PDX671 Pop-Up for Archbishop Howard School
On Saturday, May 30, PDX671 hosted a pop-up dinner for 10. It was a donated auction item for Archbishop Howard School at St. Rose. None of the attendees - parents of students from the school - had ever been to the cart… nor were they familiar with Guamanian food. The evening presented a nice opportunity to introduce and showcase our island flavors while venturing past what is routinely served at the food cart.
PDX671 typically offers Guam food found at most fiestas. Creating pop-up menu items is a chance to break away from that and develop combinations of flavors that aren't usually found on the island, but lend themselves more to Portland's food... it's seasonal. Our previous pop-up dinner had a winter aspect, held together by a coconut theme (the coconut was used as an ingredient throughout all dishes). This dinner definitely had a more summer inspiration.
The evening was gorgeous in Portland that night and everything went wonderfully. Our guests genuinely enjoyed themselves and were surprised in delight. It was such a pleasure to support Archbishop Howard School and be able to raise awareness about our culture and food.
Special thanks to Yvonne Sablan and Rodith Limtiaco for photography.
All respective photos ©2015 Yvonne Sablan or ©2015 Rodith Limtiaco.