Edible Portland Magazine: Winter 2008 Issue by Kevin Allman In 2007, Oregon governor Ted Kulongoski and several members of Congress took the “food stamp challenge”: shopping and eating on a $21 per week budget that represented the average American’s food-stamp allotment. Kulongoski and his fellow politicians met with limited success; some managed the challenge, while [...]
This presentation is a special treat. For those who may not know about the TED Talks, the TED organization presents ongoing talks from the thought leaders of our world. These are people who are not only brilliant, but who devote themselves to solving big problems, often challenging the conventions of our time. In this talk [...]
Have you ever wanted to live in a tropical paradise with beautiful secluded beaches, and natural jungle? Would you also be willing to endure 4 1/2 meters (yes, 13-1/2 feet) of average annual rainfall, an occasional typhoon, and green tree frogs nesting in your toilet? Well, Cape Tribulation, population 40, may be just the place [...]
Creating a restaurant from the ground up is an ambitious endeavor in itself. To base the theme of such a restaurant around locally produced food, good land stewardship, and preserving social tastes is even more grand. Stu Stein, owner of Terroir (pronounced, tεʀwaʀ, in French) shares his philosophy and vision. I was having coffee not [...]
Have you ever taken a dream and turned it into a reality? This is the story of two people who did just that!