Where can you buy fresh Oregon oysters or wild mushrooms gathered in the shadow of Mount Hood? Which coffee roaster will custom roast beans for patrons? Which microbrewery offers monthly beer tastings? Which stores offer the best selection of cookware, cookbooks, or tableware? Where can you find inspired sushi, a charming neighborhood Italian restaurant, an authentic barbecue parlor, or the best Mexican taqueria? Find the answers to these and many other questions in The Food Lover's Companion to Portland, the first comprehensive guide to the rich bounty and diverse cuisines of the Portland area. Restaurant critics Lisa Shara Hall and Roger J. Porter choose the best farmers' markets, bakeries, wine stores, ethnic markets, caterers, and other gastronomic delights. The authors also describe their favorite local restaurants and provide fascinating profiles of people who have made a difference in the culinary community of Portland. Offering the inside scoop on this blossoming epicurean mecca, The Food Lover's Companion to Portland is essential for any resident or visiting gourmand.