Details: Beer and Cheese Pairings with Chris Hodge. June 18, 7:15 pm; $20, reservations only. Foster & Dobbs Authentic Foods, 2518 NE 15th Ave. Phone 503-284-1157.
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Monique Dupre is brilliant. Not only has she figured out how to feed her family on a budget, she's done it organically and sustainably. Meaning she's eliminated the need to go to the grocery store so often, simplified her cupboards, and purified her home by eliminating plastics and chemical-based products. She started Sustainable Living on a Budget to teach you how to do the same, and she's giving a class at Kookoolan Farms in June. Check it out!
Details: Sustainable Living on a Budget with Monique Dupre. June 20, 7 pm; $35 per person. Register on her website.
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Imagine a summer evening strolling through one of the best nurseries in the area, sipping a glass of wine or a HUB microbrew, every once in awhile coming across a table of noshes from the Oregon Culinary Institute, then watching a demonstration of container gardening. Not to mention it all benefits Growing Gardens, an organization that's fighting hunger by helping low income households build raised bed gardens.
Details: An Evening in the Garden: A benefit for Growing Gardens. Sat., June 21, 6-9 pm; tickets $15 at the door with gift bags to first 100. Farmington Gardens, 21815 SW Farmington Rd., Beaverton. 503-649-4568.