WHO WHO WHO
Dustin Clark
Wildwood
Adam Sappington
Country Cat
Kat Liebman
Cocotte
SHOP SHOP SHOP
City Market 
735 NW 21st Ave 
503-221-3007
Tienda el Campesino 
6611 SE Powell Blvd 
503-774-4124
Portland Farmers Market at PSU
South Park Blocks
BOUGHT BOUGHT BOUGHT
Proving that you don’t need a white tablecloth to dine like a pro, Clark stocked up on chicken liver bourbon mousse from Chop Butchery, a half dozen Shigoku oysters, a loaf of Little T’s pretzel bread, hummus made in house (plus some endive for dipping), a handful of Castelvetrano olives, and Willamette Valley Cheese Company’s Boerenkaas gouda. The meat-centric chef loaded up on ready-made carnitas and barbacoa, just-out-of-the-fryer chicharones and chips, fiery chorizo and salsa roja, creamy guacamole and cojita encilado, and fresh tortillas for DIY tacos alfresco at this lively mercado and taqueria. The co-chef of Northeast Portland’s chic and feminine French café kept to her culinary roots with a traditional Saucisson d’Arles from Olympic Provisions, a fresh baguette from Pearl Bakery, Freddy Guys’ salted hazelnuts, fragrant strawberries from Groundwork Organics, Baird Family peaches, and Adelle soft ripened cheese from Ancient Heritage.
TO DRINK? TO DRINK? TO DRINK?
Gilbert Cellars rosé of Mourvedre Tecate with lime and salt, naturally Arcane Cellars pinot gris rosé
UNPACK IT UNPACK IT UNPACK IT
On the steps of the International Rose Test Garden’s amphitheater. With clear skies and a direct view of Mount Hood, few places better capture the spirit of Portland in the summer. At Mount Tabor, where picnic-toting diners can scout out a private slice of hillside under a canopy of trees with great views of the downtown skyline. On the South Park Blocks just outside the market’s boundaries. When the best farmers market in the country sits near vibrant stretches of fresh- cut grass, why go anywhere else?
This article appeared in the June 2013 issue of Portland Monthly.
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