It's down to three.
We closed the primary round at midnight. The three top entries are now finalists in a vote that ends Tuesday at midnight.
Those finalists are: Marionberries, Beer and the Dungeness crab.
These three very different foodstuffs got here in different ways.
Before formal polling began, marionberries were the odds-on favorite based on the number of pro-berry comments during the nomination process. This well-loved blackberry variant was invented in Oregon, and is versatile enough to find its way into iconic foods such as Tillamook's marionberry pie ice cream and actual pies like Shari's berry trio, where it's the standout.
Beer made a surprisingly strong showing, likely because Willamette Week readers are pretty into beer, even compared to other Oregonians, and because beer means jobsâand $1.2 billion for our small state economy. but also likely due to the charming irony of Oregon's state food being an alcoholic beverage.
Dungeness crab came out of nowhere, perhaps partly thanks to lobbying by coastal crabbers on Twitter and because the distinctive crustacean is a staple across the state in cool winter months.
Can the marionberry's wide popularity carry it through the general election? Will the joke "our state food is beer" age well? Can the crab supporters mount a successful social media campaign in a smaller, stronger field?
It's time to find out.