News, a Reminder, and Two Questions


Hipcooks has news. They’re expanding into Seattle. I didn’t notice this until today, but the Portland class descriptions page has information on which classes are wheat free. A lot of them are, which is very cool.

New Cascadia Traditional Bakery Event

New Cascadia is having a kids event next Wednesday, August 18. Here’s the blurb from their email:

“On Wednesday, August 18th from 2:00-3:00 We will have a special musical performance by Snailpeople! Kids’ Music Duo for our youngest gluten free friends and those who love them.

Snailpeople! is an electric, eclectic, and exuberant kids’ music duo featuring Mindy Dillard and Eric McEuen. Between us, we play many instruments. In the course of a Snailpeople! adventure the audience may hear us play guitar, mandolin, banjo, and percussion (sometimes a washboard and tap shoes too!). We came together in early 2010 to create Snailpeople! Between us we have 7 years experience performing for kids in both music and theatre contexts. We have given classics like ‘On Top of Spaghetti’ and ‘I Know an Old Lady’ our own Snailpeople! twist. We believe in inclusive and participatory musical experiences with kids. We encourage singing and moving along with our show for maximum fun!”

Keana’s Candyland Opening a Store?

We got a mysterious email that Keana’s Candyland will be opening a gluten-free bakery this month. More details to come as soon as we have them.

Portland GIG Meeting this Saturday

The speaker for this month’s GIG meeting is Abby Fammartino of Abby’s Table (see our review of Abby’s Table here).
Meeting times are from 10:00am-12:00pm
Legacy Emanuel Hospital
2801 N Gantenbein Ave.
Portland, OR. 07227-1623
Room: E-1075/1077

Portland Metro GIG Pancake Fest Coming

The Portland Metro Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) is having a pancake breakfast next Saturday (August 21st) at Lingonberries Market in Vancouver. They will be using mixes from Gluten Free Mama’s, Sylvan Border Farm and Pamela’s. Dairy free options will be available. The cost is $5 per person – $12 max per family. (I can’t say for sure as of this writing, but I can only imagine that the proceeds from this event will go to support the Portland GIG.) Here’s the relevant info:

Where: Lingonberries Market – 6300 NE 117th Ave – Vancouver WA 98662
When: Saturday, August 21 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Contact: or call (360) 260-4411

Question One

Reader Shari is looking for suggestions for gluten-free dining in Central Coast Oregon. Anybody got any tips?

Question Two

Reader Donna is looking for gluten-free, rice flour free, yeast free bread. Anybody know of such an animal?


  1. says

    Hello Reader Donna,
    I have developed gluten free, rice free yeast free recipes and sell them in a PDF or print version from my website.

    I developed the recipes for my own food sensitivities, which are many.

    I’ve combined old fashioned sourdough techniques with pure, whole grain, minimally processed ingredients and have come up with breads with excellent taste, texture and shelf life.

    For more info:

    I’m in the process of partnering with a bakery to bake and sell the breads but for now you could try and bake it yourself.

    Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

  2. Pamela says

    About dining: In lincoln city there are two good gluten free picks! The Hilltop Inn restaurant has a dedicated gluten free kitchen space and menu. Complete with home baked bread! You can search them on the internet, they have a web site.
    Also check out Thai Beer (locations in Salem, too) they are very good about special diets (our family had two differnt ones!) and they will accomodate your request. And you can have mung bean or rice noodles.

  3. Shari says

    Thanks for the ideas. We’ve never gone to Jasmine because my husband isn’t fond of Thai food; but he’s been more willing to go to restaurants which can provide GF meals since my diagnosis.
    We went to Hilltop House ages ago, but the food was awful; we should give them another chance, I guess.

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