May 2011
Table of Contents
Cover Story
Considering today’s craze for fresh, sustainable produce, it’s hard to believe that 25 years ago the farmers market scene was nonexistent. Here is our tip of the hat to the growers, markets, and food finds...
Features
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After getting his start scouring the Oregon woods for mushrooms in the 1980s, Lars Norgren now supplies some of Portland’s top restaurants and farmers markets with edible fungi and weeds.
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Three farms show that behind Portland’s thriving farm-to-market economy, farming is as precarious as always.
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It’s no mystery why PFM is getting requests to add to its already impressive six locations. At the Portland State University location, make sure to stop for fresh apple pie and traditional kimchi.
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This market sweet spot sold 20 percent of the state’s market produce in 2005. Here you'll find the same tree peonies as found at Portland’s Su Chinese Garden and homemade chicken-habanero tamales.
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The Hollywood Farmers Market strikes the perfect balance between variety and accessibility. As you pick up strawberries from Unger Farms, enjoy a handmade Sol Pop.
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You can’t get more Oregonian than a day at the People’s Farmers Market, which has been “feeding the revolution since 1970.” Make sure to get a pretzel bun and fire cocoa, a cayenne-flavored hot chocolate.
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The Hillsdale Farmers Market has a dedicated tote-carrying clientele. This truly neighborhood market station is open all year round. Add old Irish salmon to your shopping list if this is your destination.
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Where does _Portland Monthly_ stand on the heated Carhartt hot-pants issue? Find out here.
Food insecurity in Oregon has created a push for community-farming programs.
St. Jack restaurant in the S.E. Clinton neighborhood is a sweet slice of Lyon in Portland, with boudin sausages, bulk local wine, and a boisterous mood.
With the Coalator Program, anyone can take a turn as brewmeister.
Load up on these stats about Portland Farmers Markets.
After getting his start scouring the Oregon woods for mushrooms in the 1980s, Lars Norgren now supplies some of Portland’s top restaurants and farmers markets with edible fungi and weeds.
Northwest Portland’s Two Tarts Bakery owner Elizabeth Beekley helps us savor the first of the spring crop with a recipe for rhubarb rugelach.
Barbera wines masterfully walk the tightrope between Old World food-friendly restraint and New World flavor-forward exuberance.
Tastebud delivers heavenly, smoky charred birds on its weekly Chicken Dinner Night.
Considering today’s craze for fresh, sustainable produce, it’s hard to believe that 25 years ago the farmers market scene was nonexistent. Here is our tip of the hat to the growers, markets, and food finds...
Three farms show that behind Portland’s thriving farm-to-market economy, farming is as precarious as always.
It’s no mystery why PFM is getting requests to add to its already impressive six locations. At the Portland State University location, make sure to stop for fresh apple pie and traditional kimchi.
This market sweet spot sold 20 percent of the state’s market produce in 2005. Here you'll find the same tree peonies as found at Portland’s Su Chinese Garden and homemade chicken-habanero tamales.
The Hollywood Farmers Market strikes the perfect balance between variety and accessibility. As you pick up strawberries from Unger Farms, enjoy a handmade Sol Pop.
You can’t get more Oregonian than a day at the People’s Farmers Market, which has been “feeding the revolution since 1970.” Make sure to get a pretzel bun and fire cocoa, a cayenne-flavored hot chocolate.
The Hillsdale Farmers Market has a dedicated tote-carrying clientele. This truly neighborhood market station is open all year round. Add old Irish salmon to your shopping list if this is your destination.
Where does _Portland Monthly_ stand on the heated Carhartt hot-pants issue? Find out here.
We take you on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Portland's top recording studios.
This month’s spread of in-the-know dinner guest we’d like to rub elbows with include Sergio Palleroni, Junki Yoshida, a “bro” and a “hipster," Jeff Stuhr, and Naomi Pomeroy.
Boaz Frankel tells us about his 12,000 mile car-free “Unroad Trip” of America, and its subsequent 10-episode series on Halogen network.
If you were hoping to get to know "The Turk," the man behind the online food delivery service the Secret Kebab, you are out of luck.
A trio of Portland’s writers make the final cut for the Oscars of science fiction writing.
Watch our exclusive slideshow to see how Portland Artist Peter Vogel painstakingly crafted our award winning May cover.
In his haunting first novel, local author Kevin Desinger tests humanity’s breaking point.
An afternoon of classic songs to benefit OHSU and Portland Chamber Orchestra
Some of our top finds in books, music, and hidden beer-bottle opener accessories.
Blake Nieman-Davis, owner of beloved Portland jeans boutique *Blake*, has moved his premium denim shop to its bigger, better Northwest home.
Why Mount Hood’s dangers shouldn’t change the climbing game.
The Trout Lake Ice Cave in Washington state, is a lava tube glaciere, which boasts otherworldly icy pillars, columns and crystallized stalagmites.
A study by Reed College economist Noelwah Netusil demonstrates how the greenery on your block can give a major increase to the green your house is worth.
Woodburn Nursery & Azaleas awaits the coming spring to see if sales are blooming after a two-year decline.
Give your garden some summer-lovin’ with veggies, annuals, and bulbs.
The restauranteur behind Pok Pok, Whiskey Soda Lounge, and Pok Pok Noi, Andy Ricker shows us around his SE Portland condo. Ricker teamed up with a local design firm to combine functionality with his own quirky aesthetic.
The best home decor and accessories to make your home a modern eclectic living space.
Two doctors offer a high-speed prescription for health care.
Portland Public Schools do battle with ancient boilers while awaiting the verdict of a critical bond measure which, if passed, would finance the renovation and repair of 85 district buildings–including the boilers.
Portland Public Schools' District Superintendent Carole Smith talks to us about the upcoming $548 million dollar bond measure, and what its passage would mean for the future of our school system.
Behind the scenes footage of the Markham Elementary School boiler room reveals a worrisome issue for the Portland Public School System.
A class hosted by the Dill Pickle Club discusses Voices of Portland, the oral history project of Portland’s neighborhood growth, revival, and adaptation.
Portland Monthly presents: In the Kitchen. Watch as Alissa Rozos, pastry chef at St. Jack Restaurant, shows us how to make her scrumptious madeleine cookies.