Shelf after shelf of Oregon edibles Essay

Pioneer dubbed Oregon the land of milk and honey. And so it is
today: Oregon produces some of the West’s best edibles, from
Tillamook cheese to star thistle honey. You’ll find a proudly
provincial selection of such products at the five Made in Oregon stores
in and around Portland, and at a new gift shop in Salem.

Made in Oregon acts as a retail distributor for more than a hundred
producer, mostly small cottage industries that make wild berry jelliers,
fruit jams, mustards, sausages, and wine, to name only a few items.
Some of the familiar brands are also sold in other stores, but
what’s special about Made in Oregon is the variety and quantity of
their stock.

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The store at the Portland airport is open 9 to 6 daily. The four
others–The Galleria in downtown Portland, Lloyd Center, Clackamas Town
Center, and Washington Square in Tigard–are open weekdays 10 to 9,
Saturdays 10 to 6, and Sundays noon to 5. You can also order foods by
mail; for a brochure and an order form, write to Made in Oregon, 921
S.W. Morrison St., Portland 97205, or call (503) 241-3630.

Oregon State Capitol Shop in Salem is another store of the same
sort. It serves as the money-raising arm for Friends of the Capitol, a
group that uses the profits to fund special refurbishing projects in the
Capitol Building. The shop sells such delicacies as smoked salmon and
sturgeon, and filberts in burlap bags ready for gift mailing. Hours are
9 to 4 weekdays, 10 to 4 Saturdays, noon to 4 Sundays. For details,
call 373-1006.


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