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

Shari Crane, Pat Carey and Jeremy Smith from Charlie's Produce

 

New Seasons Market was serving up Spring Vegetables atop lacy potatoe cakes with goat cheese or dungeness crab.

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.

Supporters had a chance to vote for their favorites.

 
Over 50 volunteers helped with the fundraiser.

Over 50 volunteers helped with the fundraiser.

 

Chris Handford and Black Smith from David Street Tavern

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

Judy Walker, Rachel Bell and Jackie Linsley

 
Ken Surrett, Carol Colby, Abby Drago, Molly Georgeetta and Jen Schuyler

Ken Surrett, Carol Colby, Abby Drago, Molly Georgeetta and Jen Schuyler

 
Darcie Alexander and Hilary Bourassa

Darcie Alexander and Hilary Bourassa

 
 

Patrick Fleming, Eddie Bracamontes and Lizzie Bruce from Boke Bowl

Patrick Fleming, Eddie Bracamontes and Lizzie Bruce from Boke Bowl

 
 

Devi Elise and Jim Smith

Devi Elise and Jim Smith

 
Taste of the Nation featured offerings from over 50 local restaurants

Taste of the Nation featured offerings from over 50 local restaurants

 
 
Bamboo Suchi had a popular stand.

Bamboo Sushi had a popular stand.

 
Michelle Cairo and Alex Yoder from Olympic Provision

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.