We hope you can join Kitchen Commons for a community brunch this Saturday 3/1, 10 - 1 at St. Mike's Community Kitchen (NE 29th & Dekum)! We'll be learning to make tortillas, sharing a meal, and hearing from students in PSU's "Reclaiming the Commons" capstone class. You can RSVP here: http://www.celebrations.com/rsvp/tn8hh5ns3ka8z6774 Or, feel free to just show up.
Pie: $5 suggested donation
What a wonderful Harvest Dinner-- we can't tell you how happy we are you all came! With 43 folks coming from all over Portland, we pressed apples into cider, listened to community members share their stories and hopes, enjoyed a delicious dinner (cooked up by Jen and Jonna, our kitchen superstars), gave away fantastic prizes, and ended the night singing along with the lively ukeleles and ladies of HBO Jacuzzi. Here are some pictures to relive it with us!
A big heartfelt thanks to everyone for coming!!!
We are excited to invite you this coming Saturday, October 19th, to an evening of stories, hands-on cooking, apple-cider-pressing, apron screen-printing, a raffle and silent auction, a wonderful dinner cooked up by members and volunteers... and LIVE MUSIC!
Come join us from 4pm-8pm at the Leaven Community Center (5431 NE 20th Ave at Killingsworth). We can’t wait, and want you to be there too!
Find out more (and buy your tickets!) here:
Help Kitchen Commons connect kitchen resources with community need by joining our Board of Directors! If you have 5 – 10 hours per month to contribute for at least one year, a passion for improving low-income access to healthy food, and skills to contribute to one of the open positions below, please consider becoming part of the Board.
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Hello everyone! hope that everyone is getting enough squash, tomatoes and pickling cucumbers. I know I am becoming overwhelmed the bounty this summer! We would like to invite you all to check out the below volunteer opportunities over the next month or so, included is the Kitchen Share NE Grand Opening next week!
Please feel free to let me know if you are available to support any of the events that are ongoing or upcoming!
Upcoming events and vounteer opportunities for interested folks!
Kitchen Commons General Un-staff meeting
The Waypost, 3120 N Williams Ave, Portland
Wednesday, July 31st, 5-6 pm
Seed to Supper Cooking Group at Trinity Church
Trinity Lutheran Church, 5520 NE Killingsworth, Portland
Friday, July 26th, 6-8:30 pm
Opportunities: General logistics for the cooking group, photos, and write-up
Kitchen Commons tabling at Cully Community Market
On June 3rd, eighteen community members gathered in St. Mike’s kitchen to discuss how St. Mike’s kitchen could best be used for its full community building potential. While enjoying tasty treats, the group considered possible options such as community potlucks, cooking classes, small business incubation, and group cook and freeze events. Pros and cons were reviewed for each option. Participants included representatives from St. Michael's and the Concordia Neighborhood Association as well as the nearby HIV Day Center and neighbors from Cully, Vernon, Sabin, and King.