Portland, May 8th. “Share our Strength” had a terrific show of support for its “Taste of the Nation” event at the Jeld-Wen Field Complex. Forest Dejaneiro, Monier Bahador, Annie Cooper and Sarah Schafer from Irving Street Kitchen were serving up delicious fare. The money raised helps Oregon Food Bank, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, St. Vincent de Paul Food Recovery Program and Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank.
Shari Crane, Pat Carey and Jeremy Smith from Charlie's Produce
New Seasons Market was serving up Spring Vegetables atop lacy potato cakes with goat cheese or dungeness crab.
Supporters had a chance to vote for their favorites.
Over 50 volunteers helped with the fundraiser.
Chris Handford and Blake Smith, owners of David Street Tavern participated. The duo is poised to open a new restaurant taking the Pearl District space formerly home to "Fenouil". The new restaurant will be called, "Jamison" — named for the adjacent square.
Judy Walker, Rachel Bell and Jackie Linsley
Ken Surrett, Carol Colby, Abby Drago, Molly Georgeetta and Jen Schuyler
Darcie Alexander and Hilary Bourassa
Patrick Fleming, Eddie Bracamontes and Lizzie Bruce from Boke Bowl
Devi Elise and Jim Smith
Taste of the Nation featured offerings from over 50 local restaurants
Bamboo Sushi had a popular stand.
Michelle Cairo and Alex Yoder from Olympic Provision
Proceeds benefit Oregon Food Bank, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, St. Vincent de Paul Food Recovery Program and Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank. All of these organizations are fighting to end childhood hunger in Oregon. Each ticket purchased helps support Share Our Strength’s efforts in eliminating childhood hunger as well as local beneficiaries.