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 Emma McIlroy is

Book selection: Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game by Abby Wambach — Date/Location: TBD



Leather Storrs is a native Portlander. He owns Noble Rot with his wife Courtney and their partner Kimberly Bernosky. This year marks seventeen in business. Storrs likes dirt. And foraging. And the Trail Blazers. He doesn’t read nearly as much as he should.

Leather learned to cook from his Dad, a local architect. With his architecture and his food, the senior Storrs instilled a sense of place and the importance of celebrating and utilizing native material.

Storrs is a graduate of The University of Colorado and The Culinary Institute of America. He credits his BA in English for preparing him to carry 50 lb. bags of onions. Storrs honed his cooking skills at Chez Panisse and The French Laundry. He sharpened his writing skills as a food critic in both Austin, Texas and Portland.

Lately he’s been cooking with cannabis. Storrs serves multi-course, infused dinners featuring a variety of techniques including tincture cured fish, shake roasted vegetables, potted pork rillettes, and goofiness. His weed work has been featured on “Bong Appetite” and the newly printed “Kitchen Toke” magazine. He also won a ridiculous cooking show on the Food Network, called “Extreme Chef” (weed free).

Leather lives in Southeast Portland with his wife, a dog and their two children, Rye and Charlotte- hands down the best things he’s ever made.

Book selection: White Heat 25 by Marco Pierre White —Date/Location: October 5th or October 12th at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Noble Rot, 1111 East Burnside Street 4th Floor


Nat Borchers is

Book selection: Life is So Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman —Date: August 21st, 7:00 p.m.

Location: TBD

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Naomi Pomeroy

Book selection: City of Thieves by David Benioff —Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018