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New Metro Rule Could Turn Food Scraps Into Renewable Energy

Portland Tribune | July 18, 2017 9:39 a.m.

Metro to set rules to divert food scraps from landfill by requiring businesses to separate it for recycling, then convert it to electricity or biogas.

NW Life | Food

'The Four Top': Kombucha Madness | The Mystery Of Q | Food And Politics

OPB | July 4, 2017 12:29 p.m.

How did kombucha become such a hit? Could an enigmatic Taiwanese concept change the way we all eat? Forget your mom's rule about no politics at the dinner table.

News | Food | Health

Science Says: Hot Dogs Minus Added Nitrates May Be No Better

AP | June 30, 2017 4:06 p.m. | New York

Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from celery juice instead of artificial sodium nitrite.

News | Food

Chinese Trade Mission Gets A Taste Of The Northwest

Capital Press | June 23, 2017 midnight | Portland

Chinese trade mission members sample Oregon and Washington specialty snacks and drinks during Portland visit.

NW Life | News | Politics | local

Oregonians Can Now Legally Harvest And Eat Roadkill

AP | June 21, 2017 5:38 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat.

NW Life | Food | local | Business | Health

'The Four Top': Cannabis In The Kitchen | Will Marijuana Wreck Restaurants | Truthiness In Labeling

OPB | June 19, 2017 6:15 a.m.

What's the deal with cooking cannabis? Is the growing marijuana industry affecting the bottom lines of restaurants? And why was a small family dairy barred from labeling its skim milk as ... "skim milk"?  

Sustainability | Environment | Agriculture

Weeds And Herbicides Puts An Organic Farm At Odds With Neighboring Growers In Oregon

NWPR/EarthFix | May 17, 2017 9:25 p.m. | Moro, Oregon

Sherman County, Oregon, is debating what to do about a large organic farm accused of letting its weeds spread onto neighboring fields.

News | Food | Nation

Just How Organic Is Your Milk? Well, It Depends On The Dairy It Came From

NPR | May 7, 2017 8:53 a.m.

Is there a difference between organic milk bought in a grocery store and milk bought straight from farmers? Washington Post reporter Peter Whoriskey talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his findings.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Engineering Licenses | Portland's Japantown | James Beard Documentary

OPB | May 3, 2017 noon

An Oregon man who has an engineering degree from Sweden has been fined for practicing engineering without a license. We learn about Portland's Japantown before WWII, and about a new documentary on Oregon-born food writer James Beard.

Food | Agriculture | Business | News | local | Environment | Politics

Dinner At The Orchard? Oregon Bill Would Expand Cider Business Opportunities

Capital Press | April 28, 2017 12:57 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Imitating rules established for wineries, Senate Bill 677 would permit cider businesses to produce and sell their beverages, serve food and conduct other agritourism activities on-site in farm zones.

NW Life | Arts | Food | local | State of Wonder

Cooking Up A Candy Empire In Portland With QUIN's Jami Curl

OPB | April 25, 2017 10:31 a.m. | Portland

Jami Curl is the mastermind behind the beautiful and tasty QUIN candy. She even wrote the book on it. 

News | Food | local

Cracker Barrel Joins West Coast With New Tualatin Store

Statesman Journal | April 18, 2017 4:23 p.m.

Americans across the country go wild for Cracker Barrel biscuits or its old-timey 'Chicken and Dumplins', and now, West Coasters — specifically, Oregonians — will get in on the fun.

Food | Pacific Ocean | NW Life | Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment

Washington Razor Clammers Dig Into 1st Weekend Of Season

OPB | April 15, 2017 5:13 p.m. | Seaview, Washington

Thousands of people hauled their shovels and buckets to the shore for the first weekend of open razor clam season on the Washington coast.

Arts | Food | Oregon Art Beat

Jared Goodman Makes Ice Cream Sundaes Inspired By Art

OPB | April 12, 2017 11:47 a.m.

Portland ice cream maker Jared Goodman takes inspiration from works of art when creating his elaborate sundaes

Food | NW Life | News | Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment

Washington Beaches Open For Razor Clam Season

OPB | April 12, 2017 1:49 p.m.

Local razor clams are headed for Oregon and Washington tables soon. The season has been closed all year along the coast due to high levels of the naturally occurring neurotoxin domoic acid. 

Food | local | Agriculture

'The Four Top': Restaurateurs Under Trump | Whence The Midsize American Farm? | Institutional Eating

OPB | April 10, 2017 6:30 a.m.

Are restaurateurs pro- or anti-Trump? Where did midsize American farms go? And is there anything worse than hospital food? Oh .... right ... prison food.

News | Food | local | Health

Coalition Proposes Sugary Drinks Tax For Portland

OPB | April 4, 2017 11:04 a.m. | Portland

A coalition of doctors, parents and teachers is proposing a sugary drinks tax for Multnomah County.

Food | Entertainment | Business | local

'The Four Top': Spammed By 'Spon Con' | Convoluted Cobranding | Why Is Brewpub Food So Bad?

OPB | March 27, 2017 6:13 a.m. | Portland

Are you being spammed by "spon con"? Is food-and-drink cobranding idiotic or innovative? And why is American brewpub food so universally terrible? To find out, tune into Episode 15 of “The Four Top.”

News | Business | local

Fábrica En Astoria Es Multada Por Violaciones Laborales

OPB | March 21, 2017 11:57 a.m.

Una investigación realizada por el departamento de labor e industria de Oregon (BOLI por sus siglas en inglés) sacó a la luz miles de violaciones laborales cometidas en una fábrica de procesamiento de mariscos en Astoria.

News | Food | local | Health

Hunger Relief Organizations Battle Through Portland Snow, Ice

OPB | Jan. 17, 2017 1:24 p.m. | Portland

Snow and ice are hard on hungry families and seniors. But social service food providers said they're adjusting to make sure food gets to the people who need it most.