This isn’t strictly gluten-free, but it is Portland-specific: Google has a new Groupon-like service, and they chose Portland as the first city to launch in. Today’s deal was a half-off coupon for Powell’s Books. Find the new service, here: Google Offers
There is a new blog on gluten-free travel which has some articles on Portland, here: Gluten Free Will Travel
A new blog on gluten-free beers and where they can be found, nationwide. They have a list for Portland.
Next resource is also not gluten-free, but is Oregon-specific: The Good Stuff NW blog by Kathleen Bauer, which covers foodie news, gardening, local farms, cocktails, and lots of other interesting things in Oregon. The whole left column of their blog is an events calendar, which is worth a visit in itself.
Speaking of events, and continuing with the “not gluten-free specific” topic here, we were contacted about a benefit dinner which is happening in September. They’re looking to get the word out, so tweet and blog post away. Rather severely edited for brevity, here is part of the press release.
Hillsdale Presents Largest Paella Dinner in Oregon – Proceeds Benefit Hillsdale Main Street and Neighborhood House
WHO: Hillsdale Main Street, a Program of the Hillsdale Community Foundation
WHAT: Hillsdale Paella Dinner – Paella Dinner for 300 People, Fundraiser for Hillsdale Main Street
WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2011 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Hillsdale Business District – Under the Big Tent next to Korkage Wine Shop, 6451 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR 97239
COST: $75 Per Person
Hillsdale Main Street, a program of the Hillsdale Community Foundation, is pleased to
announce its major fundraiser of the year – the Hillsdale Paella Dinner – benefiting both
Hillsdale Main Street as well as Neighborhood House. This will be a first year event, featuring Chef Ted Coonfield, with Chef Greg Higgins (from Portland’s Higgins Restaurant and Bar) and Chef Chris Biard from Sonoma, CA’s world class restaurant Auberge du Soleil as sous-chefs. They will be serving 300 people under a tent decorated to bring you to Valencia, Spain. Besides the paella itself, entertainment will include flamenco dancers and wine tasting.
Tickets and Contact: Hillsdale Main Street
We wanted to give a shout and link to Kelly of Stella Blue Photography, who is an amazing dog photographer here in Portland. Check the link to see some of her photos.
Last, I have to apologize for being behind on our email correspondence and blog posting. Life has been very busy recently. Those of you who have sent us restaurants for our restaurant list, we’re working to get you added soon!