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cfood Sep 7, 2007 12:07 PM

Me again - I recently moved to the Portland, OR vicinity from the Philly/NYC area and I'm used to having excess to several butchers that offer aged beef. I have yet to find such a place in the Portland area. Any guindance is appreciated. Thank you.

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    Nettie Sep 7, 2007 12:41 PM

    Gartner's Country Meats? http://www.gartnersmeats.com/

    I'm not a big beef eater, but they're a real old-school butcher shop. You might also try Viande (http://www.simpaticacatering.com) but they seem more into pork than beef.

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      cfood Sep 7, 2007 01:00 PM

      I contacted Gartners a few weeks ago and struck out. No aged steaks. Right, Viande is mostly pork.
      Thank you.

    2. extramsg Sep 7, 2007 06:46 PM

      Viande (in City Market), Phil's, Pastaworks (on Hawthorne), and Whole Foods all have aged beef.

      http://portlandfood.org/index.php?sho...

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        MichaelG Sep 13, 2007 08:56 AM

        Foodday did a thing on butchers, and printed the following list. First yes/no is whether they have prime cuts / second is whether they have aging. Someone asked this a while back but I've just copied and pasted it again:

        Haggen Various Yes Yes

        Northwest Premier Meats 19450 S.W. Cipole Road, Tualatin 503-885-1155 Yes Yes (some dry) Wholesaler that also sells to consumers

        Phil's Uptown Meat Market 17 N.W. 23rd Place, Portland 503-224-9541 Sometimes No

        Ponderosa Provisioners 19150 S.W. Shaw St., Aloha 503-649-5693 Yes Yes Wholesaler that also sells to consumers

        Quinn's Prime & Vine 2041 N.W. Miller Road, Portland 503-292-4600 Yes Yes (dry)

        Viande Meats and Sausage 735 N.W. 21st Ave., Portland 503-221-3012 Prime-like (not graded) Yes (some dry)

        1. JillO Sep 13, 2007 09:30 AM

          I've had the 28 day dry-aged prime rib (cut into steaks) from Viande a few times and it rocks! Just ask them for what you want, if you want something other than prime rib steaks. They are usually quite accommodating there.

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            todd149084 Oct 29, 2007 11:45 AM

            columbia meats in the brooklyn neighborhood ( on SE Milwaukie ) have dry aged beef for sale...

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              AlbertaHound Oct 29, 2007 01:44 PM

              Really? You can just want in off the street?

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                todd149084 Oct 30, 2007 09:12 AM

                yup. Also, it's called Columbia Empire Meats.. not just Columbia.

          2. JillO Oct 30, 2007 10:53 AM

            Noticed this past weekend that there was a vendor at the Hillsdale Farmers' Market selling 21-day aged beef. I think it was Highland Oak Farm, but I could be mistaken...

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              farmchef Nov 1, 2007 11:42 AM

              Highland Oak does indeed have fabulous 21 day aged pasture fed beef.
              Steaks, ribs etc as well as oxtails, tongues and amazing, and inexpensive ground beef with an incredible steaky flavor.
              Rancher Jonathan Ehmig has a little spread in Scio, OR and is at the Portland Farmers Market on Saturday at PSU, and at the Hillsdale Market on Sundays.
              They have samples cooking at the market on Saturday, next to Springwater Farms legendary giant mushroom corner.

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              toddscuttooth Feb 8, 2012 12:28 PM

              Hey cfood, I love dry aged beef, the best spot to go buy dry aged steaks is Pastaworks on Hawthorne, the butcher Christian is the man! He dry ages his own beef from a local ranch, click the link below to hear more about pastaworks beef

              http://toddscuttooth.wordpress.com/20...

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