Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Livin' in the Blurbs: Talk, Movies and Eating in the Kitchen

Author Woody Tasch is at the forefront of efforts to move away from the old models of industrial finance and industrial agriculture and reflect the new economic, social and environmental realities of the 21st century. In his book "Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered," he articulates a new vision of capital markets grounded in restoration rather than consumption, and preservation rather than extraction — a new era of fiduciary responsibility that meets the demands of our times and the possibilities of our future. Find out more at his free lecture this month!

Details: Woody Tasch on "Slow Money." Mar. 16, 7 pm; free with RSVP. Ecotrust’s Natural Capital Center, 721 NW 9th Ave. 503-227-6225.

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See a movie for free and indulge in some of the city's best pastries, not to mention a plethora of exotic libations? It's all happening on Monday nights at Pix Patisserie on North Williams Ave., and the schedule looks like a fun one:
  • Mar. 9: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), directed by Steve Barron
  • Mar. 16: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), directed by Michael Pressman
  • Mar. 23: Bladerunner (1982), directed by Ridley Scott
  • Mar. 30: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985), directed by Tim Burton
Details: Free Monday Movies at Pix Patisserie, 3901 N Williams Ave. Phone 503-282-6539.

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If you like to be close to the action, then Lincoln Restaurant's new series of dinners has your name written all over it. Seated on stools around the large butcher block table in their commercial kitchen, it's dinner next to the stove (literally). Wine and a full bar are available, too, and it should make for some memorable dining!
  • Mar. 5: Arugula with blood oranges, pear, almonds and citrus vinaigrette; Pork shoulder with soft polenta and roasted onions; Chocolate slumpcake with nibs and crème fraiche; $25
  • Mar. 6: Roasted beets with fromage blanc and salsa verde; Bourride of clams, mussels, true cod, potatoes and fennel; Chocolate espresso cake with maldon salt and crème fraiche; $30
  • Mar. 7: Fried fennel with lemon aioi; Puree of cauliflower soup with porcini charlotte; Braised flank steak with olives, red onion and potato gratin; Almond cake with poached pears; $30
  • Mar. 8: Chicken curry with chickpeas and garam masala; Green cabbage with mustard seeds and ginger; Apple and carrot raita; Basmati rice; Naan; Vanilla ice cream with butterscotch; $25
Details: Dinner in the Kitchen at Lincoln Restaurant. 7 pm; reservations only. 3808 N Williams Ave., No. 127. 503-232-4675.

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