7 Food Trends That Started in Portland, Oregon
Long before Portlandia satirized the city’s hipster fetishism of food, Portland, Oregon, was a mecca for quirky, niche culinary businesses — the ideal complement to its plethora of breweries and the top-notch wines made in the nearby Willamette Valley. An enterprising, DIY spirit coupled with a devotion to quality products — often bordering on preciousness — has fostered a distinctive food- and drink-obsessed culture that other cities (like Brooklyn) are often falsely credited with originating. In short, Portland was a key player in proliferating the unstoppable wave of "foodieism" currently sweeping the U.S. Here are seven hipster food trends with PDX roots.