This week’s Portland Phoenix includes restaurant critic Brian Duff’s take on the 2010 food trends,
Portland’s year in food in 2010 was marked by new ventures on the part of established players on the food scene. It’s a tried and true recession-era strategy for those with the resources: you reinvest when rents are down, vacancies are high, and contractors are desperate for remodeling work. Right now credit is cheap, but only for those with some collateral. So it’s the perfect time for the big players to double down.
and Deirdre Fulton’s year in review article commented on the Trader Joe’s, food bloggers, food carts and new restaurants.