Feelin' Lazy? GOOD!

The first BCN/PDX Lazy Friday is August 6th!

For those not ready to commit to a year of bacon bliss, BCN/PDX Lazy Fridays is just the solution! If you’ve wanted to try BCN/PDX, but are shy about long-term relationships, this is your chance!!

Full memberships are still being offered for a limited time! Give this month a shot and sign up for a full- or half-year at a deep discount!

Slabs are available to order, in your choice of the two flavors listed on the BCN/PDX website.
Choose from two great flavors that celebrate summer in Oregon!

All orders MUST be received by Monday, July 26th.
Pricing and other info is available on the site as well at theethicalbutcher.com

Lending credence to that whole "teach a man to fish" proverb, would you rather learn to make your own bacon? I am sharing my secrets and there is still room in the next two sessions of Curing The Ethical Butcher Way! Check previous post for details and sign up today!


July is for Lovers

Summer is finally here and The Ethical Butcher has a packed month ahead!
July is brimming with events of all kinds! There are dinners, classes and of course, BBQ’s. Hope to see you all!!

July 13th, 20th and 27th BCN/PDX: Curing The Ethical Butcher Way Series
July 9th and EVERY Friday through summer Backyard BBQ

Read on for more info on each event.

First, BCN/PDX July Events:

BCN/PDX: Curing The Ethical Butcher Way

After many months of requests I have put together a series of bacon making classes. Over three sessions we’ll cure with fruits, teas, coffee, cocoa and spirits and more. We’ll discuss the curing process and have plenty of time for experimentation as each person cures their very own slab! You’ll leave EACH session with a slab and directions on how to finish the cure, folks who attend all three sessions will take home a total of about 8 lbs. of bacon by the end of the series! Good thing it freezes well! Sign up for one session or all three!

July 13th- Curing The Ethical Butcher Way: Fruits and Flowers
More than just sweets, learn to cure with seasonal fruits, jams, and edible flowers like chamomile, lavender and roses.

July 20th- Curing The Ethical Butcher Way: Coffee, Tea and Spirits
Curing with your favorite beverage is a fun way to enjoy flavors you love in an entirely different way! Whether you prefer tequila, single-origin coffee or Darjeeling, you'll look at your next drink in a whole new light after this class.

July 27th- Curing The Ethical Butcher Way: After the Cure...Glazes and Crusts
This final session will focus on creative touches AFTER the cure. Some longstanding curing traditions call for rolling slabs in oatmeal or split peas before cooking, a really nice touch.
We'll also try cornmeal, rye flakes, shredded coconut and more!

Curing The Ethical Butcher Way Series
Tuesdays July 13th , 20th & 27th at 6 pm
$40/session, $100 for all three. 12 people max. each session
1902 NW 24th Avenue in Portland, OR.

...wait, there's more!

This Saturday, Lilla Farms will be hosting Tressa and I as we present a beautiful meal right on the farm. The ticket includes dinner and 1 glass of wine as well as a tour of the farm with owner CeCe Hall. Lilla Farms has been providing me with their wonderful lavender for months, I often use it in my bacon cures and the infused liquors I cook with. Lucky for us, Lilla Farms is just in the Northwest hills of Portland, this is a rare chance to enjoy one of our farm meals without the long car ride. The menu is full of summer flavors and this will be a perfect way to spend a summer evening! Join us!

Appetizers to be served before farm tour


basil-turnip soup with summer kraut and garlic-rubbed crostini

strawberry-lavender petit sele with housemade veggie chips and white wine-braised greens

panna cotta with summer berries

Lilla Farm Dinner with The Ethical Butcher and Salt, Fire & Time. July 10th at 7 pm
limited seating
$80/person. Includes farm tour, dinner and one glass of wine.
Lilla Farm 17006 NW Pauly Rd., Portland, OR

....and one more thing!

EVERY Friday this summer Tressa and I will be putting out delicious BBQ! Our first one went so well, people asked us to make it a regular event, so we are!

Plates are only $10, with dessert and wine offered separately. Come as you are, we start at 7 pm and go until the food is gone! No reservations required. Family-style seating on our picnic tables in the big backyard, a fire pit and general great Summertimey-ness will be waiting for you...

Backyard Barbeque. EVERY Friday beginning at 7 pm.
$10/plate, dessert and wine offered separately.
1902 NW 24th Avenue.

Menu for Friday, July 9th
Carnitas with Summer Kraut and Fressen Pretzels
dessert: Strawberry Floats made with Fifty Licks Ice Cream!

August promises to be just as busy. One word hint: BRUNCH!


Magruder Ranch Slideshow

Here's a great slideshow of the event at Magruder Ranch. A very detailed post is soon-to-come, enjoy this in the meantime.

*Warning- Slaughter and butchery of animals portrayed may be too graphic for some viewers.