“It’s always an affirmation to attend Green Drinks!”
— Richard Halpern, Founder, EcoApprentice
Note that all Green Drinks are free and open to the public, but we rely heavily on donations to maintain the program. A suggested $5 donation is kindly requested at the door (free for GO! members).
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2013 Green Drinks Schedule
Thursday, November 14
Columbia RiverKeeper, Hood River
111 Third St., Hood River
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Join us at Columbia Riverkeeper for an evening of networking, local food, beer and wine. We will have an informal discussion about the Port of Hood River’s plans for Lot 1. What is your vision for the waterfront? Come share ideas and learn how to get involved.
A suggested $5 donation is kindly requested at the door (free for GO! members).
Wednesday, December 11
102 Second St., Hood River
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Join us for food, wine and networking and celebrate the end of a full year of fabulous connections and collaborations discovered through Gorge Owned! We’ll learn more about Naked Winery and their efforts to reduce their environmental impact and give back to the community.
Thanks for attending this year’s past Green Drinks events!
Thursday, January 17th
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cascade Acupuncture Center (104 5th St., Hood River)
Tuesday, February 5th
6 – 8 p.m.
Solstice Wood Fire Cafe (415 W Steuben St., Bingen)
Solstice co-hosts this Green Drinks with its Bingen neighbor Mountain Sage Medicine. Aaron Baumhackl and Suzanne Wright-Baumhackl discuss the ways in which they support both local farmers and ranchers as well as customers with unique dietary needs. Dr. Jennifer Silapie of Mountain Sage Medicine discusses ways to address food allergies and intolerances. Plus, sample some gluten-free pizza and beer! Of course, traditional pizza, beer and wine will also be available.
Thursday, March 14
5:30 – 7 pm
The Historic Sunshine Mill, The Dalles
Join us for food, wine and live music at this Green Drinks at the Historic Sunshine Mill in The Dalles. Learn about the incredible building re-use project that turned an old mill into a working artists plaza, winery and event venue. We’ll get a tour and also get to sample Copa Divino wines.
Tuesday, April 2
Flow Yoga Studio
118 3rd St., Hood River
7:30 – 9 pm
This month, back by popular demand, we’re screening the film “I Am.” I AM is an entertaining film that poses two practical and provocative questions: What’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? Flow Yoga Studio hosts the film at its studio in downtown Hood River.
Thursday, May 9
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Catalyst Performance Consulting
202 Oak St, Suite 100, Hood River
Join us at the office of Catalyst Performance Consulting, a consulting firm led by Stephanie Hartman who has been building capacity in leaders, teams and businesses for more than 15 years. At this Green Drinks event, Stephanie will share a short excerpt from her class, Time Management for Small Business Owners. Light appetizers will be provided by D’Lish Delivered, beer will be provided by Full Sail, and wine will be provided by Phelps Creek.
Wednesday, June 12
5:30 – 7 pm
Pine Street Bakery, 1103 12th St, Hood River
At this Green Drinks event, meet Megan Davis and Clint Harris, owners of Pine Street Bakery, as well as Dave and Margaret Brewer, just two of the farmers supplying Pine Street with ingredients for their menu. Dave and Margaret Brewer own Emerson Dell Farm, which is a no-till wheat farm in The Dalles supplying Shepard’s Grain with wheat for its flour. In addition, Emerson Dell is a member of Country Natural Beef, a cooperative of more than 70 ranchers raising cattle in an environmentally and ethically sustainable way.
This Green Drinks focused on the EV Revolution and what it means to Gorge businesses. Ashley Horvat of ODOT spoke about EV Tourism in Oregon (and Washington). Patrick Connor (OEVA) discussed the Oregon Electric Highway. Numerous electric vehicles, including the Tesla Model S, a Brammo motorcycle and the Nissan Leaf 2013, were on site.
Thursday, August 8
Phelps Creek Winery and Vineyards
1808 Country Club Road
Wednesday, September 11
3475 Graves Road (Odell)
6 – 7:30 pm
Please join GO! at Cody Orchards Farm Stand to learn how a fifth generation orchardist family has kept their business thriving in the upper Hood River Valley. Tour the orchards to learn about the USDA Conservation Security Program the family participates in, and peruse the farm stand’s bounty of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Bring your shopping bag and boxes to stock up on the seasonal offerings. While mingling and sharing business cards, enjoy a glass of Mt. Hood Winery wine or a beer from Solera Brewery paired with Cody Orchards’ cheese and pear selections.
Cost: $5 suggested donation for non-GO! members.
Directions: Cody Orchards Farm Stand is conveniently located in Odell. Traveling Highway 35, turn at Odell on Davis Drive, the Farm Stand is at the intersection of Davis Drive and Graves Road. If coming from Hood River Heights travel Tucker Road to the Y, take Odell Highway through Odell where it turns into Davis Drive, the Farm Stand is at the intersection of Davis Drive and Graves Road.