Third Tuesday Author: Adam Sawyer
Adam Sawyer is an outdoor and travel writer, photographer, published author, guide, and public speaker based in the Pacific Northwest. Locally, he has written stories for the Oregonian, Willamette Week, and the Portland Mercury. In addition to online writing for Travel Oregon, Eater, Red Tricycle, and Visit Tillamook Coast, his work has appeared in Northwest Travel & Life, 1859, 1889, Journey AAA, Sip Northwest, Backpacker, British Columbia, Canoe & Kayak, and Portland Monthly magazines. As an author, his titles include Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon and Unique Eats and Eateries: Portland, Oregon. Adam is also a monthly guest on the Portland television show, Afternoon Live, as an outdoor and travel expert. When not writing, he is a professional guide, giving culinary, cultural, and outdoors-themed tours for Evergreen Escapes, Eat Adventure Food Tours, and UnCruise.
Now recognized as home to one of the nation’s most vibrant cuisine scenes, the story of how Portland became a culinary Mecca is a fascinating one. The emergence of the Farm to Table movement coupled with the bounty of the Willamette Valley, relative affordability, and the city’s creative culture, all helped make Portland the perfect place at the perfect time. Based on his latest book, “Unique Eats & Eateries of Portland, Oregon” Author Adam Sawyer's one-hour presentation details the history and current culinary landscape through the stories of the people, places, and events that helped make it, and are currently making it happen.