Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon
Naomi Pomeroy, Beast
Andy Ricker, Pok Pok
Chathy Whims, Nostrana
Jason Barwikowski, Olympic Provisions
If you are vegetarian, stop reading now and DO NOT SCROLL DOWN! I’m about to show you a picture of a skinned pig head. I’m a carnivore and this was even a lot for me. So before I understood this event in the slightest, I thought some meat heads had gotten together to eat a lot pork. However, after some research, I saw that these foodies are actually saving the world and heritage pigs (pigs that have bloodlines that go back hundreds of years; we’re talking 1700-1800’s) from becoming extinct, due to commercial farmers and a loss of demand. These breeds have distinct flavors that you simply cannot find in commercial hogs.
Local chefs and restaurants are bringing heritage pigs back and tonight I had a sampling from Portland’s finest culinary geniuses.
my favorite: coppa di testa, polenta, grana padano
larb, Pok Pok
pulled pork and coleslaw