PCRI to Host Portland Roots Festival

July 22, 2013 · by Staff · Featured, PCRI, PDX Roots

On Sunday, September 1, PCRI will host Portland Roots Festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland.  The festival will be PCRI’s first culturally specific food festival and will raise funds and awareness to promote healthy living through healthy food choices and activities through the rich and ancient sustainable food practices of the African people.  Admission to the festival is free of charge and all ages are welcome.

The festival will highlight the different yet similar avenues these ancient practices took through the celebration of food practices of African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro- Latin, and African Diaspora populations of Portland, Oregon.  The celebration will feature food vendors, art, and performances from Portland’s diverse African populations.

PCRI and its community partners will be present at the festival, sharing information and resources at festival booths.  PCRI residents will also be at the festival, sharing their healthy food access journey.  Residents engaged in this journey through multiple programs offered through PCRI in the past year: gardening, nutrition education, and Children’s Healthy Eating and Active Living Camp.


Are you interested in participating or volunteering?  Send an email to Nuhamin for more information, or download/view our volunteer information HERE.

Event Details:

Sunday, September 1, 2013, from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

All ages.  Free admission.

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