Food System

Local food summit's missing ingredient: Congress

Friday morning, at the third annual Multnomah County Food Summit, 300 people got things started by chanting together, "Food justice!" 

It was what you might call a Portland moment. 

Right now is what you might call the Portland food moment. The place that has shown the country how to make the most of both food stamps and food carts should have a few more courses to set out. 

"This is a county that really cares about food, and not just in the ways The New York Times notices," declared County Chairman Jeff Cogen in his opening remarks to the summit. "Food justice is at the heart of the values of Multnomah County." 

Publish Date: 
Saturday, 16 June 2012
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