This Tiny Oregon Brewery Is Making Rustic Beer with Fruit and Nuts
The founder treats trees as if they were different hop varieties. His Sebastian Rhubarb ale, for example, is a full-bodied, “basement-y” saison brewed with Douglas fir needles from his farm and heirloom rhubarb.
How I Accidentally Became an Award-Winning Cheesemaker
Our cave-aged blue cheese is wrapped in pear brandy-soaked grape leaves and tastes like cured bacon, milk chocolate, vanilla, and truffles all at the same time.
You Don’t Need to Speak Wine to Read These Labels
Figuratively speaking, it's as if this winery hired someone like Georgia O'Keeffe or Jackson Pollock to visually represent a wine’s acidity, texture, and tannins on its labels. In short, it is synesthesia for winos.
I Escaped An Alcohol-Free Iran to Make Wine In Oregon
In Persian literature, there is no subject covered as much as wine. Not just the taste and flavor of wine, but the spirit of wine. My winery in Oregon celebrates this.
These Tips Will Help You Quit Your Day Job and Start a Small Food Business
We reached out to Michael Madigan of KitchenCru in Portland, Oregon to find out. In short, be prepared to work harder than you’ve ever worked before.
Why I Stopped Baking My Pizzas In Wood-Burning Ovens
After working with wood ovens since the early 90s, I asked myself: How much land is being cleared because of our foodservice demand for wood?
The Life and Death of Portland’s Bike-Powered Coffee Roaster
Portland is known for bikes, coffee, and hipsters. If you put those three things together, you get a charm-oozing café fueled by a bicycle-powered, wood-fired coffee roaster.
How I Helped Portland Embrace Filipino Food
"In the long run, I think Filipino food can absolutely get as mainstream as Thai and Chinese food. It's going to go through the same processes through which those cuisines went—an Americanization phase, then to many different offshoots under young...
Should We Really Blame Weed Legalization for Declining Beer Sales?
A recent report found a correlation between marijuana legalization and a decline in beer sales. But the truth is a lot more complicated.
These Turkey Meatballs Might Change Your Thanksgiving Feast Forever
Created by Joshua McFadden of Ava Genes in Portland, Oregon, this version of a Thanksgiving feast is very accessible to younger cooks or those who are easily intimidated by the prospect of cooking a whole turkey.
Who Is Behind the Recent Attacks on Portland's Food Carts?
In less than two weeks, five separate Portland food cart pods have been hit by vandals who clearly are not as enthusiastic about the concept as most Portlandians.
Meet the Man Who Reinvented Salt in America
Officially launching his enterprise in 2011, Ben Jacobsen upended America’s perception of hand-harvested sea salt when he created Jacobsen Salt Co.
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