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Pastaworks Events:

Pastaworks is pleased to provide fresh pasta to Sisters of the Road and P:ear. Since 1979, Sisters Of The Road has been an essential part of the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood. Sisters offers a space to build community, empower ourselves, learn from one another, dine with dignity and organize for justice and human rights for all.

Sisters Of The Road's mission is to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever. Fresh meals and a working cafe are central to this work and Pastaworks is proud to provide pasta to the kitchen.

P:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth, ages 15 to 24, through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year our programs serve more than 550 homeless and transitional young people.

To truly exit homelessness, kids must develop the internal strength, skills and foresight to make healthy choices. p:ear provides a safe, non-judgmental environment in which youth are trusted to outgrow unproductive and harmful behaviors. We offer individualized mentoring and education programs in a safe, reliable setting designed to foster trust, build self-esteem and to teach homeless and transitional kids – who all too often are regarded by society as disposable, "hopeless cases" – that they are valuable individuals with a future who have something vital to contribute to this community. Breaking bread together is an important part of creating this environment and again Pastaworks is proud to help stock P:ear's kitchen.

B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery provides the crucial delivery connection between Pastaworks, Sisters of the Road and P:ear.

After delivering fresh goods to Pastaworks B-Line picks up our fresh pasta and delivers it to both agencies, located within a couple of blocks of one another in Portland's Old Town.

B-Line believes in: collaborative relationships that honor and build upon one another; flexibility, simplicity, and playfulness;leveraging the voice, leadership, and passion of our community in the quest for a healthier planet; and, growing a business that is profitable yet unwavering in its commitment to community and sustainability.

As a transportation company, B-Line’s vision is to redefine how goods and services are transported in our increasingly urban environment by simply providing the right tool for the job. As an advertising and promotions company, B-Line seeks to combine flexibility with ingenuity. As a stakeholder in our community, B-Line is passionate about creating a company that is part of a solution and a partner in living. We seek to enrich the fabric of our cities by reducing congestion and CO2 emissions, developing local green-collar jobs, partnering with local manufacturers and small businesses, doing our share to help those in need in our community, and generally believing in the premise that business can be a catalyst for positive change and has a responsibility to the common good.

Pastaworks News & Events

Pastaworks events range from informal tastings of wine and cheeses to more formal wine seminars to sit down dinners with visiting winemakers and producers. Guests have included Soave producer Stefano Inama, Pietro Ratti from Piedmont's Renato Ratti winery, Rafael Momene from Spain's legendary winery La Rioja Alta and Slow Food International President Carlo Petrini.

Many of Pastaworks' events are informal tastings, open to all without any fees. Some events are limited in size and have an associated fee, and for these we ask that you call or email at least two days prior to the class to let us know if you plan to attend. Pre-payment guarantees your spot. Refunds or credits only if we cancel because the event is under-booked. Please call 503-232-1010 or email for reservations or with questions.

If you anticipate wanting to purchase wine after an evening class, please bring a check or gift certificate, as the registers will be closed when the class is over. All classes/events are held at the Hawthorne store unless otherwise indicated, and begin at 7 PM unless otherwise indicated.