Are We Finally Over Meat?
Writer, butcher and Portland Meat Collective founder Camas Davis ponders … More »
Destination DIY Revisits the PMC!
Julie Sabatier of Destination DIY podcast covered the PMC nearly … More »
Monocle Radio Interviews Camas Davis
Markus Hippi, host of Monocle Magazine’s food-oriented radio show, “The … More »
Camas Davis Interviewed on “The Job” podcast
I had the delightful opportunity to visit Needmore Design’s offices … More »
Camas Davis Interviewed Live on CBC Radio
Jian Ghomeshi (pre-scandal), of CBC radio, came to Portland for … More »
Martha Stewart Loves the PMC!
Martha Stewart handpicked ten “tastemakers” to honor for her 2nd annual American Made Awards in New York City and Camas Davis (and the Portland Meat Collective) is one of them! More »
Whole Animal Butchery: Camas Davis Cuts Into Meat Issues
Whole Food’s brilliantly put together digital magazine, Dark Rye, features … More »
Lessons in Transparency: Camas Davis’ TedX Talk
This summer I had the pleasure of giving a TedX talk all the way up in Sitka, Alaska. More »
Camas Davis Speaks at Creative Mornings
Watch the video here! “Our speaker at the June 2013 … More »
Radio MD Interview
“Healthy Eating Through Bacon? First, Know Your Pig”
New York Times Magazine: The Proper Way to Eat A Pig
New York Times Magazine, April 7, 2013
This American Life: Run Rabbit, Run! No, Really, Run!
I had the exciting opportunity to turn the “Messy Middle” … More »
The Messy Middle: After a rabbit-napping, the real absurdity–and uncertainty–begins.
Oregon Humanities Magazine, Summer, 2012.
Hotseat: PMC founder explains why people want to kill Roger Rabbit.
Willamette Week, Feb 15, 2012
How Bavette Steak Changed My Life
Honored to be included in Sunset Magazine’s “9 Dishes That Got Top Western Chefs Cooking,” More »
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Help spread Meat Collectives across America! On Saturday, October 10, PMC founder Camas Davis and James Beard-award-winning author and butcher Adam Danforth will demonstrate the art of whole-animal butchery at Red Ridge Farms. Guests will sip wine from Durant Vineyards and enjoy charcuterie from Ned Ludd and Feastworks as your hosts transform a whole lamb carcass in to chops, roasts, and more. Guests will even go home with a few cuts!
Portland Meat Collective Becomes First Butchery School to Partner with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood WatchMay 18th, 2015
Portland Meat Collective announces today a formal partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, committing to use only seafood caught or farmed in ocean-friendly ways. They are the first butchery education program to partner with the nationally respected Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.
The holiday season is fast approaching and we’re starting to get requests for gift certificates. For those of you scratching your heads this year when it comes to giving loved ones something truly original and unique, consider a gift certificate from the Portland Meat Collective! Gift certificates can be applied to any of our classes. Here’s how to purchase one!
As many of you know, Camas Davis’ beloved French butchery and charcuterie mentors are coming to Portland! So many people wanted in on the two classes that Dominique and Kate are teaching that we couldn’t accommodate everyone. They sold out in just a few hours! But we hope this new event will satisfy you! The PMC and Elder Hall/Ned Ludd will be throwing a Gascon dinner and pig butchery demo with Dominique Chapolard and Kate Hill as the main attraction! 30 lucky people will get to sip wine and watch Dominique and Kate work their way through a side of pig, using the French art of butchery and charcuterie as their guide. After the demo, you’ll sit down to a Gascon-inspired meal of French charcuterie, rich cassoulet, and more. With Gascon-inspired wine pairings as well! Sign up now to reserve your seat.
Five years ago, I started the Portland Meat Collective. Last year, I helped three communities in Washington and California start their own Meat Collectives. This year, I launched the Meat Collective Alliance, a nonprofit whose mission it is to help individuals and communities across the country start their own Meat Collectives. We just launched our website!
Last April I managed to raise nearly $30,000 on Kickstarter so that I could help other people start their own Meat Collectives in their own communities. With some of that money, I helped the Olympia Meat Collective and Seattle Meat Collective launch in Washington State. Both have held a handful of sold-out classes in the past six months. While they are still feeling their way into their communities and clientele, they continue to learn and refine and customize the Meat Collective model for themselves. And I love watching them and supporting them in their efforts.
So it is with great excitement that yet another Meat Collective has launched! One of the Kickstarter campaign’s very enthusiastic backers, Jon Gonzalez, has just launched the El Dorado Meat Collective in El Dorado County, California. Jon came up to Portland to observe a few classes this summer, and we had many exchanges of emails and phone conversations, but largely he pulled it all together himself.