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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.

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

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

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

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. 

Agriculture | Food | local

'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.

Food | News | 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.

Business | Entertainment | Food | 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.”

Business | News | 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.

Food | News | 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.

Food | World

'The Four Top': Competitive Culinary Tourism | Eating Under Embargo | Rum, From Cuba With Love

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

As American tourists stream into the newly opened nation of Cuba, they're driven by a desire to capture this magical moment. But how "authentic" is a Cuban dining experience when full-time residents don't have access to many foods?

News | NW Life | local | Think Out Loud

Tour De Chef

OPB | Nov. 24, 2016 noon | Portland

OPB TV host Katrina Sarson and local author Diana Abu-Jaber talk to five different Portland chefs about their new cookbooks.

Food | News | local

Oregon Falls Behind In Food Safety Inspections

OPB | Nov. 15, 2016 4:39 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

An audit released Tuesday by the Oregon Secretary of State finds that the Oregon Department of Agriculture is behind schedule for nearly one in four businesses subject to state inspection.

Business | News | Nation

Suspect In Portland Food-Cart Break-Ins Is Nabbed

AP | Nov. 14, 2016 10:41 a.m.

Police investigating a rash of food-cart burglaries in Portland have made an arrest, thanks to the tracking of a cell phone stolen at one of the carts.

Think Out Loud

Washington State Politics | Chef Vitaly Paley | Klamath River Dams

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016 noon

What's on the ballot in Washington? What is one of Portland's most well known chefs serving up in his new restaurant? And will four dams along the Klamath River soon be coming down?

Books | Agriculture | Food | Health | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Michael Pollan

OPB | Oct. 12, 2016 9 p.m.

Journalist Michael Pollan discusses nutritionalism, health experts, and America’s unhealthy obsession with being healthy.

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Google Science Fair Winner | Comedian Bri Pruett | Japan Loves Portland

OPB | Oct. 10, 2016 noon

We hear from an Oregonian who is this year's youngest Google Science Fair winner and a Portland comedian whose solo show draws on her dating life. And we explore Japan's love for all things Portland.

News | NW Life | local | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Sandwich Invitational

OPB | Sept. 16, 2016 noon

We cover some of the biggest stories of the week on our news roundtable, and we hear from competitors at the Sandwich Invitational at Feast Portland.

Business | Food | News | Economy | local

Salem's Kettle Foods Expands, Seeks New Pollution Permit

Statesman Journal | Aug. 1, 2016 8:10 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

In all, the chip company's Salem facility will have the capacity to process 100,236 tons of raw potatoes per year, the state Department of Environmental Quality estimates.

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Famous Hermiston Watermelons Arrive To Market

East Oregonian | July 11, 2016 8:40 a.m.

Hermiston watermelons, savored by Oregonians for their distinctive sweetness, are back in season. Growers began harvesting earlier this week, and Finley’s Fresh Produce of Hermiston was the first to arrive with melons in tow at the Pendleton Farmer’s Market on Friday.

Agriculture | News | Food | local

Lawyers Square Off Over Josephine County GMO Ban

Capital Press | April 16, 2016 3:33 p.m. | Grants Pass, Oregon

Farmers seeking to overturn the ban against genetically engineered crops in Oregon’s Josephine County have come under fire in court from proponents of the ordinance.