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Italian market in PDX?

Gonzocook Sep 14, 2008 03:12 PM

Going to Portland this week for a 2-week stay; will check out some of the restaurants and pizza places mentioned on this board. But we also like to cook for ourselves, and we'll have a kitchen available to us.

Most east coast cities have at least one or two Italian markets: places to get capicola, mortadella, regiano parmegiano, good olive oil, marinated red peppers. And maybe some good vino rosso.

What are the Portland sources for things like these?

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    nkeane Sep 14, 2008 03:36 PM

    Martinotti's deli should have what you're looking for. also worth checking out is CityMarket @ 21st and Johnson in NW. Viande Meats, Pastaworks, and a wine shop(sorry dont remember the name) all in one building. If youre looking for cheese, Steve's cheese always has a few cheeses youve never heard of and all the usual suspects you are looking for.

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    1. re: nkeane
      SauceSupreme Sep 15, 2008 10:30 AM

      And they've got a fishmonger, too. And Ken's Artisan Bakery is down the block.

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      Nettie Sep 15, 2008 08:21 AM

      Pastaworks--either the one on NW 21st or on SE Hawthorne.

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        MichaelG Sep 15, 2008 10:21 AM

        If you're in SE or NE, definitely go to Pastaworks. If NW, go to City Market. If SW, the Zupan's on Beaverton-Hillsdale has all the things you mention and features a particurlarly good antipasto bar with marinated peppers, some stuffed, mozz, olives, etc.

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