Monday, May 4, 2015

Ground Breaker Brewing at May GIG meeting 5/9 10am-noon

Ground Breaker Brewing will be at our 
next GIG of Portland meeting 
on May 9, 2015
10am to noon. 

Owner James Neumeister will be speaking about the brewery and will be bringing along some tasty samples! If you don't recognize Ground Breaker, it's our beloved 100% gluten-free local Portland brewery formerly known as Harvester Brewing.
A selection of Ground Breaker Brewing's beers. Soon to be available in cans. 

 We'll also have Hol-Grain Taco Mix fixed up with some ground organic turkey to try with organic corn tortilla chips and some Beanfields Snackscorn-free, rice & bean chips! 

Thanks to Conrad Rice Mill Inc & Konriko Company Store for mailing samples for our group to try! They'll be perfect with our Ground Breaker beer samples.

Beanfields Snacks are certified gluten-free, non-GMO, Kosher, vegan and free of the top 8 allergens. 
Hol-Grain seasonings are certified gluten-free, Kosher, non-GMO, MSG-free.lngredients: Brown Rice flour, granulated garlic, sea salt, chili powder, paprika, granulated onion, ground cumin, oregano and evaporated cane juice.

Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland - meets every 2nd Sat 
(except in December)
4805 NE Glisan Portland 
in the basement of the HOSPITAL (not the Professional Plaza)
HCC (health classrooms) 2 & 3. 
Free parking off of NE Glisan entrance.
See map here

Check out these great companies:
Ground Breaker Brewing and Gastropub
Beanfield Snacks (GF, vegan, corn-free)
http://www.beanfieldssnacks.com/
Hol-Grain, Konriko & Conrad Rice Mills
http://www.conradricemill.com/Results.asp?category=0

Friday, April 24, 2015

Gluten-Free Food Fair tomorrow Sat 4/15 10-2

2015 GLUTEN-FREE FOOD FAIR
APRIL 25, 2015  |  10AM - 3PM

SPEAKERS - COOKBOOK AUTHORS - GLUTEN FREE BAKED GOODS - GLUTEN-FREE BEER - GLUTEN-FREE BREAD - GLUTEN-FREE RESTAURANTS

DoubleTree by Hilton Lloyd Center | Exhibition Hall
1000 NE Multhomah St Portland OR 97232
Across the street from Lloyd Center Mall
At the Lloyd Center MAX stop
Park anywhere around the Lloyd Center Mall
$3 parking at the hotel
Big variety of GF Foods as far as you can see! Come hungry! 

Over 60 gluten-free businesses with 85% locally owned businesses. 

We support the local GF community! 

$10/person; $15/Couple; $25/Family of 4; Kids under 12 Free
$3 Parking with Validation. 

Speaker Schedule - Speakers included in price of admission

10:30 Tina Johnson, RN, NTP - Simple Changes to Make Your GF Diet Healthier


11:30 Dr Samantha Brody - Gluten-Free 101


12:30 Dr Robyn Kutka - Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease and Hormone Imbalance: Thinking Outside The Bread Box


1:30 Tracy Lehto – Family Forum: How to support Gluten-free Kids and Families in Portland? a forum for all families


2:00 Panel: Ask Your Burning Questions - Tina Johnson, Dr Samantha Brody, Dr Lisa Shaver, Dr Robyn Kutka, Chef Kimi Reid

Lots of delicious samples! 

Please SHARE with family and friends and spread the word!

This is GIG of Portland's fund raising event for the year. 


We are a non-profit 501(c)3 to educate, reach out and support the gluten-free community in Portland.

Ground Breaker Brewing (formerly Harvester) will be there! 


Monday, March 2, 2015

March GIG Mtg: Optimal Wellness - More Than Just Going Gluten-Free

Special speaker for our March Gluten Intolerance Group Meeting on March 14th, 10am to noon. 

Optimal Wellness: More Than Just Going Gluten Free!

Our March topic: Optimal Wellness: More Than Just Going Gluten Free!
Our March speaker: 
Dr Chip Halverson of Selah Natural Medicine 

Dr Halverson is the board president of Healthy Schools Network. He is a primary care physician with a special interest in managing patients with chronic illnesses, including autoimmune disease, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, neurological conditions, hormonal imbalances, allergies, integrative cancer support and environmental illnesses. 


More about Dr Halverson 


Next GIG of Portland meeting is March 14, 
10am to noon 
at Providence Portland Medical Center 
(in the hospital not the Professional Plaza),
on the lower level in HCC 2,3, a classroom. 
4805 NE Glisan St, 
Portland, OR 97213



Save the date: April 25, 2015

Gluten-Free Food Fair

10am to 3pm 
DoubleTree by Hilton
Lloyd Center NE Portland
1000 NE Multnomah Blvd
MAX stop: Lloyd Center


For the most current updates, always 



Monday, January 5, 2015

1st Mtg of 2015 - Cosmic Crumbles! Jan 10, 2015 10am to noon

Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) January Meeting

December 10th, 2015  10am to noon

Providence Portland Medical Center

Room HCC 2,3 





Cosmic Crumbles will be our guest at our first GIG of Portland meeting this Saturday, January 10th at Providence Portland Medical Center, Classroom HCC 2,3 on the lower level of the HOSPITAL. (not the Professional Plaza). 10am to noon. 

Kristy Gleason, the owner and baker at Cosmic Crumbles says: "Our baked goods can be picked up anytime at Food Front Coop Market on NW 23rd and Thurman in Portland.

In the near future, our goodies will also be available at Food Front's second location which is in Multnomah Village. Brownies, zucchini bread, snickerdoodles and lemon ginger star cookies are available. 


Our baked goods are always available via online ordering through our website www.cosmiccrumbles.com or via our email. 

In the spring and summer we will continue to be at the Beaverton Farmers Saturday Market as well, starting in May 2015. Our bakery is gluten, dairy, and soy free. "

Cosmic Crumbles Bakery 
cosmiccrumbles@gmail.com

Cosmic Crumbles ingredients list


Providence Portland Medical Center is on NE 47th and Glisan. Enter on Glisan & 49th. Free parking in the parking structure at NE 49th and Hoyt. Park on the 2nd level, on the west side and walk west to the hospital over the sky bridge over the grassy area. Go down the elevator and we're right there on the left.)



Friday, December 19, 2014

Best way to stay in touch with GIG of Portland --> Facebook!

Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings to Everyone!



The Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland's blog and website is in need of a volunteer to help maintain it up to date and post events on a bi weekly or monthly basis. 

In the meantime head over to GIG of Portland's Facebook page (click on the link HERE). You do not need to be signed up for Facebook or "on" Facebook to scroll through our page. You will need to sign in to comment. 

It's easy for GIG of Portland to post DAILY on Facebook and to keep all sorts of activities, recipes, events, research, articles and comments going on a daily basis on Facebook. Keep an eye out for everything gluten-free over there until we find a Blog Czar. :)

If you want to receive updates when an entry is made on this page, which we'd like to do about once a month, then enter your email address in the upper right corner and you'll get entered. 

If you want to receive our monthly newsletter by email, then contact Cece, our newsletter editor at ceceglutenfree@yahoo.com and in the subject line write: "add me to the GIG newsletter list." It's that easy. 

If you'd like to volunteer to help out with the Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland, please come to one of our monthly meetings and let's chat about how we can work together to get the word out to help people living the gluten-free lifestyle. 

In the meantime, our monthly meetings are every second Saturday (except every December) at Providence Portland Medical Center (hospital) in the lower level in the classroom (HCC 2, 3). Parking is free and covered in the parking structure off of NE Glisan and 47th. Park on the South side of the parking building, and walk over the covered sky bridge to the HOSPITAL (not the Professional Plaza). Take the elevator or stairs down and we're right there in a large classroom. 

Hope you're wintery days are healthy and happy and as always, safely and deliciously gluten-free, 

~ Lisa Shaver, branch manager GIG of Portland



Thursday, September 4, 2014

Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest Sept 6-7 in Portland

Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest 
brought to you by 
Living Without Magazine

Get out of the heat this weekend into air conditioning and enjoy all the samples and companies from all over the states! Living Without's Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest is in Portland this weekend at the airport Holiday Inn. Saturday and Sunday both. Courtesy of Living Without Magazine, now called Gluten Free and More magazine. 


September 6-7, 2014
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm


Holiday Inn Portland Airport Hotel
8439 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97220

Buy tickets online in advance and avoid standing outside in a line! 
http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/purchase-tickets/

They are still looking for volunteers - get in free! All volunteers who provide 4 hours of work are given free access to the exhibit hall and lectures/demos all weekend. You can fill out this form with your availability and preferences:http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/volunteer/

We'll see you there! Stop by the GIG of Portland table and say hi! You'll also see our national headquarters represented, the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New GF FDA Regulations Effective Today



              


New FDA Regulations Effective Today

The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) is happy to report that all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated products produced on August 5th, 2014 or later, and that claim to be "gluten-free", are required to contain less than 20 ppm of gluten. Products that are produced on, or after, this date must meet the definition laid out by the FDA regulation or they will be considered misbranded. 

Essentially this means that if a FDA-regulated product is labeled "gluten-free" and has a production date of August 5, 2014 or later, it is considered safe to consume. The rule also applies to the terms "no gluten", "free of gluten", and "without gluten". This is great news for the gluten-free consumer and should make label-reading even easier.

Consumers will still need to be careful as the regulation is voluntary. Manufacturers may still produce a gluten-free product but choose not to label it as "gluten-free". For products which are neither certified nor labeled "gluten-free", it is essential to read the ingredient list. It is important to remember that "wheat-free" is not the same as "gluten-free". Ingredients that are not gluten-free and should raise a red flag to you, the consumer, include:
  • Wheat (including all types of wheat such as spelt)
  • Rye
  • Barley
  • Oats (unless specifically labelled gluten-free)
  • Malt
  • Brewer's yeast
Note that products manufactured before August 5, 2014 may still be on retail shelves after that date. These products were not required to comply with the regulation. This means that there is a possibility that some products will still be on the shelf on August 5th that do not meet the regulation definition. Should the manufactured date not be listed on the package, consumers can confirm production date by contacting the manufacturer. 

These changes will also apply to dietary supplements but not to prescription or over-the-counter medications. Restaurant foods are also not covered by this new regulation but the FDA is encouraging the restaurant industry to move towards similar, consistent, gluten-free labeling.

The safest consumer decision will be to look for the GFCO Certified Gluten-Free logo on the product packaging. A product that carries a certification from GIG's Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) is held to higher standards than those regulated by the FDA. GFCO certified items are required to have no more than 10 ppm (parts per million) of gluten in comparison to the FDA regulation which requires less than 20 ppm. All products certified by GFCO are considered safe for gluten-free consumers, regardless of the production date.