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Time Magazine Heralds Portland as America’s “New Food Eden”

22 May

By Molly Norton


The New York Times and Gourmet Magazine have lusted over PDX’s pork belly, purveyors, produce, and pastrami (not to mention our food carts, waffles, and outstanding locavore scene).

Cooking Light magazine recently published an 11 page spread on Portland.

Best of all, Time magazine has trumpeted Portlandia as being the “New Food Eden.”

Check out the full article by Josh Ozersky.

When I found myself heading to Seattle for business recently, all I could think about was Portland. The Oregon city is America’s new food Eden, a confluence of every fertile trend in contemporary gastronomy. Locavorism, the New Naturalism, food trucks and so on — they’re all there. I had the sense that if I went to Portland and ate around, I might get in on the ground floor of something great, the culinary equivalent of such local musical heroes as Elliott Smith or Modest Mouse. (Hell, I would settle for the food version of the Decemberists.) My guide, Kaie Wellman, who created and writes the city’s eat.shop guide, saw to it that I got the Portland essence.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2031652,00.html#ixzz1NTaevpmL

This calls for (yet another) Portland-centric food blog. For foodie adventures with and without the kids.


Crabs, Clams, and Cava on the Columbia
(photo by Molly Norton)