I’m here at the International Food Blogger conference in Portland for the weekend. For the first days activity, we’re doing a live blogging event, with local food producers presenting their goods in short 5 minute-shots, speed dating style.
Packer Orchards and Bakery, Hood River
fruit jams: cherry, spiced vanilla pear, marionberry peach, pear-sweetened raspberry jam.
Pfriem Family Brewers
Hood River waterfront
Belgian strong blond
Grand opening 3 weeks ago.
Beers on tap currently. Working on bottling 750ml
Straw Propeller Gourmet Oatmeal
The Well Travelled Fork
Farm and Ranch Tours
10 different blue cheese, smoking blue, pasturized, etc.
cheddar: hop cheddar, Morimoto cheddar, Rogue cheddar
75 years in business, blue 50 years
Pacific Hazelnut Farms
chocolate covered hazelnuts, chocolate covered berries
98% nations hazelnuts grown in OR
5% world wide
22 thousand pounds of hazelnuts
raw, seasoned, etc hazelnuts
Nine Rocks Vodka
vodka distilled from corn
crisp clean, no burning, clean odor
2 years, Spray, OR
F/V Sonja Albacore Tuna
Wild caught Pacific Albacore Tuna
Wheat Springs Bakery
air-popped wheat berries
1st USDA certified dry-curing facility
european-style cured meats
Pork from Square-peg farms and Carlton farms
Nate Tilden, chef at Ace Hotel’s restaurant, Cylde Common, owner of Olympic Provisions.