PDX INDEX

A By-The-Numbers Look at Oregon's Organic Farm Industry

Oregon ranks #9 for most organic farms in the nation. Here's how those hard-working farmers make it work.

03/02/2015 By Sarah Ostaszewski

FARM FRESH

'Tis the Season to Sign Up for 2015 CSA Shares

Whether you want produce for the year or just the summer season, veg out on these local farm share options.

02/18/2015 By Mary Stutzman

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Slow Food Portland's Fall Events

Join Slow Food Portland members and volunteers for a lesson in DIY tuna canning and an autumn banquet on the farm.

09/09/2014 By Sarah Ostaszewski

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

How Viridian Farms Transformed Portland Menus

Thanks to a blend of Old World evangelism and Portland taste, this Spain-loving couple has become a bellwether of local food culture.

09/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

LOCAL FOOD

The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

09/02/2014 Edited by Zach Dundas and Benjamin Tepler By Rachel Ritchie, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Maya Seaman, Nicole Cordier, Caleb Diehl, and Sarah Richards

Slideshow

Slide Show: Nicky USA Steps Up Their Game

From sustainably farmed meats to a family farm of their own, Nicky USA takes the sustainable farming, butchery, and processing of game to a whole new level.

08/22/2014

FARM-TO-FORK

Nicky USA Steps Up Their Game

From sourcing sustainably raised meats to building a farm from the ground up, Nicky USA takes the sustainable farming, butchery, and processing of game to a whole new level.

08/22/2014 By Brooke Bass

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Chic Tiny-House Farm Stays from Plate & Pitchfork

Spend a day (and night!) in the life of a farmer through Plate & Pitchfork’s new sustainably focused farm stay experience.

08/07/2014 By Brooke Bass

Slideshow

Slide Show: Schoolyard Farms' Sustainable Urban Farm Model

At Candy Lane Elementary in Milwaukie, Schoolyard Farms is growing fruits and vegetables for the community, educating children in an outdoor classroom, and hosting summer camp.

06/17/2014

FEEL-GOOD FOOD

Local Non-Profit Establishes Urban Farm on a Schoolyard

At Candy Lane Elementary in Milwaukie, Schoolyard Farms is growing fruits and vegetables for the community and hosting one hell of a summer camp.

06/17/2014 By Brooke Bass

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Updated: A Sneak Peek at 2014 Farm Dinners

Make plans to head out to the country this summer and book your spot for one of these unique farm to table dinners.

04/15/2014 By Kristin Leigh and Danielle Klenak

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Indulge in Oregon Truffle Dinners

Celebrate one of the Northwest's signature ingredients—known as “the diamonds of the kitchen”—at these intimate, multi-course events.

01/16/2014 By Erik Maurer

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

The Next Best Farm Feasts

Bad news: this season’s best farm dinners sold out long ago. Good news: there’s always next year. Mark your calendars now—all tickets go on sale March 20!

09/03/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

The Herbfarm: The Ultimate Splurge

For an unparalleled survey of the regional bounty, head north to Woodinville's temple of microseasonal dining.

09/03/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

Oregon's Best Farm Stays

Turn your next weekend getaway into a pastoral working vacation at Leaping Lamb Farm, Willow-Witt Ranch, Sakura Ridge, or Deer Haven Farms.

09/03/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

Wenatchee, Washington's Fresh Flavors

The thriving river region is the backbone of Washington's fruit industry, boasting 150 farms and orchards, 45 wineries, and a new public market.

09/03/2013 By Marty Patail

FEATURE

Zenger Farm Grows Community Ties

In a messy part of the city, an urban farm grows connections between families and fresh food.

06/03/2013 By Randy Gragg

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Plate & Pitchfork Schedule Revealed

We've got the first look at this season's farm dinners featuring top Portland chefs and Oregon wines.

03/15/2013 By Allison Jones

OPENING DAY

Inside Local Choice Produce Market, Now Open in the Pearl District

The 10,000-square foot family owned and operated market focusing on local and organic goods has debuted on the corner of NW 9th and Everett.

01/14/2013 By Allison Jones

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including Zenger Farm's annual Farm to Table Dinner and Random Order Bakery's voter registration party.

10/08/2012 By Allison Jones