Orlo Presents StrawBEARies and Cream Fest
Orlo, the environmental arts group in Portland, turns its attention to strawberries on June 18 with an event combining performance, a benefit dinner of strawberry entrees and mixology, and a small strawberry market.
Jun 18, 2011
from 05:00 pm to 10:00 pm
|Where||Orlo, Zoomtopia Builidng, 810 SE Belmont, Portland|
|Contact Name||Tom Webb|
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June 18 event to celebrate regional berry, summer solstice and new food issue of The Bear Deluxe Magazine
Orlo, the environmental arts group in Portland, turns its attention to strawberries on June 18 with an event combining performance, a benefit dinner of strawberry entrees and mixology, and a small strawberry market. “strawBEARies and Cream” will be held June 18 in and around Orlo’ sheadquarters in the Zoomtopia Building in inner-southeast Portland. Besides celebrating Oregon¹s finest strawberry farmers and the cultural and artistic aspects of strawberries, the event celebrates summer solstice and the release of The Bear Deluxe Magazine #32, which includes the second of two extended special food sections.
“We are pleased to include some of Oregon¹s finest chefs and mixologists, national organic leaders and area farmers in our first strawberry fest,” says Tom Webb, Orlo’s executive director. ³We intend to grow this urban and nighttime food fest for years to come.”
Alex Diomis, former banquet chef at The Original Dinerant, will serve as the event¹s lead chef and is planning two primary entrees (organic and vegan). Diomis will be joined by Lauren Scott, bartender at The Driftwood Room at Hotel Deluxe, Warren Akana, new banquet chef at The Original Dinerant, and Brian Landry, executive chef, at bamboo sushi. Performing guitarists will include Houston Bolles (and friends) and Jason Tobin, and performing poets will include Walt Curtis and Casey Bush. David Milholland, executive director of the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission, will discuss the strawberry’s regional and historical relevance. Other performers will be included.
Participating event sponsors include Organically Grown Company, Organic Valley and The Original Dinerant. Local farms are scheduled to provide fresh organic strawberries for purchase. Artisan preserves will be available for purchase as well.
BENEFIT FOOD DETAILS (6-9 pm)
Confit duck and strawberry chutney crepes
Vegan strawberry shortcakes or muffins
Mixology: Strawberry Vodka Fizz
Dinner will be served inside from 6-9pm on a walk-in basis. A suggested donation of $7-10 is requested per dinner, including entrée and one beverage.
Event is primarily outside and free to the general public (other than benefit dinner). Suggested donations will be received for particular food and beverages. The Bear Deluxe Magazine #32 will be available free of charge. The magazine¹s summer issue is made possible in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and The Kinsman Foundation.