I’m headed to Portland next week for the International Food Blogger Conference, and going out a few days early to explore the town and see some friends. One friend in particular is putting me up, and in return I’m guest-cheffing a dinner party at her place one night.
Since this is a relatively new part of the country for me (I’ve been once, briefly), the plan is to poke around town and find some cool local stuff to cook with. But being from Kentucky I’m not that familiar with local foods in Oregon.
I’ll probably do seafood (since I don’t get to the West Coast much, or for that matter the coast). What does that part of the world do particularly well, especially this time of year? Any vegetables they do better than everywhere else? Any classic local dishes I can riff on?
Finding the ingredients will be half the fun, but I didn’t want to miss anything great. I’m sure I’ll be able to find whatever I’m looking for in PDX.