Due to popular demand, join Elias Cairo and Olympic Provisions for butchery class number two: Baird Family Orchards peach-fed pigs, butchery basics and the art of making fresh sausage. Eli and his right-hand man, Josh Graves (formerly of Fleischer’s Meats), will go over whole animal butchery with hands-on demonstrations and the basics of fresh sausage making. For the cost of $125, attendees will leave with a well-rounded grasp of butchery basics, along with a couple choice cuts of meat and some fresh sausages. Please call 503.954.3663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the class and for more information.
Organically Grown in Oregon Week celebrates its 22nd anniversary this month with a variety of educational and family-friendly activities offering firsthand experiences with the local organic community and the abundant, delicious and healthful foods it produces. View the list of events scheduled as part of this celebration>>
In conjunction with Organically Grown Week in Oregon (Sept 13-19), Friends of Family Farmers is taking a good look at Organics (e.g., what the term means for farmers and consumers, what the difference is between certified and non-certified, and what issues come up with regards to scale.) Join them for a Q&A with a panel including Scott Frost of Nature’s Fountain Farm, Josh Hinerfeld, CEO of Organically Grown Company, and Heather Havens of Concentrates NW. This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. More information>>
Foodportunity is an evening of mixing and mingling for the chefs, food writers, food lovers, photographers, artisan producers and farmers who have all contributed to Portland’s thriving independent food scene. Tickets are $22 in advance, $30 thereafter, and include tasty bites (think cauliflower vichyssoise with dungeness crab and corn and black pepper panna cotta with foie gras mousse) from some of Portland’s best restaurants, including Nostrana, Metrovino, Ten 01, Clarklewis, the Heathman and Beaker and Flask. More info and advance ticket purchase>>
Queen of the Sun Movie Premiere
9/17, 7:30 & 9:30pm
The Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
Have you heard the buzz? Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us? opens September 17th at the Hollywood Theater! Queen of the Sun is a profound, alternative look at the global honeybee crisis from Taggart Siegel, award-winning director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John. Juxtaposing the catastrophic disappearance of bees with the mysterious world of the beehive, QUEEN OF THE SUN weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world. Featuring Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva, QUEEN OF THE SUN reveals both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.
There will be Q&As with the director, producer & local beekeepers on most nights from September 17th to September 25th. Your movie stub is a raffle ticket for prizes and if you come dressed up Saturday the 18th at the 9:30pm showing for a SPECIAL BEE COSTUME CONTEST you can win more great prizes! More info and advance ticket purchase>>
The Hood River Valley is famous throughout the world for wonderful pears. The Hood River Pear Celebration is the Fruit Loop’s homage to them. Take this 35-mile, scenic drive through the valley’s orchards, forests, farmlands, and friendly communities and discover some 18 different varieties of fresh pears, along with pear wines, live music, artisan foods, pear desserts, a corn maze, BBQ, lavender farms, baby alpacas, and other attractions. More information>>
INDULGE @ THE JUPITER, Portland’s flagship culinary event, invites guests to indulge once again in all the senses: savor, sip and nibble on the Eastside’s finest foods. This edible event stars chef-owned restaurants, boutique wines and spirits, artisan chocolatiers and the best tasty treats from over 20 local restaurants and distilleries and proceeds benefit Ecotrust’s Farm to School Program. More information and advance ticket purchase>>