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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:04 AM



Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® Portland Hosts Annual Culinary Event April 29th at Crystal Ballroom


The statistics are daunting.  According to the Oregon Food Bank, one in five Oregonians are worried about feeding their families. On April 29th, Share our Strength’s 27th annual Taste of the Nation® will bring together Portland’s culinary community to raise money to fight childhood hunger, preparing dishes around the theme of “What My Family Ate.”  The event takes place at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom in downtown Portland from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ($85) with VIP admission ($150) at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now at http://ce.strength.o...ion-portland-or.


“I’m gratified to be part of this important cause,” says Sarah Schafer, Taste of the Nation Portland chef chair and executive chef at Irving Street Kitchen.  “Currently 36 percent of Oregon households with children report having to cut or reduce the size of a child’s meal.  It is more important than ever to step up and do something.”


Taste of the Nation Portland raises critical funds to support Share Our Strength's mission, and 100 percent of ticket sales support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger.  Local beneficiaries for Taste of the Nation Portland include Oregon Food Bank, Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon, St. Vincent DePaul Society, and Klamath/Lake Counties Food Bank.


Committed participants thus far include:


VIP Restaurants (for LUXE and VIP Ticket Holders)

·      Imperial  / Portland Penny Diner

·      Multnomah Whiskey Library

·      Ox

·      Paley’s Place

·      Pok Pok

·      Tasty n Sons / Tasty n Alder / Toro Bravo



·      Aviary

·      Biwa

·      Boke Bowl

·      Grassa

·      Firehouse

·      Irving St. Kitchen

·      Lardo

·      Produce Row Café

·      Salt & Straw

·      Smallwares

·      Smokehouse 21

·      St. Jack

·      The Country Cat

·      Wildwood



Beverage purveyors:

·      Anam Cara Cellars

·      Argyle Winery

·      Big Bottom Whiskey

·      Bull Run Distillery

·      Burnside Brewing

·      DRY Soda

·      Elk Cove Vineyards 

·      Full Sail Brewing

·      NW Distillery

·      Pamplin Family Winery 

·      Portland Juice Press 

·      Sierra Nevada Brewing 

·      Sineann Winery 

·      Steven Smith Teamaker

·      Volcanic Mineral Refresher



Taste of the Nation Portland is generously sponsored by Charlie’s Produce and McMenamins Crystal Ballroom.  More sponsors to be announced soon.


About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry®

No child grows up hungry in America, but one in five children in America struggles with hunger.  Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.  The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters.  This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities.  Join us at NoKidHungry.org.  Follow us on Twitter @TastePortland and on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/portlandtaste.