POTC Spotlight: Weekend Tastings at New Seasons Market

Before getting to this week’s spotlight, here are a few things to get you through the weekend:

    – Be sure to visit Aroundthesunblog later this evening for a great rundown of all events and happenings free for this weekend, including musical performances and neighborhood fairs to book readings and more.

    – Sign up and participate in a hamburger taste test through the OSU Food Innovation Center:

    The Sensory and Consumer Group at the Oregon State University Food Innovation Center is looking for participants for a hamburger taste test to take place on Wednesday, July 22nd. The taste test is about 30 minutes and the compensation is $20. Test times run from 10am to 5pm. If you are interested, please click on the link below to submit a questionnaire. If you are selected to participate, we will contact you via email by Thursday, July 16th, and then give you a confirmation email the day before your test.

    For those who are new to the email list, please note that we cannot contact everyone who sent in a questionnaire. You will not hear back from us for each test as each consumer will not be selected every time. We only contact those who were selected to participate and will be sending out those confirmation emails by July 16th.

    Photo ID will be required to participate in this test.


    Consumers will be contacted ONLY if they are selected to participate.

    – Willamette Week’s new Cheap Skate listings for July 8th include free Escape from New York pizza, a free pocket notebook, a Michael Jackson tribute, discounted furniture and more.

    Restaurant.com offers up a new 70% off promotion: get $25 gift certificates to local Portland area restaurants for just $3. Now through Monday, July 13th, use promo code ‘SEVENTY’ upon check-out to score this deal.


    We love our Costco food samples and special seasonal events at area grocers, but for year-round opportunities we can always count on free tastings every Saturday and Sunday at area New Seasons Markets. With nine locations around the Portland area, every weekend brings something new: from chips, salads, fruits, beverages, breads and more, there’s usually something new that we haven’t tried before. This weekend, New Seasons Market offers up ice cream tastings and later this month they’ll have stone fruit (i.e. peaches, plums, etc.) and beer samples as well. For store locations, upcoming classes, tasting schedule and for more information, visit their web site or drop on in.
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