Events

  • 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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  • GMOs and cocktails – Slow Food Portland’s First Happy Hour

    Please join us this coming Tuesday, February 24 for the first Slow Food Portland Happy Hour! Make your way over to Castagna after work for a light snack, some drinks, and conversation about hot topics in food with other local Slow Foodies. It’s a chance [...]

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  • Real Wealth: Vandana Shiva at Oregon Tilth

    As one of the largest organic certifiers in the nation, Oregon Tilth runs a series of programs focused on education and advocacy for sustainable food systems. At the end of February (26-28), they will be presenting Organicology, a major organic foods conference, right here in [...]

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  • A glorious mess

    Last Monday, Slow Food Portland members had a chance to hear some of the stories from October’s Terra Madre conference, told by our local delegates. Their tales ranged from acerbically funny accounts of “lost-in-translation” experiences to more poignant stories of the cultures they encountered. A [...]

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  • Food Matters

    This Thursday, January 15, Powell’s Books on Burnside will be hosting Mark Bittman for a talk and book signing at 7:30 pm, co-sponsored by Edible Portland. While he’s best known for his Minimalist column in the New York Times and for the encyclopedic breadth of [...]

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  • Stories from Terra Madre

    … there were people everywhere. Different languages being spoken and sung, instruments playing, signs in umpteen different languages. It sounded more like a beehive than a conference, if the bees played xylophone … If you were lucky enough to share in the dinner fundraisers organized [...]

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