Market of Choice to raise funds for fallen firefighter memorial
Join the fun, take a tasting tour, meet the makers of new and exciting foods headed to Portland, and help raise funds for a new fallen firefighter memorial.
You'll find all this and more at Market of Choice's Belmont store this Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, from 10 am to 5 pm for their Customer Appreciation + Product Experience event! This event is FREE and open to the public.
The Market of Choice Customer Appreciation + Product Experience will take on a party-like atmosphere with live, local music, terrific tastings and great giveaways throughout the SE Belmont store. In addition, 5 percent of weekend sales will be donated to the David Campbell Memorial to be located on the east bank of the Willamette River, adjacent to Portland Fire and Rescue Station 21.
In addition to offering samples of products made by Market of Choice and local food producers, the event will host craft food producers from across the country who will be vying for spots on Market of Choice shelves, as customers sample their products and vote for their favorites. These craft food producers will be in Portland for the Good Food Mercantile—an exclusive craft food producer and retailer event, held May 4th that is closed to the public—and this will be an opportunity for the public to try their products. Customers can also "Meet the Ranchers" from Carman Ranch, Painted Hills Beef, Roxy and Ranger Chicken and take part in the "Pacific Seafood Roadshow." The event is free; the public and members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend.
About David Campbell Memorial
This memorial will honor Portland's fallen firefighters and will be named after Fire Chief David Campbell, who lost his life on June 26, 1911, fighting the Union Oil Fire in SE Portland. The new David Campbell Memorial will be located on the east bank of the Willamette River, adjacent to Portland Fire and Rescue Station 21.
Market of Choice's Customer Appreciation & Product Experience includes:
SAMPLE PRODUCTS in each department, including Market of Choice creations
MEET THE MAKERS: 40+ food and beverage producers, including Good Food Guild members
TRY NEW ITEMS and vote for your favorites
ENJOY LIVE MUSIC from local performers
ENTER TO WIN great prizes
DONATE: 5% of total weekend sales go to the David Campbell Memorial Fundraiser for Fallen Firefighters
Our music line-up includes:
Sat. 12:30 - 1:45 PM Nate Botsford
Sat. 3:30 - 5 PM Evan Churchill
Sun. 12:15 - 1:45 PM Elke Robitaille
Sun. 2:30 - 4 PM Whiskey Darlings
For more information go to www.marketofchoice.com/featured-events/blog