Whether you’re looking to impress friends and family or become a little less DoorDash dependent, Portland has a smorgasbord of cooking classes where the culinarily curious can sharpen their skills.
So roll up your sleeves and step into the kitchen.
Feed the Mass
This nonprofit is working to dismantle injustices in the food system through education and empowerment. Each in-person workshop highlights a topic, skill, or cuisine, while also providing broader context with digital resources.
Upcoming class: Leveling Up Your Leftovers | Thursday, March 2
Via this platform, guests can learn from actual chefs in their kitchens. In some cases, having the instructor come to your own residence is also an option.
Upcoming class: Traditional Tastes of Asia | Friday, March 10
The Merry Kitchen
Have a kid who loves to cook? Julie Merry not only teaches children of all ages how to make delicious food, but also how to grow the ingredients. She hosts classes, summer camps, and even birthday parties out of her remodeled home and 500-sqft garden in the Cully neighborhood.
Upcoming class: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Ages 8-12 | Sunday, March 12
Put on your apron and gather around the island at this airy Southeast Portland space where local food and beverage artisans walk you through the steps to craft authentic dishes with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Pro tip: Events sell out quickly, so book far in advance.
Upcoming class: Spring Cleansing with Chef Fabi | Saturday, March 18
Cooking with Company
Book a weekend date night, sign your kid up for an afterschool class, or get your hands dirty as a family. Instruction will focus on pastries and pasta, and all ingredients and tools are provided.
Upcoming class: Stuffed Pasta & Fresh Fruit with a Boozy Sabayon | Saturday, April 1