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Taste the World

  • Fork Food Lab 72 Parris Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

Taste the World right here in Portland, Maine!

Join PROPEL at the new Fork Food Lab for our second In Focus Series event on November 2nd from 6pm-8pm. Guests will taste delicious foods from around the world, prepared by Tu Casa Salvadorena RestaurantAmeera BreadAsmara RestaurantBabylon Restaurant, and the soon-to-open Mini Mogadishu Restaurant! This event is a unique opportunity to learn more about other cultures, explore a new shared kitchen space and support community development, all while networking with your peers.

The In Focus Series is part of PROPEL’s commitment to support young professionals’ growth in their careers, create meaningful connections, and become more deeply rooted in the community. PROPEL believes community engagement is integral to professional development and a well-rounded business profile. At Taste the World, you will learn about:

  • Coastal Enterprises Inc.’s Start Smart Program: a free business development program that helps immigrants start or grow a business. 

  • Maine Access Immigrant Network ( an organization that bridges access to health and social services for immigrants and refugees in Portland, Maine.

  • Maine Public Health Association: a nonprofit dedicated to improving and sustaining the health and well-being of all Maine residents by advocating for polices and environments that promote public health and health equity. 

Food tasting tickets are $15. For just $5 more you can participate in a culinary education program with participating chefs to learn how to prepare featured dishes!

**Space is limited! Buy your tickets now before they sell out!

This event is made possible by the generous contributions of Fork Food Lab, Maine's premier collaborative commercial kitchen serving new and existing food businesses. Event profits will support Fork Food Lab membership for New Mainer businesses in Portland, and will make more events like this possible.