Cowabunga

Portland Monthly’s All-Local Food Festival Will Be the Toast (and Taste) of Summer

Cowabunga—our ode to Oregon bounty—features Bar Casa Vale, Ringside, Little Beast, Carman Ranch, Tournant, and more. Plus, our seventh annual Country Brunch!

06/15/2018 By Zach Dundas and Kelly Clarke

Veggie Love

The Food Lover's Guide to Portland's Epic Vegan Scene

What makes this city such a capital for plant-based eats? The answer, naturally, includes punk rock, soy curls, a guerrilla farm, Gregory Gourdet, and dazzling arrays of bounty.

08/14/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Long Story Short

How Chef Stacey Givens Transformed a Side Lot in Cully into a Booming Urban Farm

The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen is a destination for everything from celtuce to shiso, bike-in movie nights to grief groups.

08/14/2017 By Chad Walsh

Veggie Love: Bizarre Buffet

3 Amazingly Weird Things Chef Aaron Adams Does with Plants at Farm Spirit

The modernist chef is fearless when it comes to vegan ferments.

08/14/2017 By Liz Crain

Veggie Love: Pretty Produce

Taste the Rainbow: Oregon Farms Show Off Their Dazzling Bounty

From mountain spinach to radish flowers to Attika red cherries, here are the fruits and veggies most coveted by Portland chefs.

08/14/2017 By Kelly Clarke Photography by Isabella Cassini

First Impressions

Three Things to Devour at Division’s New Vegan Mediterranean Spot Aviv

A plant-based menu charms all eaters with soy curl shawarma fries and tamarind margaritas.

05/10/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Gardening

How to Grow a Pizza

Bored with your raised garden bed? Take your cues from Pizza Jerk, and plant for maximum flavor.

09/21/2016 By Kelly Clarke

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Two Portland Chefs, Two Vegetable Dinners, One Leap Forward

Vegetable whisperers Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene’s and Gregory Gourdet of Departure get to the root of culinary collaboration.

04/23/2014 By Karen Brooks

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

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Gabriel Rucker

Heat up the grill with the James Beard Award-winning chef of Le Pigeon and watch him transform celery root with Beaujolais barbecue sauce.

08/16/2013 Videography by Sreang Hok

Slideshow

Smart Ideas for the Vegetable Garden

A visit to the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden's test garden reveals a passel of clever ideas for your edible garden

08/13/2013

PLANT THIS NOW

Things to Do In the Vegetable Garden: July

Mid-July through early August is the perfect time to sow certain greens, cole crops and root veggies for late fall, winter and early spring harvests

07/16/2013 By Kate Bryant

GOOD IDEAS

A Dash of Basalt in Your Soil, Ma'm?

A locally produced rock offers a steady dose of minerals and trace elements to garden soil and containers. It might even make your tomatoes taste better!

06/14/2013 By Kate Bryant

GARDENING

When To Plant Tomatoes

When is it the right time to plant tomatoes and other warm-weather veggies outside? There's an easy way to find out!

05/31/2013 By Kate Bryant

EDIBLE GARDENING

Shade Tolerant Vegetables

So you think you don't have enough sun for your veggie garden? Think again!

04/18/2013 By Kate Bryant

EDIBLE GARDENING

Five Favorite Asian Veggies to Grow This Year

Five favorite uncommon and delicious Asian vegetables to grow in your garden this year

04/05/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANT PICKS

Grow Easy, Delectable Portuguese Kale

Gloriously sweet, tender, and oh-so-productive Portuguese kale is a cinch to grow—and now's the time to plant it!

03/22/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: GET GROWING

Start Your Own Seeds

Starting seeds indoors is easy, fun and doesn't need to cost much. Just follow these simple directions and get growing!

02/12/2013 By Kate Bryant

classes

Cooking With Winter Vegetables

What to do with winter vegetables from your garden and market? Food blogger and Slow Foods advocate Katherine Deumling explains

11/02/2012 By Kate Bryant

get growing

Get Garlic Now!

Local nurseries have just received shipments of garlic and shallots - don't delay: pick out the best varieties and fattest cloves while they're fresh!

09/28/2012 By Kate Bryant