Primal Cuts Fête!!!! November 18th!

The Ethical Butcher presents Primal Cuts : A Raucous Book Release Celebration with Author Marissa Guggiana

Nearly a year after my very first event in Portland, I am returning to the place where it all began, The Cleaners at Ace Hotel. I held my first Heritage Breed Supper Club in this stunning space, I am so proud of the work that has gone into pulling this together and how far I’ve come since that very first event. Portland’s food scene is merging with the underground for this spectacular party that combines music, food and art in celebration of the recent release of Primal Cuts: Cooking with America’s Best Butchers. Written and photographed by Marissa Guggiana, this book is a catalogue of butchers of every stripe. It is humbling to be included among this group of 50 people as in love with this craft as I am. From fresh faces to veterans who have weathered the storm of industrial meat and supermarket takeovers, this book is an invitation into a world of blood, knives, ego, and tradition. Author Marissa Guggiana is someone I am now proud to call a friend, we spent a few days together back in spring when she interviewed me for the book ( see post: On Deck). Working together with Tia Harrison of Avedano’s, Dave the Butcher and several others to create and develop The Butcher’s Guild, we are all uniting this body of knowledge and collective drive toward a better way to grow, sell and eat meat, come get to know us!

Primal Cuts: Cooking with America’s Best Butchers does so much to advance the cause and familiarize the nation with those on the forefront of change. With interviews, photos and recipes from each butcher, as well as sections on everything from lamb butchery to curing, this book is a must for every meat lover, chef and butcher you know.

The Ethical Butcher presents Primal Cuts : A Raucous Book Release Celebration with Author Marissa Guggiana is THE event to kick off this holiday season! November 18th, 16 whole animals coming from 3 different farms, 3 chefs cooking and tons more! This party is unlike any Portland has every seen AND it is affordable for everyone! We are leaving the formalities behind for a night of food and fun. Meet and mingle with author Marissa Guggiana and others, chat me up and dance to great music. Enjoy a photo installation of all of my farm visits and a film showing the farms from which this event’s food originates. Taste everything from Smoke Apple and Red Wattle Pork handpies to BBQ Red Wattle Pork and Icelandic Lamb Spareribs. This event is not to be missed!

Only $20 presale, $30 at the door. Check out what’s in store!

*Delicious food!
Savory Pastries and Desserts by Random Order Coffee
Amuse Bouche by Salt, Fire & Time and The Ethical Butcher

* All heritage meats from local farms!
Rabbit, Duck and Chicken from Kookoolan Farms
Lamb from Dolce Farm and Orchards
Pork from Heritage Farms Northwest

* Intelligentsia Coffee!!

* Farm Photo Installation by Alison Picard & Photobooth by Bloodhound Photography

*Raffles for free signed copies of Primal Cuts by Marissa Guggiana and your very own heritage breed pork, lamb and chicken meals prepared by The Ethical Butcher.

*Music by your favorite Portland DJs!
Mr. Charming (Gaycation, Homo Deluxe)
Roy G. Biv (BENT, Homo Deluxe)
Gutter Glamour (Work!, Dirtbag)

$20 PRESALE. $30 DOOR. Buy your ticket today at theethicalbutcher@gmail.com!
Thursday, November 18th 7-11 pm
The Cleaners at Ace Hotel
403 SW 10th Avenue

After you fill up on all that local meaty goodness and get dancing to the beats at The Cleaners you’ll want to keep going! Head down the street to Beauty Bar for Homo Deluxe/Primal Cuts After Party!!

Beauty Bar
111 Southwest Ash Street, Portland


  1. No booze included?

    that doesn't sound ethical to me.

  2. Hahah, it's a contract/licensing thing. Booze will be served by Clyde Common. No worries there.