If you are a foodie and like theatre you will want to check out Portland Center Stage’s play “I Love to Eat” which is about the life of James Beard an Oregonian who was one of the pioneers of gourmet american cuisine. Here is what Portland Center Stage has to say about this new play.
“This new play celebrates the life and talent of a Portland, Oregon, original—James Beard.
Before Julia Child, before today’s proliferation of cooking shows and networks, there was James Beard, the first TV chef. He brought fine cooking to the small screen in 1946 and helped establish an American cuisine. But, as is often the case with pioneers, his early efforts on screen have been lost. He went on to become America’s first “foodie,” and the award bearing his name is still the prize most coveted by chefs. Playwright James Still invites you to meet the man described as “the face and belly of American gastronomy” in this play that recreates an evening at Beard’s New York home.”
The play is at the Gerding Theatre in the Armory, which is in the Pearl at 128 NW 11th Ave. (down the street from Powells). The play is 90 minutes long so I suggest taking public transportation since most street parking around the Armory is only 90 minutes, but there is limited 3 hour parking up along 14th. There are also some parking lots/garages in the area but they are not cheap.
If you are interested Forktown Food Tours is offering a culinary walking tour which includes tickets to the show and a backstage tour of the theatre. Cost is $99 per person. You can read more about that here.by