What we're about

Potlucks, craft nights, game nights, conversation groups, write ins, critique groups, think tanks, and meetups for ongoing projects.

Appreciation Salad events are about creating space for people to work on their creative projects, connect with people that inspire them, and/or market their products/services/businesses.

My name is Giacomo Ranieri. These meetups will be held at The Thought Swap Refuge, my home & office in downtown Portland.

Appreciation Salad will launch next spring (2019) as a website, YouTube, & Instagram. I started this meetup group to create the content for the blog. Do you write, take photos, paint, draw, shoot film, record podcasts, or edit/critique any of these things? Whatever we create there will be a way to publish it on Appreciation Salad.

If you genuinely can't wait, submit by sending an e-mail to:


PS If you’re not sure how to contribute let me know in the e-mail and I’ll send you a prompt.

Past events (5)

Game Night

SE Grind (Fireside Coffee Lodge)

Write-In / Draw-In

Coava Coffee Roasters

Write-In / Draw-In

Coava Coffee Roasters

Prompt Swap

Giacomo Ranieri

Photos (8)