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The 10 Best U-Pick Farms Near Portland Are Ripe and Ready

The 10 Best U-Pick Farms Near Portland Are Ripe and Ready basket of fresh u-pick strawberries

Circumstances will vary by season at each farm so be sure to call ahead or check their social media and websites for current hours, social distancing and other requirements.  Oregon is known for its vast farm lands and the state’s much-loved berries hold the attention of the winter-weary who are ready for day trips. The […]

Topaz Farm

Topaz Farm

This three-generation family-owned and run farm is located on Sauvie Island, just 20 minutes from downtown Portland. They use all-regenerative growing practices; no spray, no pesticides ever! Their soil is deeply enriched with the addition of food waste, animal waste, biochar, bokashi and healthy microbes. They offer workshops every month that teach people about regenerative […]

Celebration of Tomato Farm to Plate Dinner

Celebration of Tomato Farm to Plate Dinner

The TOMATO is the star at this farm to plate dinner at Topaz Farm on Sauvie Island, prepared by resident chefs, Christian and Janelle Ephrem. Gather at 6:00pm with other guests and friends at the Historic Topaz Farm Oak Tree for pre-dinner drinks, followed at 7:00pm by a family-style multi-course farm dinner showcasing the tomatoes […]

Ethiopian & Eritrean Farm To Plate Dinner

Ethiopian & Eritrean Farm To Plate Dinner

Authentic, traditional Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine will be prepared by the resident chef, Christian Ephrem. With a focus on regional favorites, Addis Ababa-born Ephrem will utilize the fresh, seasonal no-spray harvest at Topaz Farm. Guests will gather at the massive Historic Topaz Farm Oak Tree at 6:00 p.m. for pre-dinner drinks at the bar. The […]

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Cornbread Cafe Still Draws Vegan Food Fans After 12 years

Cornbread Cafe Still Draws Vegan Food Fans After 12 years Image of Cornbread Cafe vegan sandwich

Every day aspiring chefs and restaurateurs are thinking small, opening food carts and stands to dip their toes in the small business waters. For Kristy Hammond and Sheree Walters, owners of Eugene’s vegan Cornbread Café, a food cart was just the beginning. The two met on the internet, when Hammond responded to a posting from […]

These 13 Willamette Valley Wineries Will Elevate Your Outdoor Tasting Experience

These 13 Willamette Valley Wineries Will Elevate Your Outdoor Tasting Experience willamette valley wineries wine tasting

Taking a craft approach to viticulture is a time-honored tradition among Willamette Valley wineries, and biodynamic principles and organic practices are common in all parts of the Willamette Valley. It’s literally impossible to find a winery in the Willamette Valley with a bad or boring view — and Oregon’s natural beauty provides an ideal complement to its wines. Outdoor […]

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