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Apr 22, 2009 03:03 PM

Rabbit in PDX?

Anyone know where I can buy some rabbit in PDX? Preferably from a local farm, no hormone, etc. I have never bought one, so any suggestions on what to look for when buying would be welcome as well.

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  1. You could try Sheridan Fruit Co., New Seasons, or Whole Foods. I know Gartners Meat Market does NOT carry rabbit. I can't think of the name but there is a great small shop on SE Hawthorne near Powell's Books that might carry rabbit.

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    1. re: nwhitney2003

      i think you're thinking of pastaworks..

      1. re: goodbyeohio

        Yes, Pastaworks that's what I was thinking of. Thanks.

      2. re: nwhitney2003

        I asked about rabbit once at New Seasons and they looked at me like I was some sort of monster--I don't think they have it.
        Pastaworks on Hawthorne always has it, and it's fresh, not frozen. I have actually seen it at Fred Meyer on occasion.
        NickyUSA provides a lot of rabbit to the area. I think you can buy from them, but it's like a $50 minimum order.

        If you really want a local farm, there was a place just south of Dundee (I think it's here: that has a sign that says "Bunny Rabbits" on one side and "Fryer Rabbits" on the other--I was never sure if that was a joke or not.

      3. Now that I think about it you should check Market Of Choice just call ahead because they don't always have it in stock. I've heard that the farmers market in the Park Blocks by PSU has rabbit.

        1. Chop, the butcher in City Market (NW 21st and Johnson, parking in the back) often has rabbit. Call ahead and they will definitely have it.

          1. City market has rabbit quarters I am told for roughly 15$/lb, cant speak to the local/hormone part though.

            I have seen whole frozen rabbit at both Uwaijimaya and Hmart for 7$/lb or so, these are almost certainly not local/hormone free.

            NIckyUSA sells both parts and whole rabbit, both frozen and fresh. I do believe these are touted as hormone free. prices are in the 7-8$ range.

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            1. re: nkeane

              Thank you everyone! I am going to call around today. I had no idea it could be $15 a pound. I may be having second thoughts about trying it out.

              (Any fabulous recipes? My hubby adores rabbit and I decided to conquer it!)

            2. My suggestion if you're a bit gunshy about buying a whole rabbit is getting rabbit hindquarters at places like Viande or Chop. You can also pick up rabbit rillettes as well, if you're in a terrine kind of mood.

              (I served rabbit two ways on Easter, but I'm dastardly like that.)

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              1. re: SauceSupreme

                I finally made the rabbit dish. It was great! I ended up buying a whole rabbit at Sheridan Grocery and having the butcher cut it apart for me.