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Chris Bianco’s Search for the Best Tomatoes

Chris Bianco’s Search for the Best Tomatoes

Phoenix? San Jose? For dedicated pizzaiolo Chris Bianco, these unlikely locations are crucial to making the best Neapolitan-style pizza in the US.

Chris Bianco’s Search for the Best Tomatoes

Phoenix? San Jose? For dedicated pizzaiolo Chris Bianco, these unlikely locations are crucial to making the best Neapolitan-style pizza in the US.

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Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Check out our jam-packed itinerary for our olive oil sourcing trip!

Roman Holiday

Check out our jam-packed itinerary for our olive oil sourcing trip!

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A Note About Our Olive Oils

A Note About Our Olive Oils

Despite global supply challenges, we’re committed to the good stuff. Read Wellspent founder Jim’s deep dive on the product at the heart of our business.

A Note About Our Olive Oils

Despite global supply challenges, we’re committed to the good stuff. Read Wellspent founder Jim’s deep dive on the product at the heart of our business.

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No Mere Pie in the Sky

No Mere Pie in the Sky

The Cult of Kate gets its newest object of devotion: savory bake-at-home pot pies!

No Mere Pie in the Sky

The Cult of Kate gets its newest object of devotion: savory bake-at-home pot pies!

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Ice Rant

Ice Rant

It’s true: we have a love/hate relationship with fancy ice.

Ice Rant

It’s true: we have a love/hate relationship with fancy ice.

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Fresh is Just the Beginning

Fresh is Just the Beginning

After a pandemic-era effort to prevent spoilage yielded unexpected results, chef Jeff Kim dove deep into the world of dry-aged fish.

Fresh is Just the Beginning

After a pandemic-era effort to prevent spoilage yielded unexpected results, chef Jeff Kim dove deep into the world of dry-aged fish.

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Mommenpop

Mommenpop

Top-tier California citrus meets Mediterranean spritz culture in Mommenpop’s line of refreshing aperitifs.

Mommenpop

Top-tier California citrus meets Mediterranean spritz culture in Mommenpop’s line of refreshing aperitifs.

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Alicia Kennedy

Alicia Kennedy

A former vegan and current vegetarian, Alicia Kennedy’s No Meat Required is a passionate cri de coeur that goes deep on the cultural history of plant-based eating in the US.

Alicia Kennedy

A former vegan and current vegetarian, Alicia Kennedy’s No Meat Required is a passionate cri de coeur that goes deep on the cultural history of plant-based eating in the US.

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Meet Diaspora Co.

Meet Diaspora Co.

Diaspora Co. is on a mission to deliver best-in-class spices while supporting their partner farmers with transparency, producer equity, healthcare & living wages.

Meet Diaspora Co.

Diaspora Co. is on a mission to deliver best-in-class spices while supporting their partner farmers with transparency, producer equity, healthcare & living wages.

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Away Days

Away Days

What happens when 2 soccer-loving Brits move to Portland? They open a brewery, obviously.

Away Days

What happens when 2 soccer-loving Brits move to Portland? They open a brewery, obviously.

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The Local Vermouth Renaissance

The Local Vermouth Renaissance

Taking Italy as inspiration, a group of local winemakers have set their sights on vermouth.

The Local Vermouth Renaissance

Taking Italy as inspiration, a group of local winemakers have set their sights on vermouth.

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Drink This Wine Comes to Wellspent!

Drink This Wine Comes to Wellspent!

Bestselling cookbook author Molly Baz has teamed up with Oregon winemaker Andy Young to launch Drink This Wine to put quality natural wines “on everyone's table.

Drink This Wine Comes to Wellspent!

Bestselling cookbook author Molly Baz has teamed up with Oregon winemaker Andy Young to launch Drink This Wine to put quality natural wines “on everyone's table.

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Balong

Balong

Justin Duaz offers Portland a uniquely Filipino-American perspective with nostalgic riffs on classic fast food breakfast staples.

Balong

Justin Duaz offers Portland a uniquely Filipino-American perspective with nostalgic riffs on classic fast food breakfast staples.

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Electrica Coffee

Electrica Coffee

Combining Mexican coffee and Japanese tea, Seiji Nanbu honors his heritage at Electrica, offering innovative drinks like his future classic miso and caramel latte.

Electrica Coffee

Combining Mexican coffee and Japanese tea, Seiji Nanbu honors his heritage at Electrica, offering innovative drinks like his future classic miso and caramel latte.

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Mikiko Mochi Donuts

Mikiko Mochi Donuts

Filtering a Japanese-American donut craze through a Portland foodie lens, Emily Strocher and Alex McGillivray make chewy, delicious donuts with globally inspired flavors.

Mikiko Mochi Donuts

Filtering a Japanese-American donut craze through a Portland foodie lens, Emily Strocher and Alex McGillivray make chewy, delicious donuts with globally inspired flavors.

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Camellia Grove Kombucha

Camellia Grove Kombucha

Oregon’s first commercial kombucha producer teams up with a chef to make kombucha that honors the tea it’s made from, and the results are delicious.

Camellia Grove Kombucha

Oregon’s first commercial kombucha producer teams up with a chef to make kombucha that honors the tea it’s made from, and the results are delicious.

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Ōrwaiian

Ōrwaiian

After moving from Hawaii to Oregon as a kid, Cyndi longed for the flavors of home, and together she and Chris spent years perfecting family recipes.

Ōrwaiian

After moving from Hawaii to Oregon as a kid, Cyndi longed for the flavors of home, and together she and Chris spent years perfecting family recipes.

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Portland Welcomes the Good Food Foundation

Portland Welcomes the Good Food Foundation

Sarah Weiner’s career has always been about good food and we were thrilled when she told us she was moving to town.

Portland Welcomes the Good Food Foundation

Sarah Weiner’s career has always been about good food and we were thrilled when she told us she was moving to town.

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Portland's Good Food Award Winners

Portland's Good Food Award Winners

Products that receive the coveted “blue square” must meet stringent standards of quality, taste, and manufacturing, and we’re honored to share these delicious products and producers with you.

Portland's Good Food Award Winners

Products that receive the coveted “blue square” must meet stringent standards of quality, taste, and manufacturing, and we’re honored to share these delicious products and producers with you.

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Kari Kihara

Kari Kihara

Chef Kari Kihara works magic with peak-season local veg, taking full advantage of her location in the heart of the Willamette Valley to partner directly with local farms.

Kari Kihara

Chef Kari Kihara works magic with peak-season local veg, taking full advantage of her location in the heart of the Willamette Valley to partner directly with local farms.

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Havsnø

Havsnø

 Founded in Norway by native Portlander Michal Bietz Øverland, Havsnø makes sea salt using ancient techniques inspired by the Vikings.

Havsnø

 Founded in Norway by native Portlander Michal Bietz Øverland, Havsnø makes sea salt using ancient techniques inspired by the Vikings.

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Women in Wine

Women in Wine

We’re highlighting some of the most interesting young winemakers in the region, who just so happen to be women.

Women in Wine

We’re highlighting some of the most interesting young winemakers in the region, who just so happen to be women.

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Rome Bruno

Rome Bruno

A life-long food lover, Rome Bruno has turned his passion into a career as a chef, writer, recipe developer and video host.

Rome Bruno

A life-long food lover, Rome Bruno has turned his passion into a career as a chef, writer, recipe developer and video host.

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Felton & Mary's Artisan Foods

Felton & Mary's Artisan Foods

Purveyors of Portland’s best BBQ since 1984, the Campbell family legacy lives on with Felton & Mary’s Artisan Foods.

Felton & Mary's Artisan Foods

Purveyors of Portland’s best BBQ since 1984, the Campbell family legacy lives on with Felton & Mary’s Artisan Foods.

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How to Build a Better Non Alcoholic Cocktail

How to Build a Better Non Alcoholic Cocktail

Our handy guide will help ensure your own home bar is stocked with the right ingredients, tools, and know-how to make deliciously grown-up spirit proof cocktails whenever the mood strikes.

How to Build a Better Non Alcoholic Cocktail

Our handy guide will help ensure your own home bar is stocked with the right ingredients, tools, and know-how to make deliciously grown-up spirit proof cocktails whenever the mood strikes.

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Ayers Creek Farm, Anthony & Carol Boutard

Ayers Creek Farm, Anthony & Carol Boutard

Dedicated seed savers, each year Anthony & Carol Boutard carefully selected seed from their best crops to ensure constant improvement, and cultivated unique varieties grown nowhere else in the region.

Ayers Creek Farm, Anthony & Carol Boutard

Dedicated seed savers, each year Anthony & Carol Boutard carefully selected seed from their best crops to ensure constant improvement, and cultivated unique varieties grown nowhere else in the region.

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Fulamingo

Fulamingo

Portland’s premier purveyors of the best Japanese foodstuffs, Fulamingo is the brainchild of husband and wife team Kana Hinohara Hanson and Erik Hanson, both veterans of Portland’s amazing restaurant scene.

Fulamingo

Portland’s premier purveyors of the best Japanese foodstuffs, Fulamingo is the brainchild of husband and wife team Kana Hinohara Hanson and Erik Hanson, both veterans of Portland’s amazing restaurant scene.

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How To Build a Better Charcuterie Board

How To Build a Better Charcuterie Board

Hit the link for our comprehensive guide to building the best board in town.

How To Build a Better Charcuterie Board

Hit the link for our comprehensive guide to building the best board in town.

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Oso Honey Farm

Oso Honey Farm

Polymath honey farmer Henry Storch has been adapting his bee populations for our specific microclimates and producing a wide range of unique varietal honeys with strategically placed hives for over...

Oso Honey Farm

Polymath honey farmer Henry Storch has been adapting his bee populations for our specific microclimates and producing a wide range of unique varietal honeys with strategically placed hives for over...

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Pinolo Gelato

Pinolo Gelato

Sandro Paolini's background in farming and agriculture provides inspiration for his rotating seasonal gelato flavors that keep Portlanders lined up down the block at his tiny shop.

Pinolo Gelato

Sandro Paolini's background in farming and agriculture provides inspiration for his rotating seasonal gelato flavors that keep Portlanders lined up down the block at his tiny shop.

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Bitter Is Better

Bitter Is Better

There’s a reason radicchio tastes bitter, but it’s also why it’s good for you. If you like coffee, beer, or dark chocolate, you can learn to love radicchio, too.

Bitter Is Better

There’s a reason radicchio tastes bitter, but it’s also why it’s good for you. If you like coffee, beer, or dark chocolate, you can learn to love radicchio, too.

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Iruai Wine

Iruai Wine

Deep in the Shasta-Cascade wilderness, Chad and Michelle Westbrrok Hinds coax magic out of their high-elevation sites, making modern wines imbued with an ancient spirit.

Iruai Wine

Deep in the Shasta-Cascade wilderness, Chad and Michelle Westbrrok Hinds coax magic out of their high-elevation sites, making modern wines imbued with an ancient spirit.

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Shroomin' with Chad!

Shroomin' with Chad!

Local forager Chad Hagemann combs the forests around Mt Hood looking for delectable wild mushrooms.

Shroomin' with Chad!

Local forager Chad Hagemann combs the forests around Mt Hood looking for delectable wild mushrooms.

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Sacre Bleu! Montreal Is Tres Bien!

Sacre Bleu! Montreal Is Tres Bien!

We were lucky enough to take a trip to Montreal recently, and we got so many great tips from our friends we figured we'd share them with you.

Sacre Bleu! Montreal Is Tres Bien!

We were lucky enough to take a trip to Montreal recently, and we got so many great tips from our friends we figured we'd share them with you.

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Andrew Barton + The Long Loaf

Andrew Barton + The Long Loaf

Andrew Barton's new book is a lyrical ode to the pleasures of pandemic baking and his journey into yeast-assisted sublimity.

Andrew Barton + The Long Loaf

Andrew Barton's new book is a lyrical ode to the pleasures of pandemic baking and his journey into yeast-assisted sublimity.

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Bread Recipes (Formulas) + House Loaf

Bread Recipes (Formulas) + House Loaf

Learn about Andrew Barton's bread making technique and give it a try for yourself!

Bread Recipes (Formulas) + House Loaf

Learn about Andrew Barton's bread making technique and give it a try for yourself!

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Trent Family Farms

Trent Family Farms

Trent Family Farm's eggs are served at Portland’s very best restaurants, and once you’ve tasted them, it’s easy to understand why.

Trent Family Farms

Trent Family Farm's eggs are served at Portland’s very best restaurants, and once you’ve tasted them, it’s easy to understand why.

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Alice Feiring, Writer and Natural Wine Advocate

Alice Feiring, Writer and Natural Wine Advocate

Acclaimed writer Alice Feiring has been championing natural wine for decades.

Alice Feiring, Writer and Natural Wine Advocate

Acclaimed writer Alice Feiring has been championing natural wine for decades.

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Fieldwork Flowers

Fieldwork Flowers

Megan Arumbal's unique, approachable arrangements often include culinary elements, a nod to her long standing love of good food and deep relationships with Portland's restaurants.

Fieldwork Flowers

Megan Arumbal's unique, approachable arrangements often include culinary elements, a nod to her long standing love of good food and deep relationships with Portland's restaurants.

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Baird Family Orchards

Baird Family Orchards

Founded nearly 40 years ago with just a handful of fruit trees, the Baird family have been producing our favorite stone fruits and hazelnuts for decades.

Baird Family Orchards

Founded nearly 40 years ago with just a handful of fruit trees, the Baird family have been producing our favorite stone fruits and hazelnuts for decades.

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Wild Roots Farm

Wild Roots Farm

Wild Roots Farm grow over 200 varieties of vegetables that they deliver to restaurants, farmer’s markets, and nonprofits every week.

Wild Roots Farm

Wild Roots Farm grow over 200 varieties of vegetables that they deliver to restaurants, farmer’s markets, and nonprofits every week.

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Bettini Organic

Bettini Organic

One of the first Umbrian producers to advocate for an earlier harvest (which translates into tastier oils), the Bettini family makes some of our favorite extra virgin olive oils.

Bettini Organic

One of the first Umbrian producers to advocate for an earlier harvest (which translates into tastier oils), the Bettini family makes some of our favorite extra virgin olive oils.

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Magna Kusina

Magna Kusina

At his restaurant, Magna Kusina, Carlo Lamagna cooks with the flavors of his childhood.

Magna Kusina

At his restaurant, Magna Kusina, Carlo Lamagna cooks with the flavors of his childhood.

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Roast ‘Em if Ya Got 'Em (Sauce 'Em, Too)

Roast ‘Em if Ya Got 'Em (Sauce 'Em, Too)

Roasting a bunch of vegetables makes a dinner party easy, but the real hosting superpower is serving them alongside a trio of sauces.

Roast ‘Em if Ya Got 'Em (Sauce 'Em, Too)

Roasting a bunch of vegetables makes a dinner party easy, but the real hosting superpower is serving them alongside a trio of sauces.

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Sorta Summer

Sorta Summer

Wellspent Creative Director Nicole Sakai and her partner Truen Pence are engaged in many creative endeavors, including a collaborative wine label called Sorta Summer.

Sorta Summer

Wellspent Creative Director Nicole Sakai and her partner Truen Pence are engaged in many creative endeavors, including a collaborative wine label called Sorta Summer.

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Limited Edition Brett Stenson x WSM Capsule Collection

Limited Edition Brett Stenson x WSM Capsule Col...

Local artist and designer Brett Stenson is known for his vivid illustrations and distinct use of color. He recently designed a limited edition collection for Wellspent Market.

Limited Edition Brett Stenson x WSM Capsule Col...

Local artist and designer Brett Stenson is known for his vivid illustrations and distinct use of color. He recently designed a limited edition collection for Wellspent Market.

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Gado Gado + Oma’s Hideaway

Gado Gado + Oma’s Hideaway

A 2022 James Beard Award nomination for Best Chef Northwest and Pacific, Thomas Pisha-Duffly introduces Portland diners to the joys of Indonesian-Malaysian food.

Gado Gado + Oma’s Hideaway

A 2022 James Beard Award nomination for Best Chef Northwest and Pacific, Thomas Pisha-Duffly introduces Portland diners to the joys of Indonesian-Malaysian food.

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Kim Jong Grillin’

Kim Jong Grillin’

Han Ly Hwang’s cart on SE Division shows how a creative chef combines the traditional flavors of his familial culture with the favorite foods of his life-long home.

Kim Jong Grillin’

Han Ly Hwang’s cart on SE Division shows how a creative chef combines the traditional flavors of his familial culture with the favorite foods of his life-long home.

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