Food Freedom 2: Digestion Explained
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Food Freedom 2: Digestion Explained

Part 2: Digestion Explained

Nutritionist Karen Davis walks you through the key factors affecting digestion and how what you are eating is contributing to your energy, focus, and overall sense of well-being. Karen’s approach to eating well is not to scold you about all the things you think you are doing wrong but instead to give you tools to help you make the best decisions you can given your personal strengths and limitations.

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Food Freedom 1: Understanding What You're Eating
May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Food Freedom 1: Understanding What You're Eating

Part 1: Food Freedom Basics

In this first part of a 5 part series, Nutritionist Karen Davis, MS, CNS, NTP will lay out the basics of what it means to eat well for your body in the modern world. She will help you to make sense of and to understand the different types of macro nutrients that you might read about or hear on the news. Then she will help you to better understand what you are looking at when you read a nutrition label so that those names and their meanings are more clear. Additionally, Karen will talk about the breakdown of a balanced meal and this isn’t your old-school food pyramid either!

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Chinese Tea & Pulse Diagnosis
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00
Tea

Chinese Tea & Pulse Diagnosis

Class Four: Virtue
Class four focuses on the end goal of Chinese tea practice: Virtue. Within every Chinese art, there is the goal of virtue. Virtue is seen in tea service and in Chinese medicine as a quality that the server embodies as they perform their art. This class is devoted to covering the aspects of practice necessary to manifest virtue.

Class four will feature teas that help us to tap into our deepest reservoirs of self so that harmony may unfold. All are welcome to attend. =)

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Chinese Tea & Elements
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00
Tea

Chinese Tea & Elements

Join us and learn to use Chinese tea as medicine! :)

Class Four: Virtue
Class four focuses on the end goal of Chinese tea practice: Virtue. Virtue in the Chinese tradition is thought to be a spontaneously arising phenomena. This means that we cannot make virtue happen. We can, however, set a proper foundation for its arising. Tea practice is one way to allow virtue to manifest. When our virtue comes through, we become a healing presence for ourselves and for others.

Class four will feature teas that help us to manifest our own unique virtue. All are welcome to attend. =)

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Chinese Tea & Pulse Diagnosis
Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00
Tea

Chinese Tea & Pulse Diagnosis

Class Three: Listening
Class three will feature one of the most important skillsets required for tea to become medicine. This skill is listening. If we cannot listen, we cannot know what is required. We must listen to the tea to know its medicine. We must listen to the pulse to know its health. We must listen to ourselves to know how we are showing up. When listening is there, so is medicine. When listening is not there, neither is medicine.

We will drink teas that are soft and graceful Qi quality. All are welcome to join! =)

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Chinese Tea & Elements
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00
Tea

Chinese Tea & Elements

Join us and learn to use Chinese tea as medicine! :)

Class Three: Listening
Class three will feature one of the most important skillsets required for tea to become medicine. This skill is listening. If we cannot listen, we cannot know what is required. We must listen to the tea to know its medicine. We must listen to our companions to know what they need. We must listen to ourselves to know how we are showing up. When listening is there, so is medicine. When listening is not there, neither is medicine.

Class three will featuring teas that assist our listening process. No former experience is necessary to partake (even if you missed the first two classes, we would still be thrilled to have you!).

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Chinese Tea & Pulse Diagnosis
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00
Tea

Chinese Tea & Pulse Diagnosis

Join us and learn Chinese pulse diagnosis and Chinese tea medicine! :)

Class Two: Movement

This class will focus on the rhythm and motion of Chinese tea service and Chinese pulse diagnosis. Chinese medicine is a science of qualities and without a clear understanding of movement, qualities remain elusive. The felt experience of drinking a tea and its corresponding shape within the pulse is the principle focus of this class.

We will drink teas that are mutable and dynamic in Qi quality. All are welcome to join! =)

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Chinese Tea & Elements
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00
Tea

Chinese Tea & Elements

Join us and learn to use Chinese tea as medicine! :)

Class Two: Movement
Class two will feature the movements that make Chinese tea medicinal. Whether it be the movement of our hands in the pouring process, or the movement of our minds in state, every movement effects the quality of tea. In this exciting new class, we will study and play with this process. By the end, we will become Jedi-knights. :)

Class two will feature teas that have a mutable direction. No former experience is necessary to partake (even if you missed the first class, we would be thrilled to have you!).

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Chinese Tea & Pulse Diagnosis
Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00
Tea

Chinese Tea & Pulse Diagnosis

Join us and learn Chinese pulse diagnosis and Chinese tea medicine! :)

Class One: Form

This class will focus on the form and structure of both gongfu style tea brewing and Chinese pulse diagnosis. Without a foundation, our practice has no ground to stand upon. This class will introduce the basic skills of these arts and show their potential power.

We will drink teas that enact the essence of Earth. All are welcome to join! =)

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Chinese Tea & Elements
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00
Tea

Chinese Tea & Elements

Join us and learn to use Chinese tea as medicine! :)

Class One: Form
Class one will feature the structure by which, Chinese tea may be used as medicine. Temperature, flavor, and the Qi-feel of each tea will launch our discussion and practice of play. The placement of ceremony, rhythm, and timing are given special attention in this first class. Every movement, every change, is transformative. But how? How may we direct each tea experience in order for it to become medicine? Class one will set the stage for the journey ahead, featuring brighter and sweeter teas. No former experience is necessary to partake.

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Chinese Tea & Pulse Diagnosis
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00
Tea

Chinese Tea & Pulse Diagnosis

Join us and learn Chinese pulse diagnosis and Chinese tea medicine! :)

Class 5/5: Fire

This class will explore principles that embody the Fire element. Fire is essential for life and is endlessly mysterious. We can’t touch fire, but no one would deny its reality. This class will explore the subject of tea and pulse as tools of personal cultivation.

We will drink teas that stoke the fires of spirit and enjoy the potential of where this form of art may go. All are welcome to join! =)

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Chinese Tea As Medicine Level One
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00
Tea

Chinese Tea As Medicine Level One

Join us and learn to use Chinese tea as medicine! :)

Part 5 of 5
 
This class will explore teas that embody the Fire element. Fire is essential for life and is endlessly mysterious. We can’t touch fire, but no one would deny its reality. This class will explore the subject of tea as a tool of personal cultivation. How may we embody grace and serenity within the context of tea? We will drink teas that stoke the fires of spirit and enjoy the potential of where this form of art may go.

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Vine & Dine
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Vine & Dine

  • Multnomah Arts Center (lower parking lot) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sample Outstanding Northwest Wines and Bites!

25+ Spectacular Northwest Wineries
Bites from artisan vendors
Free souvenir glass

ENTER RAFFLE TO WIN A "CELLARFULL" OF WINE
Benefits the Multnomah VIllage Bloc's Initiative


$30 General Entry at 3pm
($35 at the door)

$50 VIP Entry at 1pm
($55 at the door)

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Multnomah Days 2018
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Multnomah Days 2018

Every summer Multnomah Village hosts a mighty street fair. With vendors from village business as well as from all over the city, activities for the kids, a parade, and food and music galore, MD2018 is not to be missed. R&B will have a booth selling fine Chinese Tea, All Day Teas, gifts, cards, and more! Stop by the booth or the shop for special savings during this one day event!

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Alchemical Sessions: Sun and Sky
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

Alchemical Sessions: Sun and Sky

Please join us for an enchanted evening of sensuous alchemy
as we push ourselves outward to touch the last Yang of Summer

sponsored by Sarairena Wellness and Root & Branch.

Together tea and sound medicine will raise your vibrations, opening pathways to healing the mind, body, and soul. This event is a uniquely transformative experience that will leave you feeling lighter, hopeful, and whole. 

This event is limited to 9 people

Reserve your spot today!

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Tea Fest PDX Afterparty
Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

Tea Fest PDX Afterparty

Let the Tea Keep Flowing

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Join us at Root & Branch after the Tea Fest PDX excitement for more phenomenal teas and paired small bites. Co-sponsored with Zuo Wang Tea, R&B is excited to host this gathering of people who love good tea. 

We'll have tea for sale, along with some beautiful teaware, and gifts. 


The Menu is Set!

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7:30-8:30

Dong Guo 2018 Sheng Pu'er
Bites:  Stone Fruit Reduction
           Edamame with Ponzu

 

 

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8:30-9:15

Year of the Rooster Shou Pu'er
Bites: Wild Mushroom Tartlett
           Dates with Smoked Salt

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9:15 - 10:00

2018 Red Tea
Bites: Savory Walnut Butter & Sweet Potato
          Almond Rose Cookie

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Mandarin Language Meet-up
Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

Mandarin Language Meet-up

An all-ages event for anyone interested in learning how to speak Mandarin Chinese. We have teamed up with the Mandarin Learning Center to host a language learning event using the magical vocabulary of Chinese Medicine! Learn about colors, flavors, and temperatures and engage with some exciting kinds of Chinese medicinal plants. We'll have tea and snacks!

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Fire Cupping Demonstration
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Fire Cupping Demonstration

Heard of Cupping before? Maybe you saw the marks on athletes at the last Summer Olympics? Cupping is an ancient healing method used for sore muscles, painful joints, chest congestion, and many other stuck and stagnant conditions. Come by the shop during Multnomah Village's First Friday to see cupping performed live and in person and to learn about how these types of therapies might work for you!

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