Support Rocky Butte Farmers Market at Arrowood on May 17

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Photo credit: Arrowood

As I’ve mentioned before, the Rocky Butte Farmers Market is returning this June, this time atop the actual Rocky Butte at Mannahouse Church. In anticipation of the Market there’s been lots of strategy and planning, and one thing that has come out of the planning process is a fundraiser for the Market at Arrowood Restaurant on the evening of Monday, May 17. Continue reading “Support Rocky Butte Farmers Market at Arrowood on May 17”

Rocky Butte Espresso Bar: an Update

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Photo credit: Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters

I stopped by the Rocky Butte Espresso Bar earlier this week and thought I’d share an update on what’s up with them these days. First, my latte with a touch of cardamom syrup (from Portland’s own Holy Kakow) was very good, and it was great to chat with James Helms, one of Rocky Butte’s owners (Parkrose’s Bryan Atkinson is another owner) and barista extraordinaire. We love having them out here in our little corner of Portland (Sumner-Roseway-Madison South), which I continue to enjoy more and more the longer I live here. Continue reading “Rocky Butte Espresso Bar: an Update”

Rocky Butte Farmers Market Returning Summer 2021

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The Rocky Butte Farmers Market at Dharma Rain Zen Center in 2019

[Full disclosure: I am part of the core leadership group for the Rocky Butte Farmers Market.]

I’m very happy share the news that the Rocky Butte Farmers Market will return this summer! As mentioned above, I’m part of the core planning group/steering committee for this market, which serves the east Portland neighborhoods of Sumner, Roseway, and Madison South; I’m lending my talents and skills with writing and editing content. In fact, I put together the latest blog post announcing the market’s return.

Basic info preview: we’ll have five monthly markets from June to October, happening the second Saturday of each month. Continue reading “Rocky Butte Farmers Market Returning Summer 2021”

The Rocky Butte Farmers Market is Back! This Weekend!

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The inaugural and very busy Rocky Butte Farmers Market.

Good news! The Rocky Butte Farmers Market will return for a second popup (read about the first one here) this Saturday, August 3 from 10am-2pm at the Dharma Rain Zen Center, 8500 NE Siskiyou Street in Portland. I’m really excited to check it out and do my market shopping closer to home. Continue reading “The Rocky Butte Farmers Market is Back! This Weekend!”

Rocky Butte Farmers Market Recap

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Some of the beautiful greens from Starry Moon Farm, a Queer-owned, sustainable, urban micro-farm.

As I mentioned last week, the Rocky Butte Farmers Market had its inaugural pop up and by all apparent metrics, it was a great success. Over 1,000 people attended over the four-hour run, there was everything from vegetables and fruit to honey and soap, ceramics to freshly made tacos, cut flowers and more. Continue reading “Rocky Butte Farmers Market Recap”