Dirty Work

If you live in Portland, the odds are good that somebody at Recology has shoveled, ground, hauled, aerated, and sifted your kitchen scraps and yard waste, transforming them from an environmental liability into a valuable resource....

Tân Tân Café

The restaurants and sauce ventures weren’t an inevitability, but rather a surprise destination on a road that had been aggressively difficult....

Pinolo Gelato

When Sandro Paolini left his hometown of Pisa, Italy, with an agriculture and forestry degree in hand to emigrate to the United States, he didn’t speak a lick of English. So he learned the language the way a lot of American immigrants do — by cooking in kitchens....

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.”...

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....