From farm to table


When I think of the phrase “from farm to table,” one restaurant in Portland stands out clearly in my mind.  It is my favorite restaurant in town, and Higgins is the name.  Chef Greg Higgins has been a pioneer for Portland restaurants in local, seasonal, and sustainable foods.  A couple friends of mine work in the kitchen of that restaurant, and can’t say enough about the local and fresh ingredients that go into these thoughtful, and mouth watering dishes.  I’m drooling right now thinking about their food!  I would be a vegetarian if it wasn’t for my knee bending weakness for farm fresh duck; and Greg Higgins knows how to do it right.  I would eat there every day if I could afford it.  Greg Higgins, among other chefs in town, is a member of the Chefs Collaborative; a nonprofit network of chefs dedicated to local and seasonal menus.  There has been a strong quiet movement in sustainable agriculture, through these uncompromising chefs who work with local farmers, and grow their own goods as well.  They are also dedicated to sustainable fishing in local waters.  If you are interested in more restaurants in Portland with the same philosophy, check out this list of Pacific northwest cuisine.  Here’s also a somewhat amusing article on where to take “farm to table” fanatics in Portland.  So next time its your date night, keep one of these places in mind!

-Anne-Marie

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