WareHouse ’23

Slow Food Southwest Washington “Taste Renaissance” Dinner at Warehouse ’23

Slow Food Southwest Washington is hosting its annual dinner and auction at Warehouse ’23 from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. Bring your taste buds and your curiosity about local food networks and savor a multi-course meal prepared from Clark County’s abundant farms and world-class chefs. Learn more about the local Slow Food chapter and meet others who love local food and the growers who tend the soil so that it can keep producing delicious, healthy food. The menu reads like a tantalizing paean to food:

  • Raw oysters with preserved cranberries and watercress salsa verde
  • Duck confit with pickled chanterelles  and cold smoked duck breast with savory huckleberry jam served on brown butter-butternut squash crackers
  • Rabbit and mushroom sausage, sunchoke purée. and huckleberry whole grain mustard reduction
  • Chickory and arugula salad topped with candied squash, beets, hazelnuts, goat cheese and kombucha vinaigrette
  • Roasted carrots and delicata squash with smoky romesco
  • Collard greens and beets with roasted leek dressing
  • Beef with chanterelle confit, huckleberry wine sauce and goat cheese, served with turnip gratin
  • Morel mushroom Marsala over roasted chicken, served with cranberry chestnut polenta
  • Walnut and bean paté served with farmhouse caponata with pickled apple, sweet pepper, and green tomato
  • Honey polenta cake with orchard fruits, cranberry and mascarpone
  • Selection of cheeses from Walapa Hills Creamery

All the food has been grown, produced and harvested by Southwest Washington farmers, and prepared by chefs from places as varied as Skamania Lodge, the Clark College Culinary Program, Gather and Feast Farm, Simply Thyme, Rally Pizza, Bleu Door Bakery, and Warehouse ’23. There will be a wine bar featuring local produced fine wines, with beer and cider also available for purchase. The evening’s guest speaker is from Southwest Washington’s leading cheesemaker, Wallapa Hills Creamery. For more information, including a complete list of chefs and farms, visit http://mailchi.mp/ddec2acfe14f/volunteer-wire-1900813. General admission tickets are $95 per person, VIP tickets are $160 and include wine and a pre-event culinary presentation with Champagne, couples are $190, and tables seating 10 are available for $950. For more information or to buy tickets online now, click here.

Attendees will also have a chance to find out more about Clark County Grown, a local organization that is creating a culture of eating locally through marketing and education; Plate to Planet, which works with Clark County youth to explore food heritage, the local food system, food justice, and healthy eating; and Urban Abundance, which rescues fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste and gives it to people in need. To learn more about Slow Food Southwest Washington, visit www.slowfoodswwa.com, follow them on Instagram or Twitter, or get regular updates about Slow Food activities and meetings on the Slow Food Southwest Washington Facebook page.

Run for Houston, Run for America

Show your support for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston by joining the Run for America from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. The run starts at the amphitheater beside Warehouse ’23, located at 100 Columbia St. in Vancouver. This is a fun run (or walk) to raise funds for the hurricane victims in Houston—but also victims of Hurricane Florida, as well as those suffering from the fires in the Gorge, throughout Oregon, in California, and in Montana. Choose from 5K, 10K, or half marathon courses (maps provided). You can even choose a completely different course or do the Vancouver USA Marathon course if you want! This is a no-frills event, so you’ll need to obey all traffic signals carry your own hydration/electrolytes/fuel.

Warehouse ’23 will offer a $20 brunch for all participants and will donate 50% of the money directly to the American Red Cross to help victims. The brunch will include bottomless mimosas, bloody Marys and Deschutes Brewery beer.

Arrive by 8:30 a.m. at the latest for instructions and to register, sign the waiver, and provide your donation to the American Red Cross if you haven’t done it online. Give whatever you can; American Cross Representatives will be on-site to collect donations. To view the 5K course map, visit mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1767423614. For the 10K, go to mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1767437258. For the half marathon, see mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1767920258. If you want to help but aren’t able to attend, you can still register and make a donation at active.com/vancouver-wa/running/distance-running-races/run-for-america-2017.

Hello Vancouver!

Say, “Hello, summer!” with Hello Vancouver!, the Couve’s own, always surprising, always entertaining, and sometimes even educational community talk show on Wednesday, June 28. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Warehouse ’23 event rooms, located adjacent to the restaurant at 100 Columbia Street, right on the riverfront. You’ll have a great view from any seat, with Hello Vancouver’s live broadcast of the show on the large screen. Your host is the inimitable Temple Lentz, who never fails to delight.

The show is free—although enthusiastic guests can purchase Limited Premiere Seating, including a drink ticket and goody bag, for $15 per person. (To reserve your premiere seat, click here.) The doors open at 6 p.m.. A no-host bar and concession snacks are available for purchase. Or, better yet, have dinner before or after the show at Warehouse ’23! Parking available on-street and in designated event parking on the north side of the street. Please park in the designated lot across the street, so restaurant patrons can still park.

Here are this month’s special guests:

  • Tom Mears, Burgerville chairman and author of “Serve with Love: Sustainable Marketing Tips from Burgerville: When Jacob Propstra sailed to America from the Netherlands in 1914, he had no idea his humble creamery would one day inspire the Pacific Northwest institution we now know as Burgerville. After one particularly disastrous beach retreat, Tom Mears, CEO, knew the company’s mission was in trouble. In Serve with Love, Mears writes about the critical decisions Burgerville’s team took to build this mission-led business, and a number of the mistakes they made along the way. His book is now available in paperback.
  • Daron Deonier, Barre Foodie: A Pure Barre instructor and good-food enthusiast, Daron makes healthy eating simple, beautiful, and delicious. Grounding her recipes in a love of seasonal produce, full flavor, and bright color, she creates meals that anyone can reproduce at home. With appearances on KGW, an active website, and a cookbook in the making, Daron is changing lives one plate at a time.
  • Northwest Paranormal and Occult Research: Temple will visit with local ghost hunters! If you’ve ever wondered about the things that go bump in the night when THE DOG IS RIGHT THERE NEXT TO YOU, you don’t want to miss this. Temple doesn’t even believe in ghosts and she had to sleep with the lights on for like three days after watching some of their videos. This all-volunteer team of paranormal researchers documents activity in homes and businesses, and reports on what they find, as well as doing thorough research on the building in question, to find out more about what energy may still be lingering.
  • Nikolette Divine sings with local Americana band The Pearls, and she is finishing up the work on a five-song solo EP that was funded just this past winter with a Kickstarter campaign. She’s got an incredible voice and writes some killer songs. You’ll definitely want to hear her share a couple of them with us, backed by members of The Pearls.

Cinco de Mayo Gala at Warehouse ’23

Columbia River Mental Health Foundation will celebrate Columbia River Mental Health Services’ 75 years of service to the Clark County community with a spring gala at Warehouse ’23 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 5. The event space at Warehouse ’23 will be transformed into Cinco de Mayo-themed fiesta with south-of-the-border food and entertainment, including Mexican folk dancers. There will be wine and beer on tap, silent and live auctions, and a themed selfie station. Additionally, attendees can win a raffle ticket to be entered to win a prize basket when they bring in donations of non-perishable food items for the North County Food Bank.

The event also kicks off the roll out of the Foundation’s bi-annual Hopes and Dreams Grant Program, which awards grants to fill in the gaps where clients’ coverage or programing funding falls short. Priority consideration for the grants will be given to programs that benefit children and families of children with mental health needs. The grants will be used to supplement agency-sponsored programs and individual therapists’ needs for their clients and programs.

This gala will help raise money to assist the social and emotional needs of children and families, as well as helping to meet the mental health needs of others in our community. Individual tickets are $75 and tables for 10 people are $700. Tickets and tables are available for purchase on the Foundation’s website at http://www.crmhfoundation.org/tickets.

Columbia River Mental Health Services strives to support kids in need through youth services including the 4Results Mentoring program, satellite school programs offering emotional and behavioral support services, and the Eclipse young adult outpatient program. Foundation support also helps otherwise ineligible people receive and continue critical treatment and therapy. To learn more, visit crmhs.org.

Hello Vancouver! at Warehouse ’23

Hello Vancouver! is back at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, in the event rooms at Warehouse ’23, 100 Columbia St. This is the second show at the new location, with your host Temple Lentz and the enthusiastic team from High Five Media. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and admission is free, although you can guarantee yourself a good seat by RSVPing online at EventBrite. Parking is available on-street and in designated event parking on the north side of the street. There will be a no-host bar and concession-style snacks available for purchase. Better yet, have dinner before or after the show at the restaurant.

First off, Lentz will interview Stephanie Stricklen, KGW anchor and host of Digital Trends. Just a few months ago, Stricklen left the KGW early morning news desk to spend more time focusing on digital communication. She regularly fills in at the news desk, and is also exploring social media, digital news, and changing trends in all of it.

Next up, Lentz will talk with Humane Society for Southwest Washington president Stacey Graham about the work this nonprofit organization does and do some fun community events scheduled in the near future. And she’s bringing along a few furry guests of honor!

Lentz will also shine the spotlight on Project Transformation, a ministry-based summer activity program to provide constructive activities for youth in underserved communities, while training college-age young adults to lead and work with them.

Finally, you’ll hear more about Opera Quest Northwest, a nonprofit group dedicated to bringing the world of opera to school-age children. Through Opera Quest Northwest, children learn opera history, characters, voice parts and famous melodies. They get to try out opera gestures and singing styles, become part of the chorus, and even come onstage as opera characters. We’ll hear more about the programs they offer, and hear a couple of songs from the performers.

Hough Hoedown

Grab your favorite gal, partner up with your favorite cowboy or join the fun solo (you won’t be alone for long) and enjoy the Hough Hoedown, in support of the kids, families and teachers at Hough Elementary—and all the children in the community who are served by the Hough Foundation. The boot-scootin’ hootenanny will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4.

This is the second annual Hough Hoedown; the first was held in January of last year, and it was so popular and successful, the Hough Foundation decided to bring the event back for another whirl. This year it will be held at Warehouse 23, located right on the riverfront at 100 Columbia Street, with plenty of free parking on site. Tickets are $75 per person and include Western grub and beer by Vancouver’s Trap Door Brewing, live music, loads of dancing, and a silent auction benefiting the Hough Foundation.

The nonprofit Hough Foundation helps local kids with after-school music programs, mentoring and tutoring programs, basic needs like food, clothes, warm coats and shoes, and the popular Lunch Buddy program, which pairs responsible, caring adults from the community with kids who need a dependable grown-up friend. Sponsorship opportunities for the Hough Hoedown are still available; contact Jill Campbell at 360-992-7060 or jcampbell@houghfoundation.org. Purchase tickets online at http://theauctionevent.com/Auction/Hough.jsp.

Taste Renaissance Fall Feast at Warehouse ’23

Southwest Washington is immensely fortunate in that our chefs and farmers share close ties, which means that the veggies you eat at Lapellah, OurBar, Rally Pizza, Ben’s Bottle Shop, Nuestra Mesa, Niche Wine Bar, Smokehouse Provisions, Roots, The Grocery, or Willem’s on Main are quite likely to have been grown on land that’s an easy drive from your restaurant table. And of course there’s the organically-fed, humanely raised meat from places like Reister Farms or Botany Bay Farm, plus beer, wine, cider, mead and spirits crafted from local grains, grapes, hops, honey, apples and berries. Ooooh, and don’t forget Southwest Washington’s delectable cheeses…

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 9 p.m., you can taste all the wonders of Southwest Washington’s fertile farms at “Taste Renaissance 2016,” hosted by Slow Food Southwest Washington in partnership with local farmers, chefs, artisan cheesemakers, brewers, vintners, and distillers. You’ll enjoy an autumnal feast, an eco-gastronomic celebration of our region’s foods and spirits. The event is a fundraiser for Slow Food Southwest Washington, and all proceeds will support its efforts to inspire people to eat, grow, and share local healthy food. The goal is to raise $10,000 to fund the nonprofit organization’s plan to harvest 40,000 pounds of fruit for the Clark County Food Bank and to operate a food-focused summer program for at-risk youth in Clark County.

Taste Renaissance will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at Warehouse ’23, located at 100 Columbia St., in the former Red Lion Inn at the Quay. Starting at 5 p.m., you can purchase local wine, beer and cider from the bar, as well as nibble on hors d’oeuvres and bid on silent auction items. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by a cheese course and a presentation by Marci Shuman of Cascadia Creamery at 7:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., the live auction begins. Tickets are $65 per person or $100 for VIPs until Saturday, Oct. 29; after that date, they’re $75 and $120, respectively. To purchase tickets, click here or go to www.slowfoodswwa.com.

Eat at Beaches, Warehouse ’23 for the Hough Foundation

Eat at Beaches or Warehouse ’23 on Tuesday, Nov. 15, (something you might decide to do anyway, just because it’s a Tuesday and who doesn’t need great food and a river view?) and your delicious meal will help raise funds for the Hough Foundation. Tell your server that you’re dining (or drinking) for the Hough Foundation, and 50% of your proceeds will go to the Hough Foundation to help fund Hough’s Happy Tummy Healthy Snacks program, after-school music programs, mentoring and tutoring programs, basic needs like food, clothes, warm coats and shoes, and the popular Lunch Buddy program, which pairs responsible, caring adults from the community with kids who need a dependable grown-up friend.

This Cash Back Day fundraiser will last all day, from open to close in both Beaches locations—in Vancouver and at the Portland Airport. Reservations are recommended for dinner; call 360-699-1592 to dine in Vancouver or 503-335-8385 for PDX. For reservations at Warehouse ’23, the new restaurant located where the old Red Lion Inn at the Quay used to be, call 360-750-7256. To learn more about the Hough Foundation, visit www.houghfoundation.org, or check out its Facebook page.

Eat at Beaches, Warehouse ’23 for Hough Foundation

Eat at Beaches or Warehouse ’23 on Tuesday, Nov. 15, (something you might decide to do anyway, just because it’s a Tuesday and who doesn’t need great food and a river view?) and your delicious meal will help raise funds for the Hough Foundation. Tell your server that you’re dining (or drinking) for the Hough Foundation, and 50% of your proceeds will go to the Hough Foundation to help fund Hough’s Happy Tummy Healthy Snacks program, after-school music programs, mentoring and tutoring programs, basic needs like food, clothes, warm coats and shoes, and the popular Lunch Buddy program, which pairs responsible, caring adults from the community with kids who need a dependable grown-up friend.

This Cash Back Day fundraiser will last all day, from open to close in both Beaches locations—in Vancouver and at the Portland Airport. Reservations are recommended for dinner; call 360-699-1592 to dine in Vancouver or 503-335-8385 for PDX. For reservations at Warehouse ’23, the new restaurant located where the old Red Lion Inn at the Quay used to be, call 360-750-7256. To learn more about the Hough Foundation, visit www.houghfoundation.org, or check out its Facebook page.

Taste Renaissance Fall Feast

Southwest Washington is immensely fortunate in that our chefs and farmers share close ties, which means that the veggies you eat at Lapellah, OurBar, Rally Pizza, Ben’s Bottle Shop, Nuestra Mesa, Niche Wine Bar, Smokehouse Provisions, Roots, The Grocery, or Willem’s on Main are quite likely to have been grown on land that’s an easy drive from your restaurant table. And of course there’s the organically-fed, humanely raised meat from places like Reister Farms or Botany Bay Farm, plus beer, wine, cider, mead and spirits crafted from local grains, grapes, hops, honey, apples and berries. Ooooh, and don’t forget Southwest Washington’s delectable cheeses…

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 9 p.m., you can taste all the wonders of Southwest Washington’s fertile farms at “Taste Renaissance 2016,” hosted by Slow Food Southwest Washington in partnership with local farmers, chefs, artisan cheesemakers, brewers, vintners, and distillers. You’ll enjoy an autumnal feast, an eco-gastronomic celebration of our region’s foods and spirits. The event is a fundraiser for Slow Food Southwest Washington, and all proceeds will support its efforts to inspire people to eat, grow, and share local healthy food. The goal is to raise $10,000 to fund the nonprofit organization’s plan to harvest 40,000 pounds of fruit for the Clark County Food Bank and to operate a food-focused summer program for at-risk youth in Clark County.

Taste Renaissance will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at Warehouse ’23, located at 100 Columbia St., in the former Red Lion Inn at the Quay. Starting at 5 p.m., you can purchase local wine, beer and cider from the bar, as well as nibble on hors d’oeuvres and bid on silent auction items. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by a cheese course and a presentation by Marci Shuman of Cascadia Creamery at 7:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., the live auction begins. Tickets are $65 per person or $100 for VIPs until Saturday, Oct. 29; after that date, they’re $75 and $120, respectively. To purchase tickets, click here or go to www.slowfoodswwa.com.

Sneak Peek Inside WareHouse ’23

On Thursday, May 26, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will host a MEGA Business After Hours event at WareHouse ’23, the new restaurant slated to open in the remodeled space of the Red Lion Inn at the Quay, located on the Vancouver waterfront at 100 Columbia St.

The event, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m., will allow attendees to get a sneak peek at the restaurant-in-progress, the newest venture by Beaches Restaurant owner Mark Matthias. He’s signed a short-term lease with the Port of Vancouver and is currently renovating the restaurant space in the vacated hotel, which was recently purchased by Marriott. The Business After Hours event is the public’s first opportunity to re-enter the space, check out the changes, and get a preview of the new WareHouse ’23 menu.

The cost to attend is $25 per person, and membership in the Vancouver Chamber is not required. This event is open to the first 600 who sign up at www.vancouverusa.com/events/details/mega-business-after-hours-warehouse-23-7844. Every attendee has a chance win a trip to Las Vegas at the event; the entry fee puts your name into the drawing. There will also be door prizes, entertainment, food, and drinks. Matthias and representatives from the Port of Vancouver USA will be on hand to answer questions regarding the space and Terminal One’s future.

Above image: inside the new WareHouse ’23, courtesy of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

MEGA Business After Hours: Sneak Peek Inside WareHouse ’23

On Thursday, May 26, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will host a MEGA Business After Hours event at WareHouse ’23, the new restaurant slated to open in the remodeled space of the Red Lion Inn at the Quay, located on the Vancouver waterfront at 100 Columbia St.

The event, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m., will allow attendees to get a sneak peek at the restaurant-in-progress, the newest venture by Beaches Restaurant owner Mark Matthias. He’s signed a short-term lease with the Port of Vancouver and is currently renovating the restaurant space in the vacated hotel, which was recently purchased by Marriott. The Business After Hours event is the public’s first opportunity to re-enter the space, check out the changes, and get a preview of the new WareHouse ’23 menu.

The cost to attend is $25 per person, and membership in the Vancouver Chamber is not required. This event is open to the first 600 who sign up at www.vancouverusa.com/events/details/mega-business-after-hours-warehouse-23-7844. Every attendee has a chance win a trip to Las Vegas at the event; the entry fee puts your name into the drawing. There will also be door prizes, entertainment, food, and drinks. Matthias and representatives from the Port of Vancouver USA will be on hand to answer questions regarding the space and Terminal One’s future.