Events

  • Real good grub: Bryant Terry at the IFCC

    Straight-up inspiring. That’s how it was to witness Bryant Terry work the stage last Wednesday for a sold-out crowd at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center. Between the food, the spoken-word poets, and Terry’s deeply personal story of food and health, it brought the house down. [...]

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  • Earthworm Economics

    Last Monday evening, author Woody Tasch regaled a packed house at Ecotrust with jokes, musings and some pretty heavy insight into the future of our planet. If you weren’t there for his talk, the subject might surprise you: investment. As the chairman of the sustainably-minded [...]

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  • Conference weekend!

    Portland rightly has a reputation across the country for it sustainable programs and civic engagement. With chef Cory Schreiber as our state-appointed farm-to-school coordinator, and with excellent organizations like Ecotrust Food & Farms working on The Farmer Chef Connection and their many farm-to-school programs, it’s [...]

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  • “Reclaiming a Cuisine”: Bryant Terry in the Portland Mercury

    Patrick Alan Coleman, Food Editor for the Portland Mercury, had a chance this week to interview Bryant Terry about his work and upcoming Slow Food Portland event. At 35, Terry has fond memories of growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, with grandparents from rural Mississippi who [...]

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  • The Soul of the Kitchen

    Over the years, Slow Food Portland has been really lucky to have been able to bring so many great speakers to Portland. Still, I don’t think we’ve ever had the chance before to bring someone who’s been compared to Melvin Van Peebles and Alice Waters [...]

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  • Invest in what matters

    A quick survey: how much faith do you have in our economy? What about in your typical investment? Well, it’s no surprise that you might be feeling a bit cynical about recent financial prospects. With all of the Madoffs, Lehman Brothers, and bonuses we’ve been [...]

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  • The Humanties Get Sustainable

    Whenever people begin to talk about sustainability, a few well-worn narratives always seem to dominate the conversation: namely those of science and economics. But if you look back over the history of environmentalism, many of the strongest (and often first) voices came from the humanities. [...]

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  • Get schooled

    In 2003, with the help of the Italian regions of Emilia-Romagna and Piedmonte, Slow Food embarked on an unusual project: founding a school. The University of Gastronomic Sciences (Universita degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche) extends the mission of Slow Food by teaching a new generation [...]

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