Portland may have a reputation as a sleepy backwater populated by Birkenstock and flannel-wearing treehuggers, but there are those who want it to get even slower. And Carlo Petrini, writer, author and the founder of Slow Food International, is coming to tell us how to do just that.
He'll be here on Tuesday, May 8, to talk about changing our industrialized system of food production and consumption by reforming the way our food is grown, prepared, transported and eaten. Why would this guy come to Portland? Believe it or not, our local Portland Slow Food group is the oldest in the U.S., having been established in 1991, and it's still among the largest and most active in the country.
So call or e-mail for your free ticket. It should be well worth your time!
Details: Slow Food's Carol Petrini delivers the 17th Annual Saward Lecture. Free; Tues., May 8; 7:30-9 pm. Call 503-335-2466 or e-mail for tickets.