Nosdrovyea, a Christmas Tale

For the past several years, I have reserved the first Sunday of January for the celebration of Russian Christmas, or what some call “Old” or “Little” Christmas....

Picked Clean

The age-old process of gleaning is making a comeback with a modern twist...

Noodles, a Love Story

A ramen lover learns about the subtleties of wheat during an Asian noodle technology course....

The Bean Man

Today, 95 percent of what's grown in the Willamette Valley is non-edible. That's why harry Maccormack is on a mission to bring traditional crops like legumes and grains back to this fertile region....

Oregon Agriculture by the Numbers

Judging by the gardens, menus, and markets around town, food literacy in Portland must be among the highest of any city in the nation....

Sea-Salt Kiss

"It was a bold man who first ate an oyster." - Jonothan Swift...

A New Kitchen in Old Town

One of this year’s great success stories is the transition of p:ear—a mentoring organization founded in 2002 for homeless young adults—to a new, renovated space in Old Town on Northwest Sixth and Flanders....

Makin’ Bacon at Home

Love for bacon seems instinctive, shared by a range of people as wide as home cooks and master chefs, truck drivers and CEOs. The smell alone can rouse both little kids and grandparents from the comfort of their dreams and covers....

A Burst of Berry This Winter

If there’s one thing that makes me feel smug, it’s walking right by the baskets of fresh berries on my grocer’s shelf in December. That’s because I have my own treasure of luscious berries sequestered away in my freezer chest at home....