Not only that, a Portland Pig Fistfight!
That New York Times and its Portland perv...when will it end?
Never, so long as Portland is on the vanguard of acting out in the name of cred.
And Goddess bless Portland and Eric Bechard for keeping it real. (Better pictures, worse article here)
Local is local, after all. Does terrior matter or doesn't it?
It would appear that Chef Bechard is involved in another venture, Thistle. Looks like he's trying to make it happen all within McMinville.
From the article
A year ago he opened a restaurant called Thistle, 40 miles southwest,in the rich agricultural and winemaking region surrounding McMinnville.
Mr. Bechard says his goal is to eventually run the restaurant solely with food from surrounding Yamhill County. Every local connection he makes and every local dollar he spends, he believes, strengthens his ties to the economic and political future of the place he lives. He says that kind of a commitment makes a place, any place, better.
In other news, the sleepy little agricultural town of Healdsberg has been energized by the food economy, and is now on equal footing with Napa and Sonoma as a destination. That's because food drives development. True or false?
"Then the food revolution came to town." It says so right there in the article.
Rich people will go into a bad neighbourhood for a good meal, again and again and again. Then, before you know it, that neighbourhood isn't "bad" any more. I saw it happen in North/North East Portland. I saw it happen in the East Village as well.