For years, Oregon’s cities have been looking for ways to create lots of small spaces for public gathering. When the pandemic hit, restaurants urgently needed outdoor spaces and hence an entire new system of so called "parklets" was born.
Acclaimed chef Sarah Pliner was killed last week while riding her bike in southeast Portland. A three-time James Beard Award semifinalist and co-founder of Aviary, Pliner often shied away from the limelight, letting her work speak for her.
Ken Forkish is hanging up his apron — at least professionally — and retiring after two decades as a baker and restaurateur. He sat down with OPB’s Crystal Ligori to discuss his legacy and what comes next.