Cookshop is a new home for cooking classes in Southeast Portland, founded by Meredith Mortensen. Our space includes a captivating kitchen studio for classes led by the region's most celebrated chefs and food and beverage artisans, and a thoughtfully curated selection of culinary items sold in our retail shop.
Cookshop will be an encouraging and supporting place for young cooks, and the spot adults choose to spend an evening, gathered around the kitchen island, learning to make authentic food and fostering friendships.
Pull up a stool, grab an apron, and get ready to meet Cookshop!
Meredith grew up spending time at her Grandparents home in rural New Jersey, where most days were spent hunting for crayfish, climbing trees, and foraging for tiny wild strawberries and wine berries. She developed a love for desserts, despite being an extremely picky eater as a child. Meredith started making chocolates as gifts for friends at 13, had a subscription to Gourmet Magazine at 15, and was voted “most likely to replace Julia Child” in her high school newspaper.
Meredith has called Portland home for the past 11 years, where she has been the pastry chef at Carafe Bistro, and Baking and Pastry Instructor at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Portland. Prior to moving to Portland, she worked her way across the US; from No. 9 Park and Flour Bakery, both in Boston; to The Home Ranch in Colorado; and Daniel Boulud Brasserie in Las Vegas. Meredith holds a BA in International Political Economy from The Colorado College, and a Patisserie Diploma from Le Cordon Bleu, London. She spends her free time running, skiing, biking and exploring the outdoors with her husband and two young daughters.
Cookshop will be partnering with several local farms and purveyors to provide the best local, seasonal ingredients for our classes. Look for updated information here soon!
2627 SE Clinton Street
Portland, OR, 97202