The Redd hosts Potlatch on Friday
'Mill and Grill' to include free barbecue, tour
The Redd on Salmon Street is having a party, and wants everyone to come visit.
Their "Mill and Grill" open house is set for 4-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, and is free and open to the public.
They're cooking up a salmon and squash dinner, which is available until food runs out.
The Redd, 831 S.E. Salmon St., is opening its doors for inner Southeast Portland neighbors, businesses and future tenants to come check out their space and concept: a regional working food hub and maker space set to open next year in the Central Eastside.
Foresters, fishermen, musicians and community organizers will join in at the rain-or-shine celebration of the season.
There will be a lumber milling demonstration by Coquille Indian Tribe members, who are bringing cedar logs from their Sek-wet-se forest to serve as beams and siding in rebuilding the Redd Foundry building.
The Coquille people have long practiced the tradition of potlatch, a ceremonial feast featuring gift giving and traditional spirituality.
The tribe eventually will deliver about 30 logs for The Redd, totaling about 10,000 board feet of lumber.
In addition to the initial load of Port Orford cedar from Sek-Wet-Se, the gift will include Western Red Cedar logged on other tribal lands. After Fridays demonstration event, the remaining logs will be milled at a Portland-area sawmill.
Musician Rebecca Gates will provide entertainment.
Iliamna Fish Co., currently at The Redd, will provide the wild sockeye salmon barbecue.
And Rogue, The Commons Brewery, Base Camp Brewing Co. and Hot Lips Soda will provide beverages.
Guests will get a tour of the two-block campus and a review of design plans that will mesh public spaces with the 60,000 square feet of active food production, distribution and warehouse space in central city.
There will also be a pumpkin carving event.
For more: http://www.ecotrust.org/redd