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Upstream Public Health, a not-for-profit organization that advocates for public health policies benefiting all Oregonians, will celebrate its 10th anniversary by hosting Portland’s first-ever Search for the ‘Healthiest’ Beer event on Wednesday, June 4th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at The Left Bank Annex in North Portland. Anyone 21 years of age and older is welcome to attend. This fun and festive evening will feature blind tastings from 12 local craft breweries, gourmet appetizers, a live auction and a panel of entertaining local personalities who will guide event attendees in selecting the “Healthiest Beer.” “As a longtime believer that craft beer is in fact a healthy beverage, it’s very exciting to do up a special brew and participate in Upstream’s Search for the Healthiest Beer,” stated Alex Ganum, owner and head brewer at Upright Brewing. “This is an event that is sure to celebrate Portland’s favorite fermented beverage in its true and tasty form.” In addition to Upright Brewing, other Oregon craft breweries competing for the title of “Healthiest Beer” include Boneyard Beer, Breakside Brewery, The Commons Brewery, Deschutes Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing, Harvester Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Migration Brewing, Oregon City Brewing, Pyramid Brewery and Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. The winning ‘healthiest’ beer will be featured on local taps around town. Mel Rader, Co-Director of Upstream, is excited about the event theme. “Obviously, beer is not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of a ‘healthy’ beverage,” said Rader. “We look forward to seeing how creative each of these local brewers will be with their version of a ‘healthy’ brew. Who knows, maybe we’ll be tasting gluten-free beer made with organically grown fruit!” A surprise participant or two will join the panel of judges that includes Lisa Sedlar, Founder and CEO of Green Zebra Grocery; John Foyston writer of ‘The Beer Here” column in The Oregonian and OregonLive; and Sam Adams, Executive of the City Club and former Mayor of Portland. General admission tickets are $75 each, or 4 for $250 and include beer, wine and appetizers. VIP tickets are $100 each and include a pre-event preview of beer tastings from 5pm to 6pm. All proceeds from the event will support Upstream’s work toward achieving Healthy Starts for kids, Healthy Schools, and Healthy Communities throughout the state of Oregon. Top tier corporate sponsors include: MODA Health, Columbia Sportswear, Cambia, Harbourton Foundation. A limited number of corporate sponsorships are still available. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets online. For sponsorship or additional event information, contact Laura Heiser at email@example.com or 503-284-6390 before June 1st. About Upstream Public Health Upstream Public Health is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization that advocates for policies that provide Healthy Starts for kids, Healthy Schools, and Healthy Communities. Upstream works for ‘upstream’ solutions that address health issues at the source so they do not become chronic down the line; ultimately making Oregon a better place to live, work, and play. The organization’s key advocacy initiatives include Farm to School and School Garden programs, healthier snack and drinks in all schools, equal access to quality and affordable dental care, and safe transportation and land use.
The Pearl District Neighborhood Association’s Annual meeting will be held Thursday, October 13, 2011, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Irving Street Kitchen located at 701 NW 13th Avenue (corner of 13th and Irving). Hear how your Neighborhood Association has served you this past year and what’s coming up in the “hood.” The meeting’s agenda will include Board member elections. The following people are nominated for 2-year terms:
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. OMSI Auditorium 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland OR 97202 FREE Community Conference Presented by The City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program and Friendly Streets, a non-profit organization This is a free 2.5-hour conference limited to the first 200 who pre-register. (Please pre-register no later than May 10th). Free light meal and dessert will be provided. We are seeking sponsorship from businesses and municipalities who are invited to send individuals or groups of participants. Graffiti vandalism can be harmful to the public’s perception of affected areas, and is expensive to eradicate. Graffiti that is left unattended impacts neighborhood livability, influences the economy of businesses, and can affect the sense of security for the entire community. The focus of this community event is a comprehensive look at graffiti culture, including preventative measures that are being used in a number of communities, how law enforcement is working in collaboration with other agencies to arrest and prosecute vandals, and how to establish and sustain abatement efforts while being fiscally responsible to budget considerations. Keynote: Constable Valerie Spicer – Vancouver BC Police Dept., M.A. (Art History), M.A. (Criminology), Ph.D. Candidate (Criminology) Richard Toscan, Dean Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University (School of the Arts) Award Recognition Paul Watts, Graffiti Removal Services – Demonstration and free removal kits Other presentations throughout this event will support the information that Constable Spicer will be sharing. *Attendees who wish to become abatement volunteers can sign up at this event, and will be given a free kit of removal supplies to take home, courtesy of Friendly Streets and the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement. To register, please call Portland Graffiti Abatement Coordinator, Dennis LoGiudice, 503-823-9666, Graffiti Abatement Program Assistant, Victor Salinas, 503-823-3093, or email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.