The Bison Went Unmilked

7 things you didn’t know about local cheese, courtesy of Tami Parr’s new book.

1. Cheese as you know it literally couldn’t exist here before European settlement. Cows and goats are not native to North America, and were brought by Europeans. The Europeans also introduced o   More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Devour 2012: Specialty Markets

Market Guide
Top Picks: Benessere Olive Oils and Balsamic to taste them all.Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Storejust for the smell of it.Cacao to discover a new world of chocolate.Cheese Bar to taste the ware   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Staff

Fred Meyer Brings the Cheese

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Food & Drink
The Burlingame Fred Meyer on Southwest Barbur Boulevard is finally reopening tomorrow after a long renovation, and it's celebrating with... live cheese sculpting.According to a press release, the store has invited "cheese carver" Sarah Kaufman to sculpt 300 pounds of Wisconsin cheese into a "history of Fred Meyer’s presence in the community." This is by far the best thing we've seen all day: GO: ...   More
Thursday, October 20, 2011 RUTH BROWN

IRON CURDS: Steve Jones Wins Cheesemonger Invitational


Food & Drink
Portland's own Steve Jones is officially the best cheesemonger in the world. Now, devotees of Jones' Cheese Bar and his former business Steve's Cheese already knew this. But it's nice to have it confirmed at the 2nd Annual Cheesemonger Invitational, held last Friday, July 8 in Long Island City, New York.Jones bested more than 40 competitors from around the globe in sniffing, tasting, cutting and plating ...   More
Monday, July 11, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Holy foodgasm: Travel Oregon's "Cuisinternship" Contest

Okay, I get a lot of emails about contests and promotions, but this is a genuinely amazing opportunity for all you food geeks out there. Travel Oregon is sponsoring a new contest in which seven food-obsessives will get a chance to hang out with an, ahem, “notable Oregon culinary personality” for a week-long “cuisinternship” plus win six nights free lodging and $1,000 in ...   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

All You Need Is Loaf

You've heard tell of his mystical existence, been privy to legends of his hulking orange figure bumbling through the city streets, hugging bewildered children and shaking his block-shaped booty. But until now, much of his persona has been shrouded in mystery. A recent romp on YouTube uncovered this revealing, up-close footage of Tillamook Cheese mascot Loafy the Baby Loaf, the human-sized tower of ...   More
Friday, August 21, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

God Bless Maki

In the suburbs, Asian joints create a new version of Americana.

Food Reviews & Stories
Maybe Portland's special this way. In other cities, the urban core is where you go to get your ethnic delicacies. You'd be a fool to leave Manhattan for Forest Hills to fill your nigiri jones: Eve ...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 Brennen Florey

Live in Fear, Bluehairs

Adventurous sounds drive the Heathman beyond the realm of big wallets and hearing aids.

Music Stories
Rob Blakeslee peals a shrill squeak from his horn. John Gross steps alongside him, his sax laying down an eerie harmony just below Blakeslee's somber bleat on the almost Arabic theme. Both lift in ...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 Bill Smith


What's Lucre Got to Do With It?Believe it or not, soul can't be bought at Sam Goody for $16.99.

Music Stories
As if it weren't bad enough the Vikings hauled their frozen Nordic keisters around the world (or, at least, what passed for the world in 1000 A.D.) to rape, pillage and plunder every society they ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 John Graham


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