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Feb 1, 2011 06:00 PM

True Local

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?

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    1. re: kedbro

      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.

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

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

      1. re: nkeane

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

    2. Higgins seems like an obvious choice.

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


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        1. re: Kazy Ctn

          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. 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.