On Sunday, June 5, PDX671 (with the help of our friends Kirt & Emma Dye) hosted a pop-up dinner for 14 at Crisp. It was a donated auction item for Archbishop Howard School at St. Rose. Presenting a nice opportunity to introduce and showcase our island flavors while venturing past what is routinely served at the food cart, the dinner is also a great way to fundraise for our children's schools!
An eye-opening expo of Pacific Island culture, FestPac is probably the greatest forum for Pacific Island nations to recognize our similarities, and respectfully acknowledge the differences that make each of our island cultures unique.
I am honored to have been chosen as a Diaspora Delegate for Guam. The only draw back, if any, was not having enough time to witness more of history unfolding. Dancing, music, spoken word, art galleries, crafts, blacksmithing, weaving, body ornamentation, seafaring traditions, historic performances, and film premiers, FestPac and Guam were spilling over with culture.
Traveling back home to Guam and participating in such a life changing, island changing, event has helped me to better recognize my own identity. Showcasing the food of our culture, the Chamorro culture, alongside other principal chefs and delegates of Guam was priceless. I draw immense inspiration from the other chefs, as I witness first hand the passion that drives them, and how our Chamorro culture is so much a part of their everyday lives.
I am re-grounded by this trip, excited again to spread my culture through food, and confident, more so now, as we move forward with new growth. Si Yu'os Ma'ase' to everyone!
Hafa Adai Portland! As many may know, Ed will be traveling to Guam for The Festival of the Pacific Arts Guam 2016 (Guam FestPac 2016).
PDX671 will be closed starting May 15th.
Re-opening date TBD.
Saturday, May 14th, will be our last day open before the voyage home.
Si Yu'os Ma'ase!
These signs were taken over the weekend. Ed worked really hard on them and they look fantastic. They were posted to create a nicer atmosphere for people who came by to visit & eat at PDX671 and Rose City Food Park. Hopefully, someone will notice them and return them to their home at PDX671.