6/7 Bottoms Up: A Fundraiser for TCC at Pairings Portland Wine Shop!

A couple of pretty amazing items resulted from a recent in-between appointments stop we made at Pairings Portland Wine ShopImage

First was indulging in the best glass of wine (a Riesling, the “Gemini white”) we can recall having –to date.

Second was a solidified deal with Pairings owner Jeff WeisslerImage for a tasting benefiting TCC!

This one day fundraiser is coming up quick, so flash to that calendar app and get this one down:
Saturday, June 7th 2-6pm @ 455 NE 24th. No time for wine before 6pm? Stop by until 8pm, mention TCC, and 5% of your purchase will still benefit The Curriculum of Cuisine
Join us for the Wine, Cheese and The Republic of Jam tasting, or simply the best glass of wine you’ve had in quite some time
                                                                     Hope to see you there!


Elevating Impact + TCC= Community Parnters

We are honored to be a Community Partner with the Elevating Impact Summit this year. Put on by PSU’s Impact Entrepreneurs on June 20th in downtown Portland, the event is a celebration of social innovation across all ages and sectors. Featuring leading social entrepreneurs including Encore.org Founder Marc Freedman, lively panel discussions, a Pitch Fest, Impact Awards, and more, the event highlights innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to solving the most pressing social and environmental problems. Register at www.elevatingimpact.com


One of the innovator and  anchor’s of this summit, Cindy Cooper, has been repeatdly generous with her time and insight and  relative to the development of The Curriculum of Cuisine. I am lucky to have crossed paths with Cindy over four years ago when I brought the first incarnation of TCC to the Social Innovation Incubator (SII). While I didn’t land a spot with the program, I did receive constructive feedback from Cindy that has helped shape the direction of TCC.

I have decided to give another sort of application a whirl for the Summit’s Pitch Fest contest. News about whether or not I made the cut should be coming soon. Either way, it was pretty entertaining to try and capture all of what is wonderful about The Curriculum of Cuisine in less than sixty seconds. You can check out my attempt here: https://vimeo.com/93332030

I will keep you posted if I get the opportunity to pitch!

Regardless, I hope to see you at the Summit on June 20th!