Articles by Deborah Moon


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Modern Jewish deli Beetroot opens Aug. 21

PHOTOS: Above, Beetroot owner and Executive Chef Sonya Sanford works in the new deli’s kitchen (by Mark Hanauer); above right, lebneh with beets, which Sonya calls “the vegetable of my people.” At right, Sonya makes her tefteli (Russian meatballs) with ethically sourced poultry and rice.   A modern Jewish deli and specialty food store opens…

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New taproom serves kosher brews

Leikam Brewing Opens Taproom Serving Kosher Beer Portlanders who keep kosher now have a place to meet friends for a beer. Leikam Brewing, which obtained its certification from Oregon Kosher in January 2015, has opened a public taproom at 5812 E Burnside St., Portland. A collaboration between husband-and-wife team Theo and Sonia Marie Leikam, the…

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Business news July 2019

Kimberly Fuson to Lead Cedar Sinai Park Beginning Aug. 6, long-time Portland resident Kimberly Fuson will return to Oregon to serve as interim executive director for Cedar Sinai Park. Martin Baicker, who has led the organization since October 2017, is stepping down as CEO to pursue other opportunities in the senior health care industry. Kimberly…

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MJCC hosts tiny homes builders

The Mittleman Jewish Community Center has granted Cascadia Clusters permission to use the northern edge of the playing field as a site to build “tiny houses.” These structures will be moved to other locations as they are completed. Cascadia Clusters was founded by Andy Olshin, who developed his concept and displayed two tiny homes built…

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Custom cookbooks unite families around their culinary heritage

PHOTO: A page from a custom family cookbook, above, created by photographer Sarah Arnoff Yeoman shows a family cooking matzo brei together. Sarah recently photographed her own family cooking traditional recipes together including, at right, her father, Richard Arnoff, making the family-favorite matzo brei.   After the death of her grandmother and great-grandmother, photographer Sarah…

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Baby signers get a head start as Tiny Talkers

PHOTO: Tiny Talkers founder Shira Fogel leads a free Sign, Sing and Play session for infants and toddlers at Hoot-N-Annie Boutique in Hillsdale the second Wednesday of most months. Photos by Deborah Moon When Shira Fogel’s daughter, Eliana, was born 15 years ago, Shira used sign language to communicate with her pre-verbal child. As a…

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