Release Date: 10-07-2015
Mill & Grill celebrates Ecotrust's burgeoning Central Eastside food campus
WHAT: Inner southeast Portland neighbors and businesses and Oregon food innovators will join foresters, fishermen, musicians, and community organizers for a rain-or-shine celebration of the season and its natural bounty at The Redd on Salmon Street. A future working hub for the regional food economy, the Redd is opening its doors for neighbors, partners, future tenants, and the public to share in:
- Lumber milling demonstration by Coquille Indian Tribe members, who are bringing cedar logs from their Sek-wet-se forest to serve as beams and siding in rebuilding the Redd Foundry building
- Music from musician and sonic artist Rebecca Gates
- Wild sockeye salmon barbecue by Iliamna Fish Co.
- A tour of the two-block campus and a review of design plans that mesh dynamic public spaces with 60,000+ SF of active food production, distribution, and warehouse space in the heart of the city
- Pumpkin carving
WHEN: Friday, October 23, 4-9 p.m.
WHERE: The Redd on Salmon Street, 831 SE Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97214
COST: Free and open to the public. Salmon and squash dinner available while it lasts.
Ecotrust, a regional organization that has been leading restoration-based economic development since 1991, works to create more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems here and around the world. Ecotrust’s many innovations include cofounding an environmental bank, starting the world’s first ecosystem investment fund, creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, farms and indigenous affairs, and developing new scientific and information tools to improve social, economic, and environmental decision making. Learn more at www.ecotrust.org or connect with @ecotrust.