Hidden Gems: Artisan Foods of Portland

There’s an extra layer of pride when a local business achieves renown that extends beyond the shores of Portland. Not only are these artisans crafting their products here at home, but they’ll invite you inside to see how they do it and taste their wares firsthand.
Bob’s Red Mill
Employing time-honored techniques to quartz-grind their whole grains into an array of wholesome products, Bob’s Red Mill employees are as dedicated to quality as to each other. On Bob’s 81st birthday, he gave the company to his employees because “it was just the right thing to do.” Learn more about this remarkable organization on the factory tour at their world headquarters.
Their Whole Grain Store and Restaurant is open six days a week (closed Sundays) and serves hearty breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Ancient Heritage Dairy
Portland’s first urban creamery! Family founded, after the passing of Kathy, beloved wife, mother and cheese maker, father and son continue the business in her honor. They’re opening soon on the corner of SE 7th and Main Street in Portland. Their award-winning cheeses can currently be purchased in their online store.
Blue Star Donuts
Made from scratch throughout the day for maximum freshness, their donuts are always glazed to order. Blue Star prides itself on the highest in culinary standards and uses local, seasonal ingredients. There are no artificial flavors or preservatives and they have vegan options!
Check out their locations in Southeast, Southwest and North Portland.
Moonstruck Chocolate
Founded in Portland in 1993 on the principle that truly superior chocolates must be hand-crafted, Moonstruck still practices the same concept today. Their chocolates are designed to be not just a passing flavor but a memorable experience.
They have chocolate cafes on Alder, NW 23rd, in Pioneer Place and Beaverton. Check out the outlet store located in their factory to see how it’s all made!

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