The Portland Phoenix has published a review of Local Sprouts.
…So perhaps I should not have been surprised that the food at the Local Sprouts Café, worker-owned and democratically run by the Local Sprouts Cooperative, was so very good.
But I was surprised, and very pleasantly so. One gets nervous about group-think, and it is worrisome that the cooperative’s first decision was to call itself “local sprouts.” And perhaps the big, curving bird-themed earthen bench that dominates the dining room, as well as the dormitory-style couch occupying prime territory near the window, reflect iffy decision-making. But when it comes to food, Local Sprouts is making all the right calls — from ingredients, to preparation, to price.