Food, Art, and Words


Slow Food Portland continues its artistic exploration of food with WORD, a special exhibit/collaboration with the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center and the upcoming Wordstock literary convention. Wordstock is the largest gathering of writers and readers in the Pacific Northwest and this year the festival opens the book on food writing. To get you in the spirit for the October festivities, we’ve teamed up with IFCC to put your tastes in print, with a series of events that will lead up to a self published “cook-zine.”

Thursday, September 24
Recipe For a Gallery Opening:
WORD: A celebration of font & text

5:00-7:30 pm

1 part art, 2 parts words and 3 parts food, mix well?. At the opening of WORD, the IFCC?s annual celebration of text and design, bring the preparation instructions for your favorite dish to the Slow Food Advice Booth and transform it into a “Good, Clean, and Fair Food Recipe.” All recipes will be submitted to the “IFCC food, art, and words cookbook zine.” Poetry and short stories about food are also welcome. Refreshments provided by Traeil’s Food for the Soul. Regular Gallery hours for the WORD exhibit are Tuesday-Friday 11-6:00 and Saturdays noon-4:00 through October 24.

Tuesday, October 6
IFCC and Slow Food Portland present
U-Pick: The IFCC food art and words cookbook zine
A recipe workshop, party, and performance
5:00-8:00pm Gallery and Workshop
8:00-8:30pm Performance

Now those Good, Clean, and Fair Food Recipes, in addition to any poetry and short stories about food that you want to include, will come together in a community-created and published book. Yes, that’s you! Learn how to lay out, edit, and print IFCC food art and words cookbook zine. The Slow Food Advice Booth will on hand again for any new recipe additions. Personalize your copy by creating a veggie stamp print cover in the IFCC’s kitchen print workspace. Drew Iwaniw of the Dirty Printmakers of America will be on hand with his etching/relief press, so bring your own t-shirt to print with a snazzy design. Enjoy a food-friendly performance by the hilarious gals of Eastland Academy.

All events take place at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC), 5340 N Interstate Ave. Tickets available at 503-205-0715 or at

For more information, visit the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center or Wordstock.

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