Celebrating Filipino-American History Month With Filipino Eats Week PDX

Participating restaurants include Tambayan Restaurant, St. Barbara Pinoy Bakery, Kuya’s Cuisine, Ichiza Kitchen, Bibingka, and Pinoy Noir PDX Wine Pop-Up. 

Portland, OR October 16, 2017-- In celebration of Filipino-American History Month, Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (PCHRP) is organizing the first ever “Filipino Eats Week PDX” during October 22-29th, 2017. This week-long event asks community members to eat at Filipino owned restaurants. They want to bring awareness to the contributions of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans to the Portland community. Organizers say an emphasis will be placed on highlighting the histories of Filipino dishes and the stories of the Filipinos that serve these dishes as a way to discuss Filipino-American history, identity, and experience. For many immigrant communities, food represents an important connection to culture, community, and resistance. 

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