From farmers’ markets to restaurants, Portland has become a culinary destination. The state’s kosher options have expanded too.
The rules regarding what foods are proper to eat originate in the Bible. The Israelites were given a long list of forbidden foods, including animals that didn’t both chew their cud and have split hooves, rodents, birds of prey, shellfish and fish without fins and scales. Exodus added the restriction: “You shall not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.”
The evolution of Jewish dietary laws evolved from there as Talmudic rabbis strove to ensure the mandate was upheld giving rise to the separation of milk and meat. Jewish concerns extend to how food is slaughtered, prepared and served. For an animal to be kosher, or fit for consumption, it must be killed in a prescribed way – the swiftest, most painless and humane death for an animal.
Although kosher laws have their origin in the Bible, with modern food production concerns, kosher is considered the gold standard by many consumers looking to verify the safety and purity of the food they eat.
Our food pages include both kosher and non-kosher listings.
6698 SW Capitol Hwy.
FARMERS MARKETS PORTLAND FARMERS MARKETS
Portland State University (SW Park & Montgomery): Saturdays year-round (Mar-Oct) 8:30 am-2 pm; (Nov-Feb) 9 am-2 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square (SW 6th & Yamhill): 10 am-2 pm Mondays, June 20-Sept. 26
Shemanski Park (SW Park & Main): 10 am-2 pm, Wednesdays, May 4-Nov. 23
Northwest (NW 19th & Everett): 2- 6 pm Thursdays, June 2-Sept. 29
Kenton (N McClellan & Denver): 3-7 pm, Wednesdays, June 1-Sept. 28
King (NE 7th & Wygant): 10 am-2 pm Sundays, May 1 to Nov. 20
Lents International (SE 91st Ave. & Foster): 9 am-2 pm, Sundays, June 5-Oct. 30
BEAVERTON FARMERS MARKET
CANBY SATURDAY MARKET
CEDAR MILL SUNSET FARMERS’ MARKET
CLACKAMAS SUNNYSIDE GRANGE FARMERS’ & ARTISTS’ MARKET
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MORELAND FARMERS MARKET
OHSU FARMERS MARKET
OREGON CITY FARMERS’ MARKET
PARKROSE FARMERS MARKET
PEOPLE’S FARMERS MARKET
RAINIER MARINA MARKET
SANDY PUBLIC MARKET
SCAPPOOSE COMMUNITY FARMERS’ MARKET
SHERWOOD SATURDAY MARKET
SOUTH WATERFRONT FARMERS MARKET
ST. JOHNS FARMERS’ MARKET
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TIGARD AREA FARMERS MARKET
THE BULL MOUNTAIN FARMERS MARKET
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WEST LINN FARMERS MARKET
WOODLAWN FARMERS MARKET
WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET
P.O. Box 66004
Heavenly Hallah is a moist, sweet, delicious homestyle challah with a twist. Heavenly Hallah is made with kosher parve margarine, fresh eggs and optional golden raisins. Varieties include plain or whole wheat challah. Heavenly Hallah giftpacks contain a 1-pound round Heavenly Hallah, apple, 8-ounce jar of honey and a greeting card personalized with your own special greeting. Heavenly Hallah giftpacks make a warm and welcome gift for friends and family. College students love them too.
SUNSET VALLEY ORGANICS
31567 Hwy. 99 West
541-752-0460 (8 am-6 pm only)
Sunset Valley Organics is a certified organic, multi-generation family-owned farm, operated by the Wilt Family and located in Corvallis in Oregon’s central Willamette Valley. Our berries are GMO Free. Find Organic Blueberries, Aronia Berries and Organic Red and Black Raspberries, Organic Blackberries at our 4th generation family Farm in Corvallis. Hours: 10 am-4 pm, Monday- Friday on 99W South of Corvallis, just one half-mile south of the Airport exit, on the east side. Frozen berries available for shipping.
ALBERTSONS AT SHATTUCK
5415 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.
BURLINGAME FRED MEYER
7555 SW Barbur Blvd.
NEW SEASONS MARKET
16 stores in greater Portland area
(Bakery certified by Oregon Kosher)
8145 SW Barbur Blvd.
503-452-6068 ext. 1210
Trader Joe’s locations offer a pamphlet listing their kosher items.
WHOLE FOODS MARKET
Nine Locations in Washington and Oregon
(Includes kosher and non-kosher listings)
CAFE AT THE J
(Certified by Oregon Kosher)
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
(Bagels certified by Oregon Kosher)
310 NW Broadway
DAIRY HILL ICE CREAM
(Most flavors and some toppings certified by Oregon Kosher)
6352 SW Capitol Hwy.
(Certified by Oregon Kosher)
16415 NW Cornell Road
SUNNY’S LEGENDARY FROZEN YOGURT
(Yogurts and most toppings certified by Oregon Kosher)
4397 SW Vermont St.