Events

  • 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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  • Cheers!

    This year’s annual potluck was a great success, made all the richer by your delicious dishes and warm company. Slow Food Portland has had a strong year of involvement in our local food community and has traveled to share these experiences with others both nationally [...]

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  • Adding chairs to the table

    The panelists involved in last night’s inaugural food labor event offered us sobering perspectives on agricultural workers, as well as hopeful and heartfelt encouragement to continue advocating about these issues. Food labor is an issue that should be important to all eaters, but it is [...]

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  • The People Who Feed Us: Local, Small-Farm Labor

    Last week, we mentioned the exciting progress being made in this country to bring about a broader awareness of food issues. But despite the increase in press and the New York Times’ coverage of food politics, food labor (both as a subject and a population) [...]

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