Events

  • Slow Food Nation

    We came, we saw, we tasted Slow Food Nation. Photos: P. Leonard, It was a truly amazing weekend, full of energy and creativity and the spirit of collaboration, and it has certainly left us with a lot to chew on. We weren’t able to see […]

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  • Tableland

    If you haven’t seen a good film lately (or even if you have), you’ll want to head over to Laurelhurst Theatre this Thursday, September 18th for a screening of Tableland. This award-winning documentary follows producers and consumers of small-scale, sustainable food and features local producers […]

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  • A Design Junkie Heads to Slow Food Nation

    We’ve already mentioned the great design behind the Victory Gardens, but in looking over the other plans for Slow Food Nation, the rest of the exhibits and pavilions promise to be even more impressive. Since I have been getting really excited by the some of […]

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  • A chance to dance with bees

    This month, California-based conceptual artist Jonathon Keats has taken up bee-keeping. For his submission to the Bay Area Now 5 festival, put on by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Keats planted flower arrangements in locations around San Francisco, all considered for their proximity […]

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  • Slow Food Nation in the news – media round-up!

    As August approaches, the buzz around Slow Food Nation is steadily building. On Tuesday, the New York Times ran an article on the event and its potential to expand the reach of Slow Food’s message. While the author does spend a lot of time addressing […]

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  • Connecting foreign flavors with local eating

    This coming Sunday, the Lents International Farmers Market will kick off this season’s monthly celebration days with an Eastern European Day Celebration. What sets this market festival apart, however, is that the Lents Market has made a commitment to the ethnic communities of Portland right […]

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  • Planting the Seeds for Slow Food Nation

    We know – we have yet to write about Slow Food Nation. We’ve certainly spent enough time excitedly reviewing the events line-up to have something to say, but it is a daunting event to begin to cover (after all, it is being billed as the […]

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  • Bee Lessons: Reflections on the May 31st Pollination Event (Part II)

    For part one of the coverage of the May 31st event, see here. So, honeybee management is a global endeavor, but this makes perfect sense when you realize that for the United States, the honeybee itself is a product of globalization. The bees we commonly […]

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