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March 2014

TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat”

March 1 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Portland State University, Parson's Gallery,
Urban Center, rm 212, 505 SW Mill Street, Portland, OR 97201 United States
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This is the third year Slow Food Portland will host TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” — a rich presentation exploring the state of our food system and our progress toward sustainability. We are partnering with the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University to present this live webcast from New York City. The event has three parts, yet due to the…

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February 2014

FoodWorx: The Future of Food Conference

February 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Food connects us all, often in ways we don’t realize. Our local plate has global implications. The subject of food reaches into every corner of our lives, from culture to media to business to health. FoodWorx: The Future of Food is a non-profit event produced by the World Food Travel Association. It was created to tackle the hard questions about food…

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January 2014

Slow Food Portland Annual Potluck

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gather with fellow Slow Food Portland members to share a meal, converse, recall the past year’s happenings, and begin planning for the future. In addition to sharing good food we will be looking at how we can help create change and build a better food system for all. We will highlight the new SFUSA goals and strategies, and discuss how…

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December 20132013

Terra Madre Day

December 10, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Terra Madre Day is a worldwide celebration of local foods and sharing the pleasures of good, clean and fair foods. From hosting a potluck to learning more about Slow Food Ark of Taste products, take time during this annual celebration to explore, learn, and share all things about good foods. Join us for a no-host happy hour at Xico share…

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November 2013


November 19, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Most of us drink coffee every morning, but may not realize that nearly 100 million people around the world depend on it for their livelihood. How does coffee make it from “there” to here? What are the major challenges facing coffee producers in the 21st century? What is being done to meet those challenges? How do Portland coffee companies and…

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Lester Brown, The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

November 12, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

One of the pioneering figures of the environmental movement, Brown explores overarching global environmental policy and the increasingly volatile food situation the world is facing. With food scarcity driven by falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. The ability to…

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Seafood & Sake Lunch & Learn

November 9, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An Education from the Plate and Glass. Enjoy multiple small plates of seafood with sake pairings designed by the talented chefs at Bamboo Sushi—all while learning about fish preparation, taste combinations, sourcing, seasonality, and “foraged” fish. Brandon Hill, Bamboo Sushi Director of Operations, also gives us an overview of the sourcing policies, preparation, and cooking practices that makes Bamboo Sushi…

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Olive Farm & Mill Tour

November 3, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Can you tell your Pendolino from your Leccino?  In the fruit rich lands of the Pacific Northwest we rarely see them but the sacred olive is one of the oldest fruits with a history as old as western civilization. Such was the esteem in which olives were held, winners of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece were crowned with a…

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The Gaza Kitchen

November 1, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt, authors of the recently published book The Gaza Kitchen, explore the distinctive cuisine and heritage of Palestine—offering both a universal and a singular view of the region’s cultural richness through the lens of food. What is the connection between the history of a population and its food? Who doesn’t consider the kitchen the most animated…

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October 2013

Outgrowing Hunger Dinner & Tour

October 26, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Slow Food Portland teams up with Outgrowing Hunger to present an informative event full of garden and culinary delights. This is your opportunity to visit the Neighborhoods Community Garden where you’ll meet gardeners who bring their skills from around the globe to nurture the plants and soil. Outgrowing Hunger transforms unused land and brings together neighbors to work the gardens,…

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