Wednesday, February 29, 2012

p:ear + Yakuza partner for dinner, March 14th

p:ear is once again partnering with Yakuza Lounge to donate 30% of dinner proceeds on March 14th. Enjoy amazing food, cocktails and sake with p:ear staff and board members in support of p:ear programs.

Join us at Yakuza, 5411 NE 30th Avenue, Portland OR 97211, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, March 14th!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

p:ear youth rec trip to Mount Hood

p:ear youth on a ski trip to Mt. Hood, Feb. 23rd

p:ear's innovative recreation program, which helps youth experience the outdoor world through activities like cross-country skiing, spelunking, kayaking, seasonal day trips, is life-changing. Over 80 p:ear students participate our outdoor adventures per year, including an annual multi-day "camp p:ear." They experience what for them is rare: relaxation, play, nature without having to sleep in it.

p:ear is excited to announce a that New Season's Market will be supporting April and May's adventures!

Want to sponsor one of p:ear's monthly rec trips? p:ear is always looking for supportive partners who value the experience of the outdoors. Contact stephanie@pearmentor.org to see how you can help.

Monday, February 27, 2012

First Thursday with STiTCH and p:ear youth artists, March 1st

"Something to Talk About" by Kathy Kerler

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1st, 6-9pm

On Display: March 1st – March 30th, 2012

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10-2pm: or by appointment

Gallery Location: 338 NW 6th St. Portland, OR 97209 Corner of 6th & NW Flanders

Truth To Tell explores the realizations of truth amongst our every day and not so every day life. STiTCH uses their needles to create works that flow into natures secrets as well as our own, unveiling the scope of our truths. From the simple to the layered to the risky, view the rhythmic folds as STiTCH exposes the truths that we carry with us every day. Join p:ear this First Thursday for art, coffee, & music!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Y La Bamba to perform at p:earblossoms X, May 12th

Just confirmed: Portland arty folk band Y La Bamba will be performing at p:earblossoms X: story, May 12th at the Left Bank Annex. Check out their performance on NPR's Tiny Desk concert series here. And purchase tickets to catch their performance at p:earblossoms here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

From the p:ear kitchen

Hungry yet?

p:ear cook Carol Jones makes some amazing breakfasts. This recipe is perfect for a Valentine's Day sweet treat!

Ricotta Pancakes with cherry sauce and greek yogurt

To make the sauce:

1/2 cup of water, divided
2 teaspoons of cornstarch
2 cups of pitted cherries (Bing or other sweet, dark cherries work best)
2 tablespoons of brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Whisk 1/4 cup of water with cornstarch. Melt butter in the skillet over medium heat. Add cherries, the rest of the water, brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Increase heat to medium high and add cornstarch. Stir until mixture boils and thickens (add some water if sauce is too thick) for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.

To make the pancakes:

3/4 cup of flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking power
bit of salt
1 1/3 cup of ricotta cheese
4 large egg yolks
1/2 whole milk
3 large egg whites

Whisk flour, sugar, baking power and salt in small bowl. With a mixer, beat ricotta cheese and egg yolks until light and fluffy (about 1 minute). Reduce mixer speed to low and flour slowly with milk, beating until blended.

With clean beaters, mix egg whites in bowl until stiff. Fold 1/4 of ricotta into mixture to lighten, then add in remaining whites in three additions. Heat griddle to medium heat and brush with oil. Drop about 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle. Cook until bubbles on top (about 3 minutes) until golden brown. Voila! Breakfast time!

On the side: Greek yogurt, honey (and the p:ear kids always ask for maple syrup).

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Support p:ear, Feb. 11th

p:ear is proud to announce that six creative entrepreneurs are partnering to support p:ear's important mission and work. Bringing French, Italian and other outstanding furnishings, original art, antiques and collectibles, professional photographs, tasteful home accessories and treasures from across the world, join Versailles Interiors, Forever Art, Divine Decadence, Cielo Home, Adventures in Woo and Stage Struck in this exciting fundraiser for p:ear. Shop for an elegant French armoire, Indian rug, Asian tapestry, Turkish tiles as well as many treasures from our lovely city of Portland and across the country. Enjoy wine, live music and delicious appetizers at the opening of this Major Design D├ęcor Venue and p:ear Fundraiser, on:
Saturday, February 11
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
corner of NW Glisan & 14th Ave.
1333 NW Glisan
Portland
Ten percent (10%) of all proceeds will benefit p:ear

Thursday, February 2, 2012

You are the CORE of p:ear

p:ear youth want YOU to join p:ear core, p:ear's monthly giving club! For as little as $10 a month, you you can create a core of stability for p:ear's vital and transformative programs, such as housing, job training, creative mentoring and the many other mental and physical well-being services and referrals that p:ear provides for Portland's homeless and parent-less young people.
Join before February 14th, and save $50 on a ticket to p:earblossoms X, p:ear's spring gala.
Show your support and join here.