Monday, May 28, 2012

May Foodzie Box: Portland, Oregon

Do you know that one of the best known foodie cities is Portland, Oregon?  I don't know how many articles I have read in the past year that states not only the best restaurants but the best food purveyors, and best in town laws about raising your own chickens.

I should move there just so I can have fresh eggs in the morning. I haven't visited but it is on the list. I should some how figure out how to work out of our remote office there for a week.

The May Foodzie options were a tough pick. We had a outdoor grilling option, a brunch option, and the Portland box.  There were several things in each box that Mr. J and I were eying but in the end Portland won out.

Assorted Charcuterie
Olympic Provisions
Starting with a local supply of all-natural, antibiotic-free pork, Elias Cairo and his team do everything by hand, from expertly butchering the pork to grinding spices in-house.

Marionberry Pate De Fruit
Willamette Valley Confectionery
A longtime French favorite, pate de fruit is a little jewel-like confection bursting with fruit.  The deep dark purple color comes from the local marionberry, a sweeter, juicier version of the common blackberry.

Chocolate Coconut Cookie
Rich in decadent chocolate flavor with a generous amount of tender coconut, these raw, vegan cookies are made with all organic ingredients and dehydrated at 105, which keeps them soft and chewy.

Roasted Hazelnuts
Freddy Guys
Grown on a family farm in the Willamette Valley, these hearty, earthy nuts are packed with vitamin D, E, and K, and are roasted twice a week to ensure that each batch is super fresh.

Raspberry Soda
Hot Lips Soda
First available only at their Hot Lips pizza joint in Portland, these sparkling juice sodas (where you can actually tastes the bursts of fresh fruit) now have quite the following.

Our favorites would have to be the soda and the hazelnuts. I don't even drink soda regularly and this made me weak in the knees. Before I knew it we had finished the bottle. They are so right when they say you can actually taste the berries. You truly can. 

I had never had plain hazelnuts till this little package came along.I have been missing out.  These had just the right amount of roasting and salt to complement the natural flavors.  We might just have to count out the remaining nuts to split evenly between the two of us. It just makes things easier that way.


  1. oh how I miss Portland reading your post. I'm an oregonian and grew up in portland till i left for the military. I miss home alot and you made me so nostalgic for home lol. isn't hotlips soda amazing! I can't wait to visit soon.

  2. Portland is on my must-see (possibly move to) place as well! I have heard so many good things. Thank you for sharing all these goodies! I just moved my blog, and I'd love for you to stop by when you get the chance. I hope you have a beautiful day!

  3. Yum-what a great collection of goodies!

  4. I have heard a lot about Portland as well, but never had the chance to visit there. Your foodzie box does look like it has some delicious things in it. I would have to say I would dive right into the cookies first! Enjoy the rest of the day.

  5. I've never been to portland but heard so so much about it. You are surely lucky. That box did come with a lot of goodies! :)

  6. I don't think I've ever craved a soda before, but I love the thought of that berry one! Portland is totally on my list of places to visit and this just reaffirms it :)

  7. What a wonderful selection of goodies you got my friend :D

    Choc Chip Uru


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