In The Media

  • Camas Davis' Book Launches July 24. Pre-Order Now!

    June 29, 2018

    ​Camas Davis was at an unhappy crossroads. A longtime magazine writer and editor in the food world, she’d returned from New York City to her home state of Oregon with her boyfriend to take an appealing job at a Portland lifestyle magazine. But neither job nor boyfriend delivered on her dreams, and in the span of a year, Davis was unemployed, on her own, with nothing to fall back on. Disillusioned by the years she’d spent mediating the lives of others for a living, she had no idea what to do next. So begins Killing It (Penguin), Davis’s funny, heartfelt, searching memoir of her unexpected journey to become a successful and enlightened butcher. It’s a story that takes her from an eye-opening stint in rural France, where deep artisanal craft and whole animal gastronomy thrives despite the rise of mass-scale agribusiness, back to a Portland in the throes of a food revolution, where it suddenly seems possible to translate much of this old-world craft into a new world setting.  Order it online and come to one of her West Coast readings!

    July 23: Portland, OR Powell's Books 7:30pm

    July 26: Seattle, WA Third Place Books 7pm

    August 1: San Fransisco, CA Book Passage 7pm

    If you can't make it to a reading, hopefully you can make it to her book launch party on August 5 at the Nightwood Society! Details here. 

  • Camas Davis Talks About Her Book Project, Food Ethics, the Title of "Lady Butcher," and the Difficulty of Pull-Tabs with Hand-Eye Supply

    March 25, 2016

    ​Portland Meat Collective founder Camas Davis sat down with one of her favorite small businesses in town, Hand-Eye Supply to talk about the book she's working on, about what it means to be called a "lady butcher," and about the surprising difficulty of pull-tabs. She also vaguely threatens the writer if he doesn't get his facts straight. Read the whole piece here.

  • Grist has a crush on PMC founder Camas Davis

    July 15, 2015

    ​Grist magazine includes Camas Davis in its "Woman Crush Wednesday." Check out the full article here.

  • Vice Talks with Camas Davis About Honing Her Message

    May 5, 2015

    ​​The title of this Vice article is a little sensational. Camas doesn't actually teach any of the PMC's beef classes, and "slicing up cows" seems a little dramatic. But it's a good article other than that.  

  • Medium Rare: Are We Finally Over Meat?

    March 18, 2015

    ​PMC founder Camas Davis ponders North America’s obsession with meat, the issue of sustainability, and a world where meat is still on, but no longer the focus of, the menu. Read the entire article over on Medium Rare's Blog!