anna brones

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Posts Tagged ‘Oregon

Hop in the Saddle: A Guide to Portland’s Craft Beer Scene, by Bike

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Love this new book…

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October 5, 2012 at 06:22

Plate & Pitchfork: Changing Perspectives on Food with Local Farm Dinners

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Originally published here.

An organic dinner of farm raised ingredients. A table full of jovial guests and local wine. A summer night to appreciate good food and where it comes from. There’s a lot of talk about farm-to-table, and most of us living in high paced atmospheres have a tendency to romanticize pastoral images of happy cows and organic tomato plants. “If only I could be a farmer,” we think, forgetting the hardships that go into devoting a life to agricultural production. But part of having a better appreciation for what we eat, means having a better connection to where it comes from, and at the simplest level, that means eating there.

That’s the idea behind Plate & Pitchfork, an Oregon based business that helps people have a better of understanding of food and where it comes from, by serving it to them in the same place that it’s sourced. Hosting farm dinners, Plate & Pitchfork founder Erika Polmar puts consumers and purveyors together, in the ultimate farm-to-table experience.

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That Kind of Weekend

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The beauty of Oregon is salt air one day and snowflakes on a cross country ski trail the next.

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January 24, 2012 at 06:39

Oregon Fall

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Cold and wet. Bring it.

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November 2, 2011 at 08:31

Oregon is a Beautiful Place

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The quiet of a country road. The smell of a property frequented by sheep and cows. Here in the nearly untouched landscape of rolling hills and tree canopies the sun comes out for a brief moment. We all turn towards it, trying to soak up as much as we can, knowing fully well it will disappear in minutes. Rain jackets are thrown to the ground to celebrate the brief moment of spring.

The white, fluffy clouds roll by, bringing darker, more mysterious ones in their wake. We wait for the storm and cross our fingers that it won’t be a deluge. It’s spring after all.

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March 26, 2011 at 10:09

Friday Photo: Snowshoeing Galore

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Trekked up to Twin Lakes last weekend. An excellent loop that on a nice day features gorgeous views of Mt. Hood. But of course, the Northwest being the Northwest, the day was cloudy and cold.

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December 10, 2010 at 10:16

Reason #182 To Live in Portland

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Summer might be short, but we get sunsets like this.

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July 28, 2010 at 17:48