Wow. Thank you so much to everyone who came out Monday night for the Hawthorne Books
book launch party at Food Lover’s Guide to Portland 2.0 Reverend Nat’s Cidery & Public Taproom. Despite the fact that it was a hard sell being Labor Day it was an excellent turnout and such a great eat, drink and be merry night.
I am forever grateful to my friend
Nat West for donating the space and staffing the party with his awesome employees, to my friend Jimbo operations manager of XRAY.FM for DJing it and to all of the folks featured in the book who donated their super tasty food and drink for the party—so many of my favorite local people and businesses stepped up for that. Thank you! This book is a love letter to Portland’s food/drink folks, businesses and organizations and so it’s only natural that there was a lot of love in the room. Don’t worry, we kept our clothes on. I promise. Here are some photos below to prove it.
And, next up for the book tour is the Thursday, September 11th food panel at
Powell’s City of Books at 7:30pm sponsored by Edible Portland with Nick Zukin (food writer and owner of Mi Mero Mole), Brett Burmeister ( Food Carts Portland writer), Gabe Rosen ( Biwa chef and owner), and Nat West ( Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider). Come out for that if you can!
(Thanks to everyone who took any of these photos that I didn’t including Steven Shomler and my good friend Earnest Migaki.)
My editorial assistant extraordinaire Rachel Smith (who helped immensely with this book) and her mom Alice talking with Hawthorne publisher Rhonda Hughes.
Me and sweet, sweet Rachel Smith—best editorial assistant in the world.
Awesome spread of cheeses from Steve Jones of Cheese Bar.
Super tasty charcuterie board from Toro Bravo via Josh Scofield and John Gorham.
Fun in the taproom with friends.
Hawthorne Books designer Adam McIsaac and publisher Rhonda Hughes. Beautiful books by beautiful people.
DJ Jimbo. Super sweet tunes from XRAY.FM’s operations manager. Go Jimbo!
Boke Bowl’s super yummy pork belly steam buns.
Boke’s full spread. So good.
Me and my good friend—the Reverend Nat!
Hawthorne’s senior editor Adam O’Connor Rodriguez, publisher Rhonda Hughes, author Karen Karbo and partner Jerrod.
Fleur De Lis Bakery and Slow Food Portland deliciousness.
Super tasty caneles from Ken’s Artisan Bakery.
Me and my sweet housemate Cori Donald.
Good times in the taproom.
Tasty Stumptown Cold Brew and HotLips Pear Soda.
The incredible author Karen Karbo loving on Food Lover’s PDX. Yes!
My good friend Jessica Bull loving on Ruby Jewel’s ice cream sandwiches.
Awesome spread from Newman’s Fish Co.
Me and my good friends George Winborn and David Barber—all co-organizers of Portland’s annual Fermentation Festival. David’s Picklopolis Pickles in my hands.
Hawthorne’s good friend—attorney and literary blogger Gilion Dumas.
Food Lover’s Guide to PDX contributor Brett Burmeister of Portland Food Carts.
I got to eat my book AND my name!
The great folks of Tabor Czech Food Cart.
Their tasty sausage and pickle treats.
Me and my good friend Earnest Migaki of Jorinji Miso.
Rhonda Hughes, Rachel Bell, me and George Winborn.
ALL the food and drink donated.
Me and my good friend Michelle Gilmore of Start Making a Reader Today.
Good times in the taproom.
Me and my favorite boss and dear, dear friend Rhonda Hughes.
THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AND WHO HELPED MAKE THE PARTY HAPPEN! SO FUN!
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Hawthorne Books is an independent literary press based in Portland, Oregon. We publish good books, mostly in the American literary fiction and narrative non-fiction sections, though we're always looking for good international titles. If we specialize in anything, it's in finding superb writing which might be overlooked by larger houses, and giving it the attention it deserves. Since 2002, Hawthorne titles have been consistently shortlisted for respected literary awards. And we've won more than a few of them. More importantly, we have developed a loyal community of readers and writers.
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