Head To Bake America Great Again This Thursday

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This Thursday hails the arrival of the holiday fundraiser, Bake America Great Again. It’s in its fifth year, and I can attest to it being a great event—all ages welcome and seriously family-friendly; I attended last in 2017 and brought home a bunch of delicious things. It was at Pip’s then, but this year it’s at Level Beer, located at 5211 NE 148th Avenue in Northeast Portland. Preemptive Love Coalition and RIHO will be the recipients of the donations. Continue reading “Head To Bake America Great Again This Thursday”

Press Some Apples, Support the Beech Street Community Garden

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Have you been by the Beech Street Community Garden? It’s a sweet space on the south side of of The Grotto (another beautiful spot) in the Madison South neighborhood. They are holding a fundraiser for the garden—pressing apples for apple juice—on Sunday, October 13, from 1-4pm with a sliding scale of $5 to $50 per person to participate. Funds will go to improve the garden—purchase supplies, seeds, tools and materials for future seasons. Continue reading “Press Some Apples, Support the Beech Street Community Garden”

Ride and Dine For Madison South at the Lumberyard In September

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Photo credit: the Lumberyard’s GoFundMe page

As you may have heard, there was a major fire over on Bridgetown Bites headquarter’s side of town (I could see the smoke from my house). On August 26, 2019 it burned in a section of the Madison South neighborhood around 82nd Avenue and NE Knott Street, seriously damaging nearby structures—homes and businesses. The Lumberyard—a local business, and one that was affected, though only lightly—has counted their lucky stars and organized a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for those who did not fare as well. Continue reading “Ride and Dine For Madison South at the Lumberyard In September”

Big Ass Bake Sale in September Will Support RAICES

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An excellent event is just over the horizon—the Big Ass Bake Sale at Cookshop. Over 40 of Portland’s best bakers, pastry chefs and restaurant owners are banding together to produce this sale, with all proceeds going to RAICES, “a nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.” It will take place on Saturday, September 7 from 10am to 2pm, or until they run out of sweets. Continue reading “Big Ass Bake Sale in September Will Support RAICES”