Resource Guide 2020-2021: Food

 

Portland has become a culinary destination, and in recent years 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.

CERTIFYING AGENCY

OREGON KOSHER
6698 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-343-3497
oregonkosher.org

GROCERS

(Although all grocery stores carry kosher certified products, the following have expanded kosher offerings)

ALBERTSONS AT SHATTUCK
5415 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-246-1713

BURLINGAME FRED MEYER
7555 SW Barbur Blvd.
Portland, OR
503-452-3000

NEW SEASONS MARKET
16 stores in greater Portland Area

SAFEWAY
(Oregon Kosher certified bakery; kosher fish; kosher Sushi by special order)
8145 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland, OR
503-452-6068 ext. 1210

TRADER JOES
503-777-1601
Trader Joe’s locations offer a pamphlet listing their kosher items.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET
Nine Locations in Washington and Oregon

RESTAURANTS

BOWERY BAGELS
(Bagels certified by Oregon Kosher)
310 NW Broadway, Portland, OR
503-227-NOSH (6674)
bowerybagels.com

CAFE AT THE J
(Certified by Oregon Kosher)
6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR
503-535-3630
oregonjcc.org

CENTURY CATERING
(Certified by Oregon Kosher upon request)
503-849-2605

DAIRY HILL ICE CREAM
(Most flavors and some toppings certified by Oregon Kosher)
6352 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR
503-246-2374
dairyhillicecream.com

GARBONZOS – FALAFEL BAR
(Certified by Oregon Kosher)
Food Cart located at the Mittleman JCC
503-535-3630

HENRY HIGGINS BOILED BAGELS
(Bagels certified by Oregon Kosher)
523 NE 19th Ave.
6420 SE Foster Road
1325 SE Tacoma
Portland, OR
hhboiledbagels.com

HOLY SMOKES
(Glatt Kosher Smoked BBQ foods by Oregon Kosher)
3975 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Portland, OR
503-706-1006
holysmokes.house

KRISPY KREME
(Certified by Oregon Kosher)
16415 NW Cornell Road, Beaverton, OR
503-645-2228
krispykreme.com

LEIKAM BREWING TAPROOM 
(Beers certified by Oregon Kosher)
5812 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR
503-477-5246
leikambrewing.com

SUNNY’S LEGENDARY FROZEN YOGURT
(Yogurts and most toppings certified by Oregon Kosher)
4397 SW Vermont St.
Portland, OR
971-271-8348
sunnysfrozenyogurt.com

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'Resource Guide 2020-2021: Food' has 1 comment

  1. March 3, 2021 @ 6:55 pm Iris Polatsch

    We are moving from metro NY to The Pearl and are very anxious to find good kosher and kosher style food sources. We would also appreciate a source for gefilte fish etc and all other fixings for a Seder.

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