This week, we look into the tasty pairing for Thursday night’s Curation Dinner: Guamanian / Island BBQ inspired menu from Chef Ed Sablan, owner of PDX671, with music from psychedelic soul Austin based artist, Black Pumas.
Tickets are running low! Don’t miss out on this incredible evening.
Chef Ed Sablan / PDX Six Seven One
Ed Sablan is the chef and owner of PDX671, a food cart in Portland, Oregon, where he’s been serving Chamorro-forward cuisine since 2010. Originally from the beautiful Mariana Island of Guam, Ed moved to Portland in 1993. He spent 2 years studying art, and then 2 years studying music… all the while working in kitchens.
Since childhood, Ed had always found enjoyment in creating things. As he searched, trying to find his medium of expression, he found what had always been right in front of him. Ed fondly remembers how food made an impact on him early in his life. He grew up watching his mom & dad, aunties, uncles, cousins & grandparents cook food for each other and the family. With ovens baking and roasting… burners stewing and frying… the grills bellowing out magic, always present was community, family, and love
In 2003, Ed attended Western Culinary Institute, and has been pushing Chamorro-forward cuisine from Guam ever since. In 2010, after taking jobs in kitchens such as St.Honoré Boulangerie, The Heathman, & The Hilton Hotel on Guam, Ed opened PDX671 (fusing Portland’s airport code with Guam’s area code) – honoring his Chamorro culture’s adaptability to the ever-changing culinary world.
Ed’s heartfelt approach to cooking great food has propelled PDX671 to gain recognition and credibility through publications on Guam and here in the States. His food has been highlighted in The Oregonian, Willamette Week, Portland Monthly, and Saveur Magazine. Ed himself, has been featured in two episodes of the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives, which has aired globally.
In 2016, Ed was invited back to Guam to cook alongside his culinary mentors, for the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts, showcasing Chamorro cuisine. Currently, Ed has been focusing on his numerous “Biba! Food of Guam” pop-up dinners, furthering the conversation of his native Chamorro culture. From fire and smoke, ocean and earth, Ed Sablan’s Chamorro-forward cooking style comes from the celebration of his culture’s past and the excitement of possibilities. Biba!
Psychedelic soul based in Austin, TX. Singer Eric Burton and producer Adrian Quesada. Album coming summer 2018!
“Black Pumas, the beat-heavy psychedelic soul project anchored by vocalist Eric Burton and guitarist Adrian Quesada, are Austin’s must-see new band. Week two of their ongoing Thursday night C-Boy’s residency saw a guest spot from Charlie Sexton. The sextet, featuring members of Hard Proof, Soul Supporters, and PR Newman, have already been secured a slot at Oregon’s Pickathon Music Festival and have a debut LP slated for Ohio’s Colemine Records label.” – Austin Chronicle