General Guidelines and Listing Rates

What information does the directory include about my business?

Below are some general pointers for adding your listing information on The Local Dish, Oregon’s Craft Food and Drink Guide.

    • Name of business
    • Categories
    • Business description
    • Address
    • Special offerings (event venue, private parties, gluten-free menu, etc)
    • Sustainability Practices
    • Services
    • Hours (format: 9:00 am-5:00 pm)
    • Phone number (___) ___-____
    • Email (for customer inquiries email addresses are hidden)
    • Website (
    • Photos

The Local Dish editorial team will verify business information and may edit details to meet our style conventions.

Business Name

Names should reflect how an average person would refer to the business. Unfamiliar corporate names or holding companies are not recommended.

Your chosen categories (up to three allowed) should describe the primary activities of your business rather than the entire scope of activity. Your business will appear in search results for all categories selected.

Listed below are the key categories in the directory. Choose up to three categories, depending on listing level, as you fill out the listing form.

    • Bakeries (incl. independent bakers)
    • Bars (wine, cocktail, or craft beer bars)
    • Breweries
    • Cheesemakers
    • Chocolatiers
    • Coffee roasters
    • Distilleries
    • Farms, ranches and CSA’s
    • Farmers markets
    • Food trucks
    • Grocery stores (inventory includes locally-produced items)
    • Craft beverage retail shops
    • Restaurants and cafes (incl. farm to table)
    • Handcrafted, specialty food products
    • Wineries

Phone Number (format: (___) ___-____)

The phone number on a business page should be a direct local phone number, without extensions, for customer use.


The website address field on a business listing will direct our site users to your business website.  If your business doesn’t have its own website, this field should be left blank. We provide other fields for social media sites if one of those is your primary business page.

Address and Map Marker (format:

Business listings on The Local Dish are designed to represent your individual and separate locations. In order for our geo-location software to display your listing to users, enter the full address you would like listed in the directory. Suite # and P.O. Boxes not allowed. Residential addresses are allowed if business owner prefers, but is not recommended.

If your business has no retail location (such as a food truck, home-based or commercial kitchen): these listings require a city, state and ZIP code.  If you do not wish to have your location address visible, enter the City name in the street field AND the city field.  

If your business serves customers “By appointment only”, select only that field.

Hours (format: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

To display business hours, click the YES radio button on the form to open hours selection widget. Hours should match what is displayed at your business location, and on your website and/or social media page.


Maximum upload size is 1MB per image in landscape format. Business owner may upload the maximum number of images consistent with listing level. To represent your business as well as possible, avoid blurry images, stock photos, and logos. If uploading interior and exterior photos of your business location, brightly lit areas will make your business show well.

Listing Rates

If you need assistance with your listing, to reset your password, update your listing information, or add/change your listing photos, send us an email using our contact form or connect with our team through Facebook Messenger or Instagram direct message @localdish.