Garden Goodies

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You’re seeing beets, collard greens, kale, green beans, Italian and padrone peppers, eggplant, summer squashes and tomatoes on your plates in specials and menu items. Now that the sun is out and it’s heating up the summer crops are really getting into full swing.

Although tomatoes are just starting to ripen, it won’t be long before we have more than we can use in between harvests. We have found the simplest way to deal with these luscious summer gems is to roast them.

Preheat oven to 350. Cut tomatoes in half horizontally and place on parchment paper cut side up. Season with salt, pepper and a good amount of olive oil and roast until the tomatoes have slightly browned or charred edges and have “slumped”. This can take 2-3 hours but the amount of time will depend on the size and varietal. Let cool slightly before removing skins, rough chop flesh and slide into a freezer bag, pressing out as much air as possible before sealing (be sure to include the flavorful oil and juices). Freeze flat on a cookie sheet so the tomato bricks are easily stackable once frozen. You can enjoy summer tomatoes into the fall and winter in sauces.

July's Donation to Light the Night

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Thank you to everyone who enjoyed a Sunriver brew in July to help in our fundraising efforts for Light the Night and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Because of your support, RCC and Sunriver Brewery will contribute $838 to this worthy cause. Each month we partner with a different brewery to raise funds for a local non-profit, donating $1 from for each pint of our featured brewery that is sold. So stay tuned each month and raise a Pint with Purpose all year long!

August's Featured Brewer: Migration

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August’s Brewery of the Month (BOM) is Migration Brewing — about as local as it gets. We will have an awesome tasting event on Thursday August 8 from 5pm - 7pm, where a foursome of Hops tickets will be raffled off (raffle tickets obtained during tasting - must be present to win!).

Our fundraising partnership with Migration this month also means that $1 from each Migration pint purchased will be donated to the Hops Fund to benefit underprivileged youth in our community. So you can enjoy a Pint with Purpose knowing you’re supporting a local non-profit. That’s a home run! We will also continue the tradition of Free Swag Friday where you get great BOM merchandise with each pint purchased (while supplies last).

So join us on Thursday the 8th for a chance to win Hillsboro Hops tickets and remember that all of August, each Migration pint purchased earns you another entry into the end of month grand prize raffle. Cheers!

Sample & Swag July 10

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Join us Wednesday July 10 from 5-7 when you can sample some of Sunriver Brewing’s latest and greatest beers. Sunriver Brewing is not only our featured brewer for July but also our Pints with Purpose fundraising partner, where we have teamed up to donate a dollar from each pint purchased to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. So for all of July you can enjoy the rapidly changing taps of Sunriver’s best, knowing that you’re doing good.

Currently on tap are Fuzztail Hef; Sick Means Good NW Style IPA and on deck: Vicious Mosquito IPA and Deseo Mexican Lager. Each pint purchased throughout July earns you another entry in the end of month grand prize drawing. So many reasons to raise a Pint with Purpose!!

Artist's Reception: Sunday July 14

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Join us in welcoming two very talented artists to Rock Creek Corner at our artist’s reception on Sunday, July 14 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in the dining room. All ages are welcome.

Hillsboro resident Savannah Dollison hails from Illinois and began pursuing art from a young age. Her whimsical and imaginative works are balanced by the use of real life objects in her acrylic paintings and prints.

Mandy Cobb is one of our stellar servers at RCC when she is not in class or busy with her work in art and theatre and has been scribbling pictures and words as long as she can remember. She lives in Portland with two cats and many, many books.

You can enjoy Savannah and Mandy’s works now through the end of August. All pieces are available to purchase directly from the artist. So bring a friend or two to the reception and support your local creative community!

Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Dinner

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Join us on June 26th at 6pm for a night of amazing food and wine! We will pour classic Willamette Valley Vineyards wines, each perfectly paired with the five-course dinner specially created by Chef Jamie to take advantage of the best local and seasonal ingredients.

The cost to attend is $49 per person, excluding gratuity. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To secure your seat, call: 503.645.8225 and leave a message on our reservation line, or email us: contact@rockcreekcorner.com

Menu 

Chilled Green Gazpacho

paired with 2017 Pinot Gris


Strawberry Salad

garden lettuce, candied hazelnuts, willow creek cheese

paired with 2018 Whole Cluster Rosé of Pinot Noir

Tortellini

tomato and roasted eggplant ragu, whipped ricotta, bread crumbs

paired with 2017 Whole Cluster Pinot Noir

Dry-aged Skirt Steak

fried bread and bean salad, pomodoraccio vinaigrette, trapanese

paired with 2016 Père Ami

Grilled Peach

stone fruit ice cream

paired with 2017 Riesling

Don't Forget Pops

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Father’s Day is right around the corner on June 16. Whether you’re fueling up to help dad around the yard, or looking for a leisurely brunch or dinner so you can relax and just enjoy his company, we’ve got you covered.

For brunch, think steak and eggs, a manly breakfast sandwich, toasted pecan french toast and other hearty dishes that will start the day out right. For dinner, a double cut stuffed pork chop should do the trick — or any of your regular menu favorites.

We are accepting reservations for groups of 7 or more and anticipate the weather will be cooperative with patio and dining room seating available. If you have a larger party and need to make a reservation, you may do so by calling: 503.645.8225 and leaving a message on our reservation request line, or by emailing us: contact@rockcreekcorner.com. We look forward to seeing you!

Pints With Purpose/June’s BOM

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It’s another great month for fundraising and enjoy a frosty beverage, knowing you’re benefiting a great cause. We have teamed up with our Brewery of the Month and Pints with Purpose partner Backwoods Brewing to make a difference in our local community.

With every Backwoods pint purchased, $1 is donated to 3 Squares throughout the month of June. 3 Squares is a non profit that provides food to hungry children, not just during the school year, but over weekends and school breaks. Awesome, right? And not only does each Backwoods pint help end hunger in our most vulnerable community members, but we’ve also thrown in a bit of chance to up the fun and feel good-ness with a raffle for a Backwoods grand prize at the end of each month. Each pint purchased earns you another entry.

Fridays are even better with free Backwoods swag with each pint (supplies limited) and we also have a tasting event scheduled for Thursday, June 20 when Backwoods will be in the house, pouring samples and handing out more swag from 5 - 7 pm. It’s a whole month of tasty Backwoods action. So come in with a friend or two and raise a Pint with Purpose!