A Community Meal 

Association is a chef and dinner speaker event centered around the idea of bringing people together over an incredible meal and a thought-provoking talk. From partners who are collaborating for the first time, to friends and colleagues who are connecting degrees of separation across the table, the evening is a delicious celebration of community that we host from time to time.


Olympic Provisions + Andrew Dickson
June 2013

with Kir Jensen of The Sugar Cube, Emerald Petals, Commonwealth, and Ninkasi.

LaMama/TUSK - Sam Smith (Ava Gene's), Nora Antene (Le Pigeon), and Wesley Johnson (Castagna).
+ Andee Hess of Osmose Design

April 2016

Gray MagazineFiore Floral DesignClassic Vintage Rentals, Jordan Domont, The Good ModEmily KatzKush Rugs, Nell & Mary, and Casa Bruno Wines.

Photography : Phil Chester + Sara K Byrne

Cyril's + Heide Island, Ph.D

October 2013

with Salt & StrawCaravan PacificBase Camp Brewing, and Casa Bruno Wines.
no photos on account of darkness!

Crown Paella + Jelly Helm
May 2013

with Fieldwork FlowersOso Market, and Marushka Chocolate.
photos by Randall Garcia

Gabe Rosen of Biwa + Mayor Sam Adams
April 2013

with Salt & StrawBase Camp Brewing, and Solabee Flowers.
photos by Randall Garcia

Jason French of Ned Ludd + William Deresiewicz
March 2013




"We’ve got word of a new concept that will please both mind and mouth. Union/Pine, Ned Ludd and Merit Badge are taking the dinner party trifecta—”great food, tasty libations and inspired conversation”—to a whole new level with their monthly dinner series, “Association”. [...]" read more »



The Portland Mercury
by Marjorie Skinner
[...] At each event, a different food/booze/dessert purveyor caters and a local person of interest gives a brief, casual talk. Discussion is encouraged, networking and introductions are easy in the intimate atmosphere, and dinner is served at communal tables that are conducive to such things. [...] read more »