The PDX Food Swap was founded in December 2010. These days, the swap is run by Bethany Rydmark, Lindsay Strannigan, and Meredith Mortensen.
Interested in helping out or starting your own?
Bethany is a landscape architect and an eighth generation Oregonian with an appetite for equitable, sustainable, and meaningful food. After finding her cupboards overloaded with experiments-gone-right, she co-founded Portland’s first food swap in 2010 as a way to diversify her pantry and mingle with neighbors. She helped found the Food Swap Network, where the food swapping movement continues to grow and spread across the country and around the world! She shares her love of life and food and travel at twoOregonians.
bethany (dot) rydmark (at) gmail (dot) com
Lindsay is a Portland-based food writer and event coordinator who shares her love of whole and healthy foods, wine, and cooking on her blog and in the company of friends. She creates delicious recipes, often highlighting local ingredients from area farmers markets, and she brings her culinary savvy and professional wedding and event planning skills to the mix as volunteer PDX Food Swap coordinator.
lindsay (dot) strannigan (at) gmail (dot) com
Meredith Cairns Mortensen
Art Institute of Portland Pastry Chef
Chef Meredith Mortensen is our kind hostess each swap at SHARP. Meredith is a pastry chef, teacher and jam and pickle enthusiast. She’s been playing in the kitchen since she was a little girl and loves sharing her love of homemade goodies with others. Her newest ventures include providing culinary classes, cooking demos, pop-up style dinner parties and other events in Portland, OR.