Greenhouse Gallery: Life on the Farm in Willamette Valley

Life on the Farm in Willamette Valley When Clare Carver isn't bringing the farm to table, she's vibrantly expressing it on canvas; her latest collection, Life on the Farm in Willamette Valley, is now on display at the Greenhouse Gallery at the Beard House. In a collaborative effort to produce what they love to eat and drink, Clare and her husband, Brian Marcy, run Big Table Farm, a 70-acre farm and winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Her work is integrally linked to rural life: raising cattle, goats, and chickens, training draft horses, and producing Big Table Farm wines, which were recently poured at a Beard House dinner featuring Portland’s popular European-style gastropub, Clyde Commons. Clare’s paintings, which reflect her life and work on the 110-year-old homestead, have been exhibited throughout the Bay Area, the Northwest, and Australia, including solo shows in San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma. She studied on the East Coast at Tyler School of Art and has traveled

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On the Menu: Clyde Common

Chris DiMinno A protégé of JBF Award winner Dan Barber, Chris DiMinno has made a name for himself on the hot Portland food scene with Clyde Common, his ultracool European-style gastropub. At tomorrow night's Beard House dinner, DiMinno will pair his must-have Pacific Northwest ingredients with exquisite hand-crafted wines from Big Table Farm in Gaston, Oregon. You can make a reservation here. Hors d’Oeuvre Chicken-Fried Chicken Liver Skewers with Aïoli Clyde Common Charcuterie Smoked Trout Crostini with Sweet Onions and Crème Frâiche Farmer’s Cheese with Woody Herbs Pairing: Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s Barrel-Aged Negroni Dinner Northern Pacific Hay-Cured Salmon with Rye Panzanella Pairing: Big Table Farm Brooks Estate Vineyard Riesling 2009 Wild Mushroom Stew

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