Wednesday, November 17, 2010

December Hand Crafted Food Swap at Branch & Birdie!

We are so pleased to announce that we have confirmed a venue for our Special December Edition of Food Group! Our Portland Hand Crafted Food Swap will be hosted at the newest jewel among the Montavilla neighborhood shops in SE Portland, Branch & Birdie.

With warm hearts, we invite you to join us on the evening of Wednesday, December 1st! See below for more details:

After a full summer and autumn season of putting up, whipping up, drying, canning, soaking, mixing, stacking, sorting, and setting aside for winter, come celebrate by bringing your favorite creations to swap with fellow Portland foodies.

A Food Swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house where your homemade creations (breads, preserves, special concoctions, canned goods, etc.) become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants. What better way to diversify your pantry and rub shoulders with friend and neighbors?

When: Wednesday, December 1st, 2010, 7pm

Where: Branch & Birdie, 8021 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97215

Bring an assortment of your homemade edibles and/or body care & household specialties to exchange for other handcrafted delights. Sustainable Food For Thought will provide swapping cards, name tags, and organization for the event. You will be given the opportunity to offer trades in a silent-auction type format, and you will be free to choose which trades to accept for your products. Bring as much or as little as you like; there are no caps or minimums.

Pacific Northwesterners {aka the Willamette Valley, the Portland Metro Area, and our Neighbors to the North}. Please, adults only as we are unable to provide childcare for this event.

The first 20 RSVPs will be given free entry. Additional swappers or those registering at the door may participate for a $5.00 donation.


a) RSVP to
Please provide your name, contact info, and potential items you plan to trade
*you’ll not be bound to your list, it simply helps in planning for table space - bring as many or as few items as you would like to swap...

b) On Wednesday the 1st, please bring your hand crafted goods + a contribution to the appetizer potluck

c) Simple as that! We’re so excited to meet one another and celebrate the bounty of the seasons and the fruits of our labor~

Invite Friends & Spread the Word: @pdxfoodswap | #pdxfoodswap

{A Very Kind Thank-You}
To the following inspirations and collaborators:

Anna Fickle and Andrea Roesel at Branch & Birdie
Branch & Birdie | @branchandbirdie | Facebook

Kate Payne at The Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking

Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking | @hipgirls | Facebook
Be sure to check out photos from her fabulous #BKSwappers event in Brooklyn, NY!

Sarah Gilbert at Cafe Mama
Cafe Mama | @sarahgilbert

Chris Musser at Lost Arts Kitchen
Lost Arts Kitchen | @lostartskitchen | Facebook

{Looking Forward to Seeing You There!}
If you have additional questions, please be in touch with Emily or Bethany

{Printable Flyer}

--Post Event Update--

Mini PDX Food Swap Documentary }

Thanks for Coming! ~ Pictures and Descriptions from the Swap

Preview the mini-documentary at Cooking Up A Story

Want to receive updates on future swaps?
Like the PDX Swappers Facebook Page


j:fern said...

Thanks for making this great event happen! It was so fun and uplifting to mingle with this crowd of crafty people!

Bethany said...

So glad you came! Really lovely to meet you both and thank you so much for a terrific night. Hopefully we'll be seeing you around the neighborhood? :)


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