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jungleboy Feb 1, 2011 06:00 PM

I am a Chef in Costa Rica cooking with all local ingredients. I will be in Portland in April and am looking to experience the "real" farm to table scene. Recommendations?

  1. j
    jungleboy Feb 9, 2011 10:39 AM

    Not so interested specifically in vegetarian, although that is okay. I serve an omnivorous menu at my restaurant, buying fish right from the boats and chicken right out of the yard it wanders in. I'm just looking to eat locally and perhaps meet some chefs who are committed to supporting local growers and producers.

    1. Kazy Ctn Feb 3, 2011 09:56 AM

      If you are up for chicken, I'd suggest the Gilt Club. Ask for Colin...

      ;)

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        MichaelG Feb 7, 2011 04:40 PM

        This is a joke related to our local TV show, and should be ignored. Gilt Club does have good food, though, and really good cocktails....

      2. m
        MichaelG Feb 2, 2011 09:21 PM

        Higgins seems like an obvious choice.

        1. k
          kedbro Feb 1, 2011 07:27 PM

          The Farm Cafe! http://www.thefarmcafe.com/home/

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            nkeane Feb 2, 2011 11:00 AM

            The Farm is by and large Vegetarian so unless that is what you are looking for....

            I would say Beast, Thistle in McMinnville, Park Kitchen, Toro Bravo all do what you are looking for very very well.

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            Park Kitchen
            422 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

            Toro Bravo
            120 NE Russell St Ste A, Portland, OR 97212

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              kedbro Feb 2, 2011 07:48 PM

              All good choices too. Farm just sprang to mind immediately. I get the impression they serve fish pretty often, correct? Just been there once.

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