Community-Inspired Cuisine

The mission of this project is to build community around food. It’s about connecting with the local farmers, artisans, and winemakers, then gathering people together to share a meal. The intention is to break down economic and social barries which make it accesible for everyone to particpate in enjoying high-quality, local food. Through the various guides, recipes, and fundraiser dinners, we want to help facilitate experiences where you engage with the community, help reduce our environmental impact, and put all the love you have into the meals you make.

Fundraiser Dinner Series

Come join us for a fundraiser dinner to benefit the Farmers Market Fund! The proceeds for each dinner will be used to fund Double Up Food Bucks Oregon—a program which allows EBT card holders to double their SNAP benefits up to $10/day to bring home fresh produce from Portland Farmers Market's neighborhood markets.

Natural Wines


A collection of natural wines produced in the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Valley from the top underground winemakers in the Pacific Northwest.

Cooking Guides


Practical cooking guides with tips on how to cook with economy and grace, using traditional techniques, and how to engage with the local food community.

Local Vendors


A curated list of some of our favorite vendors and farmers at the PSU Farmers market in downtown Portland, Oregon with a few other select local producers around town.



I’m Daniel Lucas—a food advocate and activist dedicated to developing, promoting and maintaining sustainable food systems. I also love to cook. In a lot of ways, I think cooking is the most easy, practical, and accessible way for someone to better themselves, the community, and the planet. My vision is to recreate a traditional approach to food, which I personally believe is big part of the solution to creating a more sustainable future. Not just in the sense of culinary technique, but more-so in philosophy. Traditionally, people ate what was available, and they ate together. Modern society and advanced agricultural technology have led to increasingly more atomic diets, blurred seasonal lines, and created entangled food chains which are difficult to navigate. Through this project I hope to break down culinary atonomy and restore a community-centric approach to food and help people do the same.