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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.

Cheese (Goat) and Coffee @ Hawthorne

No Easter Egg hunt, but taste treats nevertheless. Please join us on Saturday, April 7 for a samples of some of Portland's best, goat cheese from Portland Creamery and coffee from Water Ave. Coffee Company.

Liz Alvis started making goat cheese with her mom's Mckenzie Creamery in Ohio. In 2008, Liz moved to Portland with the purpose of starting her own creamery. She approached Laurie Acton who is an acclaimed goat breeder with more than 100 goats and a grade A dairy just outside Mt Angel. Focusing on Cherve, a soft, fresh goat cheese, Portland Creamery currently produces three varieties of cheese: Oregon Cherve; Sweet Fire; and, Herbs de Provence. Liz plans on developing seasonal flavors as well, Incorporating unique flavors and using local ingredients from local growers. Stop by Pastaworks on Hawthorne and make this amazing
local cheese part of your Easter meal.

Located on the banks of the Willamette river (yes. on Water Ave.), Water Avenue Coffee roasts all their coffee on a vintage 1974 french Samiac 20- Kilo roaster, which spent the Majority if it's life in the Swiss Alps. The results are perfectly balanced, exceptional coffee. Our current favorite is Ethiopia Yizgacheffe. It has a floral nose with heavy caramel sweetness and is laden with boysenberries (aromas and flavors, not the actual fruit). Stop by and taste for yourself.

Apr 7th 2012

2-4PM @ Hawthorne
no charge