Monday, July 21, 2014

menu July 21-July 25

Please note, Painters Hall Cafe will be closed Wednesday, July 23rd for a Private event.


breakfast and lunch menu July 21-25



 Breakfast & Lunch Menu for Monday, July 21 - Friday, July 25
Painters Hall Cafe, 9am-2pm. Mon-Fri.
Closed Wednesday, July 23 for a private event   Painters Hall Cafe is a Zero-Waste Cafe.  If you'd like to take out any of our delicious food offerings, please bring your own container.  Thanks for thinking 'Zero-Waste'!

Breakfast! 
We're now offering breakfast at Painters Hall Cafe, 9-11am

Veggie egg scramble with rosemary potatoes and fresh fruit $4.50
Or 
Multigrain pancakes served with fresh fruit  $3.50

Drinks
 Boysenberry-Loganberry infused Lemonade, Lemonade, Blended Caramel-Coffee Smoothie, 
Almond Coconut Latte, Flavored Tea Smoothies, Coffee (hot or cold brewed), teas & more.

(Friday is Pizza Day!  ONLY our wood-fired pizzas are served Fridays.  Sooo Good!)

Have a picnic for lunch!  We have picnic blankets and baskets and are happy to turn your lunch into a picnic.  Just ask!
Summer Salad
Fresh-picked peas, carrots, radish, and greens all straight from our garden
served with a nasturtium vinaigrette  $7 
Add grilled chicken for $2

Sandwiches
(Gluten free bread options available)

Grilled Tuna Gyro $8
Spice rubbed fresh tuna, grilled to medium rare, with homemade tzatziki sauce, fresh lettuce and tomato
all from our glasshouse, folded into a warm Greek-style pita

Hellfire Chicken Sandwich  $8
Flame-grilled chicken, smoked paprika mayo, diablo cheddar and glasshouse spinach 
served on homemade focaccia 

Garden Pesto Veggie Sandwich  $7
Homemade pesto, fresh glasshouse spinach 
& assorted vegetables on ciabatta bread
Soup
Pappa al Pomodoro
Glasshouse tomatoes, garlic and basil are joined by Cascade Bakery bread in a wonderful chunky soup
Cup $4  Bowl $6

  Dessert options now available:  
Tiramisu Ice-cream & fresh Cherry Amaretto Ice-cream or Raspberry/Lemonade Sorbet

Wood Oven Fired Pizza - FRIDAY ONLY!

Special Pizza
Zucchini & Tomato
Homemade red sauce topped with fresh glasshouse zucchini & currant tomatoes
$10 whole/$3.00 slice
add chicken $1
Classic Pepperoni & Salami
Pepperoni and salami on home-made marinara sauce
$11 whole/ $3.50 slice

Vegetarian Pizza
Artichoke hearts and spinach on a garlicky white sauce
$10 whole/$3.00 slice

Gluten Free Crust available


We have dry pantry items for sale from the 
Salem Food Co-op
Dried fruit, nuts, seeds, tea, oats, quinoa...

Monday, July 14, 2014

breakfast and lunch menu July 14-18

 Breakfast & Lunch Menu for Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18
Painters Hall Cafe, 9am-2pm. Mon-Fri.
  Painters Hall Cafe is a Zero-Waste Cafe.  If you'd like to take out any of our delicious food offerings, please bring your own container.  Thanks for thinking 'Zero-Waste'!

Breakfast! 
We're now offering breakfast at Painters Hall Cafe, 9-11am

Veggie egg scramble with rosemary potatoes and fresh fruit $4.50
Or 
Multigrain pancakes served with fresh fruit  $3.50

Drinks
 Lemonade, Blended Caramel-Coffee Smoothie, 
Almond Coconut Latte, Flavored Tea Smoothies, Coffee (hot or cold brewed), teas & more.

(Friday is Pizza Day!  ONLY our wood-fired pizzas are served Fridays.  Sooo Good!)

Have a picnic for lunch!  We have picnic blankets and baskets and are happy to turn your lunch into a picnic.  Just ask!
Summer Salad
Fresh-picked peas, carrots, radish, and greens all straight from our garden
served with a nasturtium vinaigrette  $7 
Add grilled chicken for $2

Plated Special
Painters Hall Snack Plate
JalapeƱo and smoked cheese spread with assorted glasshouse vegetables served with homemade rosemary and Parmesan potato chips    $7

Sandwiches
(Gluten free bread options available)

Hellfire Chicken Sandwich  $8
Flame-grilled chicken, smoked paprika mayo, diablo cheddar and glasshouse spinach 
served on homemade focaccia 

Garden Pesto Veggie Sandwich  $7
Homemade pesto, fresh glasshouse spinach 
& assorted vegetables on ciabatta bread

Soup
Chilled Glasshouse Pea Soup
A refreshing chilled soup made with our own green peas with seasoned rice vinegar and light cream (Early taste tests with staff indicate this is a souper-dooper winner!)
Cup $4  Bowl $6

  Dessert options now available:  
Tiramisu Ice-cream & fresh Cherry Amaretto Ice-cream or Raspberry/Lemonade Sorbet

Wood Oven Fired Pizza - FRIDAY ONLY!

Special Pizza
Pesto & Tomato
Creamy homemade pesto sauce topped with fresh glasshouse currant tomatoes
$10 whole/$3.00 slice

Classic Pepperoni & Salami
Pepperoni and salami on home-made marinara sauce
$11 whole/ $3.50 slice

Vegetarian Pizza
Artichoke hearts and spinach on a garlicky white sauce
$10 whole/$3.00 slice

Gluten Free Crust available


We have dry pantry items for sale from the 
Salem Food Co-op
Dried fruit, nuts, seeds, tea, oats, quinoa...

Friday, July 11, 2014

Salsa Dancing, Bees, and Pizza!

It's Salsa Night!  Come on out and dance 
from 6:00 - 8:00 with Paco.


He'll teach you fun, energetic dance moves (& some cool, groovy ones, too, given the weather).  It's always a great experience.  No experience necessary.  Bring a friend or come on your own and have a great time!


  Bzzzzz.....!!

Speaking of energy, our bees are REALLY a-buzzing, busy making lots of honey!
BUT - at this time of year, the nectar available out in the area is really hard to find, or gone.  Therefore, our gardener Colleen warns that the bees are likely a bit cranky, so bee sure to keep your distance.  Our hives are located back by our chicken run, behind the glasshouses.  Bee careful!

Finally - it's Pizza Day today!  

A half & half, pepperoni & sausage/ artichoke & spinach pizza - yum!

Every Friday we serve wood-fired pizza for lunch; pizza only.  It is delicious!!  Everything is homemade (crust, sauce, and the cheese is locally created at Full Circle Creamery) and the veggies are fresh from our gardens!  Pizzas are about 10" in diameter - enough for two, or one, depending upon how hungry you are!  

Pizzas available this week:
Special Pizza:  Pesto & Tomato
Creamy homemade pesto sauce topped with fresh glasshouse tomatoes
$10 whole/$3.00 slice

Classic Pepperoni & Salami
Pepperoni and salami on home-made marinara sauce
$11 whole/ $3.50 slice 

Vegetarian Pizza
Artichoke hearts and spinach on a garlicky white sauce
$10 whole/$3.00 slice


It is a good idea to call ahead, especially if you want to bring a group or have limited time.  
Call 503-315-1055 and let us know what you'd like

Monday, July 7, 2014

Straub Environmental Learning Center kids visit us!


Today, the Straub Environmental Learning Center camp kids visited us. They helped weed the garden in the heat (Wowza! Thanks!) and then toured the glasshouses and grounds to learn all about how we live sustainably at Pringle Creek Community! 


 
Below are before and after pictures of invasive Japanese Knotweed next to our Cafe. Last week we posted pictures of some of their work, these are another great example of how truly invasive Knotweed is.  Thanks to the DOC work crew for removing the weeds (and for helping maintain their control)!
 

 Both pictures were taken from the same position.  More work remains, but seeing the weeds gone, for now (they'll be back) is wonderful!

Come out and witness the changes for yourself.  We love visitors and sharing the many and varied aspects of Pringle Creek that make us an example of true sustainable community development!

Breakfast & Lunch Menu for Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 11


 Breakfast & Lunch Menu for Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 11
Painters Hall Cafe, 9am-2pm. Mon-Fri.
  Painters Hall Cafe is a Zero-Waste Cafe.  If you'd like to take out any of our delicious food offerings, please bring your own container.  Thanks for thinking 'Zero-Waste'!

Breakfast! 
We're now offering breakfast at Painters Hall Cafe, 9-11am

Veggie egg scramble with rosemary potatoes and fresh fruit $4.50
Or 
Multigrain pancakes served with fresh fruit  $3.50

Drinks
 Lemonade, Blended Caramel-Coffee Smoothie, 
Almond Coconut Latte, Flavored Tea Smoothies, Coffee (hot or cold brewed), teas & more.


(Friday is Pizza Day!  ONLY our wood-fired pizzas are served Fridays.  Sooo Good!)


Have a picnic for lunch!  We have picnic blankets and baskets and are happy to turn your lunch into a picnic.  Just ask!
 
Summer Salad
Fresh-picked peas, carrots, radish, and greens all straight from our garden
served with a nasturtium vinaigrette  $7 
Add grilled chicken for $2

Plated Special
Pea & Noodle Stir-Fry
Garden fresh peas and vegetables stir-fried and tossed with noodles  $7
Add sausage  $8

Sandwiches
(Gluten free bread options available)

Hellfire Chicken Sandwich  $8
Flame-grilled chicken, smoked paprika mayo, diablo cheddar and glasshouse spinach 
served on homemade foccacia

Garden Pesto Veggie Sandwich  $7
Homemade pesto, fresh glasshouse spinach 
& assorted vegetables on ciabatta bread

Soup
Glasshouse Vegetable Soup
Vegetable soup made with assorted vegetables from our glasshouse gardens
Cup $4  Bowl $6

  Dessert options now available:  
Tiramisu Ice-cream & fresh Cherry Amaretto Ice-cream or Raspberry/Lemonade Sorbet

Wood Oven Fired Pizza - FRIDAY ONLY!


Special Pizza
Pesto & Tomato
Creamy homemade pesto sauce topped with fresh glasshouse tomatoes
$10 whole/$3.00 slice

Classic Pepperoni & Salami
Pepperoni and salami on home-made marinara sauce
$11 whole/ $3.50 slice

Vegetarian Pizza
Artichoke hearts and spinach on a garlicky white sauce
$10 whole/$3.00 slice

Gluten Free Crust available

We have fresh produce available for sale!
Bring your own bag and buy some fresh veggies
Grown in our glasshouses.  Ask about what's available today!

We have dry pantry items for sale from the 
Salem Food Co-op
Dried fruit, nuts, seeds, tea, oats, quinoa...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A lot is growing at Pringle Creek Community! Come out and see!

Pringle Creek Community is alive, thriving, and growing!

Colleen, our Urban Farmer, just harvested 13 pounds of basil that Chef Dave has converted into pesto, Presto!


  Speaking of growing, some invasive vegetation has been growing all too well along Pringle Creek.  We've begun work to attack these invasives, specifically Himalayan Blackberry and Japanese Knotweed.  The Japanese Knotweed is especially sinister, since it spreads vegetatively creating a monoculture and eliminating the ability of native vegetation and therefore healthy habitat, to thrive.   We've partnered with the Department of Corrections to clear the knotweed and blackberries.  The crew is doing a great job, being careful to avoid native vegetation while collecting as much of the cut weeds as possible, avoiding spreading it downstream. 
Here's what knotweed looks like now, next to our Cafe:

...and next to our bridge (the knotweed is in the left lower corner)



Here are a few pictures showing cleared areas.  These pictures also demonstrate how destructive Knotweed is.  It isn't good for nesting birds, and it eliminates other vegetation and habitat for wildlife.  So happy to see it gone!  (but it'll be back...  we'll need to keep cutting it every five weeks until the end of the growing season)












 A couple of proud crew members:
They're standing in a cleared knotweed and blackberry patch.  Good job!

Stop by and see the renewed Pringle Creek!  Also visit our Glasshouses and Cafe.  The Cafe is now serving breakfast and lunch, from 9-11, and 11-2.

We're away for the 4th of July, and wish everyone a very happy,festive, and safe Holiday weekend!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Menu for June 30 - July 3, 2014 (closed July 4)

Breakfast & Lunch Menu for 
Monday - Thursday, June 30 - July 3
(Cafe is closed July 4 )
Painters Hall Cafe, 9am-2pm. Mon-Thurs.
  Painters Hall Cafe is a Zero-Waste Cafe.  If you'd like to take out any of our delicious food offerings, please bring your own container.  Thanks for thinking 'Zero-Waste'!

Breakfast! 
We're now offering breakfast at Painters Hall Cafe, 9-11am

Veggie egg scramble with rosemary potatoes and fresh fruit $4.50
Or 
Multigrain pancakes served with fresh fruit  $3.50

Drinks
 Lemonade, Blended Caramel-Coffee Smoothie, 
Almond Coconut Latte, Flavored Tea Smoothies, Coffee (hot or cold brewed), teas & more.


Have a picnic for lunch!  We have picnic blankets and baskets and are happy to turn your lunch into a picnic.  Just ask!
 
Summer Salad
Fresh-picked peas, carrots, radish, and greens all straight from our garden
served with a nasturtium vinaigrette
$7 
Sandwiches
(Gluten free bread options available)

Hellfire Chicken Sandwich  $8
Flame-grilled chicken, smoked paprika mayo, diablo cheddar and glasshouse spinach 
served on homemade foccacia

Garden Pesto Veggie Sandwich  $7
Housemade pesto, fresh glasshouse spinach 
& assorted vegetables on ciabatta bread

Plated Special
BBQ pulled pork with cranberry sauce, Derby cabbage slaw, and creamy roasted red pepper rice
$8

  Dessert options now available:  
Tiramisu Ice-cream & fresh Cherry Amaretto Ice-cream or Raspberry/Lemonade Sorbet

 We now have fresh produce available for sale in the Cafe!
Bring your own bag and buy some fresh veggies
Grown in our glasshouses

We also have dry pantry items for sale from the 
Salem Food Co-op. 
Dried fruit, nuts, seeds, chocolate, tea, oats, quinoa...