Monday, August 5, 2013

7 Gluten-Free Events for Aug and Sept in Portland

Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland's
August and September events !!

Keep an eye out for updates here and 
always for more regular updates and news 
on our Facebook page

Wed Sep 4th
GF Eats with the Dr and the Chef with Chef Kimi Reid (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free professional chef) and Dr Lisa Shaver (primary care physician and naturopathic doctor specializing in digestive disorders, celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity). Learn to make Munchable Lunchables: Is it September already?  Back to school for kids, teachers and us adults: we can take lunches to go as well!  Look beyond two slices of bread, as we explore the versatility of some simple sandwich alternatives (rice paper rolls, brown rice wraps, etc.)  We will discuss simple fillings and teach you to make your own nut butters and jams. Avocado in a dessert?  You will say OMG after tasting this delectable and creamy pudding.
Simple sandwich alternatives
Homemade nut butters and jam
Chocolate–avocado pudding with flax

Charlee's Teaching Kitchen at Helfgott Research Institute
2220 SW 1st Ave
Portland OR 97201
6pm- 8pm
$45 early bird special.
register less than one week before the class $55. 
Free parking

Sat Sep 14th
GIG meeting with Tammy Credicott of The Healthy Gluten Free Life blog and Facebook page will discuss her new book Make-Ahead Paleo: Healthy Gluten, Grain & Dairy Free Recipes Ready When & Where You Are.
GIG of Portland September Meeting
Emmanuel Hospital
Room 1075
Free parking on the north side of the building.
Enter at the roundabout. Head to the Main Info Desk, 
and veer left up the stairs. First conference room on the left. 
10am - 12pm
Always free! 
The Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland welcomes everyone to their meeting, 
whether gluten-free, gluten-curious or just interested in the speaker of the month. 

Tammy is author of three books: The Healthy Gluten-Free Life, Paleo Indulgences and now Make-Ahead Paleo, all of which are available on Amazon, at Costco and She will bring samples.

With her is Cain Credicott of Paleo Mag Online, the first and only print magazine dedicated to Paleo/Primal lifestyle and ancestral health. Paleo is grain-free, so it's gluten-free.

Fri Sep 27th 
Dr Tom O'Bryan of is a nationally recognized speaker on gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. As a gluten expert he is in town to talk to us! Exciting to have this national lecturer come to town. He will be fresh from the International Celiac Disease Symposium in Chicago to share the latest news on celiac disease and the gluten-free world.
Tabor Space
Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church
Copeland Commons
5441 SE Belmont St
Portland OR 97215
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Doors open 6:00pm

Dr Tom O'Bryan of

Wed Aug 7th 
GF Eats with the Dr and the Chef with Chef Kimi Reid and guest doctor Dr. Rachel Eppinga of An Hao Natural Health Care Clinic on Mediterranean food: dolmas (rice & lamb), babaganoush, fatoush salad at National College of Natural Medicine's Helfgott Institute (see prior posting on GIG of Portland Facebook page). Always held in Charlee's Kitchen at the Helfgott Research Institute at 2220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97201. Charlee Moore, wife of Bob Moore of Bob's Red Mill donated the funds for this gorgeous teaching kitchen. Thanks you Charlee and Bob's Red Mill!

Saturday Aug 10th 
GIG monthly meeting with guest speaker Tara de Alicante, Miss Oregon Plus America, whose platform is Celiac disease. Samples of gluten-free Seven Grain bread, Mountain White bread, brand new Cinnamon Raisin bread and Hamburger Buns from Franz Bakery. GIG meetings are always Free! Come and hangout with the gluten-free community.

Sunday Aug 18th
Tabor Space 5441 SE Belmont St
6pm - 7:30pm 

Dr Kenneth Fine MD, Gastroenterologist, national lecturer, renowned intestinal researcher, founder of Enterolab (online celiac and gluten sensitivity diagnosis laboratory) and the Intestinal Health Institute, and musician will be speaking on:

"The Gluten Truth: What Really Happened to the Bread of Life"In this lecture you will learn when, how, and why the gluten sensitivity epidemic started, why it is raging, and what you can do about it! 

Dr. Kenneth Fine is an academic medical doctor, board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, and internationally recognized for his nutritional research and scientific publications ( He has been professionally involved in patient care, medical research, teaching, directing clinical laboratories, nutritional pioneering, and public health for over 25 years. 

Having been a professor his entire working life, in the year 2000, he converted his successful academic medical career into a public service enterprise to foster his professional passions for teaching and helping people. It was then that he founded, and he still directs clinical reference laboratory and the non-profit Intestinal Health Institute in Dallas, Texas (, where he has furthered his ground-breaking research and offers diagnostic laboratory tests for intestinal disorders, and gluten and other food sensitivities.

Tabor Space
Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church
Copeland Commons
5441 SE Belmont St
Portland OR 97215
6pm to 7:30pm
Doors open 5:45

Sponsored by the Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland 
as a gift to the medical and gluten-free communities of the Portland metro area. 

This is such a big deal for the GF community of Portland! Bring your whole family and tell all your friends!!

In his musical persona, Kenny Davin Fine is a passionate singer-songwriter, guitar-harmonica player, and spiritual journeyman who entertains, educates, and enlightens with his original, professionally-recorded music. Combining lyrical mastery, vocal smoothness, and the musical sounds of classic rock, country rock, and blues, Kenny has created a sound noteworthy for both its ear friendliness and its spirit-touching quality. His current music CD release is titled "First DeKade", an anthology of the previous 10 years drawing from his 7 previous CD releases. Along with his achievements as a musician and prolific tunesmith, the good doctor is also a wonderful performer. He showcases his "Healing Voice" in both his live musical shows and his awe-inspiring lectures. He is the country's only "Physician-Musician on a Mission" (
For more information on Dr. Fine, please see

Thu Aug 22nd  7:30
Book Signing and Talk

Danielle Walker of Against All Grain blog, Facebook page and cookbook, will be at Powell's City of Books on  1005 W Burnside in downtown Portland  speaking about her new book Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well and Feel Great. Arrive early and we'll see you there! (800) 878-7323 Free! Seating is first come first serve on the top floor of Powell's.

Save the dates of these great opportunities coming to 
Gluten-Free Nirvana, AKA Portland! 
When you attend these events let the authors know that you heard about them through GIG of Portland, 
and say hello for us. 

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