The rainy season is upon us, and with it, a new season of eating. So let's celebrate together! The annual Harvest Dinner is happening on Sunday, Novemember 9th, 2014 at The Rosewood Initiative [16126 SE Stark Street]. There will be fun for the whole family including an Iron Chef appetizer competition, fresh juicing, and a fall themed photobooth. Don't miss out on the fun! Get your tickets ($10 - $25 sliding scale) today here. Find more information here. If you have questions or can help volunteer for the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Through the end of the month, Kitchen Commons is the beneficiary of a Community Cause fundraiser at New Seasons Market Concordia (NE 33rd & Emerson)! $1.00 from each sale of their house fresh pasta (in the dairy aisle) will go to our community cooking and food justice efforts. Start planning your pasta dinners, and come out the weekend of 10/11 and 12 from 12 - 4 PM when we'll be in the store spreading the good news!
We hope you are enjoying the end of summer and staying cool in the hot weather. We just sent out our Summer Newsletter with upcoming events, photos from the Summer BBQ, and opportunities to get involved as a Kitchen Commons board member, intern or volunteer. Click here to view the full newsletter: http://eepurl.com/0UH0X
Join Kitchen Commons Sunday July 13th for a summer BBQ in celebration of this year's accomplishments. The event is open to all cooking participants, members, volunteers and anyone and everyone in the community to come together, cook, eat and enjoy the summer season!
There will be BBQing, raffle prizes, a cooking demonstration and fun games.
Hosted By: St. Mike's Community Cooking Group
Location: 6700 NE 29th Ave, Portland OR 97211 (Corner of NE 29th & Dekum)
Tickets: $0-$15 sliding scale at the door- Noone will be turned away
This coming Monday May 12th is our first event building a collaborative coalition in support of community kitchens and cooking in Portland. The evening will include a roundtable discussion about how we can work together to create this vision. Please join us May 12th from 6-8pm at Central Lutheran Church- 1820 NE 21st Ave. Portland, OR
Soup & salad will be provided, but we are still looking for volunteers to help cook, clean up, bring dishes and provide child care!
Here is a link to a short Kitchen Commons Spring Outreach Survey in both English and & Spanish. We want to hear from you! Your experience with Kitchen Commons, your ideas for events and also possible resources for food & community cooking in YOUR neighborhood!
Check out Kitchen Commons Spring Newsletter!
Look inside for volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, new projects, community cooking group times, and fun photos!
Enjoy the sunshine today!
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!!!