Made in Oregon is more than just a gift store selling myrtlewood cutting boards, chocolate-covered hazelnuts, and “Keep Portland Weird!” stickers — It’s a culinary heritage that tends to go unnoticed in national food debates. At first, it might seem like Oregon imports more than it exports — Portland and its environs have branches of Afuri, Din Tai Fung, and Mikkeller. And though it’s been argued otherwise (we see you, totchos), Oregon doesn’t exactly have a famous regional calling card like a cheesesteak, lobster roll, or deep-dish pizza. But the state has a number of local restaurants that have made good beyond state lines, with outlets that have spread across the globe, from New York to Tokyo.
This map focuses exclusively on restaurants in the Portland area that have made it out of state. The number of Oregon-born craft beers, liquor, and foods blessed with universal brand recognition (Gardenburger and Deschutes Brewery, to name a few) could fill a book. As usual, these are organized geographically, not ranked.Read More