Support the new James Beard Public Market at Ava Gene's!
Support the new James Beard Public Market at Ava Gene's!

Meet (and Meat) with Tom Mylan and Rancher Cory Carman

What: Author of the book The Meat Hook Meat Book, Tom Mylan, is visiting Portland to discuss his new book and demo some of his recipes of what he feels are the overlooked and under-appreciated cuts of beef. He’ll also offer grilling advice with the help of Wallowa rancher Cory Carman.
When: Saturday, June 28, 4-6 pm.
Where: Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon Winery, 815 SE Oak St
How Much: $45 full package includes a signed copy of The Meat Hook Meat Book and samples of all of the dishes prepared; $60 full package for two. More details.

Bees 101 with Red Ridge Farms

What: Learn bee basics with Damian Magista of Bee Local. Damian will be teaching us about the bee hierarchy, what bees do and how they do it. Participants will next visit the hives most recently installed on the property and take part in a tasting of the different honeys, finishing with some honey-inspired bites and Durant Vineyards 2013 Pinot Gris.
When: Sunday, June 29, 10 am-12:30 pm.
Where: Red Ridge Farms, 5510 NE Breyman Orchards Rd, Dayton
How Much: $39 per person/$35 for Red Ridge Club Members. More details.

Benefit Meal for James Beard Public Market at Ava Gene’s

What: The James Beard Public Market will partner with Ava Gene’s restaurant to host a benefit event for the market. This special occasion will feature a passionately seasonal, market-driven menu that highlights the finest, freshest local produce and meats grown and raised by Pacific Northwest farmers and ranchers. The menu will be paired with superb Oregon wines from The Eyrie Vineyards. The proceeds from the event will benefit The James Beard Public Market, a community led effort to build a daily, year-round public market on Portland’s waterfront.
When: Sunday, June 29, 12-3 pm.
Where: Ava Gene’s, 3377 SE Division St
How Much: $150 per person, including wine and gratuity. Tickets and more details here.

Powell’s Books presents Tod Davies Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered

What: Tod Davies is returning to the Jam Today series to share new recipes from her home kitchen—and stories about her experiences cooking for herself and her friends, family, and pets—during the best and worst of times. Featuring advice for omnivores and vegetarians alike about how to eat (and what to prepare) to survive natural disasters, cross-country movies, bereavement, holidays-gone-wrong, and even a spontaneous picnic, Jam Today Too provides all the ingredients for daily feeding of mind, body, and soul.
When: Thursday, July 3, 7:30 pm
Where: Powell’s on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd
How Much: Free!

Powell’s Books presents Paul Greenberg’s American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood

What: In American Catch, award-winning author Paul Greenberg takes the same skills that won him acclaim in Four Fish to uncover the tragic unraveling of the nation’s seafood supply—telling the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters.
When: Wednesday, July 9, 7:30 pm
Where: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.
How Much: Free!

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