Behind the Scenes of the July/August Cover Shoot

Contributing photographer Amanda Conde and 1859’s design team, Aimee Jameson and Guy Olson, took to the backroads of Central Oregon to photograph Homegrown Chef Carrie Cook Minns for the July/August cover. Hilarity ensued.


Savoring Blackberries

Sam and Cathy Pennington encountered a series of strange messages when they moved from Colorado to Oregon in 1994. “We kept seeing all these signs that said, ‘blackberry removal,” Cathy Pennington says. “We found it really perplexing. Why would anyone want to remove blackberries?”


Blackberry Ice Cream

Infuse your homemade ice cream with Oregon blackberries for a localvore kick to dessert.


A Little Bit of Smoke

Brynn goes country and tries the BBQ at A Little Bit of Smoke on SW 9th in Portland. 


Krua Bangkok

Brynn takes to the beaten path and finds fantastic Thai fare at this off-the-grid Portland food cart.



1859’s inaugural Food Cartographer blog! Brynn Opsahl reviews Spork, Bend’s flagship food cart.