Spend those hot summer nights at The Side Yard Farm every second Wednesday of the month this summer. We started movie nights in order to bring community together and spotlight some really talented artisans here in Portland. This July we are welcoming two of Side Yard's favorites, Jackalope Wine Cellars
and Nourishment PDX. On the big screen we will be showing Best in Show! Did I mention you should ride your bike?! It's a bike in movie ya'll. Ticket includes admission, dinner, wine, a sweet treat and supporting these locally owned businesses.
JACKALOPE WINE CELLARS
A civil engineer by trade, Corey Schuster landed his first winery job in 2010 in what can only be called a happy accident. Since then he has worked in nearly all facets of the wine industry for a variety of wineries including Division Winemaking Company, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, and Owen Roe. Building off these experiences, Corey launched Jackalope Wine Cellars in 2012, making a modest 90 cases of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. By 2014, production expanded to 500 cases of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each wine has sold out less than a year after release and has been placed in some of the top Portland restaurants including Urban Farmer, St. Jack, the Woodsman Tavern, Q and Bar Avignon. In the last year distribution has expanded into Seattle with several placements, one of which is the nationally acclaimed The Walrus and the Carpenter. Corey strives to make wines that are an honest expression of place, that give voice to the special character of the Pacific Northwest, and celebrate a shared sense of community.
Ramona White began working in the food industry in 1978 in Bath, Maine. Since that time she has worked in kitchens from New York to New Orleans, Colorado and Oregon. She graduated from the State University of New York in New Paltzin the beautiful Hudson Valley with a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology. Ramona later earned her Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University. Ramona has worked in Portland restaurants since 1996, as well as opening her own restaurant, Nourishment, in 2002. She then taught at Cordon Bleu for 3 years, followed by Oregon Culinary Institute for another 9+ years. Being active in the local food community is very important to Ramona. She has been an active member of the Chefs Collaborative for 13 years, and a vendor at local farmers markets for the past 14 years. She is currently at Hollywood Farmers Market where chairs the Site Committee and sits on the Board of Directors. You can also find Nourishment on Ne Sandy and 22nd in the parking lot of Re-Rack M-F. Best burritos in town, not to mention sandos too. Ramona sources 100% of her ingredients from Oregon, many ingredients come from vendors at the Hollywood Farmers Market.