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Sep 5, 2008
Muddy Boot Organic Festival
through St. Philip Neri Church

The annual Muddy Boot Organic Festival is a city-wide festival celebrating local organic foods and sustainable living in Portland, Oregon.

Under the sunny skies of early September, people from the Portland Area will experience a vibrant and enriching event. With live music, wine, and food you will experience an event like no other in Oregon. The booths, workshops, speakers and walking tours of local sustainable projects will allow you to share in the experience of living naturally.

The Muddy Boot Organic Festival will be held outdoors September 6-7, 2008 at the St. Philip Neri church at 2408 SE 16th Avenue (near 18th & Division) in Portland, Oregon.

Apr 21, 2009
TiE OR: Rethinking the Foodshed: The emergent redesign in our food supply system
Ater Wynne

Sustainably grown and organic food is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. It is about environmental values but it is also about knowledge: rediscovering taste, rediscovering ripeness, rediscovering the connection between the field and the table.

Are these rediscovered values byproducts of a focus on sustainability?

Or is sustainability achievable precisely because these values are in high demand, and require sustainable agriculture and food delivery systems to succeed?

And how can these solutions scale -- is the concept of "distributed scale" an oxymoron or a breakthrough?

Our current food supply chain has become increasingly complex, involving a global network of farmers, packers, shippers, manufacturers & retailers. Your neighborhood grocery store is likely to carry more items from far flung areas of the world than produce that has been grown locally.

Several incidents over the course of last year have brought the increasing complexity and anonymity of our food supply systems to national - and international - attention. The salmonella outbreaks related to spinach & peanuts, the tainted milk from China as well last year’s hike in gasoline prices that had repercussions in the increased food costs -- all fuel a debate about the importance of controlling how and where our food is grown, harvested, processed, stored, and distributed.

Central to this conversation has been the re-emergence of the idea of the food shed.

How do we get the variety in our food and yet stay local? Does local matter and if so why?

Join us for a discussion on this topic on April 21st with David Lively, marketing Director at Organically Grown, largest wholesaler of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs in the Pacific Northwest.

Registration Details: Online: Members - $15; Non Members - $25 Onsite: Members - $20; Non Members - $30

Jun 24, 2011
North American Organic Brewers Fest
through Overlook Park

Precise Times: Noon to 9 p.m. Fri & Sat Noon to 5 p.m. Sun

Welcome to the North American Organic Brewers Festival, where we aim to save the planet, one beer at a time!

Two of Portland's beloved industries - organic beer and sustainability - come together in an annual celebration designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living. We serve up organic beers and ciders from around the world, accompanied by live music, organic food, sustainability-oriented vendors, non-profits and a children's area - all in a beautiful tree lined setting that overlooks downtown Portland. Come visit the North American Organic Brewers Festival and see why we're Portland's best kept secret of beer fests!