Whole Foods Best Butcher Contest & Block Party

TASTE, LISTEN AND LEARN AT BEST BUTCHER CONTEST AND PORTLAND BLOCK PARTY
Whole Foods Market and Portland Monthly to Host Best Butcher National Semifinals

WHAT: Whole Foods Market Best Butcher Contest 2012
Whole Foods Market butchers from across the West Coast will battle for the title of Best Butcher on Saturday, July 21. Consumers are invited to watch as competitors demonstrate butchery skills in fierce cutting and merchandising contests. The regional winner will earn a trip to the National Best Butcher Finals at Meatopia in New York City.

As part of the celebration, the two blocks in front of the Whole Foods Market Pearl store will be closed for a block party featuring chef demos in partnership with FEAST Portland, urban homesteading classes including lectures on cheese making and raising chickens, a beer garden and food tent, a variety of vendor booths and live music from local bands. Activities are family-friendly and free to the public.

For more information and to reserve a free ticket, visit http://bestbutcherpdx.eventbrite.com.

WHO: Whole Foods Market Best Butcher regional champions from Northern California, Southern California and the Pacific Northwest

WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: NW Couch Street in front of Whole Foods Market in the Pearl, 1210 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209