Portland families are doing their part to help flatten the curve, as Kate Brown’s stay-at-home order continues during the pandemic. If getting groceries has you stressed, consider ordering from local small businesses like specialty food shops, restaurants, buying clubs, and farm-to-table operations. When it comes to keeping your kids fed, you’ve got options beyond Instacart and Amazon. Read on for more details.
Real Good Food
This Northeast pantry shop stocks a well-curated selection of imported dry goods from around the world. Get your goods curbside, or order over $50 to get $5 delivery within Portland.
Know Thy Food
This Brooklyn neighborhood food-buying and farm-direct cooperative has been a favorite with neighbors-in-the-know for years. During the stay-at-home order, it’s a great time to join up and enjoy discounts on a wide range of bulk items, in addition to seasonal veggie boxes. Shop online and place your order by Saturday for pickup the following Tuesday. Memberships are $150 annually, $75 for low-income members.
Harvest Club at Sun Gold Farms
With summer just on the horizon, now is a great time to support small farms and keep your family in vegetables. Sun Gold Farms’ new Harvest Club is a membership-free, online ordering system that gives you a bit more flexibility than a traditional CSA share, at a 10% discount off farmer’s market prices. Alongside fruits and veggies, they have pantry staples like grains, dried beans, and flour available, plus veggie starts so you can grow your own!
Spice up your dinner with freshly-prepared dips, sauces, and handmade tortilla chips. Support this local farmer’s market staple by placing an order for delicious hummus like Balsamic Pistachio or Sriracha Lime, available for no-contact delivery and local pickup. Place your order by noon Thursday for Saturday pickup or Sunday/Monday delivery.
The long-anticipated indie corner store Green Zebra now has four locations, and all of them are offering delivery during the pandemic. They’re also offering free grab n’ go soup to K-12 students participating in the school lunch program. Visit the website to choose the location nearest you, and you’ll be directed to online delivery platform Mercato to place your order.
Get fresh and frozen salmon, shrimp, and crabmeat from this local seafood market, with free pickup or delivery. Though they’re known for their top-notch, sustainably-sourced seafood, they also offer chicken thighs, whole chickens, and ribeye steak for purchase.
This is a local alternative to Instacart, featuring a wide range of items sourced from within a 35-mile radius of Portland. From produce and the eponymous milk, to bakery-fresh bread and grass-fed beef, this impressive enterprise works with farmers and producers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Order by 12 p.m. Sunday for Tuesday delivery, or by 12 p.m. Tuesday for Thursday delivery. Or try out a weekly subscription to automatically restock on your regularly-purchased staples.
Kaah Market at Portland Mercado
For fresh produce and deli items, Kaah Market inside the Portland Mercado is available for grocery delivery and pickup! Visit their Postmates page to order fresh produce like tomatillos, tomatoes, and limes, along with other staples like organic eggs, and masa for making tortillas.
Phone: (503) 523-9747
Portland Pantry by Olympia Provisions
Need a little comfort food? Check out Olympia Provisions’ rolling pantry, a sleek little red van loaded with meat, cheese, pickles, chocolate, and beer and wine, for delivery throughout the Portland metro area. Sign up online for Portland Pantry delivery, Mon.-Sat., and you’ll have access to additional items (like fresh vegetables from Your Kitchen Garden) that are otherwise not available for order on the website. Their Social Distancing Happy Hour Kit makes a sweet gift for a friend across town who’s feeling blue.
Berry CSA at Unger Farms
Sign up now for a Berry CSA share from Unger Farms in Cornelius, and get in on some of the best berries around. We don’t yet know when we’ll have the all-clear to resume some of our favorite summer activities, like U-pick berry picking. To keep your family in berries from June-September, sign up for a 12-week berry box subscription. Enjoy a weekly serving of six pints of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and/or blackberries. Amazing. Pickup times and locations TBD, closer to the beginning of the season.
Check out Eater PDX for a regularly updated grocery-delivery list, including farm-direct options. And if all this talk of food has you hungry, why not order in? Check out Takeout Covid, a regularly-updated map of area restaurants offering takeout. Sort by item type and pickup/delivery.