Wednesday, June 25, 2014

GIG of Portland events 2014: July thru Dec

Schedule of Events for GIG of Portland
2nd half of 2014

All GIG of Portland meetings are at the 
Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St, Portland OR 97213
Room HCC 2, 3 in the lower level of the hospital 
(NOT the Professional Plaza)
Free parking in the parking garage

For updates always keep up with changes 
We post to the page daily! 

Sunday July 6, 20141pm to 3pm

Mickey Tescott - AutoImmune Paleo and Russ Crandall The Ancestral Table/The Domestic Man

Mickey Trescott author of AutoImmune Paleo Cookbook  and Russ Crandall, author of The Ancestral Table, will be pairing up for a talk and book signing and Q &A at the brand new Cultured Caveman restaurant. 
 8233 N Denver Ave
Portland OR





Mickey Trescott is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, chef, photographer, and has two autoimmune diseases. She has a passion for developing nutrient-dense recipes for the autoimmune protocol, which she used to recover from her autoimmune diseases. (Her story here.) She maintains the blog, Autoimmune Paleo

Russ Crandall, AKA The Domestic Man, is a chef, blogger, and US Navy Russian translator. in 2010 he decided to reconnect with nature by chronicling his cooking adventures. In late 2010 he discovered and adopted a new dietary lifestyle modeled after the Paleo diet, which focuses on natural, unprocessed foods.He focuses on fundamental, traditional dishes that are historically relevant.

RSVP and reserve your free tickets on Event Brite.


 Saturday July 12, 201410am to noon

GIG of Portland meeting



Lisa Angst, author, Living Well With Diet Restrictions: A Leading Diet Coach's Tips on Dining Out, Relationships, Travel and Grocery Shopping For all Diet Types


• Do you or an adult you care about have diet restrictions? 

• Are you overwhelmed trying to fit a specialized diet into your daily life? 

• Are you dealing with fear, grief, or sadness that your life may never be normal again due to your diet restrictions? 

• Do you feel like no one understands or seems to care about your specialized diet? 

• Do you have difficulty communicating dietary needs while on a date or with friends and family? 

• Do you feel embarrassment or shame when eating out or shopping for food? 
• Have you become more isolated or less social because of your dietary needs? 
• Do you wish grocery shopping were less cumbersome and challenging? 
• Would you like to learn how to dine out with fewer problems? 
• Would you be interested in tips and tricks for traveling with diet restrictions? 
• Would you like to help support someone with his or her dietary needs and protocols? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the right book for you. Paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, grain-free, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, G.A.P.S., Fodmaps, low-sulfur and low-salt diets, as well as avoiding inflammatory foods and watching your weight, are just some of the food challenges that this book can help with. The details in these pages can help you navigate any of these protocols, and help almost anyone who is searching for help in integrating a specialized diet into daily life. 


Living Well with Diet Restrictions at Powell's Books 
Living Well with Diet Restriction Kindle Version on Amazon 
Living Well with Diet Restriction on Nook Book at Barnes & Noble 


Sunday July 27, 2014Orchard Banquet


SUNDAY SUPPERS TO BENEFIT 
PORTLAND FRUIT TREE PROJECT
100% of proceeds support Portland Fruit Tree Project’s efforts to make fresh, healthy food available to all.

Enjoy the flavors of the season at these multi-course, fruit-themed dinners. Featuring fresh, organic ingredients prepared by outstanding local chefs, and held in five beautiful home orchard settings - each event will be unique, memorable, and delicious!





Chef ABBY FAMMARTINO (Abby’s Table) Sunday July 27, 2014
Hosted by the Jarvis family at their gorgeous waterfront home and orchard on Sauvie Island. 
Get your tickets today! Early bird discounts expire July 3rd.  Orchard Banquet #2 

Monday July 7, 2014

If the Sunday Portland Fruit Tree Project Supper is sold out, Abby Fammartino will be hosting a pop up dinner on July 7th, at a location to be determined. ALWAYS 100% gluten-free. Her pop-up dinner with Chef Neil of Harvester Gastropub was amazing! 

Saturday August 9, 201410am to noon 

GIG of Portland meeting


Kelli Edson of Thrive


You might have met Kelli at the April Gluten-Free Food Fair at the Portland DoubleTree by Hilton. Thrive is a food system of dehyrdated, fresh food that is certified gluten-free, offering some organic foods. Made to make everyday eating easy, and to have a rotating food system in your pantry, it's also perfect for emergency preparedness for us who are gluten-free! There will always be a source of vegetable, fruit, grains and protein in your basement. 
(Note: see the pre-assembled kits here). 



Gluten-Free Certified
Our gluten-free products and procedures are certified through the Gluten Intolerance Group. In fact, we test at 5 parts per million on our products, far below the required 20 ppm!

Outdoor Approved
THRIVE foods are lightweight and don’t need to be refrigerated, making them perfect for hiking, biking, boating, and camping.

Complete Food Freedom

A pantry full of THRIVE gives you complete food freedom—you’re not stuck making dinner with the five random ingredients that are left in your cupboard at the end of the week, or forced to go to the store if you want to make a certain recipe. Even unexpected events like injury or loss of a job won’t affect your ability to put food on the table. With a good supply of all the foods you need right at your fingertips, you won’t be dependent on anything, which means you’ll be ready for everything.  

Saturday/Sunday September 6-7, 201410am to 4pm

Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest


Holiday Inn Portland Airport Hotel
8439 NE Columbia Blvd

Portland, OR 97220

Purchase tickets online in advance. 


September 13, 201410am to noon

GIG of Portland meeting


Chef Abby Fammartino of Cook With 

You know Chef Abby from Abby's Table, a family-style restaurant off of Burnside that served gourmet gluten-free/dairy-free/soy-free food for many years to the Portland community. Now Chef Abby has shifted gears and is in the midst of a special project of cooking with people in their own kitchens! 






"It’s about eating together. It’s about cooking together. And it’s most importantly about the joys of food culture. The love that homemade food brings to your life. It’s about a brand new idea that’s actually a very old idea: sharing food and good company around a table. A table brimming with freshly made food, made with love and made for every eater to eat."


Saturday October 11, 201410am to noon

GIG of Portland meeting




Miffy offers two 100% gluten-free muffin mixes that are packaged in a 100% gluten-free facility. Miffy has been baking muffins since 2003, and in 2012 she formally launched her Miffy's Marvelous Muffin Mix bringing a healthy twist to time-starved moms. Her mixes are now available at Nature's Choice Markets, Bob's Red Mill, on-line, and through other delicious retailers. In just 14 months, her raving fans have devoured over 75,000 muffins and counting.

As a media producer at Nike, Miffy filmed athletes such as Michael Jordan and LeBron James as they shared their passion with the world; they didn't shoot hoops to become famous - they were just compelled to do what they loved. From these superstars, she recognized the power of pursuing your passion. For Miffy, it is cooking and bringing a bite and a smile to all.

Find her mixes in these locations.  
More about her GF mixes


Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 10,11,12, 2014


Dr Rodney Ford 

We are very lucky to have Dr Ford return to the United States to come and talk to us about his expertise in his 35 years of treating those with celiac disease and food allergies. Dr Ford is a pediatric allergist and gastroenterologist, and author of Gluten Global Zero, The Gluten Syndrome, Gluten Brain - Full of It! and many other titles. Dr Ford campaigns tirelessly to get the word out on the harmful effects of gluten on our population. Dr Ford will be speaking in Portland and the Willamette Valley (McMinnville, Salem or Corvallis). Details to come. Save the dates for this dynamic international speaker. 



Saturday November 8, 2014

10am to noon


Annual Thanksgiving Potluck and Recipe Contest

Always fun, always delicious. Bring a 100% GF dish to share and about 20 copies of the recipe. Come hungry! We provide a GF turkey and some drinks. 
Fabulous contest prizes for First Place, Second Place and Third Place. 


Gluten-Free Update

Dr Lisa Shaver shared her updates in celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity last year from her trip to the 2013 International Celiac Disease Symposium in Chicago. The latest research and what it means, some new tips, trends and more. She will share what's new and the latest info while we dine on divine dishes. 

Dr Shaver is a primary care physician with a special interest in digestive disorders and celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. She treats SIBO, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, reflux and other intestinal conditions. 
She is a passionate advocate for those living the gluten-free lifestyle and has been 100% gluten-zero for over 6 years completely and half-heartedly before that for 7 years. 




Saturday December 13, 2014


Annual Christmas Meal Out

Join us for a meal out as we celebrate the winter season with a meal and sharing in camaraderie. 

Location TBD ~ somewhere super yummy! 


Happy New Year Everyone! 
We'll have a great line up for you for 2015! 

If you have a favorite GF topic that you want at a GIG of Portland meeting, please let us know! We'd be happy to oblige! 












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