culinary education


Portland Meat collective

We are a one-of-a-kind meat school and community resource in Portland, Oregon that offers hands-on classes in slaughter, butchery, meat cookery, and charcuterie. For each PMC class, local farmers sell whole animals to students, who in turn learn from seasoned butchers and chefs how to transform the animals into everything from pork chops to bacon. Students go home with a lot of good meat and increasingly rare knowledge. Chefs and butchers share their art. And farmers are able to sell directly to consumers who appreciate their sustainable farming practices. The result? A growing community of informed omnivores who support responsible meat production and consumption in America.

Other classes

The Nightwood offers  classes for adults and kids too! You can find the latest lineup and information on our events page. Check the news page for pictures and details on past classes.