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Hillsdale Art Gallery June Artist - Niki Yoshinaga


"Although considered "artistic" as a child, I pursued my education in more left-brained fields, like physics, math, engineering and medicine.  In 2009, after retiring from a 32 year career as a physician and dealing with chemotherapy and radiation therapy for breast cancer, I decided to return to my first love, art.  I had never used watercolor before and decided to take a watercolor journaling class from Jude Siegel at Multnomah Arts Center.  From this interaction, I met a group of women who were also students of Jude with whom I painted on a weekly basis.  We all have very different styles, but we have continued painting together over the years and we have taken workshops together from people like Charles Reid, Jean Haines, Bev Jozwiak and Vickie Nelson.

Though I have spent most of my career working for Kaiser in Portland, I have also spent 6 years working for a native corporation in Kodiak, AK.  I have enjoyed  hiking, skiing, sea kayaking and have a particular love for flowers and birds.  Watercolors have given me a means to express my love for nature, as well as my fascination with people through portraiture."

Niki Yoshinaga (Zigzag's Mom)

If you are an artist and would like an opportunity to exhibit at your co-op, click here for more info

Elementary School Citrus Tastings

What better way to welcome kids back to school after their winter break than with an immune boosting citrus tasting!  Food Front was thrilled to visit to Hayhurst, Maplewood, Rieke, and Capitol Hill Elementary schools near our Hillsdale neighborhood and we had a blast!  We brought out 6 different varieties of citrus for the kids to taste and find some new favorites.  Many of the schools asked the kids to vote on their favorites and those results were brought back to the classroom for math and science lessons.  We of course also took the opportunity to promote our co-op and invite the kids to bring their parents to our in-store citrus tasting weekend which was held on January 18th & 19th.

2015 Sustainable Community Awards

Congratulations to our 2015 Sustainable Community Award winners!!  These folks were nominated by Food Front staff and voted on by you, our customers!

Packaged Vendor - Three Sisters Nixtamal

Farmer - Mustard Seed Farm

Community Partner - Friends of Seasonal & Service Workers

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Staff Pick
Treehouse Drinking Chocolate

Treehouse Drinking Chocolate

"Decadent- and perfect for a single cup!"

Kate - Office Admin.

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