Shelf after shelf of Oregon edibles Essay

Pioneer dubbed Oregon the land of milk and honey. And so it istoday: Oregon produces some of the West’s best edibles, fromTillamook cheese to star thistle honey.

You’ll find a proudlyprovincial selection of such products at the five Made in Oregon storesin and around Portland, and at a new gift shop in Salem. Made in Oregon acts as a retail distributor for more than a hundredproducer, 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, butwhat’s special about Made in Oregon is the variety and quantity oftheir stock.

The store at the Portland airport is open 9 to 6 daily. The fourothers–The Galleria in downtown Portland, Lloyd Center, Clackamas TownCenter, 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 bymail; for a brochure and an order form, write to Made in Oregon, 921S.W.

Morrison St., Portland 97205, or call (503) 241-3630. Oregon State Capitol Shop in Salem is another store of the samesort. It serves as the money-raising arm for Friends of the Capitol, agroup that uses the profits to fund special refurbishing projects in theCapitol Building. The shop sells such delicacies as smoked salmon andsturgeon, and filberts in burlap bags ready for gift mailing. Hours are9 to 4 weekdays, 10 to 4 Saturdays, noon to 4 Sundays. For details,call 373-1006.

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