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Sweet, savory, sour, bitter stories by women, trans, and nonbinary folks who are black, indigenous, or POC.

Photo by Christine Dong

Tender Table is a collective of people who take up space, empower one another, and start important conversations. Tender Table began in Portland, OR in 2017 as a monthly event series gathered around food, stories, and community. The series features stories by women, trans, and nonbinary folks who are black, indigenous, or people of color. In a city that is often characterized as “so white,” Tender Table disrupts this narrative by creating spaces that increase the visibility of our community. Tender Table provides a platform for these individuals’ stories to be uplifted, highlighted, and centered — it is a space where we can come together to network, build relationships and community — and it’s always evolving.

At Tender Table, all are welcome — expect to be immersed in stories, and sample delicious food prepared by the speakers.

Tender Table provides compensation to all presenters and contributors we work with for their time and labor — thank you in advance for your donations.

Photo by Marianna McMurdock

Photo by Marianna McMurdock


Agueda Villaman (left) & Sussy Santana (right) at Tender Table in Providence, RI



Photo by Marianna McMurdock

Photo by Marianna McMurdock

We believe presenters should be compensated for their labor. Your donations support the artists who contribute to the series. Thank you!

Venmo: @tendertablepdx

Paypal: tendertable [at] gmail [dot] com