Join WISE to learn about fermented foods at Portland Homestead Supply in November!

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Class: Immunity, Digestive Health & Fermented Foods

Date: Sunday, November 22

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Location: Portland Homestead Supply Co. 8012 SE 13th Ave., Portland

Cost: $40, made payable to Portland Homestead Supply

Registration: Register by Saturday, November 8th by calling 503-233-8691 or dropping by in person at the store located in Sellwood. Eight spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis for WISE network members. Register today and let them know you are affiliated with WISE!

More about the class: Keeping healthy can be achieved by boosting immunity through a healthy digestive system. Adding a variety of ferments to your diet have been found to be an inexpensive, do-it-yourself method to improve your health, boost the immune system and prevent inflammation, colds, flu and overall health. In this informational and hands-on workshop, taught by Barb Burwell, you will learn what’s needed to get you started making your own delicious batches of fermented beverages, kimchi, condiments, and krauts at home. Other methods of creating probiotic rich foods will be discussed as well. You’ll be making your own jar of sauerkraut to take home. Samples will be available to taste, too!

More about the instructor and the class can be read here on their blog.
Questions? Email

WISE is rafting again! Come join us!

Join WISE on Wednesday, August 12th for a day of whitewater rafting on the White Salmon River about an hour east of Portland. We’ll leave town at 7:00am and be back in Portland by 4:30pm. The cost is $75 per person and includes both a rafting adventure and barbecue lunch. Bill it as business development or networking, or make it a treat to yourself, but definitely don’t miss it – it’s going to be a great time. Click HERE to sign up.

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Help WISE look great! We’re seeking a graphic guru.

Women in Sustainability & Environment is looking for someone with stellar graphic skills to help us develop a new logo and graphic identity for our communications tools. Ideally, this person will be within the WISE network or somehow related, but we won’t be too picky if we can find the right person. We would like someone who has previous experience with logo development (pro bono work is okay). At this time we are hoping to find someone that can volunteer their services and they would be welcome to include it in a portfolio as example of their work. We are looking for a logo and graphic identity that is transferable or can be modified across a number of communications formats to include:
  • Facebook (banner and portrait)
  • LinkedIn (banner)
  • Blog (banner)
  • Email template (banner image)
  • Event poster template (logo to be used in Publisher/PDF)
  • Print materials, signs, handouts to be used at events (logo
  • Logo should readily lend itself to possibly be used on wearables at a future date

The board has already collected some initial feedback to provide an interested individual with a sense of what we are looking for, and can host that person at the board’s monthly meeting to help guide the work. Please email if you are interested of have any good leads. Thanks in advance!

New Deal

Had a great time this Saturday getting to know some wonderful ladies while sampling some delicious spirits.  It was a perfect day to walk around and learn about Portland’s local craft distillery scene. Thanks to all who came out and to the distilleries that we visited.

WISE Women Cook

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What: WISE Cooking Class: SE Asian Flavors

Join WISE for a private, relaxing and informative afternoon with each other, learning about the flavors of Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Laos. Coconut, lemongrass, cilantro, lime, green papaya, lotus root, chilies, basil…oh my!

Where: Woman-owned Portland Culinary Workshop at 807 N Russell St (next to Widmer’s)

Sign up on the PCW website at: be sure to indicate any food allergies or preferences. 

This one-of-a-kind event is capped at 24 participants, so sign up while you can!