“Foodlandia: How Portland Cooked Up America’s Most Original Food City”

History Pub Monday at Kennedy School

with

Karen Brooks

author of “The Mighty Gastropolis: A Journey Through America’s New Food Culture”

  • 7 p.m. |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

About “Foodlandia: How Portland Cooked Up America’s Most Original Food City”

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How did a place called Stumptown rise as America's great new food city? Portland Monthly food critic and author Karen Brooks was the first to identify the “Portland food school,” a scene of spirited chefs, dogged farmers, plucky innovators and adventurous diners all in it together. Their inspiring philosophy, pioneering entrepreneurial models, and surprising rise-to-stardom stories run through her restaurant reviews and ninth book, The Mighty Gastropolis: A Journey Through America's New Food Culture.

Knife in Loaf of Bread - photo by Karen Brooks

Tonight, Karen will chronicle the rise of a city that defied the gods of gastronomy and why it matters. Conversation welcome. Yes, restaurant tips and secrets will be shared. Book-signing afterwards.

PHOTO CREDIT: KAREN BROOKS

About the Speaker
Karen Brooks is the author of nine food and pop culture books and former “most scooptastic” Oregonian food writer. She is currently the restaurant critic and dining editor of Portland Monthly magazine.

Karen Brooks - photo by Stuart Mullenberg

PHOTO CREDIT: STUART MULLENBERG

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https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyGastropolisPortland

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Mighty-Gastropolis-Portland-Revolution/dp/1452105960

About History Pub Monday at Kennedy School

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Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

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