Food Deserts and How They Can Be Eliminated

By PSU Alumni Association (other events)

Thursday, February 28 2019 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Food Deserts. What are they? Who do they impact? How can they be eliminated?

Join us on February 28th for a conversation with local entrepreneurs working on bringing fresh nutritious food to everyone in the Portland Metro area. The Portland State University Alumni Association (PSUAA), in partnership with departments across PSU, present a monthly 4-part panel series designed to provide insight on some of Portland’s most topical issues and successful industries: Food Deserts, Athletic + Outdoor, Self-Driving Cars, & Design Thinking. For February's topic, PSU's Center for Entrepreneurship has prepared an incredible program bringing Portland's food desert issue to light.

Food deserts are characterized by a lack of supermarkets which decreases residents' access to fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods. Learn about the regions impacted by grocery shortages, what has been done so far, and hear about the innovative and creative ways members of your community are helping solve the issue. See our list of outstanding panelists below!

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Location: Bridgeport Brewpub, 1313 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209 (Heritage Room, second floor)

Doors open: 5:30pm
Panel begins: 6:00pm 
Q & A begins: 7:00pm 
Event ends: 7:30pm

*Open to the public*

Lisa Sedlar
Founder and CEO 
Green Zebra Grocery

Jaime Sotero '99
Founder and CEO 
Tamale Boy

Amelia Pape, MBA '11
Founder, ALICE
Founder, My Street Grocery

Skyler Pearson
Cofounder & CEO


Mailing Address

Office of Alumni Relations PO BOX 1326 Portland, OR 97207