Food + Politics in Portland

Just a reminder that tonight, at the Williston West Church in the West End, the Portland Food Cooperative will hold its community forum, seeking input from Portlanders about what they'd like to see in a local food grocer (it's especially timely given that Thursday is Wild Oats' last day -- get down to the store on Marginal Way for major discounts on whatever's left on the shelves). I wrote about the group's efforts last month; I'll be there tonight and will report back tomorrow.

It sure isn't a slow week when it comes to opportunities for community involvement. Tomorrow night, three of the six Democratic candidates for Tom Allen's Congress seat will be at Zero Station (222 Anderson St) for a Citizen Salon-sponsored discussion. The rest of the hopefuls will have their turn next week. Citizen Salon emails contradict what's posted at the blog, so I'm not sure who will be there on what night, but it looks like Adam Cote, the Iraq war vet, will definitely be attending this evening's event. The rest of the gang -- Ethan Strimling, Chellie Pingree, Mark Lawrence, Michael Brennan, and Steve Meister -- will be split between tonight and next Wednesday.

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