR United States
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Does your preschooler love to help in the kitchen? Will they need a snack after story-time at the library? Then this class is for them! We will be mixing up healthy snacks perfect for little people! Adults will need to stay and assist their little chef.
Turnip the Heat Cooking is partnering with Whole Foods Market to offer cooking classes for all ages.
Scholarships available.
Toddlers 3-5 Years Old

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Festival: 10th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival

June 26 - 29
Overlook Park ,
N Fremont Street & Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR United States
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Two of Portland’s beloved industries – organic beer and sustainability – come together in an annual celebration designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living. We serve up organic beers and ciders alongside live music, food, sustainability-oriented vendors, non-profits and a children’s area – all in a beautiful tree lined setting overlooking downtown Portland. Drink organic, save the planet, one beer at a time!
See website for times.
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$50/per person

Class: Fermentation Creations

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nourish Northwest,
4418 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215 United States
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The benefits of eating fermented foods are vast and their use has been demonstrated throughout history and in many different cultures. Fermentation has the power to turn an ordinary food into something special. In this class we will be discussing the nutrient value of fermented foods, as well as how to include them in your daily diet. We will also be making the components of a Tempeh Reuben by demonstrating the fermentation process for Sourdough Bread, Pickles and Sauerkraut. We …

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$8/general admission

Film Screening: GMO OMG

June 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hollywood Theatre,
4122 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97212 United States
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A film exploring the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director and concerned father Jeremy Siefert is in search to learn how GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet and our freedom of choice. Attending panelists include:

Scott Bates, Chief Petitioner, Oregon Right To Know
Joe Saraceno, Marketing Strategist, Chipotle Mexican Grill

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Reading: Steven Shomler “Portland Food Cart Stories: Behind the Scenes with the City’s Culinary Entrepreneurs” & Tiffany Harelik “Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook: Portland Edition, Volume II”

June 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Powell's City of Books on Burnside ,
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR United States
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For a fresh take on a variety of cuisines, reservations won’t be necessary. Just step up to a Portland food cart instead. Tour the city’s finest carts with author Steven Shomler and meet the innovative and enterprising chefs serving masterpieces from mobile kitchens. Chefs like Nick and Carina of Cheese Plate PDX, who served a reception for the Dalai Lama when he was in town. Or Sean and McKinze, who started the Georgian-inspired cart Kargi Gogo after living overseas in …

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Reading: The Meat Hook

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cyril's at Clay Pigeon Winery,
815 SE Oak St, Portland, OR United States
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Brooklyn Butcher Tom Mylan of The Meat Hook talks all things beef and grilling, sharing recipes and stories from his brand new book on butchery and nose-to-tail eating.

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July 2014

Reading: Tod Davies “Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered”

July 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Powell's Books on Hawthorne,
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Select a Country:
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Warm, conversational, and exquisitely practical, Davies returns to the Jam Today series to share new recipes from her home kitchen–and stories about her experiences cooking for herself and her friends, family, and pets–during the best and worst of times. Whether she’s describing how she set up her kitchen in an RV after a flood, encouraging young feminists to try cooking a baked potato, adapting an M.F.K. Fisher recipe to create “the world’s simplest hollandaise sauce,” or singing the praises of …

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Conversation: InFARMation (and Beer!)

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 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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Reading: Paul Greenberg “American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood”

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Powell's City of Books on Burnside ,
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR United States
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Bestselling author of Four Fish Paul Greenberg looks to New York oysters, gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to tell the surprising story of why Americans no longer eat from local waters.
In 2005, the United States imported twelve billion dollars’ worth of seafood, nearly double what we had imported ten years earlier. During that same period, our seafood exports rose by a third. In American Catch, our foremost fish expert Paul Greenberg looks to New York oysters, gulf shrimp, and Alaskan …

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$30-$50/sliding scale

Event: Pacific Coast Clam Dig

July 12
Tillamook, Oregon; see website for meeting site,
Tillamook, OR United States
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Join wild food expert John Kallas at the Oregon coast to learn how to find, dig, transport, clean, and prepare cockle clams during one of the lowest tides this year. Learn gathering regulations and limits. Early morning at low tide, Near Tillamook, OR
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$30 each ticket includes 14 tasting tokens

Festival: Oregon Distillers Festival

July 12 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McMenamins Edgefield,
2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, OR United States
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Head to the meadows of beautiful McMenamins Edgefield to experience more than 100 handcrafted spirits from more than 20 Oregon Distillery Guild members from around the state. Guests can sip and saunter along a backdrop of blue skies and yellow sunflowers while choosing samples from some of the best Oregon-made spirits – Bull Run Distillery, Clear Creek Distillery, Rogue Spirits, Stone Barn Brandy Works, Vivacity Fine Spirits, North Coast Distillery, McMenamins Edgefield Distillery and McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery.
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Workshop: Summer Pruning

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
SE Portland (Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood),
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In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of summer pruning in order to increase the health and abundance of local fruit trees! Summer Pruning is a great time to de-invigorate an overgrown tree and encourage the continued development of fruiting laterals.This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the different types of pruning cuts and when these cuts should be used.
About the instructor:
Monica Maggio’s mission is to continually harness and cultivate her inner …

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Festival: Oregon Berry Festival

July 18 - 19
Ecotrust,
721 NW 9th Ave Ste 200, Portland, OR 97209 United States
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The Oregon Berry Festival is made for berry lovers, who know it’s summer in Oregon when the ripest, juiciest berries start appearing perfect for making pies, jams and other decadent treats.
Come on down to the Oregon Berry Festival to find all the freshest Oregon berries including everything from Marionberries to Ollalieberries and the best blueberries and strawberries you will find anywhere. The festival showcases everything berry!
In addition to fresh berry vendors there will be berry products galore, berry themed food …

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$25-$50/sliding scale

Workshop: Wild Fruits of Northwest Forests

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Forest Park,
Portland Metro Area, OR United States
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Join wild food expert John Kallas to learn about wild fruits and other edible plant parts found in northwest forests.
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Festival: 27th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival

July 23 - 27
Tom McCall Waterfront Park,
Portland, OR United States
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Pouring more than 80 different craft beers from around the country, the Oregon Brewers Festival is the quintessential celebration of craft beer! On a sun soaked July afternoon, there’s no better place to sip suds with friends along the banks of the Willamette River, with the Portland skyline as a backdrop to the west and Mt. Hood towering in the east. Whether you prefer Belgians or Blondes, Pales or Pilsners, Saisons or Wits – come to the Oregon Brewers Festival, …

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$8/general admission

Eco Short Film Program

July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hollywood Theatre,
4122 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97212 United States
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A selection of short films profiling people who turn progressive environmental ideas into actions, including:

“The Lost Fish” – This film profiles people working to raise awareness of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest fish disappearance and the sacred place it holds among many American Indian Tribes.

“Brooklyn Farmer” – A film that explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm within the landscape of New York City.

“Backyard” – A documentary film …

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$5

Class: Kids Cook at the Market: Lemon Berry Pancakes

July 26 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Portland Farmers Market - PSU,
SW Park Ave & SW Montgomery St, Portland, OR 97201 United States
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Kids learn about the seasonality of food, meet local farmers, and gain first-hand experience preparing ingredients purchased fresh at the PSU market.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as class size is limited. To register, please download the Kids Cook Registration form and return by mail, or for more information or to register for classes by phone or email please, email Anna Curtin or call her at 503.241.0032.

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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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$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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$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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$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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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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$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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$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.
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September 2014
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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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$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

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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