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Home Plate: Food and Cultural Belonging

  • Lewis & Clark College 0615 Southwest Palatine Hill Road Portland, OR, 97219 United States (map)
This panel will look at the ways in which food contributes to racial, ethnic, and collective identities by connecting people through tradition and cultural practice.

How can food help us to feel rooted in a place or community, even when that place may be thousands of miles away or undergoing significant change? How are racialized relationships to food understood and idealized? And what is the place of “ethnic food” in Portland food culture?


Stamm Dining Room, Templeton Campus Center


Angela Buck, L&C assistant director of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement


Soleil Ho, writer, chef, and host of The Racist Sandwich podcast
Judy BlueHorse Skelton, senior instructor, Indigenous Nations Studies, Portland State University
Maria Garcia, co-founder, Revolución Coffee House
Bertony Faustin, owner, Abbey Creek Vineyard and Winery