Weekend whimsy: Sunday's supposed to be a nice day in Portland, so if you're out and about, or looking for an excuse to be, consider checking out a "Hungry for Change" bake sale organized by MoveOn.org members to raise money for Barack Obama. Support home cooking, meet other progressive baked good fans! (Progressive fans? Progressive baked goods? Why choose?)
MoveOn.org national says there are over 700 such sales involving over 12,000 MoveOn members happening around the country. At least four are in Portland:
1) Hungry for Change
N.Ainsworth and Kerby
Portland, OR 97217
Note: North Portland is holding the Portland Sunday Parkways event on Sunday, June 22nd. They are blocking off streets and holding events in several parks. Peninsula Park will have events from 9 am - 2 pm
2) Hungry for Change Bake Sale
N Willamette at Ainsworth, on the bluff
3129 N. Willamette Blvd.
22 Jun, 10:00 AM
We'll be open Sunday only, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. We're on the Sunday Parkway route, so the streets will be closed except to walkers and bicycles.
Directions: On Willamette, on the bluff, where Ainsworth ends. Because the streets will be closed to cars for Sunday Parkway, you can park 2 blocks south, where Greeley meets Willamette, or 2 blocks north, on Villard north of Rosa Parks. Or you can walk or bike right to our location, half a block north of Ainsworth, right on Willamette.
3) Ren & Robyn Raising Dough
SE Division & 34th
3431 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
Directions: Sunshine is on the north side of SE Division St, between 34th and 35th Avenues. We are across from Pix and the Hedge House. We will be flying the Portland City Flag on the front porch during the event so you'll be sure not to miss us. Tri-Met #4 stops at the corner of 34th and SE Division.
4) Bake Sale for Obama
4454 SE Powell
Portland, OR 97206
Links are to an optional sign-up page that gives a little more info, allows you to communicate with the organizers, and allows you to ask to be put in touch with a local MoveOn Council, part of MoveOn.org's effort to create an on-the-ground, face-to-face local presence to complement their ether-based e-mail efforts.
These seem to be the only four sales in Oregon :-(, though there are a number in Washington; you can search by Zip Code; there's an impossibly cute photo there too. I know there are nascent Councils at least in Eugene and Medford. If the idea interests you, consider going to one of the sign-up pages and checking the box for being connected to a Council, even if you can't get to one of the sales.
(Disclaimer: I am a member of the MoveOn PDX Council, but I had nothing to do with organizing any of these sales, and am more critical of Barack Obama than MoveOn national, and so don't speak for them or even my Council; but I like progressive baked goods and wanna beat John McCain something bad, so these sales speak to and for me.)