05 July 2010

Around the Community–July Events

Goats, Chickens & Ducks! Oh My!
Thursday, July 8  6-8pm
Northeast Portland

Learn everything you need to know about raising a variety of livestock in the city with Growing Gardens, a Portland organization committed to teaching gardeners all about growing, preparing and preserving healthful food while respecting the health of the environment. This workshop will be held at the home of urban livestock farmers so come prepared to be surrounded by animals. More info>>


Hood River Cherry Days
Sat-Sun July 10-11
Hood River Fruit Loop

Hood River’s Cherry Days cherry celebration is an adventure for the entire family. Farms offer many varieties of fresh-picked and u-pick cherries, wines, lavender, jams and other cherry treats. Many farms feature picnic areas. In addition to the orchard-fresh fruit available all along the Loop, some Fruit Loop farms serve up special activities or attractions for Cherry Days. Admission to most Fruit Loop farms and attractions is free, and most are open from at least 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More info>>


Farm Dinner at Lilla Lavendar Farm
Saturday, July 10  7pm

Berlin Reed, The Ethical Butcher and Salt Fire & Time will prepare a beautiful four-course meal in collaboration with Boedecker Cellars at Lilla Lavender Farm. The evening will begin with wine, appetizers and a farm tour, then culminate with a lovely meal outside on the farm. Dinner is $80 per person. More info>>


Hollywood Farmers Market Cooking Demo
Saturday July 10, 9:45 am & 10:30 am
Hollywood Farmers Market, 4420 NE Hancock St.

Join Slow Food Portland and a group of local chefs for monthly cooking demonstrations at the Hollywood Farmers Market, focused on affordable market shopping and simple meals. Cooking demonstrations take place at 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the musician’s tent in the heart of market. More info>>


Portland International Beer Festival
Fri-Sun July 16-18
North Park Blocks

The Portland International Beer Fest will be held in the North Park Blocks in Portland’s Pearl District. The festival will feature a “Grande Beer Garden” with 130 beers from over 15 countries, artisan food, live music, a cigar bar, and free chess, checkers, and backgammon. Admission is $20, and is good for all three days. More info>>


Mozzarella 101: Quick and Easy Method
Saturday, July 17  1-4pm
Kookoolan Farms, 15713 Hwy 47, Yamhill, OR

Just in time for summer basil and tomatoes, learn to make quick and easy fresh mozzarella with cheesemaker Mary Rosenblum at Kookoolan Farms, a small, diversified family farm in Yamhill. Easy no-hassle method is ready in less than an hour. Get plenty of hands-on experience kneading, stretching, and shaping — and then enjoy eating what you’ve just made! Class is $50 per person. More info>>


Counter Culture
Thursday, July 22   6-10pm
6580 NE Mineral Springs Rd. Carlton

To kick off the International Pinot Noir Celebration festivities, Anne Amie Vineyards is hosting an epic food and wine event. Incredible street food from some of the best restaurants in Portland, including Olympic Provisions, Laurelhurst Market, Ping and Biwa, will be paired with world-class wines from some of Oregon, California, Italy, Canada and New Zealand’s premiere producers. More info and a full list of participating restaurants and wineries>>


International Pinot Noir Celebration
Fri-Sun July 23-25
McMinnville, Oregon

For the past 23 years, the IPNC has been uniting Pinot devotees from all corners of the globe in the spirit of friendship and the common pursuit of Pinot noir in all its grand diversity. The 2010 IPNC will host over 60 international Pinot noir producers, 50 top Northwest chefs, and guests from near and far for a memorable weekend of extraordinary tastings, educational seminars, unforgettable meals, and celebrating together in Oregon wine country. More info>>


Oregon Brewers Festival
Thu-Sun July 22-July 25
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

From Ambers to Belgians, Pales to Pilsners and Ryes to Stouts–more than 20 beer styles from 81 craft breweries from around the country are served at the Oregon Brewers Festival, one of the nation’s longest-running craft beer festivals. The event also features four days of live music, food booths, craft vendors, and industry displays. More than 70,000 fans will travel from points around the world to Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland to take part in the 23rd annual event. More info>>