10 Years Ago in September and October

Here’s a look at the top stories from a decade ago in September and October 2008:

    • The Forage Kill Grow Deathmatch took place.
    • The Portland City Council voted to “ban smoking in outdoor dining areas before 10 p.m.”
    • Michael Bauer visited Portland writing that “Portland is . . . about a tenth of the size of San Francisco, yet in terms of food, it’s every bit as sophisticated”.
    • Chef Lee Skawinski from Cinque Terre/Vignola served a dinner at The James Beard House.
    • Big Mama’s Diner closed.
    • A bicycle food delivery service called Veloport launched.