No Kid Hungry

 

No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength.

 

It is our responsibility as food and beverage professionals to do our part. Urban Farmer Culinary Director Matt Christianson & Team Sack Lunch PDX have made a team commitment to raise $55,000 for Chefs Cycle and No Kid Hungry through events in the local Portland community to raise funds and awareness. 

Chef Matt and Team Sack Lunch PDX will be riding 300 miles over the course of 3 days on May 16th – 18th in Santa Rosa, CA alongside some of the brightest stars and most committed advocates in the national culinary community.  

 

How can YOU support?

Raise a pint for a cause and by enjoying a Sack Lunch Ale brewed by Oregon’s Rogue Ales on tap at Urban Farmer Portland with $1 of every pint donated directly to the cause.

DONATE!

Team Sack Lunch PDX

Chris DiMinno – JackRabbit PDX

Matt Christianson – Urban Farmer Portland

Jason French – Ned Ludd

Rick Gencarelli – Lardo, Grassa, and Beer Belly

Arielle Clark – The Portland Kitchen

Chris Carriker – Bluehour

Anna Abatzoglou – Rogue Ales

Colin Howard – Multnomah Whiskey Library

Krista Anderson – New Seasons Market

Kayt Mathers – Play Nice PR

Jeff Morrell – Toro Bravo

Thomas Pisha-Duffy – Pok

 

 

Q & A with Executive Chef Matt Christianson

 

Q & A with Executive Chef Matt Christianson

What fall produce are you most excited about?

Chestnuts, quince and canning the 300 pounds of peaches from Baird Family Orchards in Dayton, Oregon we picked up at the Portland Farmer’s Market this week

Favorite dish on the fall menu?

My favorite west coast fish, Alaskan halibut and as the short season ends in October get it while you can! Also our perfectly caramelized grilled cheese sandwich.

 

Favorite drink on the fall menu?

The addition of Dry Fly Gin to our extensive spirit selection has been long awaited. Dry Fly + a quality tonic water = a happy chef.

What was your best Halloween costume?

The stuffed monkey I wore on my back during service labeled Bradley Ogden, my longtime mentor and Chef/Owner of Lark Creek Inn in Lakespur, CA.

Urban Farmer Portland’s Power Lunch Pledge

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We hereby promise to offer a seasonally inspired, responsibly sourced 3 Course Lunch thoughtfully curated by Chefs Matt, Mike, Erick, Chris, Adam & Hillary served to you in under an hour Monday – Friday.

On the menu today? Start with Chilled Shrimp, cucumber, fennel & arugula; then comes the Wagyu Pot Roast, carrot, foraged mushroom, Romanesco, potato; just a little something sweet to send you back to the office, Eggnog Cheesecake, rum caramel, brown sugar crumble.

Did we mention this trilogy of culinary delight and efficiency is priced at $25?