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The Art of Wine Pairing…

We’re going to get a closer look at the wine pairings now offered at Abby’s Table during Her inspired dinner’s on Wednesday and Thursday nights. We’re also going to get some insight into the themes and how they can be paired with local, seasonal ingredients.   When it comes to pairing wine from your cellar […]

Fresh Inspiration

  Chef Jason prepping for dinner, Abby in the background updating the dinner menu Looking for new and creative ways to eat gluten, soy and dairy free? Here are some creative ideas from the chefs in the kitchen at Abby’s Table, Jen and Jason! It was really hard to narrow down all of the incredible dishes created […]

Sauce Focus

This weeks inspiration goes to the delicious sauces from Abby’s Table!

Sharing a Meal Part II

Interesting, did you know that…? Some really great facts provided by Oregon Tilth ( *Studies show that if organic fertilizer were used in the major corn and soybean growing regions of the United States, annual carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could be reduced by an estimated 2%. Oregon Tilth logo *You can increase your antioxidant intake by 30% […]

Sharing a Meal

It’s so important to keep our dining experience like a community… It helps to promote conversation and discovery about all the options available to a gluten, soy and dairy free way of eating. If you are new to it, or you’ve been at it for a long time. We all benefit by sharing our ideas and our successes! Front of […]


A Visit to Gale Meadow Farms!

Added by Contributor, Daniel Miller (Creative Director of the Open Kitchen) Gales Meadow Farm is a charming 9 acre farm out in Forest Grove.  We rolled up in a vintage car and walked up to the well-used deck off the front door.  Anne Berblinger greeted us, we chatted about the unlooked for break from the […]

Holiday Meal Planning: Appetizers! by Carolyn K

Weekly Meal Plan: Planning Your Holiday Festivities with Easy Appetizers There are plenty of reasons to love the holidays–the cool breeze, crunchy leaves, pumpkin pie–but the best part of the season is spending time with close friends and family. Instead of opting for the same old holiday meal in your typical, weekly meal plan, why […]

A Day of Gratitude

Today, I am thankful for my family, my friends, my wonderful customers, and one of these turkeys, which is currently in my oven.  In September, a couple of my awesome employees and I went to visit the Inspiration Plantation, a farm in Ridgfield, Washington.  There we played with the farm dogs and billy goats, chased […]


Thanksgiving Solutions: Order from us!

It’s time for one of the classic family style dinners, shared by families across the country.  Since family style is our speciality, let us help you!  It may be that you have most all the parts taken care of between you and your relatives, but in case you are yearning for something and don’t have […]


Wellness Dinner Series! Beginning November 12th

On November 12th The Open Kitchen will be hosting the first dinner in our Wellness Dinner Series at Abby’s Table here in Portland, Oregon! Dr. Shannon Weeks (Naturopathic Physician) and Dr. Alexis Shields (Naturopathic Physician) have collaborated with the Open Kitchen to highlight local ingredients that aid in the prevention of colds and influenza.   […]