Oregon's Omnivore's Dilemma, Fri Sept 15, 12:15 pm, Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th, $5-20, reservations at 228-7231, ext. 103

Inspired by Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, this week's City Club Friday Forum will discuss the future of food in Oregon, with an emphasis on deconstructing meals served by local institutions. Speakers include the director of nutritional services at Portland Public Schools, the vice president of Ecotrust, and the president of New Seasons. AH

Salsa Salsa! on Sauvie Island, Sat Sept 16, 10 am-4 pm, Howell Territorial Park, see sauvieislandorganics.com for more info

Salsa music will be provided by Media Cana, while summer salsas from local restaurants including Wildwood, Higgins, Pambiche, and Hot Lips Pizza will be available for your tasting pleasure. AH

Food Preservation Workshop, Thurs Sept 14, 6-8 pm, $3-10, call 284-8420 for more info

Growing Gardens is the greatest! Not only does this thriving nonprofit build gardens for low-income households, but they also offer cheap, informative workshops on topics like gardening, cooking, and composting. This week's topic is food preservation, so head on over to learn the best techniques for making those delicious summer veggies last all winter long. AH