The New Portland Pantry

14 Oregon-made kitchen cabinet essentials, from guajillo chile oil and spicy Thai peanut butter to marionberry espresso jam and addictive granola.

By Benjamin Tepler September 2, 2014 Published in the September 2014 issue of Portland Monthly

Live Forest Farms Balinese Cashews: Sweet, creamy, sustainable, single-origin nuts imported from Bali. $10 at New Seasons

Hot Winter Hot Sauce: Hot Winter uses its own heirloom chile variety to create a thick, neon red sauce with a fermented kick akin to Sriracha. $7.69 at People’s Food Co-op

Republic of Jam Marionberry Espresso: Silky smooth jam with dark espresso undertones. $10 at 

Los Roast Green Chile: Pure Hatch chiles from New Mexico with a slow heat and bright fruitiness. $8.75 at P’s & Q’s Market

Goose Hollow Granola: The taste of toasted oatmeal cookies with hazelnuts, shredded coconut, and sea salt. $11.49 at Whole Foods

Picklopolis Whole Grain Mustard: Creamy, with a grainy crunch and green-garlic edge. $6 at PSU and Shemanski farmers markets

Nong’s Khao Man Gai Sauce: Cart queen Nong Poonsukwattana’s iconic garlic-ginger-soy sauce, bottled. $10 at Uwajimaya

Portland Creamery Cajeta Caramel: Addictive goat’s-milk caramel with tangy apple notes that does wonders served atop Portland Creamery’s goat cheese. $13.99 at New Seasons

Seely Mint Patties: Like a York Peppermint Pattie, only better. Made with organic, smooth-tasting Oregon mint. $6.99 at Alberta Co-Op Grocery

Eliot’s Adult Nut Butter Spicy Thai: A supremely nutty spread with bright flecks of lemongrass, kaffir lime, and a spicy hit of cayenne. $8 at Bowery Bagels

Cacao Premium Drinking Chocolate: A creamy, complex mix of Cacao’s meticulously curated dark chocolates. $25 at Cacao

Pinkleton’s Curious Caramel Corn Orange Cardamom: Crunchy pops of orange zest and cardamom spice with a peaty, scotch-like finish. $9.89 at World Foods Portland

T Project Tea: Beautifully packaged high-end tea concoctions with blends that pay homage to songs from the ’60s and ’70s. $10–22 at Alder & Co

Hot Mama Salsa Guajillo Chile Oil: Sauvie Island–grown guajillo peppers, toasted and fried with a smoky mild heat. $7.99 at Cherry Sprout Produce

Find more local foods and drinks to swoon over in our A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon.

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