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SOLE dining at Fife in Portland, Oregon

July 9, 2009 update: Fife restaurant closed in May. According to OregonLive, chef Marco Shaw closed the restaurant so he could move to North Carolina, where he plans to start a new restaurant and establish a farm to supply food for the restaurant. Portland Food and Drink has an e-mail from Shaw about the...

Provisions Mushroom CSA through Helsing Junction

I've lost track of the post where the local mushroom CSA was discussed - oh, there it is, but I'll give this topic a full post just the same. Provisions Mushroom CSA is piggy-backing on Helsing Junction CSA Farm's delivery system to provide mushrooms. Their information is not available on Helsing Junction's...

A time to give thanks: Thanksgiving weekend at Sineann

Several years ago, I worked for a local natural food chain store in Portland, Oregon as a wine, beer, and cheese monger. One of my regular customers at the time was a man named Peter. Peter came in on a regular basis, bringing his absolutely adorable daughter with him. We would talk about food and wine, he...

Another way of looking at a chicken

...as a nuisance. That's what's happening to Patrick and Holly over at Hen Waller, whose neighbors have launched an anonymous campaign against their three chickens. Yes, in an urban neighborhood where car alarms probably go off regularly and loud motorcycles cruise by legally, some clucking is really a huge...