Food Events

Chef Carlo Lamagna Comes to República for a One-Day Collab

Plus, our picks for Halloween food and drink events

10/25/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Trick or Treat

Level Up This Halloween with Local Candy

From salty black licorice to creepy chocolate baby heads, Portland makers have everything you need for a sweet Halloween season.

10/05/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food Review

Heaven Is Alive and Well at Cloudforest’s Reborn Chocolate Shop

Ecuadoran chocolate maker Sebastian Cisneros reprises his ungodly hot chocolates and cookies in Southeast Portland.

02/25/2021 By Karen Brooks


Celebrate Halloween at Home with These Locally Made Treats

Sea glass jelly? Boba pearls? Chocolate baby heads? Weird flex, but OK.

10/02/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food Event Spotlight

Feast Tickets Are on Sale and Going Fast

Grab tickets to Portland’s sixth annual food festival before it’s too late!

06/06/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Sugar Rush

Meet Jami Curl, Portland's Candy Queen

With highbrow sweets and a wild new cookbook, the Quin Candy founder gets happy.

05/15/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Sweet Tease

First Look: Quin Candy’s Eye-Popping New Cookbook

Quin’s wildly creative Jami Curl gives us an exclusive taste of Candy is Magic, her vivid how-to guide to making all things sweet.

11/07/2016 By Kelly Clarke


Quin Candy to Open a Second Location and Release a Candy Cookbook

Portland’s queen of sweet, Jami Curl, expands with a new candy shop on SE 28th Avenue and an upcoming tome with Ten Speed Press.

09/29/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


Quin Candy Debuts in Union Way

The shoebox-sized artisan candy shop in downtown's chic new shopping corridor boasts local collaborations and surprising flavors.

07/01/2013 By Allison Jones


Introducing Goldfinch Caramel

A former gallery owner sets his sights on sweet new horizons in the form of a local caramel business with inventive ingredients like Oregon black truffle and Hopworks "7-Grain" stout.

03/19/2013 By Allison Jones


Holiday Sweets with a Local Touch

This line of giftable, small-batch treats from Willamette Valley Confectionery delivers classic taste using berries, nuts, and dairy products from local farms.

12/11/2012 By Allison Jones


Slide Show: Inside Hattie's Sweet Shop on NE Fremont

Tricia Leahy's latest candy-fueled venture brings jelly beans, licorice, truffles, handmade fudge, and ice cream to the family-friendly Northeast neighborhood.



Inside Hattie's Sweet Shop on NE Fremont

Peek inside the new Hattie's Sweet Shop, now open on Northeast Fremont and 48th, and ramp up your cravings for fudge, Swedish fish, jelly beans, and hand-dipped chocolates.

11/12/2012 By Allison Jones