Image of Pine State at PFM courtesy Parker Michael Knight via Flickr
Rain or shine, dedicated chefs and artisans post up at the Portland Farmer's Market for hours on end, unable to hide behind ambient lighting, a Muzak playlist, or overdesigned menus. But the best in the lot — often earning prestige through honest-to-goodness word of mouth — have made the jump to full-on food establishments, giving their groupies seven-day-a-week satiation. Since this is a familiar trajectory in Portland's food universe, we've rounded up a guide to some of the standout market-to-mortar examples, which span a vast spectrum that any trip to the farmer’s market puts into stark relief. And as an extra bonus, many of the brick-and-mortar businesses that started at the PFM continue to run market booths, interacting face-to-face with the loyal followings that continue to accelerate Portland’s rising talents.
— Taylor ThompsonRead More