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June 2019

Community Brunch 2019

June 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please join us for an opportunity to demonstrate your support of Growing Gardens’ mission We want to connect with our community, have fun, and share some amazing food together. This spring we will be hosting our inaugural mission-centered fundraising brunch to bring together community, celebrate local food, and support food justice! Come and join us to celebrate our work together! Thank you so much to everyone that has either bought tickets or sponsored our inaugural Community Brunch. We are completely…

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Chef in My Garden (feat. Aaron Adams of Farm Spirit)

June 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You would never expect an impressive garden this size could be located within the Portland city limits! Celine Fitzmaurice and Larry Olson’s Mt. Tabor garden, where Japanese influence meets English garden in an edible landscape, is full of plants with an eye toward four season color. The garden unfolds with each step further into the space. Additionally, you can tour Larry’s studio and immerse yourself in the intimate landscapes of his signature photographs. We paired this spectacular garden with Aaron…

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July 2019

Chef in My Garden (feat. Katy Millard of Coquine)

July 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bob Hyland and Andrew Beckman’s sunny hillside garden is perched on the edge of Forest Park in NW Portland and includes panoramic views of Mt. St. Helens and other Cascade peaks. Naturalistic beds and borders feature climate-adapted plants that thrive in Portland’s dry summers, accompanied by summer-blooming perennials. Planted containers cover the front deck, spill out of the greenhouse and punctuate the gardens. Bob is owner of Hyland Garden Design and Andrew is the former head gardener for Martha Stewart. Their impressive…

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Chef in My Garden (feat. Jacob Harth of Erizo)

July 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tucked away in the Southwest Hills of Portland, Susan Denman’s exquisite garden will surely delight guests. This Smithsonian documented acre and a half garden surrounds an 1897 farmhouse with historical charm. Susan’s garden contrasts formal structure with loose plantings: a knot garden planted with herbs, a walled vegetable garden, a native wildflower meadow, and borders of heirloom roses, lavender and hydrangeas. In this lovely garden, you will enjoy delicious dishes created Jacob Harth, chef and owner of hyper-sustainable seafood restaurant…

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August 2019

Chef in My Garden (feat. Maya Lovelace of Yonder)

August 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With 250 feet of water frontage on Crystal Springs Creek, the gardens surrounding the home of Lane Brown and Maureen Wright are a tranquil setting right in the heart of the Sellwood neighborhood. The plantings provide habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, from blue heron and otter to a newly invigorated run of salmon. The home was designed by the architect/owner and his wife and was featured in the Oregon Home Magazine. This makes for a classic setting for…

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Chef in My Garden (feat. Fatou Ouattara of Akadi)

August 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cynthia and Dennis Wiancko share their lush Corbett, Oregon forest hideaway with their daughter Sasha Swerdloff and son-in-law Anders Meyer. This garden includes a quaint blueberry orchard and a breathtaking view of Mt. Hood on a clear day! We pair the beautiful garden near the Gorge with Fatou Outtara, chef and owner of Akadi. Fatou who moved from the Ivory Coast to attend Portland State University at age 23, learned to cook Ivorian traditional food at age 7. Akadi serves…

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Chef in My Garden (feat. BJ Smith of Delores)

August 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Often referred to by Growing Garden’s staff as the garden where fairies live, there is so much to explore at the Hilderbrands’. Their garden has an impressive collection of local and international sculptures, fun topiary, winding paths through evergreens and gorgeous shade gardens. In this lovely garden, you will enjoy delicious dishes from Top Chef alum BJ Smith, who has created a fun and playfulness space with a few nods to his late mother, the restaurant’s namesake, Delores. Smith returns to…

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