Finding Ground

In early March, thick raindrops fall as we duck in and out of shared crop houses full of promise. “It’s basically a giant scallion,” observes Dan Sullivan, 32, of Black Locust Farm, as he points out the two beds of Spanish onions he planted during a sunbreak the previous day. “Nobody grows these except Conserva PDX.” Now starting his third season at Black Locust, Dan grows regionally adapted specialty vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs on three and a half acres for Portland restaurants and specialty retailers....

E-I-E-I-O!

Want to get to know your farmer? Go stay for the weekend. We drop in on four great Oregon farmstays....

A Scape Education

Garlic didn’t get much attention in our house when I was growing up. When I moved to Seattle after college, I learned the word allium, the family of onions and garlic....

A May Day Dinner Party

With the arrival of spring, cheerful, fragrant blossoms fill the air, and colorful, vibrant produce can be found in abundance at our local farmers markets....

Doggone Good Pronto Pups!

The corndog — or, as originally known, the Pronto Pup — originated in Oregon. The story begins on a rainy Labor Day weekend in 1939, when weather turned the hot dog buns into sop at George and Versa Boyington's Rockaway Beach hot dog stand....

A Little Goes A Long Way

The green practices that Portland’s restaurateurs are implementing right under our carbon footprints....

Cascade Farm

For meat lovers looking to get closer to their food source, buying meat directly from the farmer is the only way to go....

Secret Sauce

Maybe you’ve noticed? For many companies, the way they do business is changing....

Mint Perfect!

Mint. It grows like a weed around these parts and we might sometimes take its ubiquity for granted. Yet there is no easier way to conjure up a burst of summer sunshine than by throwing a handful of zingy, fresh mint into a dish....