Upcoming Events

Solstice Ritual Gathering & Climate Café Potluck

Date:  Saturday, December 23rd, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. PST
Location: Hillsdale UCC, 6948 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR. Proceed to the lower parking lot from the south side of the building.
What to bring: A  plant-based (vegan) potluck offering

If you are looking for deep meaning and rich communion with friends and neighbors this holiday season, this is an event you won’t want to miss! While sharing plant-based food together is always a special treat, this event is intended to enrich your senses and soul.  

Serious Spiritual Rituals / Interfaith Spiritual Practices
Our Solstice Program is led by Rev. JJ Crow.  JJ is a wise and inspired leader who will guide us through ritual and song as we let go of the old, and open to the new. She will open with a discussion of solstice, journeying inward, and the new birth. 

We will sing together ‘Grandmother’s Song’

The Letting Go Experience

  • Singing &Taizé Chant
  • An opportunity to share (or pass) what you would like to let go of, write it on paper, and ignite it with the flame of solstice candle. 
  • You will be invited to draw an angel card 

The Bringing In Experience

  • Singing and Chanting
  • Sharing what we would like to bring in the New Year 

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Composting – Are you ready to get into the dirt of it? Join the Dirt Wizard!

Interested in learning about everything related to composting? Join Jim and the Climate Team at our Composting Event, and support the farm! 

When: September 27th at 10 am for an all day event, and learn all about it.
Where: 7221 S. King Street, Canby, Oregon
Bring: Weather appropriate gear, a sack lunch, gloves and boots if you have them. Gloves will also be provided. 

Acres of Abundant Grace, now Abundant Grace Farm, is a Regenerative Farm in Canby, Oregon. Owners Alice and Jim Wallace grow and maintain their farm of plant-based food with the most comprehensive composting system available, for the healthiest soil and food. They are major contributors of product for the Climate Café Events. 

Sharing with the community

Check out this video shot by Bodi at Stoneboat Farm. Angela interviews Regenerative Farmer & Activist, Aaron Nichols.

Aaron operates Oregon’s largest year-round CSA in Hillsboro, Oregon. Learn more: Stoneboat Farm

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Past Events

EVENT: Climate Café Plantsgiving Community Potluck

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Time: 12 pm
Where: Hillsdale Community Church Fellowship Hall
6948 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR.

 – This is a free event 


Kid’s Kitchen Pop-Up

Date Saturday, September 23, 2023
Time: Noon
Where Prince of Life Lutheran Church, 13896 S Meyers Rd., Oregon City, OR. OR Google

All of our events are offered on a donation basis as part of a gift economy we are building. Pay what you can. If you can give more, you will be supporting our ongoing efforts. Learn more here.




Title Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Date Saturday, August 5, 2023
Time: Noon
Where Cedar Hills UCC 11695 SW Park Way · Portland, OR Google

Feeling grateful for the beautiful plant kingdom that feeds us so abundantly? Questioning the effort and excess of a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Want to try something a little different and maybe a lot more fun? You are invited to come together on Thanksgiving Day with fellow humans and Climate Café friends who are longing for a better world to count your blessings and share a feast that’s good for you and the planet. Bring your musical soul, your friends, and a favorite plant based dish (cooked or raw) to share. Service ware, filtered water and dishes provided. Donations for the mission of Climate Café welcome


A gift from our children to inspire us all for a blessed tomorrow
Climate Cafe’s September’s Pop-Up Community Feast in Oregon City features another tasty, locally-sourced and plant-based spread of seasonal delicacies, including Mom’s Apple Pie! We are featuring Climate Cafe Kids who planted the food, harvested the food and prepped the food – a gift from our children.

A short participatory program follows the meal, entitled “Climate Crisis: Facing the Challenge and Embracing the Change,” game simple simulation and song,  will facilitate an opening for personal and public transformation concerning our shared environment. Audience participation is welcome, and encouraged. Learn more and RSVP now.

Learn more about Climate Cafe’s Kids’ Kitchen

At the peak of high summer, Climate Cafe’s moveable feast of regenerative eating for climate hope is popping up at Cedar Hills UCC, where we are partnering with the youth to create a kid-friendly, plant-based meal experience that everyone can love. These gen-next leaders, just back from a week of volunteering and hands on learning with farmers who are growing crops in ways that leave the soil, air, water, and people healthier have not stopped thinking about tomorrow. Come out to meet, support, be inspired by them, and enjoy another great community meal!

Planetarian Sunday Brunch

Date Sunday, July 16, 2023
Time: Noon
Where Parkrose Community UCC 12505 NE Halsey St · Portland, OR Google

– Cost is free, and donations are gladly accepted.

You’re invited to Climate Cafe’s July popup in NE Portland for a “Planetarian” Sunday Brunch! Nourish body and soul with a Mediterranean menu built from the bright fruits of summer…Learn how growing and eating regeneratively grown food can turnaround climate disaster…Connect with fellow humans around the table and enjoy being part of the transition to a new Earth healing economy.

We are all volunteers learning together how to save the planet one bite at a time.

Mind, Body, Spirit Pop-Up

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023

Time: Noon to 2 pm

Location: St. Luke Lutheran Church

6835 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97219

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Climate Cafe’s June Pop-Up Community Feast in SW Portland features another tasty, locally-sourced and plant based spread of seasonal delicacies, including strawberries! And, enjoy our first ever Climate Hope Improv Experience, entitled Express your Climate Feelings with Somatics, created by our Climate Café Players. Audience participation is welcome, and encouraged.

Bring your mind, body, and spirit to taste and see what climate hope can look like.

Climate Cafe meals are offered freely to all as we invest in a pay it forward gift economy. Your happy support feeds the movement!

We are all volunteers learning together how to save the planet one bite at a time. RVSP here.

Beavercreek Earth Fest

Date: May 20, 2023

Time: Noon to 1 PM

Location: Ten O’ Clock Church

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Come out to the green fields of Beavercreek to enjoy their second annual sustainability and resilience festival and a very special Climate Cafe lunch! We’re creating a spring vegetable stir fry for you, featuring local asparagus and chewy soy curls made in Oregon with a house made vegan hoisin sauce over nutty Mt. Angel wild rice. And–weather permitting that they ripen on time–the first local strawberries topped with Squirrelly Jane’s hazelnut cream.

Read about this event and reserve your meal on the Beavercreek UCC website. You also RSVP on Meetup or by email.

ELOHEH Indigenous Wisdom Center Volunteer Support

Date: Sat. April 29th, 2023

Time: Noon to 1 PM

Location: Ten 6033 NW Lilac Hill Rd. in Yamhill, Oregon

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Purpose: Kids and their family can participate in a variety in farm tasks, like planting and weeding in a naturally pollinated, all organic garden. Other volunteer opportunities will be available onsite.

Title: Climate Cafe’ Kids’ Kitchen Event – NEW

Date Sat. April 15th, 2023
Time: 10 am – Noon
Where Acres of Abundant Grace, 7221 S. King Rd. in Canby, OR.

CtH Permaculture Facilitator: Bonnie Fackre-Cochise

Kids and their family can participate in a variety in farm tasks, like planting and weeding in a naturally pollinated, all organic garden. Other volunteer opportunities will be available onsite.

Activity: This is an all-hands-in-dirt event with Farmers Jim and Alice Wallace where we will be planting new beds and transplant the starters lovingly into the ground.

All ages are welcome from kindergarteners to high school students. Kids must be accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or adults.
This event is Spearheaded by CtH UCC and Prince of Life Churches, but all are welcome.
We will conclude with a potluck picnic after the plantings are complete. Please sign up below.
Did you know The Wallace Family & Acres of Abundant Grace have generously donated, and continue to donate, produce for all the Climate Café’ events? We are so grateful for their ongoing support. 

Please sign up below to let us know you are coming.  

Become a volunteer!

By the way … We’re a volunteer-driven organization.
If you’re passionate about a thriving climate and healthy communities, why not
try volunteering at an upcoming event? No prior experience or knowledge is necessary.

Climate Café needs investors. Will you help?

The Earth is giving. The Farmers are giving.
Will you join us in a gift economy through the Climate Café.

Every donation, no matter the amount, makes a difference. Your donation will go directly to building community, and creating solutions for the tangled knot of challenges at the intersection of food justice and climate change. Here are some of the things that your donation will support:

  • The necessary expense of a startup. These include building repairs, licensing, legal, and much more.

  • Sourcing fresh, organic food from local farmers.

  • Payment for professional chefs specializing in raw and living foods, who will be able to share their knowledge with our volunteers and interested community members.

  • The building and sustaining of a new community space in SW Portland. Climate Cafe will be a place for artists, activists, spiritual-seekers, food-growers and all others who want to see a better world.

Are you hungry for experience growing and preparing earth-friendly foods? Are you passionate about climate justice, social justice and building a sustainable future? Do you have skills, knowledge and experiences to share? We want to hear from you! This project truly takes a village.

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