located demonstration kitchen for cooking classes featuring
seasonal products and themes. Many prominent cookbook authors
visit Portland on their publicity tours, but they have nowhere
to cook for the Portland public. Such authors could be coordinated
by a resident bookstore, and would draw substantial crowds.
The demonstration kitchen should also be used for a regular
program of free community education including local chefs and
cooking teachers. Portland Farmers Marketís Chef in the
Market series has been popular with both the public
and chefs since it began in 1993.
catering kitchen, which would make the main hall of the Portland
Public Market into a venue for large corporate, charitable
and convention events. Such facilities would raise revenue
and provide another source of animation for the neighborhood.
Portland lacks meeting rooms for community groups. With
a sliding fee scale, meeting rooms could be available to businesses,
non-profits, classes and other community groups
Stage area for festivals and other performances and events,
to serve the dual purposes of attracting customers to the market
and giving local and visiting artists a place to perform
space for food banking and anti-hunger organizations
large market hall can serve as an outstanding site for specially
commissioned works of art.