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Cheese Plate in Portland

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I'll be visiting Portland in July and would love to get a great cheese plate somewhere. The more local cheeses available, the better, and preferably at a place that has a great beer selection. Any recs?

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  1. A great place to start would be Curds and Whey in Sellwood. Don't know if they have beers, but they would certainly know the restaurants in town that would have great cheese plates. Plus, they have really terrific salamis, olive oils and other yummies in addition to their cheese selection.

    1. La Bodega on NE Fremont has an interesting selection of cheeses, and over 100 beers available. I don't think they really specialize in local cheeses, though.
      http://www.labodegapdx.com/index.htm

      Are you coming for the brewer's festival?

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      1. re: Nettie

        I will be in town 7/11-14 and will hit the beer festival on Friday, 7/13. Very excited, I am an East Coaster (Baltimore) and this is my first trip to Oregon!

        1. re: youami

          Go to the Portland Farmers Market on Saturday and taste a bunch of local cheeses for free.

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      2. Higgins has the best beer list of any restaurant in town and they do a cheese plate: http://higgins.ypguides.net/

        Curds and Whey does sell beer and they are probably the best cheese store in town: http://www.pdxcheese.com/ Note, their cheeses are not necessarily local, but they have an awesome selection of artisanal cheeses.

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