Plates of World Adventures

"My food is like my brain, my mutt mind," says Chef Katy Millard of Coquine. A glance at Coquine's menu shows a smattering of cultures, from the browned butter dashi served with Romano beans to the tomato-horseradish-piri piri-vodka sauce, spicing Katy's take on shrimp and grits....

Bite into Bitters

Are you perhaps healthily obsessed with craft cocktails? Do you wish you could whip them up without finding and buying all manner of esoteric ingredients and liqueurs?...

Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw was a 2014 Local Hero Award nominee in the Food Artisan category. Read about the Local Hero Awards and the nominees. Never before has Portland embraced an ice cream shop so hard and so fast. Salt & Straw has scooped its way into our hearts. And it’s little wonder why – the shop’s experimental flavors are not just about being funky and different, but embracing the local community right back. We spoke with owner Kim Malek about her start in the food industry and how Salt & Straw turned from a simple idea about community into a shop that has garnered both local and national attention. How did you get started in the food industry? When I graduated college I got a job at...

Fishpeople

Fishpeople is a 2014 Local Hero Award nominee in the Food Artisan category. Read about the Local Hero Awards and the nominees. Voting is now closed. Winners will be announced at Summer’s First BBQ on June 12 – get your tickets today to feast with the Pacific Northwest’s finest! Shopping at the seafood counter in Oregon can be a jarring experience – we know that plenty of fish is caught off our coast, so why is so much of our fish imported from elsewhere? When Duncan Berry and Kipp Baratoff joined forces to found Fishpeople, they undertook a careful analysis of the Oregon seafood supply chain to see what exactly was happening with Oregon’s fish. They found that eighty percent was leaving the state, and decided to do...

Tabor Bread

Tabor Bread was the 2014 Local Hero Award winner in the Food Artisan category. Read about the Local Hero Awards and the nominees. Walking into Tabor Bread for the first time is like finding that neighborhood bakery you’ve always dreamed of but never imagined actually exists. Fresh bread loaves line wooden shelves, a cheerful counter staff greets you, and a wood fire rages in the brick oven in the center of the bakery. Tabor Bread uses whole grains from local farmers and mills them in house, giving their breads an unmatched freshness and flavor. We sat down with owner Tissa Stein and general manager Annie Moss to learn about how Tabor Bread started and what keeps the fire burning. How did you get involved in bread baking,...

Naoko Knows

In Oregon, Naoko Tamura builds meals with a fastidious sense of Japanese tradition....

The Dungeness Master

Learn more about Nick Furman, the man who put "Oregon" in Oregon Dungeness crab....