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Italian Supplies in/near Gresham?

ctnyor Nov 19, 2011 06:20 PM

I just moved to Gresham and would like to know where I can get Italian Sausage, Canned Tomatoes (Real San Marzano, TuttoRossi, Cento, Contadina etc.), Pasta and Cheeses in the area. So far I haven't had any luck at Fred Meyers or Safeway. While I've got all your attention, I'm also on the hunt for a good fishmonger here. Thanks all.

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  1. pdxgastro RE: ctnyor Nov 26, 2011 10:48 PM

    Go check out Morrow Brothers, 2919 NW Division St, Gresham, OR 97030-5232. They share a parking lot with Grocery Outlet. I found *some* Italian products when I go. They're not high-end at all. But you might want to ask them if they know of any places that sell more Italian products.

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      ctnyor RE: pdxgastro Nov 27, 2011 11:14 AM

      PDXgastro, my Grandmothers sauce recipe thanks you!

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        JillO RE: ctnyor Nov 28, 2011 12:07 PM

        FYI, New Seasons carries Cento canned tomoatoes, and I believe that Winco sells Contadina tomato paste. I haven't found an Italian sausage I really love anywhere, even at specialty butchers. New Seasons also carries imported pastas and cheeses, but the best Italian specialty stores in town are the Pastaworks/City Market stores. One on SE Hawthorne, one on NW 21st, and one on NE Mississippi: http://pastaworks.com/

        Prices are high but the quality is there - good cheese counter, wine selection and butcher counters too. Only place in town I can find fregola on a regular basis...

        Other places include Martinotti's and the wholesale supplier, Provista (but minimums apply, and pickup for small orders can be tricky - they really are not a retailer).

        Gotta get out of Gresham, I am thinking, to really find what you seek...

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          pdxgastro RE: JillO Nov 28, 2011 10:33 PM

          JillO is right, CTNYOR. It might make for a fun day going shopping downtown. Take the Max and bring your reusable shopping bags!

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      jeff_pdx RE: ctnyor Nov 30, 2011 05:31 PM

      I'm a fan of the Escalon 6-in-1 tomatoes, which I used to go downtown to Martinotti's for, but Whole Foods carries them now as well. Not that there's a Whole Foods anywhere near Gresham, but it's slightly more convenient with respect to parking and hours of operation...

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        athena_midnight RE: ctnyor Feb 11, 2012 12:59 AM

        Try World Market @ the Gesham Town Fair shopping plaza (off Division a few blocks west of Eastman Pkwy) for many imported non-perishable items.

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