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A Shopper ’s Guide to Local Portland M erchants & Locally Produced Goods


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Our goal is to get a majority of Portland area shoppers thinking about where they spend their money and where those goods and services come from. I want shoppers to think about where they are spending their money. If I spend my hard earned money here...what are the consequences of my actions? If I buy this product, where is my money going? "To improve our money system it is neither necessary nor wise to destroy our present system. It is only necessary to produce a better product and to introduce it gradually." Dr. Edward Popp, The Great Cookie Jar, 1978

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‘The future of food is not distinguishable from the future of the land’ Remarks by Wendall Berry from the Washington Post Live Future of Food Conference, held May 4, 2011 at Georgetown University:

Our fundamental problem is world destruction, caused by an irreconcilable contradiction between the natural world and the engineered world of industrialism. This conflict between nature and human interest may have begun with the first tools and weapons, but only with the triumph of industrialism has it become absolute. By now the creaturely world is absolutely at the mercy of industrial processes, which are doing massive ecological damage. How much of this damage may be repairable by economic and cultural changes remains to be seen. Industrial destructiveness, anyhow, is our disease. Most of our most popular worries — climate change, fossil fuel addiction, pollution, poverty, hunger and the various forms of legitimated violence — are symptoms. If, for example, we were somehow granted a limitless supply of cheap, clean energy, we would continue and even accelerate our destruction of the world by agricultural erosion, chemical poisoning, industrial war, industrial recreation and various forms of “development.” And there is no use in saying that if we can invent the nuclear bomb and fly to the moon, we can solve hunger and related problems of land use. Epic feats of engineering require only a few brilliant technicians and a lot of money. But feeding a world of people year to year for a long time requires cultures of husbandry fitted to the nature of millions of unique small places — precisely the kind of cultures that industrialism has purposely disvalued, uprooted and destroyed. Hard as it may be for a dislocated, miseducated, consumptive society to accept and for its pet economists to believe, the future of food is not distinguishable from the future of the land, which is indistinguishable, in turn, from the future of human care. It depends ultimately on the health not of the financial system, but of the ecosphere. In the interest of that health, we will have to bring all the 16 § PDX Local Premiere Issue

disciplines, all the arts and sciences, into conformity with the nature of places. Like other species, we will have to submit to the necessity of local adaptation. I am sure that somebody will wish to remind me of the migrations of birds, animals and insects, and also of migrations by humans from earliest times. Did these involve local adaptation? Yes; except for those of industrial humans using fossil fuel, all of these migrations have been made under the rule of local adaptation. The hummingbird successfully crossing the Gulf of Mexico is adapted, mile by mile, to the distance; it does not exceed its own mental and physical capacities, and it makes the trip, exactly like pre-industrial human migrants, on contemporary energy. For humans, local adaptation is not work for a few financiers and a few intellectual and political hotshots. This is work for everybody, requiring everybody’s intelligence. It is work inherently democratic. What must we do? First, we must not work or think on a heroic scale. In our age of global industrialism, heroes too lightly risk the lives of people, places and things they do not see. We must work on a scale proper to our limited abilities. We must not break things we cannot fix. There is no justification, ever, for permanent ecological damage. If this imposes the verdict of guilt upon us all, so be it. Second, we must abandon the homeopathic delusion that the damages done by industrialization can be corrected by more industrialization. Third, we must quit solving our problems by “moving on.” We must try to stay put and to learn where we are geographically, historically and ecologically.


Fourth, we must learn, if we can, the sources and costs of our own economic lives. Fifth, we must give up the notion that we are too good to do our own work and clean up our own messes. It is not acceptable for this work to be done for us by wage slavery or by enslaving nature. Sixth, by way of correction, we must make local, locally adapted economies, based on local nature, local sunlight, local intelligence and local work. Seventh, we must understand that these measures are radical. They go to the root of our problem. They cannot be performed for us by any expert, political leader or corporation. This is an agenda that may be undertaken by ordinary citizens at any time, on their own initiative. In fact, it describes an effort already undertaken all over the world by many people. It defines also the expectation that citizens who, by their gifts, are exceptional will not shirk the most humble service.

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Why I love local Portland Merchants Pearl Bakery

“We seek out the finest ingredients, buying organic, local, and small-producer items whenever possible. We respect the environment by using all-natural, biodegradable cleaning products, by recycling, and by using as many sustainably produced ingredients as possible. Our bags are made from recycled content, unbleached paper and printed with water-based ink. We buy pollution-free wind power through Pacific Power’s Blue Sky program. And, we like to be involved in our community by making charitable donations to several local arts, educational, and humanitarian organizations.” http://www.pearlbakery.com/

PBJ’s Gilled

“Our jams are produced by Oregon Growers, located in Hood River, OR. They support local farmers with sustainable practices in the Pacific Northwest. Our peanut butter and almond butter are made from organic peanuts, and produced by PBJ’s. The hazelnut butter is produced locally in the Willamette valley. We use Dagoba organic chocolate which is located in Ashland, OR. Gabriel’s Bakery makes our bread, natural and no preservatives. They have been producing bread for over 20 years here in Portland, OR.” http://www.pbjsgrilled.com/

Besaw’s

“Besaw’s strives to support local, organic and sustainable farmers; limited availability of some produce may apply. We exclusively use local, grass-fed beef, local cage-free eggs and 100% hormone-free dairy products. Supporting our valued community is of the utmost importance.” http://www.besaws.com/

Three Square Grill

“We bake our buns & special breads, cure and smoke our fish & meats, prepare our pickles & preserves, and bake all of our desserts right here, using only the freshest ingredients. We try to use as much organic and minimally processed products as possible, and we deal directly with many ranchers, farmers, brewers and wineries.” http://www.threesquare.com/

Five Fifths Furniture

“Our lumber is sourced locally, when possible, and always from individuals who harvest their trees responsibly.” http://www.fivefifthsfurniture.com/

Salt, Fire, & Time

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Fieldwork Flowers

“We are Portland florists who primarily utilize locally grown flowers unless otherwise requested.” http://fieldworkflowers.com/

Warehouse Cafe

“We strive to source our ingredients directly from local organic farms, bakers and food producers when possible. When not available, we work with local distributors of organic and natural foods.” http://www.portlandgreenparenting.com/

Pie Spot

“All our pies are handmade with local ingredients. We make sure to source our ingredients with local producers first to bring you pies you can feel good about eating.” http://www.pie-spot.com/

Republic of Jam

“We use local farms, orchards & suppliers to source all of our fruit.” http://www.republicofjam.com/

What’s The Scoop

“...we take full advantage of both an abundant supply of fresh ingredients...We focus on the best quality of ingredients, using local sources who use sustainable processes whenever possible. We look at everything from ensuring the transportation of our ingredients has as minimal an impact on the environment as possible, to choosing compostable containers and utensils for the enjoyment of our ice cream.” We fully believe doing “good” will help us do well. We call this idea the “Virtuous Scoop”: The better the ice cream, the more we sell. The more we sell, the more we are able to give back to our community, and the more we give back, the stronger the community of suppliers and customers who support us. Our customers and our vendors are our partners in this venture, creating a wonderful circle which makes the world a better place…one scoop at a time. http://www.whatsthescooppdx.com/

Cupcake Jones

“Being “locally grown’ themselves, Lisa and Peter are committed to buying local whenever possible. Local flowers, fruit, and ingredients are the cornerstone of our products. We recycle everything possible in our business. Even the paper towels we dry our hands with all day get recycled. We use only non aerosol cleaners, most of which are biodegradable. Our menu changes monthly to take advantage of fresh and seasonal ingredients. We specialize in things like fresh Northwest berries in the summer and pumpkin, molasses, and gingerbread in the winter.” http://www.cupcakejones.net/

Do you have a great passion for Portland’s locally owned businesses? Write an article telling us why. If we publish it Carl will personally send you $20 cash. Carl@pdxcurrency.net

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How to Eat

Local Top Portland restaurants thrive on locally sourced ingredients.

Higgins Restaurant & Bar Every facet of these meals is fresh, inspiring and alive with flavor. Higgins Restaurant is a local institution that emphasizes locally sourced fresh ingredients.

Ranchers:

Carman Ranch – Wallowa, Oregon Cattail Creek Farm – Scio, Oregon Country Natural Beef – Vale, Oregon Hang Belly Ranch, Maupin, Oregon

Fishers:

Hama Hama Oysters – Lilliwaup, Washingon Reinholdt Fishing – Scappose, Oregon Seafood Producer’s Co-operative – Sitka, Alaska Taylor Shellfish – Shelton, Washington

Food Artisans & Foragers:

Alsea Acres Alpines – Alsea, Oregon Bob’s Red Mill – Portland, Oregon Juniper Grove Farm – Redmond, Oregon Mushroom World – Aumsville, Oregon Ota Tofu – Portland, Oregon Peak Forest Fruits – Manning, Oregon Rogue Creamery – Central Point, Oregon 1239 SW Broadway (Jefferson St.) Portland, OR 97205 503-222-9070 Southwest Portland, Downtown higginsportland.com

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Dick’s Kitchen “We believe in sustainability, partnering with farmers and the humane treatment of animals. Ingredients from some of the region’s most responsible farmers and food artisans, many of them Food Alliance Certified.” • Natural, grass-fed beef from Carman Ranch Wallowa Valley, Oregon • Alaskan wild-caught sockeye salmon • Free-range buffalo from Nicky USA a local and sustainable purveyor of exotic meats • Linguiça Sausage from Sweet Briar Farms, hormone & antibiotic free pork from Eugene, Oregon • Natural chicken from Draper Valley Chicken which is pure vegetarian feed, with no hormones, antibiotics or preservatives. Familyowned ranches in Oregon and Washington • Natural Italian sausage from Pure Country


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Pork out of Ephrata, Washington. Humanely treatment and no hormones or antibiotics Oregon blue cheese from Rogue Creamery created by the Vella family in Central Point, Oregon Organic tempeh from Surata Soyfoods in Eugene, Oregon using only organic, non-GMO ingredients Sauerkraut from Pleasant Valley Farms in Mount Vernon, Washington Local Russet potatoes from Deep Roots Farm in Albany, Oregon.

704 NW 21st Ave Portland, OR 97210 503.206.5916 Alphabet District 3312 SE Belmont Street Portland, OR 97214 503.235.0146 Belmont dkportland.com

Besaws Serves a large selection of well-made options based on Northwest ingredients and local products. Besaws is committed to sustainability and community. “Our beef comes from Laney Family Farms, a member of the Eat Oregon First collective, which is devoted to the over-arcing concept of “keeping it local”; their beef is born and bred locally, raised and fed by locally produced grain, and sold locally. Our eggs are provided by Willamette Egg Farms, a sustainable company farming out of Canby, OR. The delicious breads and buns we utilize are provided by two Portland bakeries: Grand Central and Fleur de Lis. As for our cheeses, we source from a few different places. We do in fact use Tillamook for our cheddars, but also Rogue Creamery out of Central Point, OR, as well as Portland Creamery, an artisan goat cheese provider right here at home. As far as other ingredients go, we rely on a number of Northwest locales for produce (Millennium Farms, Misty Mountain Mushrooms and others, as well as our own garden one lot down from Besaw’s proper). Our pickles and sauerkraut are cured and brined by the fabulous Portlanders at Picklopolis. All of our sauces, dressings and spreads, including our ketchup, are made in-house. We exclusively use local, grass-fed beef, local cage-free eggs. Besaw’s strives to support local, organic and sustainable farmers; limited availability of some produce may apply. 100% hormonefree dairy products. Supporting our valued community is of the utmost importance.” 2301 NW Savier St Portland, OR 97210 (503) 228-2619 Nob Hill - Uptown besaws.com PDX Local Premiere Issue § 21


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BlaqPaks Messenger Bag 841 #1

1100 SE Division Street Portland, OR 97202 330-206-2270 hrs: Tues - Sun, 10a - 6:30p blaqdesign.com

BlaqPaks is a small crew dedicated to designing and building gear that is guaranteed for life. They design, cut, print, sew, sell and ship everything from a small shop in SE Portland. The founders are the designers and still stitch up orders every day, They believe in staying close to the entire process, for sustainability but even more so that they can constantly learn. Since 2007, just about everything has been made to-order, almost any colorway, print or extra pocket is possible. Whether it’s reflective panniers, an all black messenger bag or a teal pink and lemon backpack, their mission to make bags that reflect the owners and stand the test of time. Rest assured that everything they make and sell is something that they have used and abused themselves! fabric

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LuxBind Portfolio

Three Steps to success: (1) Grab your paper stack. (2) Insert the stack under the metal bar. (3) Tighten down the screws and head off to your meeting!

Photo by Kris Regentin

As featured on Portland Made

Mike Seng’s LuxBind Portfolios first design is a bamboo board with an anodized aluminum bar clamp that holds pages firmly in place. Designed with copywriters, designers, and scrapbookers in mind, the patent pending system allows users to switch out pages more conveniently and without damage. The bamboo can be customized with a laser-etched logo. Seng also takes great pride in enlisting the assistance of local suppliers and craftspeople to achieve the highest quality for his new product. 12" Canvas Tool Bag • Accommodates 11” x 17” stacks of paper or fabric sold by Hand-Eye Supply • Finished size: 12.5” x 17.25” Klein brand is the #1 preferred hand tool in the electrical industry, • Firmly holds 5-75 pages of 20 lb. text stock. • Bamboo plywood board Tel: 503-454-6915 as well as a top brand in the luxbindportfolios.com • Clear, thick mylar cover included maintenance, construction, and

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Hand-Eye Supply 503-575-9769 handeyesupply.com

Between Burnside and Couch St. Monday-Sunday: 11am - 6pm

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Macarons The French style "macaron," as perfected by Pierre Herme, is considered to be the pinnacle of achievement in the patisserie department. Simply put, these require loads of practice, patience, and forgiveness. Our flavors change seasonally, from coconut saffron to pumpkinseed to a simple almond macaroon. These are naturally gluten free and made here in Portland. twotartsbakery.com

Bacon Pickles from Unbound Pickling Only natural ingredients and high quality, seasonal vegetables locally sourced through direct relationships with the farmers get to be a part of these artisan smallbatch pickles. Each individual jar of gourmet pickles is carefully monitored and hand packed by owners Katie & Jesse. Made right here in Portland, Unbound Pickling uses a wide array of produce found throughout the Oregon Willamette Valley and Pacific Northwest. unboundpickling.com

Black Truffle Rosemary Kale Crunchies The Kale Company, is a small Portland business that takes pride in making kale chips with the finest organic ingredients. Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible. thekalecompany.com

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Portland 88 Vodka

A traditional vodka, distilled in copper stills and bottled at 88 proof to give a classic, clean taste. Portland 88 is like New Deal Vodka’s younger cousin with a moustache and a Camaro. Its 88-proof recipe delivers a swift kick for those who like to taste the drink in their drink. Refreshing and crisp, it holds up to bold mixers, but it’s perfectly at home straight over ice with a twist of lemon – albeit a big, manly, behemoth twist of lemon. Dedicated to Portland’s old DIY spirit and its openness to new ideas, Portland 88 is a nod to the decade we discovered and fell in love with our city. Contains 44% alcohol by volume. Tasting Room and Store Wednesday – Friday, 1pm - 4pm Saturday + Sunday, Noon - 5pm 900 SE Salmon Portland, Oregon 97214 503-234-2513 newdealdistillery.com

Portland Potato Vodka

Portland Potato Vodka™ from Eastside Distilling is the Northwest’s new premium vodka with the clean, crisp taste that mixes especially well in your favorite cocktails or drinks great straight-up on the rocks. Portland Potato Vodka is the winner of a Gold and Silver Medal in recent tasting competitions The key to producing a vodka this smooth is to start with the right ingredients. Most vodka is made from grains, but we feel that grains are better used for whiskey. Potatoes, on the other hand, make for a vodka that is clear and clean, and doesn’t get in the way when turning a regular beverage into a flavorful adult beverage. Tastings are scheduled three times an hour starting at the top of the hour, at 20 after the hour and 20 ’til the hour. Monday – Thursday: Noon-5:00PM Fridays: Noon–7:30pm Saturdays: 11:00am–6:00pm Sundays: Noon–5:00PM 1512 SE 7th Avenue (at Hawthorne) Portland, Oregon 97214 503-926-7060 eastsidedistilling.com

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Salty’s Dog & Cat Shop Located in the heart of N Mississippi this is Portland’s local pet supply shop. The store carries healthy, practical, affordable pet products, and unique accessories. A popular place with all the local dogs and cats. saltysdogshop.com

LOCAL PETS Green Dog Pet Supply Organic/Natural ingredients NE Fremont Street - Avoiding pesticides, chemical fertilizers and preservatives is good for our animals and the environment. greendogpetsupply.com Mutt Gear Virtually chew-proof, break proof and tangle proof dog leash. Made in Prineville, OR Sold by PDX local merchants. muttgear.net

NoPo Paws A great North Portland neighborhood pet store. NoPo Paws carries locally made and environmentally friendly pet supplies plus a great selection of holistic, raw and organic pet foods. nopopaws.com

Cycle Dog Pup Top Bottle Opener Leash Attachment Man’s Best Friend! Cycle Dog products are proudly made and tested in Portland, Oregon. cycledog.com

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Lexi Dog Boutique & Social Club Because every dog deserves to be spoiled. Daycare, boarding, grooming, doggie fashions, adoptable dogs & much more. lexidog.com 6100 SW Macadam Portland, OR 97219 503-245-4363 Location in the Pearl District 416 NW 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97209 503-243-6200 Lake Oswego location 366 3rd St at A Ave. Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-635-3733

STAM Dog Treats Grain free • dairy free • gluten free • meat free • egg free • soy free • yeast free and free of artificial preservatives. Chickpea flour is used instead of grains. The bakery is in the Portland suburb of Wood Village. stamtreats.com

The Hip Hound A NW Portland Holistic Pet Boutique with the best quality food, treats, & accessories for the community. Sells a variety of local, handmade, USA products for dogs & cats. In the Alphabet District. hiphoundpdx.com


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Front Lead Harness Be Bop USA - Dog collars & leashes made in Gresham, Oregon.

Furever Pets A unique, independently owned pet supply store & boutique located in the heart of the NE Broadway district. fureverpets.com

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Gold Paw Series Astoria Overcoat Truly waterproof seamless Suppletec body. All products are made in the USA, either in S. California or in house here in PDX. goldpawseries.com

Sweet Patoto Dog Chews & Chips Snook’s Pet Products are hand made from human grade and natural ingredients. Based in Estacada, Oregon. snookdog.com

Raw Frozen Pet Food NW Naturals is a family owned and operated business. This high quality pet food is made right here in Portland. NW Naturals contains the same high quality; USDA inspected and approved meats, in a USDA inspected facility, under the same processing regulations, that apply to human food products. Available in: Beef, Chicken, Bison, Chicken & Salmon, Turkey, and Lamb. nw-naturals.net

Skyliner™ Everyday paw protection. Skyliner dog boots provide everyday traction and paw protection from hot/ cold temperatures, abrasive surfaces, and salt or other chemicals. Ruffwear is located in Bend, Oregon and their products can be found in locally owned pet stores around Portland (10 stores). ruffwear.com

Sellwood Dog Supply & Cat Annex Located in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland where their staff serves all those seeking a better life with their dogs, cats, and other small animals. This company strives to provide your dog with natural food, outdoor wear, toys, treats, beds and fun and surprises at every turn for both you and your dog. sellwooddogsupply.com

Rad Cat Raw Diet For Cats Free range & organic, all natural, complete diets with superior flavor naturally. Pet food manufacturing right here in Portland. US sourced, USDA inspected, hormone and antibiotic free, free range or pasture raised. radfood.com PDX Local Premiere Issue § 31


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Happy Farmer Certified Local The first of its kind. A program designed to legitimize the word “local” and provide 100% transparency of our food source. Selling “local” products is not new, but certifying their source is. “We think that people care where their food comes from,” said co-founder Don Sader, “but we also see a lot of confusion out there about what “local” really means. That’s why we created our Happy Farmer Certified Local program, allowing a way for farmers, ranchers and fishers to certify the actual source of the products they sell to us. Our customers can shop with confidence knowing exactly where their food comes from because every farmer, rancher and fisher participating in our program has signed a certificate indicating the source of everything they sell to us.” Local Choice will open with several “certified” products and plans to continually expand the program as the prime, local growing season approaches. Happy Farmer Certified Local items are identified throughout the market with a special badge of honor, featuring an image of Don Sader’s namesake – his own father, a happy farmer himself. The Happy Farmer Certified Local program will provide an honest, transparent approach to product sourcing. Please support your local farmers, ranchers and fishers that have all confirmed their belief in a short, straight line by participating in our Happy Farmer Certified Local program.

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Shwood Wood Sunglasses Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland workshop. shwoodshop.com

Alberta Table Lamp White + Walnut

Caravan Pacific is a company dedicated to crafting classic American lighting. These designs meld the raw beauty of clay and wood with a passion for modern shapes and style. Each of these products is handcrafted and assembled in Portland by a team of professional artisans. The lumber we use is Forest Stewardship Council certified and honed to a smooth finish. Durable stoneware is skillfully poured by hand and glazed in a variety of colors. Lampshades made of high-grade linen add warmth and texture, and are produced by a business that has been in operation in the USA since the 1940s. caravan-pacific.com

TOAST Wooden iPad Cover.

Each fine wood piece is laser cut and engraved. This provide an outstanding fit and finish. Customers can also have their own custom artwork etched onto covers. All products are manufactured in Portland. All of the materials (except the bamboo covers) are sourced in the United States. Their Portland facility uses only renewable energy and 1% of all sales are donated to environmental non-profits working to restore, protect and create a healthy planet. toastmade.com

Cases are currently available for the iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, MacBook Pro, and Galaxy S3.

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Nell & Mary Feather Cities Tea Towel Confident they could create a collection with a refined, unique aesthetic, while remaining environmentally and socially conscious, in 2012 Krista Stovel, Leah Stovel and Avery Bloom founded Nell & Mary. Every piece in the line is cut, sewn and screenprinted in the Portland studio/micro-factory and all the printed artwork is original to their studio. Source materials are either “rescued” (deadstock) or organic, and screenprint with water based inks. This Feather Cities towel is printed with deep brown and flame orange ink on soft organic cotton canvas, grown and milled in the United States.. It is screen printed by hand using the most people and environmentally friendly inks and fabrics on the market. nellandmary.com

Cipriano Designs

Leather Wallets

High quality, hand constructed leather bags and accessories. Cipriano Designs is based out of Portland, Oregon, where the spirit of the entrepreneur soars strong. ciprianodesigns.com

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Feathers Necklace Inspired by organic forms, natural lines and simple shapes, creator Jen Goff works with gold, silver and oxidized metals. These pieces reflect a joy for natural world that surrounds her. All pieces are made in Portland and now Paperwings can be found in over 50 boutiques and museum stores across the country. paperwingsjewelry.com

North St. Bags The Woodward A waterproof backpack and pannier in one A waterproof liner and roll-top closure provide a tight seal against the elements. Easy access external pockets and a velcro rows on the inside, allowing you to add or swap out pockets and accessories as needed. Browse our stock selection, or choose your own style by picking from a wide range of colors. • • • • • • • •

backpack and pannier in one waterproof drop liner laptop sleeve – fits most 15inch laptops side compression straps internal velcro rows for adding pockets & accessories large front pocket with organizer sleeve for u-lock or water bottle reflectors and blinky loops for visibility

All bags are handmade with care in Portland. North St. guarantees against any manufacturing defects for the life of the product. Most of the materials used for this item are manufactured in the USA. northstbags.com

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BURGERTIME Loc a l ly own e d r e sta u r a nts + f r e sh Loc a l in g r e d i e nts = th e b e st b u r g e rs

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Burgertime is a monthly section that takes a look at locally owned restaurants serving up Portland’s best burgers. The “local food” restaruants are compared with the big “fast food” chains.

Is it really necessary transport beef to the U.S. from 8000 miles away on a ship, process it into a frozen burger, then transport it by diesel truck another 1900 miles to a Portland area McDonald's? Don't we have good cows here in Oregon? What fuels this amazing 10,000 mile burger journey? Profit. That just the beef patty, wait till you see where the buns and the catsup come from! Why don't you buy your burger from a local restaurant instead of a global fast food chain?

Industrial Cattle Farm - Cow Factory McDonald’s is the largest purchaser of American beef in the U.S. The global chain serves approximately 68 million customers each day which equates to an annual total of a billion pounds of beef, or 5 ½ million head of cattle. McDonald’s and its franchisees operate over 34,000 McDonald’s restaurants in 119 countries where they sell more than 75 hamburgers per second, of every minute, of every hour, of every day of the year. Source: McDonald's Operations and Training Manual.

Big Chain Fast Food Restaurant: Common fast food urban legend. "McDonald's flash freezes

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their burgers, this way it's just like freshly ground beef when they put it on the double sided grill cooker machine." A McDonald's beef patty originates in one of two processing plants for Lopez Foods either in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma or Columbus, Nebraska. The frozen burger then travels by diesel truck over 1900 miles from Oklahoma City or 1580 miles from Columbus to get to the local Portland McDonald's. Before processing, around 15-20% of McDonald's meat is first imported from Australia and New Zealand into Lopez Foods. The distance from Australia to Oklahoma City is over 8000 miles.

Freshly ground Organic beef from a local Oregon supplier that has never been frozen or shipped in from an out of state industrial meat packing plant, is much more fresh, tastes better and the meal has a much smaller carbon footprint.

Locally Owned & Operated Popular Burger Restaurant Little Big Burger Littlebigburger.com With a simple menu of burgers, veggie patties, fresh veggies-cheese-or-bacon toppings, truffle fries, sodas, beers, floats...this place is "fast local food". Little Big Burger has 5 locations around Portland.


The lightly toasted soft brioche buns exclusively come from Portland French Bakery. This local bakery has been delivering 7 days a week in Portland for the past 21 years. Because of how the complete burgers are wrapped, the buns don’t sweat, so each baked morsel is fresh, soft waiting to be devoured. Happy Cascade Natural Cows. Klamath Falls, Oregon LBB uses fresh, local ingredients. Burgers start with a 1/4 pound of Cascade Organic Natural beef. Cascade Organic Beef is a family owned and operated farm in Klamath Falls, Oregon. (Distance from PDX to Klamath Falls is about 300 miles) Their beef is exclusively grass fed. The Since 1910 this family has maintained the farm land and since 2000 it has been Certified Organic by Oregon

Tilth. These cows graze on premium organic grasses from birth to the market. This is a “closed herd” with no other animals introduced since 1924. Perfectly tender, these burgers are cooked to order often with a delightful crunch on the outside. If you don't ask for well done, it will be served slightly pink on the inside. All burgers are "slider sized" but extra thick. Delicious crispy

bacon can be added. Each burger is served with organic veggies (onions, pickles, shredded lettuce and tomatoes) plus an extra selection of locally crafted cheeses from Tillamook Creamery (about 73 miles from PDX) and Rogue Creamery (about 268 miles from PDX).

The piping hot truffle fries are crispy with the skin on and made from Yukon Gold potatoes seasoned with truffle oil and sea salt. The catsup served in LBB is locally made. Camden’s catsup is a hit with burger lovers and each LBB location sells 'take-out' bottles of Camden's, plus it can be found in local stores such as New Seasons Market. Chez Marie, Inc. makes the delicious LBB veggie patties. This company is located nearby in Wilsonville, Oregon just 18 miles from Portland. Many diners approve of how the local goat cheese marries with the locally made veggie patties. LBB also offers a good selection of locally produced beers. The ice cream in their root beer floats is also from nearby Tillamook Creamery. In case you are wondering, LBB also composts everything. Locally owned with ingredients sourced here in Oregon....to say that Little Big Burger has perfected a "fast local food" burger would be an understatement. PDX Local Premiere Issue § 45


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Buy or Rent a kayak at Next Adventure

Since 1997, Next Adventure has been Portland’s locally owned alternative outdoor store. These guys love the outdoors. nextadventure.net

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Employees & Community We have long supported food entrepreneurs who value naturally produced foods, and we support community activities and organizations that support similar goals for sustainability and promote healthy food choices. Local Farms & Production Every day we receive fresh milk deliveries from our partners, members for Farmers Coop Creamery, Family farmers who manage small to midsized farms in the Willamette Valley, Oregon and Yakima Valley & Chehalis, Washington. We support farmers’ sustainable farming choices for healthy cows, quality milk and environmentally responsible agriculture plans, and we pay these farmers premium prices for the commitment.

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